Renault 25 Review from Denmark

1987 Renault 25 V6 2.7 V6

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.7 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired171000 kilometres
Most recent distance234000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 3,0S

Summary:

An exceptional car if you can afford the repairs

Faults:

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.

Phil

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.

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review