1989 Renault 5 GT Turbo 1.4 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland
Be warned - If you buy one - they are addictive!!!
Original turbo was found to have cracks and chunks taken out of the blades due to previous owner using a Pipercross induction kit so replaced for a Turbo Dynamics MD28 and Green kit. Major improvement!!!
Carb replaced for Group A.
Gearbox replaced with a standard type.
Starter motor replaced.
Flywheel chewed up by the starter motor had to be replaced.
Ignition barrel faulty so replaced.
Radiator replaced due to a leak causing the car to overheat.
Electric window motors only got window half way up, replaced eventually.
Replaced nearly every dashboard bulb.
I always wanted a 5 Turbo, unfortunately I wasn't slightly mechanically minded when I bought it and feel that I bought the typical thrashed 5. Gutted.
I have replaced so much that the car is now as you would like it - after many £££££'s spent.
The cockpit is great, the seats are very comfortable - so comfortable that they definitely put you off fitting bucket seats!!!
Get it running right and you will be whipping bigger and newer cars all day long.
These cars are great in all scenarios - that is if your cooling system is OK!!!
Treat it good and it will be your best friend!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th January, 2001