1987 Renault 25 V6 2.7 V6


An exceptional car if you can afford the repairs


The electronics of the automatic gearbox failed making up-shifts unpredictable and down-shifts all too frequent.

Disc-brakes all round worn out at about 190,000 km.

General Comments:

It is an excellent car which is only let down by its automatic gearbox and very expensive service and repair.

It is by far the most comfortable car I have ever driven.

Once after having driven 1,200 km I got out of it totally relaxed and already wanting to drive again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th May, 2002

2nd Jul 2002, 02:32

I totally agree with all of your comments. The 25V6 I owned was extremely comfortable, quiet and elegant also. The big soft leather seats also made it a pleasure to drive long distances. The transmission was also a major let down point for me. The transmission on mine completely blew up after 150000 miles.


Whangarei, New Zealand.

6th Mar 2009, 04:50

The automatic transmission of the R25 V6 was a very old one, reused from the R30 and was itself only a carry-over of the one invented for the R16TA in 1969... Of course not exactly what should have been needed with the V6!

Most R25s here have a diesel or turbo-diesel engine: very reliable!

6th Mar 2009, 05:25

The 8v petrol ones are OK as well.