1993 Renault 19 Reviews - Page 3 of 6

1993 Renault 19 16v 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 miles
Most recent distance92180 miles
Previous carPeugeot 405

Summary:

A uncommon, but very fast and reliable car

Faults:

I've had the car for a good year now and I haven't had a ounce of trouble with it after the gearbox got replaced at service. I really like the car and it puts those 1 litre Fiesta's back to where they belong.

General Comments:

I'm only 17 and the car got passed over to me by my dad, and at first I thought 137bhp wasn't enough, but I was wrong, I learned that the car goes like a rocket and it doesn't feel like a 137bhp, but more.

I've done some modifications however and its made it nearly the best r19 16v in Crawley, although I'm not the kind of person who goes thrashing my car about, I care a lot about it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th February, 2003

13th May 2003, 14:50

Hi

I'm 17 and I was wondering if your insurance is high as was wondering as I am planning to buy a Renault 19 16V.

12th Aug 2009, 09:56

Care is deffo needed with this motor, as thrashing it around like a boy racer leads to a lot of mechanical issues such as gear box issues stripping the teeth off the cogs and piston failure. Will wheel spin in 3rd though.

1993 Renault 19 1.8 RT from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 RT Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired127305 kilometres
Most recent distance128430 kilometres
Previous carRenault 19 1.8 RT

Summary:

Good

Faults:

Nothing yet!

General Comments:

Great car.. comfort is really good. great seats.. fine car by me..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 2nd February, 2003

1993 Renault 19 RT 1.4 petrol from Croatia

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carYugo 55

Summary:

One of the best Renaults ever made..

Faults:

Nothing so far.

General Comments:

This car is great. 1.4 is very good on acceleration, compared to similar cars. It runs even faster then newer Renault 1.4 cars...

Reliability is superb. 115000km without any problems.

Car's age can only be seen in interior, because paint is very good, and car after 9 years still looks like new from the outside. Engine is also great. Runs like new one even after 115k km. Maybe gearbox could be a little "quicker", but anyway this is a great car. Later my family bought Megane, but quality of 19 is on much higher standard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 14th July, 2002

1993 Renault 19 16 Valve 1.8 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 16v Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 miles
Most recent distance68500 miles
Previous carRenault 5

Summary:

Nippy hatch at a bargain price

Faults:

Cam belt snapped at 61,000 miles.

Seats are just starting to show some signs of wear.

One of the fog-lamps blew.

General Comments:

This car is very good value for money as you can now pick one up pretty cheap.

The 1.8 litre engine feels quite powerful when it hits 4000 revs and you can really feel a surge of power, but at low revs it is not as impressive.

The interior is well built and you get full electrics including electric sunroof and mirrors, however the seats while comfortable feel too soft with not enough support on your back.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th July, 2002

1993 Renault 19 16v 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired61000 miles
Most recent distance68000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Nova

Summary:

I must buy British in future!!!

Faults:

To get through the MOT I had to buy new discs all round, now on my third disc on the offside rear, due to them cracking and pads sticking.

I had to buy a new clutch.

Engine cuts out nearly every day when cold.

I have a front wheel bearing on the way out.

Gears are stiff sometimes.

I am concerned at the minute about a rather loud humming noise when braking.

General Comments:

This car sounds awesome due to the cat being removed and a straight through pipe from manifold to sports backbox being added.

I have also added an Induction kit.

17" TSW Imolas have replaced the 15" standard alloys.

This car frustates me a lot, it has lots of little noises and squeaks going on.

I still need to shell out on basics such as a new timing belt being fitted.

After all that has gone wrong, I need to ask why Renault designed things to be so complex and difficult for DIY jobs, I'll wager just to get us mugs to take them to a dealer.

From what I've experienced so far, this car is going to cost me a lot more money before I'm satisfied with it. I probably would have offloaded it by then though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th February, 2002

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 30 reviews