Renault 11 Reviews from Venezuela

1986 Renault 11 GTL 1.4 petrol

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 kilometres
Most recent distance255000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 5

Summary:

It goes really fast, it's really cheap, it beats Opel/Chevy Corsas..

Faults:

Not too many, let me see what I recall...

The exhaust pipe broke down (I took it through a really bad road).

One of the front wheels "popped" out... but that was my fault (used bad spare parts).

The shocks are pretty bad, every time I hit a hole in the street, it sounds really bad...

Paint job was always mediocre... it was burned out by sunlight about two years from purchase...

General Comments:

...But what else can you expect?... it has never been meant to be a luxury car anyway.

Besides, most of the faults I remember were induced by myself, by forcing the engine or by using bad spare parts.

Anyone that complains about the performance hasn't taken it to the edge. I have managed to make a '99 Nissan Sentra eat my dust!!!. I say you can take on anything as good as a 1.8 Renault 19 (carburated engine).

I love the engine sound, it's one of the best I've heard in a small 4 cylinder engine!!!

OK, I admit that it's not the best handling car in Renault's history... it does better in straight line races, where you can take total advantage of the manual 5 speed gearbox.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th July, 2001

1988 Renault 11 GTL 1.4

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership1995
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance157000 kilometres
Previous carFord Corcel (Brazil)

Faults:

Clutch cable went at 2 years.

Accelerator cable (3 years).

Gas tank leaked (5 years).

Wiper motor (5 years).

Tailpipe went at 6 years.

Clutch and clutch pedal (6 years).

Timing chain made all kinds of noises at the end. Sold it - the new owner changed a chain puller or straightener or something for $50 and is still running. It now has 200.000 kms.

General Comments:

Excellent little car. Wish they still sold them here. I'd buy one again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th August, 2000

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews