Renault 6 Reviews

1968 Renault 6 850 petrol from Croatia

Year of manufacture1968
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 850 petrol Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance230000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 305

Faults:

That was really old car, but he was pretty reliable.

Seats have broke down, gear box fell apart after 200 000 km of hard work (overloaded car with building material), and pushing to the limits.

General Comments:

Engine was brilliant, it runs without oil and water.

I smash it twice, repair for few days, and go on.

Many times a repair it on the road. On that car there is nothing important it can break.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th June, 2003

1977 Renault 6 TL 1.1 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership1992
Engine and transmission 1.1 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance62000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin Mini

Summary:

Hot hatch Renault 4

Faults:

The head gasket blew consantly.

The clutch was replaced twice.

Unstoppable rust around the rear suspension.

General Comments:

Quirky little shed on wheels.

Fantastic practicality, flat floor and removable rear seat.

New car designers should use this car as an example of good practice.

Where are they all now? I miss this car so much.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th October, 2001

22nd Jan 2003, 16:50

They were good little cars. I bought one back in 1975. It had much the same mechanics as the Renault 4, including the gear lever sticking out of the centre fascia. The body was a better, more modern shape, with wind up windows instead of the Renault 4 sliding ones.

It had typical French soft suspension and could bounce in and out of potholes without problems. Very versatile, could carry just about anything, and cheap to run.

By modern standards it would fail every safety crash test, but I liked it - even the funny gear lever (it was front wheel drive, but the gearbox was in front of the engine, behind the radiator, and the gearshift control rod ran over the top of the engine, and straight through the bulkhead into the passenger cab - and still managed to have a light precise shift movement!)

14th Sep 2004, 16:10

The 6 has indeed all, but vanished off the earth. Amazingly, just a few days after I - for some reason - realized this, I saw a concourse-restored 6 near the German border, in the proximity of Nijmegen. It looked - and probably was - better than any 6 that ever left the factory, in eye-watering white and mint chrome-work. My mother used to have one in the '70's - I'm now "finishing off" the last Renault she owned, a 5 TR. Great little car, too!

10th Dec 2005, 16:26

It was my father's second car, and I almost learned to drive with that car. An amazing thing is that although fitted with a manual gearbox, it was very easy to change gear, up and down, without using the clutch, save for the first speed.

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews