1994 Renault 19 1.4e Europa 1.4e E7J
A VERY reliable, quite fast family car
There has been very little gone wrong with this car so far.
Battery at about 100.000km (6 years of use)
Engine thermostat at 150.000km (just 15euros)
Rear right drum brake pump at 175.000km.
A couple of fuses and a front headlight bulb over 8.5 years of use.
Relatively good performance, with space for 4 people & luggage. Good handling & feel. But comfort, luxuries & safety are sparse.
Excellent fuel economy and good drive-ability compared to the competition.
Very good quality on most parts, with nothing having fallen of or even making noise.
The E7J 1.4 Energy engine is quiet, refined and able to move the car an high speeds.
The fuel economy is great. With careful driving and a light right foot you can easily do 750km on a full tank.
The only "bad" part in my R19, are the brakes, which I find to be quite weak and tend to overheat and get soft especially when the car is heavy and/or driving downhill.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th May, 2003