1977 Renault 5 Review

1977 Renault 5 GTL 1.3 petrol from North America

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired117000 miles
Most recent distance121000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 405

Summary:

Fun alternative to an older Beetle

Faults:

Well, it's not an everyday car. Needed a clutch, new carburettor, and shocks. Once they was taken care of, it ended up being a spectacularly fun little runabout. 35-40mpg is also a definite plus.

General Comments:

Love it. I wish Renault, Peugeot, and Citroen would return to the US. Every car sold here is either an SUV or a Toyota Camry (e.g., boring).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th September, 2000

8th Apr 2006, 18:44

A fantastic car, I drove the length and breadth of Britain in this miniature marvel. Very economical, slight roll on corners, but hey! A soft ride! Rear window clips decayed and eventually couldn't be opened, but that wasn't till 1994. I used to comfortably cruise at about 80 mph on the motorway. The headlamps rusted from the inside and cost a fortune to replace though it was very old by then. Lovely responsive car, a pleasure to drive. I bought a Maestro and sold it to a stock car racer. DBR 247S you were great!

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 1 review