Another excellent car by Renault
The horn unit went shortly after buying the car - this is a common design fault on the Renault 5, the horn traps water and rots away.
The Renault 5 is an excellent first car providing comfort, reliability and most importantly it is very cheap to run. Mine has only done 42 000 and it is 14 years old.
The service costs are very cheap, I had the timing, timing belt, brakes (new servo and pads), horn done for £160!! This is just general wear and tear though.
It picks up quite well for a 1.1 and maintains its speed very well on motorways no problem.
I used to own a G Rover Metro, a total rust bucket. I would recommend a Renault 5 to anyone who is looking for a cheap, but cheerful first car or a runabout.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th January, 2004