Renault Alpine Reviews

1991 Renault Alpine A610 Turbo 3.0 V6 turbo from UK and Ireland

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired117000 miles
Most recent distance118000 miles
Previous carRenault Safrane

Summary:

Bloody Awesome

Faults:

Nothing yet.

General Comments:

Wow!!! Bright yellow supercar. Goes like stink. Looks awesome, handles like you would not believe. People just stop, stare and thank the lord that somebody owns a car like this in this boring world! They usually wonder what the hell it is too. Only 40 in this country makes it rarer than Ferrari's, Lambo's and the almost common Aston Martin's. I absolutely love it having wanted one since I saw it in the motor show in 1992.

Negatives...there are a few! The window wipers are useless. The air con is poor, the build quality is French. Everything is eccentric. Door handles in the floor, handbrake is like NO other handbrake I've ever seen before. Finding someone to service it isn't easy.

But take nothing away. This is one awesome car. There is nothing else I would rather have right now. Just fantastic. :-)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2008

1987 Renault Alpine GTA V6 2.8 atm from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.8 atm Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired99000 kilometres
Most recent distance123000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Landcruiser

Summary:

Fantastic car, just get one before they become a real classic

Faults:

Blown coolant hose radiator feed due to hardening rubber component / ageing.

Left hand window electric opener mechanism seized.

Fuel level transmitter failure.

General Comments:

Great sports car with real racing pedigree. A very underrated car.

Some times overlooked at intersections due to low profile.

As name implies car handles well on winding alpine roads with a ton of torque coming out of corners.

Good weight distribution when fuel tank is in excess of 75%

Not a cheap car to maintain with parts getting rare and ridicules expensive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2007

27th Jun 2007, 01:53

Hello, I'm not sure if you can reply to these comments, but I believe I have seen this car in chch NZ. Is this you? Red?

Nice car! By the way, love the rear end and love Renault!

Thank you.

1989 Renault Alpine GTA 2.5 V6 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1989
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 turbo petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10

Faults:

Alternator, turbo, clutch slave cylinder, coolant hoses.

General Comments:

Fun to drive (though care must be taken in the wet) cheap to buy (though not necessarily to run) performance car. Getting hold of tyres for the standard wheels is a problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th August, 1997

12th Jan 2001, 08:47

Have owned one for the last 3 years, great performance, looks etc.

Problem is finding a good car that has been professionally looked after. Prices are beginning to rise, but the number of cars in the UK is limited to only about 350.

A classic 80-90s styles supercar for the future, the problem is looking after them. Too many bad garages that will try to service them, fail and charge a lot of money.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 3 reviews