Renault 16 Review from Croatia

1970 Renault 16 TL 1.6 petrol

Model year1970
Year of manufacture1970
First year of ownership1970
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 4


Comfortable. Very comfortable


There was a constant leak somewhere in the coolant system... found that it was an O-ring in the heating valve.

Handbrake wire stuck. Installed another one (used) and the problem came back after few months.

Rear brakes leak.

General Comments:

Most comfortable car I ever drove.

Nice engine sound.

Constant problems with handbrake lever.

The car still sits in my grandma's garage (she is the first owner) and is in original (driving) condition. Rust showed at front left wing (upper front corner). All chrome parts are still shining. It will be a nice oldtimer... :-) ) )

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd March, 2005

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review