Renault 5 Reviews from France

1988 Renault 5 Supercinq 1.1

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership1996
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 kilometres
Most recent distance142000 kilometres

Summary:

I still love it

Faults:

Joints.

Radiator.

Ignition.

General Comments:

This car was not very powerful, but was so much fun to drive! It was very comfortable. My mother still owns one, and it's incredible how much this car is comfortable compared to nowadays cars.

However, it's noisy and not powerful. Fuel economy is not great either.

I also like the Marcello Gandini design.

Still looks good, I think.

Lost a lot of money with this car, but the handling was so good that I could have lost a lot more.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th November, 2007

1982 Renault 5 GTL 1.1

Model year1982
Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance100000 kilometres

Summary:

Great first car

Faults:

Nothing serious actually...

I had small electric problems, e.g. rear lights did not always work.

As I bought the R5 rear brakes squeaked, but this was solved by cleaning them.

General Comments:

This R5 was my first car, which I bought for very cheap (750 EUR).

It was great for the price: I drove a lot without any problem.

The ride was very comfortable.

As a car designed during the crisis it uses very little fuel.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2004

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews