: Your first Renault...


selwonk
15th July 2005, 10:42 PM
What was your first Renault?

Mine was a 1977 Renault 5. Every body panel was a different colour red. If you reved it too hard the clutch slipped and filled the cabin with smoke. If the heater was on - it smelt like curry! :eek:

Once I passed my test I bought my very first car - Renault 5 GT Turbo in Artic White with red carpets. Beautiful, even if the sunroof leaked and poured water in your lap on the first corner. Oh, and the terrible high-compression starting problems of course!

scen1c
15th July 2005, 10:48 PM
First Renault was a 2000 Scenic RXE. Had major electrical problems recently, so traded it in for a 2002 Scenic Privilege Monaco. They were both 2.0 litres but the old one was an automatic, and seemed to have more poke than the manual one we've got now. :confused:

OG
16th July 2005, 08:17 AM
The Espace is my first Renault.

I was never a big fan of Renaults, although I did love 5 GT Turbos and the 5 Gordinis when I was younger, but I think they are one of the best looking range of cars on the road at the moment.

I bought the Espace because it ticked all the boxes at the time and I have to say that I am really impressed with it.

OG
16th July 2005, 08:18 AM
What was your first Renault?

Renault 5 GT Turbo in Artic White with red carpets.
:eek:

selwonk
16th July 2005, 08:20 AM
It was beautiful - I ended up parked two cars down from it in Dale Street car park years later - still looked the biz!

Xileno
18th July 2005, 12:16 PM
Renault 18 TS saloon, 1979 model. Nice car, fast, comfy and very reliable. Main problem was terminal rust.

Ivor_E_Tower
19th July 2005, 08:39 PM
My first Renault is my 1998 Scenic diesel (also happened to be my first diesel)

selwonk
19th July 2005, 09:55 PM
My first Renault is my 1998 Scenic diesel (also happened to be my first diesel)
What do you think of the new shape - it's quite a departure isn't it

golfmad123
19th July 2005, 10:15 PM
I got my first Renault about a month ago, a Y reg 1.6 Scenic RXE
Quite impressed with it so far
Loads of room in it compared to my old Peugeot 306

SportTourer
20th July 2005, 03:44 PM
Our first Renault was a P reg Megane 1.6RT. We were really pleased with it as it was the first nearly new car we could buy ( it was 10mths old). Kept it for 2 yrs, bought a 1.6 16v Megane RT Sport afterwards, kept that for 18mths before we had kids and made the biggest mistake of our lives and boughta C*****n P**asso, before we saw the error of our ways and bought our current Laguna in April this year. :)

Ivor_E_Tower
20th July 2005, 08:53 PM
Selwonk (how on earth did you get that nickname?) - the second generation Scenic is a radical departure from the first. The car is also bigger - it's bad enough trying to open the door to get out of the scenic when its in our garage, so I do not think we will replace it with the current-shape one. Also, I don't like centrally mounted instrument panels. Having said that, one day I may take a current-shape Scenic for a test drive, and I would also like a current-shape Espace (which also has central instruments).

T555ROD
26th July 2005, 07:45 PM
First Renault was ma mums - renault 5 gt turbo - red bought from her. Sold coz insurance quote was aroung £5k tpft!

Next, Clio Baccara 1.4 auto > 19 16v Exec > deserted ship to ford > back Clio 172 (sadly missed) > mg zt-t 190+ > back again Avantime 3.0 V6.

selwonk
26th July 2005, 07:48 PM
Selwonk (how on earth did you get that nickname?)LOL - it's my surname backwards...

OG's Grande Espace is a great bit of kit. Equipment level, room, style, performance - everything is spot on. Just need to get the missus to trade her's in! :)

selwonk
26th July 2005, 07:48 PM
Mmmm - GT Turbo - the first car I ever bought...

