1991 Renault 5 Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1991 Renault 5 GT Turbo 1.4 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.4 turbo petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance82000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Cavalier CDi 2000

Summary:

Be jealous, it is well worth the gamble!!!!!

Faults:

Needed a new service kit for the carb and a full tune.

New exhaust and tyres, so far that is it!

General Comments:

Got this car for under a grand (previously stolen and recovered, but that was when it was 1 year old).

Mine was lowered too much, which resulted in unwanted banging from the back end (pardon the pun). It was very noisy, had to have it raised.

My mate has a Sierra Cosworth, and he can't get away from me, so it's got to be good!!!! Very, very fast, but at a cost, since I got the car it is only doing about 21 MPG. Is this normal? I don't drive like an idiot all the time??

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th November, 2000

17th Jan 2001, 14:44

I noticed that in your review you mentioned that you're only getting 21MPG... I've got the same problem and I know for a fact that it isn't normal... when I drive normally (under 3000 revs) it still only does about 21MPG... it's costly & not right... I think the air fuel ratio needs doing!

1991 Renault 5 GT Turbo 1.4 carb turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 1.4 carb turbo petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 miles
Most recent distance77000 miles
Previous carHonda Prelude

Summary:

Best fun you can have with your pants on!!

Faults:

New clutch within a month, not cheap!! Lost count of the number of clutch cables, even after the manufacturer's pedal modification had been fitted.

Exhaust went.

Leads and dizzy cap replaced.

Starter motor.

Loads of suspension work for MPT.

Kept getting broken into.

General Comments:

An absolute flying machine.

Frustrating when things go wrong because they are generally very dear to fix, and the 5 GT is not a car to work on unless you are a competent mechanic, which I am not!

The Phase 2 is a vast improvement on the Phase 1 both in terms of reliability and looks. Far and away the best hot hatch for sheer performance and value for money. Attracts attention from the wrong types though hence insurance aint cheap.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd September, 2000

1991 Renault 5 GT Turbo 1.4 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
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 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired69000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 106

Summary:

Quite simply the best car I have ever owned

Faults:

Timing sensor.

Wheel bearings.

2x broken rear shocks (lowered 65mm).

Broken electric window motor.

General Comments:

Put in a new race tuned 260 bhp engine. This thing shifts, see you later 420 bhp Cossies. Does 0-60 in about 5 seconds.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th September, 2000

30th Sep 2001, 15:30

Does it feel much quicker than the 106? Only joking.. these are top little cars, long live the 5 GT Turbo!

1991 Renault 5 GT Turbo 1.4 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.4 turbo petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance112000 miles
Previous carRenault 5

Summary:

Fast n fun

Faults:

Electrical fault - 9,000 miles (warranty).

Wheel bearings about every 10,000 miles.

Clutch - 70,000 miles.

Exhaust - 90,000 miles.

Turbo - 110,000 miles.

Clutch again - 112,000 miles.

Wipers don't park.

Speedo broken.

General Comments:

Like the car, don't use it that often, but won't sell it, will probably keep it forever.

Wouldn't buy a new Renault as I don't like anything that they make at the moment. The old Clio 16v is probably my other favorite Renault.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd August, 2000

13th Feb 2001, 09:59

The reason the wipers don't park is probably because the fuse has blown.

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 12 reviews