Drive shafts worn-out (common problem with Renault 5s).
Rear brake cylinder leaked.
Control lever defect/worn-out, replacement is quite expensive!
Passenger-side electric window went defect, quite easy to repair.
Lots of maintenance costs due to previous owner, he didn't take care very well of the car.
Lots of squeaks and rattles from the dashboard.
Remote control (central locking) defect.
Bumpers and paint fade, probably because my car is flame red.
Engine support rubber broke, causing exhaust connection (to engine) and gear rubbers to break down as well.
Leaking fuel tank (inexpensive to repair)
This GTR is one of the last luxurious Renault 5s. After 1991 only the Campus was left over (inexpensive, but also sober, with a Renault Express dashboard).
This Renault 5 GTR is basicly a GTX, with a less powerful 60 HP 1.4 engine (same engine is used in the Renault 9/11/19 and Volvo 340). Engine is very reliable.
Road behaviour is averagely, but much better than the pre-1987 Renault 5 generation. Suspension is comfortable.
Lots of standard features, e.g. central locking with remote control, electric windows, tinted glass, injection engine, velour upholstery, fog lamps (yellow, typical French), re-designed bumpers with metal striping, good sound system, comfortable bucket seats, etc.
Pretty fast car, especially in 2nd gear, but acceleration after 70 km/h is quite slow (despite its 1.4 engine). The same engine is still used in the new Clio, but of course with 16 valves technology.
Nowadays it's not easy to find a Renault 5 in good shape. Watch out for corrosion, especially at the bottom of this car.