1991 Renault 25 Reviews

1991 Renault 25 tx 2.2 from Netherlands

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired230000 kilometres
Most recent distance300000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 25

Summary:

The feel of a limosine

Faults:

The LPG system had several problems. The electric system as well. Several small things like windows who didn't open well. Wear on suspension ans several other parts because the car had more than 230.000 km.

General Comments:

Wonderful car to drive. The luxury feeling of driving a car 5 times the price. The smooth silent engine is great.

The chairs are like a luxury sofa. The arm supports and the nice handling makes it a pleasure to drive this car.

Even my new Focus flex can't match the comfort. The huge space inside made my friend who owned a Mercedes jealous.

I bought it for 1200 euro and had the feeling to drive a car of 50.000 euro. Probably the most comfortable care I will ever drive. The space for the passengers is superb with a arm support in the middle. The model, with it's panoramic back window is quit beautiful and has delicate lines. A car you won't forget easy.

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

Review Date: 28th January, 2008

1991 Renault 25 TXI from France

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Distance when acquired190000 miles
Most recent distance220000 miles

Summary:

The R25 in France is the ultimate workhorse

Faults:

When you love someone you can only think of the good features! I had to replace locks and keys once (it's a long story) and got them from a scrapyard for less than 100 Euro; a clutch cable snapped in traffic and was replaced by the Renault garage in Saumur within the hour, for about 70 Euro. During the three years that I, newly retired, drove her all over France, Spain and Portugal, there was some wear and tear. I like to think of it as a sort of graceful decline, a bit like myself.

One fault, cause of her being replaced: there are only two seat belts in back and my grandchildren are increasing in number and size.

General Comments:

Long drives south are the norm once the weather gets warm; I can drive 800 kilometers to the Mediterranean and arrive fresh, no backache. Fuel economy is good: 7.2 litres/100 kilometer. The hi-fi is impressive. Sure, the air conditioning is only a pleasant memory, but it wasn't worth my while to replace the leaking radiator at 400 Euro, especially as the car only cost me 1,100. It's a simple matter to open the window if it gets too hot.

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

Review Date: 9th March, 2006

1991 Renault 25 txe 2.0 i from UK and Ireland

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 i Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired108000 miles
Most recent distance180000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Vectra

Summary:

Bloody brilliant

Faults:

Sunroof got stuck (came off rails)

New brake discs and calipers.

General Comments:

Fantastic auto box, never dropped a spot of oil.

Would be over the moon tho if someone could tell me what the switch marked EXT next to the gear lever does!!!

Fantastic motor, wish id bought one years ago.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th October, 2005

1991 Renault 25 TXE 2.0i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0i Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 miles
Most recent distance138000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Galant

Summary:

A cheap extravagant hooker!

Faults:

One Worn Tyre.

Dash lights replaced.

Boot is always open if the computer were to be believed.

General Comments:

I've formerly owned a Renault 5, 11, 18, and now the 25. I'm a bit of a sop when it comes to cars, and have grown as attached to this one as with the others.

Driving any Renault for me, with the exception of the 11, is a bit like putting on a comfortable pair of shoes. Comfort is excellent, as is driving position. Anything slightly out of reach and I almost find myself asking the car to pass it to me.

Performance is very good when familiar with Renault quirks. I've found them all a little light at the front end with a tendency to wheel spin. Even though the 25 is a large car, this is no exception.

The body beautiful still shines and is relatively flawless for the year.

The interior shows no wear and as usual with Renaults is like a tardis. That is to say they are much bigger inside than the size of the car would have you believe.

All the electrical gadgetry still works, electric windows, temperature gauge, stereo column control, electric seats, sunroof, windows and mirrors. The only exception being the voice warning system that insists on start up that the boot is open! It niggles me, but I get the feeling that when our roads part, I shall miss it dreadfully!

The car has basically spoilt me. Where else will I ever get such high specification for £350!!

Other than a worn tyre the MOT was fine.

It never uses water or oil, but is a bit of drinker with petrol. This is the area I live in and not really fair to blame the car. The size and engine aren't really suitable for my short, congested hops to and from work, but when on occasion I go further afield I'm very happy with my 30 miles to the gallon. For my day to day driving, just 20.

I've been looking for a smaller replacement with better fuel economy, but none of them quite measure up to the comfort, control and out right extravagance of my 25!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 2003

21st Apr 2006, 17:28

It should be added that six months after writing the review, my poor 25 came a cropper when it tried to get intimate with a Rover 214 from behind! As written, I did miss by open boot announcement!

If petrol is ever given freely, I'll have another!

To date, the nicest car I've driven.

Rest in peace my old tart!

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 7 reviews