1980 Renault 4 Review

1980 Renault 4 TL 0.85 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1980
Most recent year of ownership1990
Engine and transmission 0.85 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired1198 miles
Most recent distance79000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin Mini


One of the best cars ever made


General rust problems in awkward places, such as rear door hinges, gutters, battery trays.

General Comments:

This is an ideal first car, although more attention could have been given to anti-corrosion.

These cars are known not to last very long, and especially in an Atlantic climate.

It feels like a tin can, although it's a charming little car, and its low boot sill, fifth door, and dashboard gearstick make it extremely practical.

Repairs are very cheap, and secondhand parts are readily available.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th December, 2000

11th Feb 2006, 18:04

I have Renault 4TL for 27 years!!! Land Rover for students :)

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review