T555ROD
26th July 2005, 07:58 PM
Was it the mark 2? Still miss that car. many a happy moment waiting for the AA as the clutch cable kept snapping each year!! still would love one again but there is no such thing as a mint R5 GT Turbo?

selwonk
26th July 2005, 08:01 PM
Yep - the mark two. The biggest problem I had was a leaky retro-fit sunroof that leaked. Mechanically, I think the car was actually pretty good. I let it go at 60K and in the couple of years I had it I just had to have the shocks and CV joints done. Apart from that, I had to have the dreaded exhaust manifold studs replaced twice, but this (IMHO) just went with the territory with such a high compression engine

What a car though - absolutely fantastic. I was 19 and didn't know how to drive. If I had one now, I'd be able to get some serious "good progress" out of it...

selwonk
26th July 2005, 08:01 PM
Was it the mark 2? Still miss that car. many a happy moment waiting for the AA as the clutch cable kept snapping each year!! still would love one again but there is no such thing as a mint R5 GT Turbo?
You know, up to (to the best of my knowledge) about 6 years ago, you could buy a BRAND NEW R5 GTT with an uprated Clio 16V dash in it...

T555ROD
26th July 2005, 08:04 PM
Must agree, I was 17. treated the car like I stole it. Egged on by mates, racing anything possible. Nothing comes close to this experience of the turbo kicking in. Would love to find it again to see if its still on the road but somehow think G**FCW has now dearly departed or ALI G's riding around in it??

T555ROD
26th July 2005, 08:05 PM
A brand new R5GT TURBO? where? how much? tell me more!!!!! I can sense the beemer might be sold???

selwonk
26th July 2005, 08:10 PM
Can't find anything online about it??? I'm pretty certain they were around but it was a while ago. I'll try and find out a bit more...

T555ROD
26th July 2005, 08:14 PM
You've opened a can of worms now. If you can find something, we'll have to address you as Father Christmas!!

Just thinking if the misses could handle another car on the drive? OMG i feel like a kid on christmas eve. I'm bl**dy giddy. Better calm down other wise heart attack beckons!!!

selwonk
26th July 2005, 08:16 PM
I'll have a chat with the guy who sold me mine - it could have been him that mentioned it!

T555ROD
26th July 2005, 08:21 PM
Cheers. Keep us posted.

Big Mart
29th July 2005, 11:35 AM
My first Renault will be my clio that i pick up on monday,

Can't wait, i'll have wet pants by sunday night!

selwonk
29th July 2005, 11:35 AM
LOL - nice one! What year is it?

{LX}
29th July 2005, 05:07 PM
this is a pic of my car i like it, itsmy first ever car havnt actually driven yet because im still 16 atm :P "August 19th people" it's a 1.4 rt which i think pretty good car for my first got every thing you could ever want power steering, electric windows, sunroof. this isnt bad concidering its an 'M' reg. tell us what you guys think be gentle :p

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/4213/p10100397bw.th.jpg (http://img188.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p10100397bw.jpg)

selwonk
29th July 2005, 08:19 PM
Wow - you must be the youngest forum member at the moment!

wheelnut
29th July 2005, 08:29 PM
The very first car I had with electric windows and an electric sunroof - amazing when you think that this was built 35 years ago!

Dan clio172
30th July 2005, 05:20 PM
my first renault was a 19 16v, then after 3 weeks it went pop, then i got my clio a week after the 19, and have had the clio a week now.

selwonk
31st July 2005, 12:20 PM
I always remember Citroens and Renaults as being absolutely the cutting edge when I was younger:

Hydraulic suspension
Aiming headlights

Everything else seemed to old fashioned!

{LX}
31st July 2005, 12:21 PM
Wow - you must be the youngest forum member at the moment!

id like to think so. although i carnt drive at all though :devil:

selwonk
31st July 2005, 12:24 PM
Are you having lessons?

{LX}
31st July 2005, 12:46 PM
Are you having lessons?
not just yet im not 17 yet (August 19 :P) but will be sending off for my provisional on monday if i get me photo done i left it a bit late lol :P.
then when i am 17 i will be ahving lessons soon as possible. any got any recogmendations on driving agencys? :confused:

selwonk
31st July 2005, 01:29 PM
Never used one unfortunately - my dad taught me...

