1983 Renault Fuego Reviews

1983 Renault Fuego GTX 2.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired112000 miles
Most recent distance117000 miles

Summary:

Great car that cost me nothing but petrol

Faults:

Fault with the radiator, which caused severe overheating when driven in harsh conditions.

Passenger side window fell out as the rail had rusted out.

Electric window motors got very sad.

Left rear shock absorber collapsed, causing a slump in the car.

Many other rust spots (in the boot lock catch leaving it unable to lock properly).

Tachometer not working, along with all the other gauges.

Had an extremely bad battery drain, and only got one real chance to start it before either having to recharge it or tow start it.

Key assembly was quite rough, and could be hard to turn/remove key.

Radiator cap didn't restrain the pressure within the radiator.

General Comments:

The car went great!

Provided I could get it to start, this thing gave me nothing but hours upon hours of fun.

Many times had it revving at full note, and it just sounded like it wanted more, unlike a lot of engines that can sound as though they are about to fly apart.

Removed all of the mufflers, leaving it with about 1.5 metres from the head, giving it a great note, heard by people around my town for miles! Was my plan to put it on the road, but it was going to give many hassles and it went just as well, if not better off it! Many memories.

R.I.P. Fuego.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th March, 2010

1983 Renault Fuego GTX 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1983
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10

Faults:

Have had the car approx 5 years. Small electrical faults and troublesome autochoke. No other faults!

General Comments:

Very potent power for the age of car, XR3i's are generally a small spec in the rear mirror.

I wish I could buy a new one (with a 2 LTR Turbo please!)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th November, 1999

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews