1988 Renault 5 GTX 1.7 petrol from UK and Ireland
Starter motor, the metal bit just inside the gearbox that the drive shaft goes into (technical description - cost £500 to repair!)
Nice car, fast, comfortable. Much less common than XR2. Expensive parts. Main dealer had car for 2 days and couldn't diagnose the gearbox problem, another Renault specialist garage found the problem in 30 minutes. Red paint suddenly faded dramatically.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th February, 1999