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.
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