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.
8th Feb 2016, 20:31
A friend's Dad had one when I was a kid. Funny pale blue French thing we all thought, but he adored it. Rust killed it sadly - the rear end suspension mounts just dissolved - there was nothing to weld to!!
Kind of par for the course for all cars of that era, but set the tone in working class England to be suspicious of European cars (don't know why, Vauxhalls and Fords of that time were no better), whereas now when it's too late, I appreciate the engineering and what cars like this represent.
22nd Aug 2016, 19:30
Moved from a Renault 4 to a Renault 6. I loved the car, one of the few I ever regret trading in. It was a right hand drive and had a full bench seat. Because of the gear change the floor was flat the full width of the car. I can't remember when I owned the car, but it must have been over 40 years ago. I think I traded it in for a new Citroen 2CV, which was a very expensive car when it needed repairs.
16th Sep 2017, 19:27
I moved from the Renault 4 to the 6 in 1969, so was used to the gear change; brilliant for maneuvering when parking. The only problem I had was a faulty petrol pump while I owned it.
It's the one car I missed when I traded it in.