1985 Renault 11 Hatchback 1.4L 4 cylinder


A car to be treasured


-Stuff you'd expect from a car this old, but nothing extremely out of the ordinary.

General Comments:

-This is one of the most under appreciated cars in history. Either I got extremely lucky, or this car is extremely reliable! If I could, I'd buy another Renault, as they aren't sold in the US anymore. I also own an Eagle Vision and a Dodge Dakota. My little Renault is still a favorite, and I plan to keep it as long as it keeps going and going...

- In the US, this car was named the Renault Alliance. Buy one used if you get the chance (which is very unlikely, considering they are so rare and the ones that are left are in terrible condition)

-Any question you have about the car? Leave a comment and I might answer them!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd April, 2003

24th Apr 2003, 16:20

I agree completely, I've had several of the Renault 11 models since my first car in 1992, and I have another 2 R11s currently with the aim of making one very good one, to get the little car back on the road. many happy years of motoring to you.


16th May 2004, 21:20

I recently found a 1987 Renault Alliance for $900 in a very small town in Indiana. Are parts very hard to find in the US? The convertible top has holes in it. The car has a little over 101,000 miles. Looked under the hood the air intake has been disconnected and even though all hoses are intact the Styrofoam on the outside is rotting. I really fell in love with the car. But I don't have huge amounts of money to put into a car right now. I was wondering if it would be worth it.

6th Jun 2004, 09:47

In that case, it's not worth it! Parts are extremely hard to find and are often overpriced. Give another car a try.

29th Mar 2005, 15:17

I agree too--These cars are under-appreciated. Those who owned them always have good things so say. I had an '86 Alliance for 5 years and was surprised not only with the reliability, but also how much I enjoyed driving the car. It handled better than some new econo cars, and the mileage was fantastic. It was ahead of its time with independent rear trailing arm suspension and EFI on the 1700 CC engine. I would recommend a Renault to anyone who can appreciate and know how to maintain a car. You'd also be surprised how easy and cheap it is to find parts for these cars--don't let that scare you away!