1984 Renault Fuego Reviews

1984 Renault Fuego GTX 2.0 from Finland

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership1995
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 18

Summary:

A real treat for the demanding

Faults:

Rear lights derived from the 18 proved to be just as troublesome.

Passenger door central locking sometimes needed a good punch near the outside handle to open, probably only needed adjusting.

Petrol gauge swinging madly when vehicle was not absolutely stationary.

General Comments:

Handling is as good as it gets. Sure, you could buy an Accord for this price, but when it came down to crunch, the trusty Fuego delivered. A pleasure to drive fast.

Without the minor flaws I could have kept that beauty forever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th February, 2006

1984 Renault Fuego GTX 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 miles
Most recent distance115000 miles
Previous carRenault Trafic

Summary:

A low cost, economical, unique car

Faults:

The major things that I have had to do to the car are:

Front shock absorbers.

Rear shock absorbers.

Wheel bearings.

New engine management computer.

New front brake disc's.

New drive shafts.

Various ball-joints.

Various bushes.

Rear wheel brake cylinder.

Full-length sunroof mechanical parts.

General Comments:

I owned and driven lots of cars and the Fuego has to be the best car ever!

It's comfortable.

Handle's exceptionally well in all conditions.

The downside is the rust problems that seem to attack all Renault's of this age. The bodywork and underside are now starting to suffer although I am having new panel's and some welding done.

The automatic box was replaced by the previous owner and has given me no trouble at all although frequent oil changes are vital for these!

I've also used it for towing, including towing a Renault 11 250 miles and it was faultless. I do have the gearbox oil cooler kit fitted.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th October, 2003

4th Jun 2005, 17:13

You have got to be kidding! All that mechanical work needed to be done, add in the rusting problems, all before the car hit 115,000 miles and you claim that you "owned and driven lots of cars and the Fuego has to be the best car ever!" I feel real sorry for you, pal. I have a 1989 Honda Accord that I purchased when new and now has about 186,000 miles. I've replaced the alternator. Now THAT may qualify for the best car ever!

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews