1988 Renault 5 Campus 1.1 petrol


Great car, but expensive to run


Heating radiator.

Head gasket and oil pump failure (I don't know which one caused the other) lead to complete engine rebuild in 2001.

Brake servo pump.


Got the driver seat welded in one position, after it kept leaning back.

Water hoses are tired and they don't handle the pressure any more, so I need to leave the expansion tank's tap loosened.

General Comments:

It's a nice little car with which I had nice experiences, but (quite normal for its age) something breaks or needs tuning every month.

It is very easy to handle, except for the clutch pedal being extremely hard to push.

It is also a great car for young people, but beginners should avoid it, since you need some experience to keep it running smooth.

Fuel consumption and expensive spare parts are the only disadvantage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th March, 2006