1993 Renault 19 Hatchback 1.8 16v from UK and Ireland
Fun car, but always in need of some sort of repair
Steering rack leaked had to be replaced twice.
Had to have a new clutch put in.
Sunroof wouldn't shut, it was fixed, but broke again.
Original alarm didn't work.
Central locking didn't lock the boot.
Brakes would fail, couldn't discover why as it wasn't the ABS.
Windows came out of line twice.
Front seats tore down the sides which is quite common for this model.
On several occasions the lights stayed on after the car was turned off. I had to disconnected the battery to switch them off.
It used a lot of oil.
Very expensive to repair not just parts, but labor too.
Gearbox went, I ended our relationship at that
Although there are quite a lot of bad points to the car, love is blind! I loved it too much and put a lot of money into keeping the car on the road. Only to very sadly scrap it in the end, my pocket became empty and I needed a car to get me from A to B.
It handled really well even in the wet, it just hugged the ground on bends.
The car was fast, great to drive on the motorway, it always had some thing to give when you put your foot down.
Fun car to drive and looks great, a real head turner and lovely looking model, stood out from the rest of the Renault 19's.
My Renault always started and the engine was good, but I can't help but notice I now know all the guys at my local garage!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 30th July, 2005