The (one and only?) Renault built to last
The 2 front fenders had to be replaced due to corrosion along the A-column.
The radiator lost water, so it was changed, too.
The brakes received a major overhaul. this was rather a precautionary measure, and not really necessary yet.
In general very well built, seems to be able to take on very bad roads for a very long time (was initially designed for sale in the former French North African colonies).
Performance not exiting, a five-speed gear box would certainly help.
Very comfortable seats and ride. Too soft for my personal taste.
98% identical to the Dacia 1300 (produced under Renault license in Romania). Thus great spare parts availability, and extremely cheap as well. Don't expect first rate quality here, though!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd May, 2001