1982 Renault 4 Reviews

1982 Renault 4 GTL 1.1 from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired91350 kilometres
Most recent distance92600 kilometres

Summary:

I love it!

Faults:

I completely restored the car, because the whole bottom section had rusted away. I replaced lots of parts and had the whole car sandblasted. The restoration process lasted almost 3 years, but now I have a R4 that's almost like new. Afterward I had some problems with broken handbrake cables and bad breaking calipers.

General Comments:

The Renault 4 is the most original, practical, innovative, low costs car there is on this planet. The total of 8,135,424 produced Renault 4's confirms this. Parts are easily to get and relatively cheap. Maintenance can be done by yourself.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th November, 2002

1982 Renault 4 GTL 1.1 from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired90350 kilometres
Most recent distance103000 kilometres

Summary:

A fantastic semi-oldtimer

Faults:

The clutch cable broke at 100.000 km, bad carburetter, rust and some minor things.

General Comments:

Very practical, comfortable and original car to drive.

Performance is not too bad, but certainly not fantastic.

Parts are relatively easy to get and they are very cheap.

Although not built to run on unleaded gas, it runs great on it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2001

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews