It got me from A to B at least, even if it had no image whatsoever
Not that many in the three years I owned it funnily enough.
Developed an odd phenomena where if I started up, then switched the lights on, the engine stopped: garage traced it to a cracked circuit board. Replaced then fine.
Slight rust around the top of both rear wheel arches (they all went in this area apparently)
Other than the above, only the usual brake pads, bulbs etc.
Mine was one of the first Renault 9's. Interestingly, they were awarded Car of the Year for 1982. I can't understand why. Very plasticky squarish interior, typical of the period.
Overall, it proved to be pretty reliable. Even though it had never been converted, it would run perfectly happily on unleaded.
An interesting car in cross winds, due to Renault deciding to make the body work out of light steel alloy (tin!).
I traded it in 1994 for a Renault 19...apparently, it's still out there somewhere going strong.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 4th November, 2006