Big Mart
1st August 2005, 11:21 AM
Citreon still come out with some pritty cutting edge stuff, look at the nbew C4'sn and that new exec saloon, so are the big renaults
but in both cases they make them so bizzare no one buys thems and they depreciate like made

Mines a 03 plate when i finally get it, still waiting for insure cert so the garage can tax it, gutted. :(

Dan clio172
1st August 2005, 06:39 PM
not just yet im not 17 yet (August 19 :P) but will be sending off for my provisional on monday if i get me photo done i left it a bit late lol :P.
then when i am 17 i will be ahving lessons soon as possible. any got any recogmendations on driving agencys? :confused:

my test is the day before!

dont go with bsm, as most of their instructors dont have full instruction certs,

ive had only 10hrs so far, and passed my theory a couple of weeks ago, best tip, buy the dsa's theory book, as it has every question that will be in the test. and buy some cd's for the hazard perception.

i was 17 on the 28th of june

Big Mart
3rd August 2005, 11:16 AM
i got it i got it, its finally mine :d :d :d :d :d :d :d :d :d

selwonk
3rd August 2005, 11:20 AM
i got it i got it, its finally mine :d :d :d :d :d :d :d :d :d
Come on then - where's the pics?

Big Mart
4th August 2005, 06:41 AM
i'll get some taken and then work out how to post them up

Sweetooth25
4th August 2005, 06:51 AM
My first Renault is a Modus 1.6 Dynamique Auto which I bought in April and I love it to bits!

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y164/sweetooth25/ATT00010.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y164/sweetooth25/ATT00007.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y164/sweetooth25/ATT000042.jpg

Ivor_E_Tower
4th August 2005, 11:55 AM
So much so, that you have photographed it outside the local Sainsbury's ! There's dedication for you.

scen1c
4th August 2005, 01:22 PM
Very nice though! Enjoy!!

Sweetooth25
5th August 2005, 09:54 AM
So much so, that you have photographed it outside the local Sainsbury's ! There's dedication for you.

:o

That was the day I got it and I couldnt wait to get it home before I took some pics on my phone to send to my friends :d

selwonk
5th August 2005, 09:55 AM
I take it you are enjoying it? It's got a bit of a negative response from most of our members. This is probably because we are mainly middle aged men and it doesn't appeal. However, my missus loves it to bits and wants one to replace her Rover 214 next year

Sweetooth25
5th August 2005, 10:29 AM
Its miles better than my 1.2 Corsa and it shifts. The running costs are low becuase you service it every 3 years or 18,000 miles and I've managed to get over 400 miles on a full tank. When I saw the road tests I read that it was best to get the 1.6 because the 1.2 and 1.4 arent much good. I'm still happy with Modus but then I've only had it for 4 months!

selwonk
5th August 2005, 10:33 AM
It's certainly got great reviews in some of the magazines. I forget which one I was reading yesterday, but it suggested that this was the super-mini to go for at the moment

Obviously, it's not one for me, but I saw one in the flesh for the first time this week and I have to admit it looked pretty good!

Dan clio172
6th August 2005, 07:17 PM
been doing handbrake and j-turns in the car park like the advert?
:devil:

emmag
11th August 2005, 03:33 PM
I have had my little Renault Clio for over a year now. Has so many faults now which are all my own doing apart from her main fault which is the colour a nasty burnt orange colour. Poor thing though her bumper is hanging on by a thread as well as having one of its fog light covers missing and a big scar down the front where it went up the back end of a van. The passenger side has been keyed all the way along in 4 places and many other war wounds which are slowly being sorted now. But she has very low mileage 98 reg and only 35000 ish on the clock. Bless Bean.

sticky_063
15th August 2005, 08:10 PM
My first Renault was a 19 16v Chamade phase ii in white with full leather.

My best car, I've had a few, it was nice to look at, f#@<hidden>%ing fast and went on to 120k without any problems!!!

selwonk
15th August 2005, 08:11 PM
Lovely cars! Which version - the wedge or the facelift?

sticky_063
15th August 2005, 08:25 PM
Lovely cars! Which version - the wedge or the facelift?

