1987 Renault 9 Alliance 1.4 Litre


Excellent little economy car with remarkable reliability and handling


Master cylinder replaced at 220000 kilometers at a cost of $90.

Wheel cylinders replaced at 220000 kilometers at a cost of $100.

Both left and right outer CV boots replaced at 225000 kilometers at a cost of $200.

Alternator replaced at 229000 kilometers at a cost of $120 for a rebuilt, which I installed myself.

General Comments:

I have owned this vehicle for over 5 years and it has been a joy.

The Renault 9 (Alliance) has been very reliable and the only issues which I have addressed are usual maintenance related repairs.

I drive this car daily on both city and highway roads. It has never let me down and has never failed to start, stop, or steer.

Very smooth transmission, acceleration, and steering.

For a small economy car it holds corners extremely well also.

I live in Canada, and even in -20 degree weather, it runs perfectly.

I paid $800 for this car in 2000. The original 1987 factory paint is still very nice, and there is no rust at all. The interior is still great, with no rips in the seats or cracks in the dashboard.

Not much else I can say about my Renault except I will be looking for another to replace this one when the time comes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th April, 2005