1995 Renault 19 RL 1.4e from UK and Ireland
Unusual choice, but better than anything else for the money
Front o/s wheel bearing gone at 70000.
Front o/s spring snapped new shock and spring required.
Small rust patch on drivers door.
For a 1.4 engine it is quite quick, acceleration from still isn't brilliant, but once it gets past 40mph, it can beat my mates 1.4 Golf easily.
Handling is nice and predictable, even when it starts to slide you know where it's going.
Some people have said it looks like a shed, but I think it looks good in a subtle kind of way.
Everyone that's been in it however, says they're the most comfortable seats they've ever sat in, especially now I've put the leather seats out of a 16v in it.
If you use Renault dealers, then the service costs can be astronomical, but if you look around, most parts can be found cheaply at scrap yards or on eBay even.
Once my insurance premium drops a bit, I definitely want to get the 16v version.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th January, 2006