Renault 19 Review from Hungary

1995 Renault 19 RL 1.4

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 kilometres
Most recent distance138400 kilometres
Previous carTrabant 601


One of the best and most beautiful cars in the world


The battery is still the original one, sometimes only starts the second time.

I had to replace the water pump, which was already replaced with 3000 km in 1995.

General Comments:

I could make these 75 horses go 190 kph in the autobahn. I love it, cause it is really comfortable, even though there are nearly no extras in it.

Big seats. Although it's a coupe it is comfortable even in the back seats.

Doesn't drink a lot, 8.5 l in the city, 5.7 l in the autobahn around 130.

When a motor biker crashed it in the city with around 60-80 kph from the right side, I did not harm at all. I had no one sitting on the right seat, but he could have only harmed only because the tough biker broke the glass. No ABS, no airbag, nothing, but it is still safe. And these things I'm not saying because of my previous car, I tried many others, too.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th October, 2003

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review