Renault 18 Review from France

1983 Renault 18 GTD 2.1 diesel

Year of manufacture1983
Engine and transmission 2.1 diesel
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10


Electric equipment, central locking, seats, steering, suspension, water pump, radiator (at 290.000 km, though), rust in some parts of the body.

General Comments:

I have owned this car for more than 5 years now, and I surely don't regret the purchase. At some 315.000 kilometers now, the engine still runs perfect, with no oil consumption, and the car barely needs 6.5 liters to run 100 kms.

It was driven through open roads, highways in France and even rough mountain tracks in Morocco, and never let me down. The weakness of this car is the space in the rear seats; very unsatisfactory.

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Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th April, 1999

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review