Renault 11 Review from Israel

1989 Renault 11 TSE 1.4 petrol

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 kilometres
Most recent distance175000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz W116

Summary:

A real bargain, if you have a sense of humor

Faults:

The clutch is extremely hard and a lot of strength is needed to use it.

The back window literally fell into the door one day. Cost about 40 Euros to fix.

The seats are a mess. It hurts when you sit for a long time, and the previous owner put seat covers because the original trim disintegrated completely.

One of the rubber parts that hold the engine to the car was torn and had to be replaced.

The mileage counter does not work, so I am guessing how much I drove it, but it says I drove it for about 3 kilometres this last year.

The previous owner never cleaned the carburetor, since she bought it, so it had no power, and the fuel consumption was terrible. A quick cleaning and about a 100 Euros fixed that problem.

The reverse lights didn't work when I bought it, and it cost about 15 Euros to change something, I'm not exactly sure what.

The windshield sprinklers don't work, and I can't get anyone that can sell me used ones.

General Comments:

I bought it for about 800 Quids, or 1500 Euros, and it was one of the best buys I could have made.

I like the car, and although the ride is not remarkable, the power isn't stunning, and it's pretty ugly, It's impossible to find a car that gives you so much for so less (At least in Israel).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2005

24th Nov 2010, 18:36

Having owned a 11 TXE for nine years. I can say the trouble with clutch is the fork arm in the gearbox wears on the end and on the pivot, that's why the cable keeps snapping.

Hope this helps. Tom.

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 1 review