1997 Renault 19 Reviews

1997 Renault 19 from Portugal

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership1997
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance36000 kilometres


You better spend your money on another car...


Small and annoying problems.

General Comments:

I hated this car. That's why I got rid of it so soon. The engine has a lousy performance, the plastics used in the car interior are awful (!!), the handling is not good enough for a car of its kind, the worst part is probably the reliability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th December, 2000

2nd Jun 2009, 12:48

I have had my R19 for 15 years and it's still going strong.

1997 Renault 19 RN 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10


Alternator voltage regulator failed.

Clutch pedal mechanism failure.

That's the lot, even after 60K.

General Comments:

Excellent car, very reliable, and very economical (55mpg +).

Being a turbo, the power is there when needed.

All extra's included.

Much better than the Megane replacement in terms of build quality and reliability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 1999

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews