Renault 5 Review from Singapore

1990 Renault 5 Campus 1.1

Year of manufacture1990
Engine and transmission 1.1
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10

Faults:

From 50,000 miles till now (62,000miles):

Radiator leaked, fan stopped, rear brakes seized (rear wheel cylinders and bearings had to be replaced), head gasket blew (did a top overhaul), front shocks replaced, driveshaft replaced, front brake discs replaced, clutch renewed

General Comments:

All the above were done in the last 12 months. Not a very reliable car. Parts cheap,though. Requires specialist care. However, it is a joy to drive and extremely economical. Much better than any Japanese supermini.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 1999

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review