Renault 25 Review from Bulgaria

1990 Renault 25 TX 2.2 petrol injection

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.2 petrol injection Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 11

Summary:

The brightest jewel in the crown of Renault

Faults:

The thermostat was broken -Replaced it for $10.

The fourth-level of the air-blower motor did not run (I repaired it - the switch was dirty).

The upper plastic door panels on the inside were partially peeled off (probably from the sun).

Otherwise - nothing serious.

General Comments:

I bought the car from a Bulgarian for $3000, who acquired it from a German diplomat.

I was so pleased with the deal that for additional $1000 I installed an air-conditioner (from a smashed car), and liquid gas fuel system.

The interior is typically French - with lots of space, luxury and a huge trunk.

Still - the version with rear drum brakes is a little bit weak on braking (I regret I could not find a car in this condition with rear disc brakes and anti-locking brake system).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd May, 2001

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review