1985 Renault 9 GTL 1.4 5speed


Excellent cars


The only trouble I had with this car, was starter/ring gear trouble, but I think this was due to "local content" policy in South Africa, it was fitted with a local starter here.

General Comments:

These are excellent cars. I've driven the 1400 TS, which has quite a lot more performance than the GTL, and the 1700 TXE, which has power and performance. I've even challenged a 318i BMW with the TS. When the BMW first got away from me, we were doing 160 km/h.

For the class this car is in, I'd give it a 10/10.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th July, 2006

2nd Mar 2011, 02:51


I've got a Renault 9 TS. It's got some work that needs to be done. I want to know how to set the timing. Does the car set itself, or is it manual?