1990 Renault 25 Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1990 Renault 25 V6 2.8 injection from Slovenia

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.8 injection Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired98000 kilometres
Most recent distance138000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 25

Summary:

Who needs a Jaguar if you have a Renault 25!!

Faults:

I am just changing oil and tires, nothing else.

General Comments:

I am only 21 years old and this is my third Renault 25, and I simply love this car because it just runs, runs and runs.

My first had 618000km on the clock and it was still going 200km/h with no problem!!!

Now I have this one, which is like it came from the manufacturer yesterday.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th May, 2003

1990 Renault 25 V6i Monaco 2.9i from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.9i Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 kilometres
Most recent distance155000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 25

Summary:

Wonderfully Gallic

Faults:

Transmission leak when purchased.

Battery replaced at116,000km.

CV boots replaced at 125,000km.

Accelerator cable replaced 125,000km.

Front brake rotors and hoses replaced at 132,000km.

Steering rack boots replaced at 138,000km.

Alternator belt replaced at 143,000km.

General Comments:

When new this car cost more than a reasonably priced house here in New Zealand, so it must have been a special car to the doctor who bought it.

Its second owner had to pay $4,000 for a transmission rebuild a month after buying it.

It is my second 25 and they really reflect how well they have been looked after. The first one was a succession of niggly problems with the car never being quite right, but this one has been a joy to own and drive.

The V6 is a wonderfully smooth engine and the 4 speed gearbox a real improvement over the old 3 speed unit, however I often muse over the possibility of converting it to a manual.

I put Bi-Tron in everything 4 years ago and it made the gearbox very smooth and improved the economy which is great for a car of this size. 8.2l/100km on trips is easily attained.

Having the consumption showing on the trip computer certainly changed my driving style.

I hope the next 5 years are as good as the last.

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

Review Date: 24th February, 2003

1990 Renault 25 R Baccara 2.9 from Germany

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.9 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres
Previous carAudi 80

Summary:

One of the best cars ever built by Renault

Faults:

So far I cannot complain about any item that broke of my fully equipped R 25.

Even the automatic gear is working properly so far (but as far as I know it was replaced at 80000 km before I got the car)

Only the brakes on the rear are a matter of frequent repair. This I was told is typical for the R 25.

Of course the consumption of gasoline is quite high especially in the city traffic (about 13-15 litres). On highways at steady speed of 110 km/h I was able to reach 8,9 litres/100 km which is acceptable.

General Comments:

The comfort of this car is excellent.

Driving with it is always a pleasure.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th August, 2002

1990 Renault 25 TXE 2.0 injection from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 injection Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 miles
Most recent distance177000 miles
Previous carRenault 21

Summary:

A lot of car for little money

Faults:

Fusible link on the live feed from the battery blew at 177000 miles.

Voice computer started telling lies at 170000 miles.

General Comments:

More reliable than the wife.

Electrics let it down.. but not major... silly faults

Bodywork perfect.. will sail its next mot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th February, 2002

1990 Renault 25 TX 2.2 petrol injection from Bulgaria

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.2 petrol injection Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 11

Summary:

The brightest jewel in the crown of Renault

Faults:

The thermostat was broken -Replaced it for $10.

The fourth-level of the air-blower motor did not run (I repaired it - the switch was dirty).

The upper plastic door panels on the inside were partially peeled off (probably from the sun).

Otherwise - nothing serious.

General Comments:

I bought the car from a Bulgarian for $3000, who acquired it from a German diplomat.

I was so pleased with the deal that for additional $1000 I installed an air-conditioner (from a smashed car), and liquid gas fuel system.

The interior is typically French - with lots of space, luxury and a huge trunk.

Still - the version with rear drum brakes is a little bit weak on braking (I regret I could not find a car in this condition with rear disc brakes and anti-locking brake system).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd May, 2001

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 8 reviews