1986 Renault 4 Reviews

1986 Renault 4 GTL 1.1 from Argentina

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired127900 kilometres
Most recent distance133800 kilometres

Summary:

Unique car in the world!!!

Faults:

Uncomfortable seats.

Rusty body.

Pistons replacement at 129000 km (the engine was bad when I bought the car).

Front suspension completely restored at 133700 km.

My car will be new after some work on muffler and distributor :).

General Comments:

Very economic car.

Low mileage cost.

Not so fast, I reached 125 km/h.

Spare parts are cheap to buy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th June, 2003

1986 Renault 4 F6 1.1 from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1986
Engine and transmission 1.1
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10

Faults:

Replaced worn driver's seat at 159.000 km.

New gearbox and clutch at +/- 150.000 km;

Replaced Ducelier ignition at 160.000.

General Comments:

Great fun to drive; very roomy (it's the van version); incredibly cheap to own (parts, insurance, road-tax).

Might trade it in for a 70's TL or F4 if I find one as good as this F6.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 1999

1986 Renault 4 GTL 1.1 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1986
Engine and transmission 1.1
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10

Faults:

Stiff clutch cable, inlet manifold leaking.

General Comments:

This car is so easy to work on and the parts are getting very cheap (£30 for a genuine complete exhaust!) Great fun to drive, especially in the corners. Could do with more power to make the most of good, fun road holding.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th March, 1999

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 3 reviews