1988 Renault 25 V6 Injection from Netherlands
A very good bargain, although I just recently bought it
One front spring broke.
The V6 is a wonderful engine. Strong and smooth. It needs a bit attention (no synthetic oil and be gentle with it before it is up to temperature), but it is rewarding!
Extremely comfortable. The Renault seats are by no exaggeration the best in the field.
Very 'progressively' equipped with electronics, especially regarding the year of production. The electronics also give a safe feeling on the road: somebody is watching over you...
The shape of the car is still up to date, which is due to Renault's avant garde designers. Even up to date looking at the Vel Satis and Avantime. Prodon's (the chief designer during the making of the 25) special attention to detail and 'play' with deviant rear window designs makes the car special. Its straight lined profile gives the car a look something between a sports car and limousine. Excellent piece of timeless comfort, technique and design.
My car has climate control, air con and cruise control. The latter is very convenient on long stretches.
My one just had a new radiator, exhaust pipe and some other parts. The former owner was a Renault salesman and had the car fixed at the official dealer; so it is in excellent state. I paid more for it than the market prices, but as a 'markentreue' (German for brand loyalty) Renault driver it's worth it.
Paintwork of the car is still good.
No oil burning whatsoever...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th August, 2003
19th Oct 2003, 05:08
You know what is a good car.
5th May 2005, 18:59
Renault 25 2.9 V6 4 speed auto... WHAT A CAR!!!
I've had nearly every 25 model, GTS, GTX, TXE, TXI manual and auto's.
I now have the 25 2.0 Auto TXI.
Out of all the 25's I've had, one of them, let me down, but it was completely my fault.
The cam belt snapped on the motorway at 80mph,...because I didn't keep the car serviced regularly and never had the belt checked.
Apart from that, one slight misshap,...i have never had a problem with the 25s.
All of them have easily passed an M.O.T, none of them has ever let me down,...but they don't beat the 25 2.9 V6I Auto.
So,...sorry all you Renault 25 2.0 TXI Auto fans... its not a patch on the V6I.
I only got rid of the V6 because I just loved to cruise down the motorway between 80 and 100, occasionally when out of speed camera range and lack of police presence, taking it up to 135mph. I just couldn't afford the fuel costs.
Now,...i hardly use my car and I very rarely venture on to the motorway... i could afford to run one again...
I WANT ANOTHER ONE.