1996 Renault 19 Cabriolet 1.8 8v from UK and Ireland


Something to love and hate


New drive-shaft.

New caliper.

New master cylinder.

New ABS pump (quoted £1300 from Renault!!!).

New brake hoses.

New ABS sensor.

Passenger window not working.

Central locking not working.

Drivers electric wing-mirror not working.

General Comments:

Amazing styling.

Stunning and super comfortable seats.

Smooth engine.

Gear box takes a little getting used to.

Manual hood is kinda annoying, but at least it's one less thing to go wrong.

Handles amazing; very little scuttle shake.

Steering is better than Escorts by far.

Great car when it's not in the garage with huge bills!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th July, 2008

1996 Renault 19 RT 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Only one repair to make and that was the lead connecting to the starter motor which had been corroded. Once replaced all OK again. Various dashboard/switch lights have gone.

General Comments:

Very nice car, runs well and gives good value for money, the diesel with a sporty body kit. Good equipment levels with Pwr windows/sunroof, fog lights etc. Seems to depreciate some what rapidly.

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

Review Date: 10th November, 1998