Fun, and chic, if a tad long in the touth now...
Changed the brake pads once and oil change twice.
I used this car as a student to get to every single western European country with a mate. Did 50 miles to the gallon on average. I cannot fault this car. We went grape picking in the South of France, went to the most beautiful beaches in Portugal, and saw the most pretty sites in Switzerland in this automobile and never once did it complain. In all, 17 European countries. If it wasn't for this car I would be a typical English layabout. But I have to thank the reliability of Renault for a fair few sojourns without which I would be that much poorer.
I will never forget my Renault 5, and I wish they were still making them.
Never overheated, never complained, which is more than I can say for my girlfriend at the time...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th May, 2002