1986 Renault 11 GTL 1.4 petrol


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


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


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