Renault Alpine Review from Australia and New Zealand

1987 Renault Alpine GTA V6 2.8 atm

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.8 atm Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired99000 kilometres
Most recent distance123000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Landcruiser

Summary:

Fantastic car, just get one before they become a real classic

Faults:

Blown coolant hose radiator feed due to hardening rubber component / ageing.

Left hand window electric opener mechanism seized.

Fuel level transmitter failure.

General Comments:

Great sports car with real racing pedigree. A very underrated car.

Some times overlooked at intersections due to low profile.

As name implies car handles well on winding alpine roads with a ton of torque coming out of corners.

Good weight distribution when fuel tank is in excess of 75%

Not a cheap car to maintain with parts getting rare and ridicules expensive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2007

27th Jun 2007, 01:53

Hello, I'm not sure if you can reply to these comments, but I believe I have seen this car in chch NZ. Is this you? Red?

Nice car! By the way, love the rear end and love Renault!

Thank you.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review