1995 Renault 19 16S 1.8 16V


A cheap sporty hatch


Only a few minor details.

It has new brake discs.

The dealer changed the camshaft rubber belt 2 months ago.

The clutch cable almost snapped once.

The fan valve in the radiator failed at 88k kms.

It has two new exhaust silencers.

When new it needed a respray on the rear bumper, the black paint peels off easily.

General Comments:

Great car, very powerful above 2500 rpms.

The back seat is almost useless.

If you treat it well, it is a very reliable car. It's my second R19 and my fourth Renault in a row, they have bad reputation here, I think people doesn't know how to maintain a European car.

It can easily outrun any Celica or Eclipse.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th December, 2000