1987 Renault 5 do not know 1.4 Manual from Egypt


Little Fast Stylish Car


Gear Box was Automatic went and replaced it with a used manual used one of the R19.

Radiator had a whole in it which cost me lots until I understood the problem.

Head gasket.

Replace the front seats.

General Comments:

I loved that car I do not know why may be because its my first car, I spent lot of money on it around 4000 (Egyption Pound) which I lot for a little renault 5.

The car is fast I can get 100 km/h easily.

After replacing the automatic gear which was a nightmare the can is fine and economy.

The big 1.4 engine (for the car size) made me love it, this engine was replaced by the previous owner (was 1.1).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th February, 2008

1987 Renault 5 campus 1.1 petrol from UK and Ireland


Great fun, but not the cheapest to run


Put diesel in it, it didn't like that.

Clutch cable and adjusters broke.

General Comments:

Great fun.

Very quick.

Handles well.

Drinks the fuel though, 22/25 mpg, 35 on a run if lucky.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd February, 2006

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1987 Renault 5 GT Turbo 1.4 turbo from Croatia


Endless money pit


My head gasket blew twice in 10000 kilometers.

Worn turbo.

Worn clutch.

Alternator fault.

Worn seats.

General Comments:

This car is seriously quick and handles like it's on rails.

You drive it hard for two days, then you fix it twenty days.

Expensive, unreliable, and very, very fast.

Worst car Renault ever build.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th February, 2004

1987 Renault 5 TR 1.2 from UK and Ireland


This car is cheap, reliable and nippy motoring


New bushes.

New bearings.

Had new radiator at 110,000

The radiator pipes blew, causing overheating.

Corrosion problems later in life.

General Comments:

Generally a very nippy run around.

Handling was OK, rolled quite a lot on the sharp bends.

Owned car from birth to death and never broke down.

Regular, yearly servicing ensured reliability.

Engine was still strong after 189,000 miles.

Body was shot to bits by the end of its life and needed loads of welding.

I only got rid of the car because the cost of welding it back together was triple the value of the car.

Great on the motorway, will cruise at 75 easily.

Get the one with a five speed box, it makes the difference.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd August, 2003

1987 Renault 5 GT Turbo 1.4 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland


The affordable and original turbo hot hatch


The headgasket was blown when purchased.

The clutch was also slipping also.

Both these have been replaced.

All discs and pads have been replaced with uprated new ones.

The steering rack failed the MOT and so this had to be replaced - not cheap!

The rest of the engine is still original and it is still running on its original turbo!

General Comments:

What a car - Don't die without at least driving one of these beasts!

These are wicked little cars, but expect the bills not to be cheap if you're going to own one!

Don't be put off though - if you can find a low mileage, un-modified one like I did - buy it quick!

In standard tune - 9 psi, the power came in at 105 bhp @ wheels.

Since then the engine has been modified, dump valve, bleed valve, Pipercross filter and an Ashley 4 inch exhaust has been fitted.

The boost is now running at 14 psi and a recent rolling road tune got 156 bhp!

Get one of these cars while there are still some around to be had!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th June, 2001

1987 Renault 5 TL Rio 1.1 from UK and Ireland


Surprisingly nippy, cheap and reliable


Gearbox differential became loose, and had to be replaced at 80,000.

Gearbox serviced at 80,000, but reported to be in very good condition.

Choke cable replaced, but still a bit ropey.

Minor electrical niggles. Washer motor replaced.

Petrol cap cover joints brittle and broke off.

General Comments:

Brilliant little car. Didn't expect it to go for 15,000 miles with relatively minor repairs. Rated top speed of 84mph (got 96).

Surprisingly good on the motorway, cruised quite happily for 9 hours past broken down cars on the motorway during hot summer days. Started recently at -14c with hardly a complaint.

On the downside, some of the internal plastic fittings are a bit feeble and need repairing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2001