Renault 30 Review

1981 Renault 30 TX 2.5 Injection turbo V6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.5 Injection turbo V6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired71000 miles
Most recent distance79000 miles
Previous carCitroen CX


Fast, comfortable, but really for an enthusiast


Turbo water supply hoses.

Cams excessively worn.

Big-end failure.

General Comments:

Despite its problems, I have to say I still love this car as it was pioneering in its day. It has digital electronic cruise control, digital wiper control and numerous other innovative electronics, which, on other vehicles, were unheard of in 1981. You do need to be mechanically minded to own one though!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th July, 2008

Average review marks: 5.4 / 10, based on 1 review