1991 Renault 25 TXI


The R25 in France is the ultimate workhorse


When you love someone you can only think of the good features! I had to replace locks and keys once (it's a long story) and got them from a scrapyard for less than 100 Euro; a clutch cable snapped in traffic and was replaced by the Renault garage in Saumur within the hour, for about 70 Euro. During the three years that I, newly retired, drove her all over France, Spain and Portugal, there was some wear and tear. I like to think of it as a sort of graceful decline, a bit like myself.

One fault, cause of her being replaced: there are only two seat belts in back and my grandchildren are increasing in number and size.

General Comments:

Long drives south are the norm once the weather gets warm; I can drive 800 kilometers to the Mediterranean and arrive fresh, no backache. Fuel economy is good: 7.2 litres/100 kilometer. The hi-fi is impressive. Sure, the air conditioning is only a pleasant memory, but it wasn't worth my while to replace the leaking radiator at 400 Euro, especially as the car only cost me 1,100. It's a simple matter to open the window if it gets too hot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th March, 2006

1985 Renault 25 GTX 2.2 petrol injection


Auto gearbox failed.

Various problems with injection system.

General Comments:

A lovely car really, comfortable, loaded with 'toys' and cheap to buy.

Big problem is the auto gearbox, I've heard of so many many of them failing before 90K miles. Easy to check on early models, if the gearbox fluid is brown and smells burnt the box has had it. Later models didn't even have a gearbox dipstick or filler plug!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th April, 1999

17th Apr 2008, 19:24

Yes, the auto is not very good on this car. If you get manual gears they're good. I have had two R25s, and they've been manuals, and they never let me down.

1985 Renault 25 V6 injection petrol


Not a damn thing in 14 years and 100 kilometres. The tires will need replacing soon - but that is all!

General Comments:

Great car - cannot afford to sell it even though it is now my number 3 car in my garage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 7th March, 1999