1992 Renault 21 Turbo Quadra 2L from UK and Ireland
Speedometer stopped working
Tachometer stopped working
Fuel guage with a mind of its own
Phillips radio/cassette stopped working
Wheel bearings all round
Front and rear calipers replaced
Clutch slave cylinder failed
Major problems with 4WD system
General electrical problems
Various oil leaks
Engine management playing up
This is one of the last Renault Turbo's to be made, and it is a very fast good handling car when nothing is going wrong. Unfortunately 99% of the time something IS going wrong.
I bought this car with my heart not my head BIG mistake. The interior is awful, dark, plasticky, flimsy and cheap, it shakes and rattles and groans constantly.
I bought the car for its power and handling, but now I wish I had my SAAB back, in fact anything would be better than this.
Its constant problems are driving me nuts, I dread getting in the the thing because I know something else will play up.
Speed means nothing. Reliability is everything, I'm bored to death with its wearisome problems now and will never buy a French car again, I mean what do they make them out of... Gitanes and garlic puree?
Truly ghastly, avoid it like the plague.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 19th June, 2003
12th Apr 2004, 08:42
Very informative review. I was going to buy a cheap one, glad I didn't now. Thanks.
7th Sep 2004, 18:49
Like it happens with others, some units tend to fail more than they should. I know 21 Turbo's with lots of miles and no major problems. Better luck next time ;-)
8th Aug 2011, 09:34
I had one of these, and a Renault 25 V6 Turbo; without doubt the worst, most unreliable cars I have ever owned. Never again would I go near a Renault.