Renault 8 Review from Czech Republic

1964 Renault 8 1108ccm

Model year1964
Year of manufacture1964
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1108ccm Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.7 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 kilometres
Most recent distance66000 kilometres

Summary:

Funny to drive, nice french design

Faults:

Fuel pump, brake pads and some minor repairs on the body + new french blue painting.

General Comments:

It has excellent interior and seats, the engine runs great and the four disc brakes are doing very well too...

It's a very solid, cleverly engineered car. It is also quite fast, and on curvy roads in the highlands, it is able to be more powerful than many younger cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th February, 2007

23rd Oct 2009, 16:38

I also had a 1964 R8 as my first car. I can't remember anything in the car that didn't break.

The first day I drove it, the windshield wiper stopped working in the rain.

The generator would fall off every few days. Oil would spout from the dipstick if it was not in securely.

The brakes gave out on me, but I was most amazed when the dashboard caught on fire as I was driving home one day.

All in all, probably one of the worst cars mechanically ever manufactured.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 1 review