Renault 21 Review from Spain

1988 Renault 21 GTS 1.7 petrol

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.7 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired83000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres


A comfortable traveller


Alternator didn't work, and had to be replaced. Carburettor got out of point at 102000. Refrigeration fans didn't start when the engine was hot at 136000 km. Replaced thermo-contact. Conditioned air stopped working at 143000. Did not fix it. Carburation problems again at 160000 (the carburettor was a big problem in this car).

General Comments:

I really liked this car, although all the problems it had. Very, very, very, comfortable. Very quiet at high speed. Great seats. Nicely equipped with all the gadgets, conditioned air, power drive, electric windows, central locking with zapper. Performance was surprising for a car of that size. Acceleration was very good, but top speed (175) not so. Very good brakes. No fuel economy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th October, 2002

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review