1987 Renault 9 Reviews

1987 Renault 9 1.4 turbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.4 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 miles
Most recent distance51000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Nova

Summary:

A real head turner

Faults:

Sunroof leaks slightly. Paint on bonnet cracked from heat.

General Comments:

Very fast with boost turned up. Seats are very comfortable. The car is lowered and sticks to the road. Very rare where I stay and get a lot of looks of admiration for the car.

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Review Date: 17th May, 2005

1987 Renault 9 Alliance 1.4 Litre from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.4 Litre Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 miles
Most recent distance230000 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

Excellent little economy car with remarkable reliability and handling

Faults:

Master cylinder replaced at 220000 kilometers at a cost of $90.

Wheel cylinders replaced at 220000 kilometers at a cost of $100.

Both left and right outer CV boots replaced at 225000 kilometers at a cost of $200.

Alternator replaced at 229000 kilometers at a cost of $120 for a rebuilt, which I installed myself.

General Comments:

I have owned this vehicle for over 5 years and it has been a joy.

The Renault 9 (Alliance) has been very reliable and the only issues which I have addressed are usual maintenance related repairs.

I drive this car daily on both city and highway roads. It has never let me down and has never failed to start, stop, or steer.

Very smooth transmission, acceleration, and steering.

For a small economy car it holds corners extremely well also.

I live in Canada, and even in -20 degree weather, it runs perfectly.

I paid $800 for this car in 2000. The original 1987 factory paint is still very nice, and there is no rust at all. The interior is still great, with no rips in the seats or cracks in the dashboard.

Not much else I can say about my Renault except I will be looking for another to replace this one when the time comes.

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Review Date: 19th April, 2005

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews