1996 Renault 5 Reviews

1996 Renault 5 1.4 8v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.4 8v petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 miles
Most recent distance57000 miles
Previous carRenault Clio

Summary:

Whats the french word for magnificent? Must be five LOL

Faults:

Nothing at all, reliability perfect!

General Comments:

Amazing! Great buy, cheap runner and most of all FUN! I've had so much fun in my Renault 5, and I'm sad to see it go as I am moving onto a 53 plat Clio.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd January, 2007

1996 Renault 5 Prima 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired26000 miles
Most recent distance39000 miles
Previous carSuzuki Swift

Summary:

A good first car and an excellent run about

Faults:

Initially when I purchased my car the repair costs were expensive despite having full service history. All three sections of my exhaust fell off one by one which at the time was costly to repair. I have probably spent around a third of what I originally paid for it to get it back to good working order. Though for the last two years it has needed nothing doing.

It is quite prone to rust and dents easily.

My windscreen wipers constantly unscrew themselves and fly off occasionally into my wing mirrors.

General Comments:

Fuel consumption is good.

Accelerates quickly and can maintain top speed of 80 miles per hour on a clear road.

Seats are not very comfortable and seat belt is too high around your neck which causes chocking, though this could be due to my height.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 2004

11th Nov 2004, 13:24

This review made me laugh out loud.

22nd Nov 2004, 05:20

Windscreen wipers flew off lol!

9th Dec 2004, 10:33

80 mph???!!! Make that 105.

1996 Renault 5 Prima 1.4 Cat from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 Cat Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 miles
Most recent distance81000 miles
Previous carVolvo 440

Summary:

A nippy little beast ideal for first time drivers

Faults:

Exhaust.

Rear Drums.

Dents too easily.

Otherwise a sound car.

Interior noise is above average.

General Comments:

For its class this car is very quick. being 60 bhp it can easily compete with all 75 bhp cars.

Brakes are very good, but ti think that is also to do with its weight.

There is good torque at low revs, but really kicks in nearer top end.

Sticks to the road all the time. Back end can get to happy sometimes, but is easily corrected.

Conditions of R5's are very broad. I am lucky enough to own a very clean example.

Ideal first car as it has a larger engine with low insurance premiums.

Super smooth clutch and gears.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th June, 2003

1996 Renault 5 Campus 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired7000 miles
Most recent distance30000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin 820Si

Faults:

Nothing. It has been a cheap and reliable runabout.

General Comments:

This was the last year of production (N reg) and includes single point fuel injection and a catalytic convertor. It has been very reliable but the only downside is the trim level. It is a little on the utilitarian side, but always returns 45mpg without fail.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th June, 2000

24th Jul 2001, 11:35

This review is awful. It should get 10/10 for everything!!!

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 4 reviews