1985 Renault Fuego 2.2 liter


Piece of junk


What not?

Clutch went bad, was replaced twice (it is not my driving, I had more than 100K miles on clutches in all my other vehicles)

Radiator leaked, water hoses broke

Power steering rack leaked and had to be replaced

Engine mount broke, engine dropped...

Alternator died

Oil pan hit the road and broke, twice.

Rear light stopped working

Air conditioner worked on an intermittent basis...

Catalytic converter clogged, was replaced by the AMC dealer with no charge after some arguments.

General Comments:

This was by far the worst car I have ever owned. Almost all systems failed. Design was incredibly wrong (for example, the oil pan is very low, and the oil plug sticks down, so that if there is any obstacle on the road, or even if you drive too fast over a bump, the oil pan simply break). I could never count on it operating. It used to go to the garage more often than service us. The day I sold that piece of junk was one of the happiest days in my life!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th October, 2002

13th May 2003, 18:46

Funny Steve I had the same car and I have to say I spent $3500 to buy it and other than new struts put $0 into it. I loved that car ran it for ten years. I would still own it, but I wore the brakes out and new parts were getting hard to find.

1985 Renault Fuego


I got what I paid for - $500 of car


Turn signal switch has broken twice.

Car overheats in 5 minutes of rush hour traffic.

Antifreeze leaks.

Oil leaks.

Car doesn't always start.

The car always smells of exhaust.

The front seats no longer fold down.

Doesn't like to drive well in the heavy rain and in the snow.

This car is a constant anxiety attack, but it's nice to have a mechanic in the family.

General Comments:

This car does handle very well on dry days.

It is very comfortable.

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

Review Date: 10th July, 2001