1994 Renault 19 Blizarre 1.9 diesel from UK and Ireland
An owners nightmare around 100,000
Need a new gearbox, clutch and pressure plate, wheel bearings 8, back brake cylinders, front fog lambs cracked and needed replaced for MOT, gearbox mountain, bonnet rotted at front and had to be replaced, bottom ball joints, two track rod ends, boot back hing snapped and numerous other minor problems.
The 19 diesel non turbo that I have is slow, and can get you into trouble while overtaking. It does about 35 MPG and started using oil around 110,000. The small diesel filter leading to the main one can get blocked at times, and causes the car to jolt while driving. But as for comfort, this car is great.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th September, 2003
18th Feb 2005, 08:24
I had one of these at 105,000 miles until 135,000 miles and had the same general suspension bush problems (common on high mile diesels).
On the other hand, though, I had no trouble at all getting well over 50mpg (never had less than 45) and sometimes on a run it would just see 60.
I totally agree with the lack of power when overtaking. the engine responds and you think you'll have the power to get past, but then it tails off just as you pull out and you're left stranded.
I never had the rust on the front or broken fog lights and I would presume this is down to someone driving too close on a motorway at some point.
I did have minor problems too and I believe this is the norm with most older Renaults, but the engine was totally reliable all the time.