1990 Renault 5 Reviews - Page 7 of 7

1990 Renault 5 GT Turbo 1.4 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.4 turbo petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired84500 miles
Most recent distance87900 miles
Previous carCitroen AX GT 500

Summary:

Drives like a rocket on heat

Faults:

Clutch started slipping at 85,500 miles, new one fitted under warranty.

Seals broke and pistons locked onto the rear discs.

General Comments:

Blinding performance 0-60, 7.2 secs for a 1.4!!

Few tweaks and quite able to embarrass Cossie drivers.

Idles a little high sometimes, trip to a rolling road planned to set the fueling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd January, 2001

1990 Renault 5 GT Turbo 1.4 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.4 turbo petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired43000 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin Metro

Summary:

The one and only pocket rocket!

Faults:

I have had to replace the battery three times.

The starter motor went and the turbo.

I have also had several coolant hoses split.

General Comments:

I've spent a lot of money on this car and I will never get it back. But I still think it is worth it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2000

1990 Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider 1.4 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.4 turbo petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired96000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Astra

Summary:

One hell of a quick money magnet!

Faults:

I have replaced:-

Petrol tank.

Rear callipers.

Steering rack.

Exhaust.

Turbo `L' piece.

Fuel pump.

Water pump.

Gearbox.

Clutch.

Starter motor.

Heat shield.

Wheel bearings.

Leads.

Hose split.

Carb elbow knackered.

Can't remember the rest but you name it & it will go wrong at some point!!

General Comments:

I always wanted one so I brought one!!

Don't be fooled into thinking these are normal cars - they are not. They are a major drain on the bank account so seriously think before buying one (they are good fun though - when they're running).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 26th October, 2000

27th Oct 2002, 16:08

Totally agree with your review. Take note if you thinking of buying one!

1990 Renault 5 GT Turbo 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 miles
Most recent distance88500 miles
Previous carVauxhall Astra

Faults:

Turbo blown, head gasket blown, water pump broken, speedo knackered, rear brakes seized.

General Comments:

The 5 Turbo is an absolute belter of a car for anyone who loves the thrill of rapid acceleration but can't afford a big motor. I love mine to bits and it just keeps on getting better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th February, 2000

1990 Renault 5 TL 1.1 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
Engine and transmission 1.1 petrol
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10

Faults:

CV joints required replacement early.

Steering column twisted.

Brakes became (very!) noisy.

Spontaneously combusted!!

General Comments:

Potentially cheap car to run, but many trips to the garage meant costs began to mount up... then came home one day to find it had caught fire (the Fire Brigade suspect an electrical fault in the engine bay) and there wasn't much of it left! Quite fun to drive though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 26th December, 1999

1990 Renault 5 Campus 1.1 from Singapore

Year of manufacture1990
Engine and transmission 1.1
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10

Faults:

From 50,000 miles till now (62,000miles):

Radiator leaked, fan stopped, rear brakes seized (rear wheel cylinders and bearings had to be replaced), head gasket blew (did a top overhaul), front shocks replaced, driveshaft replaced, front brake discs replaced, clutch renewed

General Comments:

All the above were done in the last 12 months. Not a very reliable car. Parts cheap,though. Requires specialist care. However, it is a joy to drive and extremely economical. Much better than any Japanese supermini.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 1999

1990 Renault 5 GT Turbo 1.4 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
Engine and transmission 1.4 turbo petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10

Faults:

Turbo, slight overheating, sticking boot.

General Comments:

Still one of the sexiest motors on the road today, stunning looks, awesome reputation and performance to give you a grin from London to Bristol!! Will definitely be a classic one day, so I'm holding on to mine for a while yet!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 1999

1990 Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider 1.4 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
Engine and transmission 1.4 turbo petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10

Faults:

Accelerator cable, replaced battery, anti-percolation fan, reconditioned carb. Speedo registers too slow a speed.

General Comments:

Any want to buy it?

carl.broad@dwtc.co.uk

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th April, 1999

1990 Renault 5 Campus 1.1 petrol from Serbia

Year of manufacture1990
Engine and transmission 1.1 petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10

Faults:

It had a general engine rebuild after 150000 km, also some problems occured with brakes and gear lever spring. There were some major rusty spots, but, since it was totally crashed twice, it was not a surprise.

General Comments:

Not a bad car at all. And do you know what's the best part? I sold it to a guy who knew the car for five years (including wrecks) and he is satisfied.

Only big problem is expensive parts.

I have bought 5 GT Turbo but, since I totalled it 2 weeks after purchase that review will follow not very soon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 1999

7th Feb 2001, 14:09

I have a Renault 5 Campus,and my user manual is written in French.

I live in Malta and I would like to know where I can find it in the English if possible...

My E-mail address is:

francica@mail.global.net.mt

Yours Faithfully,

Anthony Francica

1990 Renault 5 GT Turbo Phase 2 1.4 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
Engine and transmission 1.4 turbo petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10

Faults:

Nothing since I fitted a new turbo motor.

General Comments:

Excellent car - well worth 3 grand.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 1999

1990 Renault 5 GT Turbo 1.4 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
Engine and transmission 1.4 turbo petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10

Faults:

Turbo, alternator, water pump, coolant hoses, anti-percolation fan.

General Comments:

Excellent small fast hatchback. Handles very well (the benefits of a stiff FWD car).

Easy to get hold of performance parts and lots of them still about even though it is an "old" car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th August, 1997

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 32 reviews