1990 Renault 4 Reviews

1990 Renault 4 GTL 1.1 petrol from Serbia

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.1 petrol Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance220000 kilometres
Previous carYugo 45

Summary:

You must own R4 to like it

Faults:

I had problems with brakes. I changed everything and they still blocked. One day problem simply disapeared.

You can't repair the carburetor. It must be replaced.

Overheated the car once. Repaired head.

General Comments:

Strange look.

Very easy to drive.

Unorthodox transmission, but accurate.

Almost equal to 4x4 on rough terrain, or snow.

XL trunk.

5-6 lit/km.

Very reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th October, 2006

1990 Renault 4 GTL 1.1 petrol from Croatia

Year of manufacture1990
Engine and transmission 1.1 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10

Faults:

Nothing yet has gone wrong, except some minor repairs (exhaust, brakes, changing oil, tires ....) after 100.000 km.

General Comments:

It is very good car for its class. I am very sorry it isn't possible to buy a new one. It is cheap to maintain, and it is a very economic car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th July, 1999

10th Jun 2005, 08:27

The Renault 4 is lovely car with unique shape, little bit funny car possessed by local Don Juan. I heard (is it true or not) that, for example, hood of Renault 4 is same price like hood of Mercedes or BMW. Also I heard that this car is not good because things like mirrors, handle of gear lever...,can be easily broken and it is another expense for owner. Evil tongues said that floor of the car can be eaten off by rust and passengers can drop out!

30th Jun 2005, 12:03

The original French parts are quite expensive, but they're still worth using, since Italian parts are of lower quality and tend not to fit properly.

True, rust can be a problem, but I've never heard of anyone falling out of it. Nobody's fallen out of mine, and I've managed to squeeze eight people into it once. Got a ticket for doing it, too. :)

27th Jun 2006, 01:18

I do not really agree with your comment: the hood of the R4 has got the same price than Mercedes, or BMW's. I am living in Germany and if you look for spare parts for BMW and Mercedes they are REALLY expensive. As for the mirrors and so on... they can always break, but not easily, though remember you DO NOT NEED special tool to replace them :-)

20th Oct 2006, 10:14

You can't fall out of it through the floor because the floor is a part of the frame. That's malicious.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews