Renault 19 Review from Venezuela

1995 Renault 19 16S 1.8 16V

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 16V Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired21 kilometres
Most recent distance94000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 19 TXE

Summary:

A cheap sporty hatch

Faults:

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

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review