Facelift

55 bloke
23rd August 2005, 06:40 PM
I just joined this forum today. My 1st Renault was a 25 GTX, bought in 1990 coz the garage I WAS going to get a Cavalier from had just had it traded-in, and I had a test drive. Fell in love straight away. I ran it for 10 years. Since then I've had 3 more, my current one is a VERY nice TXE auto. I am baffled as to why these cars weren't a HUGE success- must surely be the most under rated car ever!! To my eyes, they're far and away the best looking car in there class, and have unrivalled levels of comfort and refinement. Make Granadas and Carltons look very sick, and right up there with the BMW's and Mercs of their day. There seems to be very few of them about these days, are there any other fans out there?

selwonk
23rd August 2005, 07:34 PM
I'm with you mate. My next door neighbour had one when I was younger - really nice. It was pretty quick as well if I remember rightly

Welcome to the forums by the way!

55 bloke
23rd August 2005, 08:13 PM
Glad you agree!! Quick? Well, quick enough for me, but not a road-burner!! Maybe the V6 turbo was fast, but I'm lead to believe that they're a nightmare to maintain, and expensive too!!! Thanks for the welcome, too. Anyone else out there driving a 25?

bonedavid
3rd September 2005, 11:50 AM
my laguna rt sports tourer 2.0 ltr estate..on an "S" plate 1998.

always had vauxhalls before but i liked the look and style of the laguna..heard some bad things about renaults but to date its been a good motor if a little juicy.

roll on the day when i can post an answer to the thread.."what was your first aston martin.....? :p :p

selwonk
3rd September 2005, 06:25 PM
OG can already answer "What was your first Porsche?". With a little bit of luck I'll be able to answer that one in about 18 months. Saw a DB9 in Chester today - what a bl00dy car!

blondejo31
4th September 2005, 06:48 PM
mine is a nice blue 1998 scenic,it replaces my ford fiesta, loads of room and much easier for my mum to get in and out of when i take her shopping also useful when taking the dogs out !!!!

neilspotshop
10th September 2005, 05:44 PM
First car and renault was my clio 1.4 rt k reg have had that for abit over a yr. until a week or so ago when i decided needed something little bigger and a little quicker ahaha so have my megane coupe 2.0ltr 16v.

Abo
27th September 2005, 02:36 PM
I've never had a Renault before. I used to drive my uncle's two 25's around though when I was 17/18; first a 2.0 GTS and then a 2.2 GTX. I scuffed the door of the GTS quite badly in a carpark a couple of weeks after I passed my test...

I learned to drive in a red Renault 5 of some description.

Time is passing slowly waiting for my Megane. I'm itching to get my hands on those 225 horses but it won't be here until 16th November :(

selwonk
27th September 2005, 03:07 PM
It'll be worth the wait matey! :)

Dan clio172
27th September 2005, 10:49 PM
big problems with them, look on renaultsport.co.uk

selwonk
27th September 2005, 10:56 PM
big problems with them, look on renaultsport.co.uk
I'm not sure he's going to thank you for that post! :) What's supposed to be so wrong with them?

Dan clio172
27th September 2005, 11:42 PM
most of them are spending more time with renault than the owner, one case, the guy lost 4th 5th and 6th gear, it then spent 4 weeks on the problem being solved, someone elses burnt a valve out! just have a look at the thread titles on this page:
http://www.renaultsport.co.uk/community/forum/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=14

Abo
28th September 2005, 04:19 AM
Hmm, bloody forum doesn't work. Not a good start ;)

Abo
28th September 2005, 05:14 AM
Managed to get on the site; the registration page doesn't like Firefox...

Anyway, it seems that three owners are having serious problems and others are complaining about the brakes. If I have a problem with discs warping (and I did on my Astra...) then I'll get 'em changed. If the brake fluid is boiling then I'll bleed it and replace it with racing grade fluid and see how I get on.

Jeeze, I'm looking at solutions for a car I don't have yet ;)

BTW, three of my collegues ordered the 225 at the same time as me; be interesting to see how we all get on...

selwonk
28th September 2005, 08:40 AM
Yep - let's work on the principle that you'll be posting a thread here that says:

BUY A 225 NO PROBLEMS TO DATE

just like on the page on the forum mentioned above. No point looking for problems is there!

brighty
12th October 2005, 10:07 AM
My 1st Renault was a 21gts D reg in midnight navy, I then traded in that for a G plate 21 gts hatch, I then defected to Rover 820i and then ford Mondeo si and Mondeo ghia X and now have gone full circle and brought a Vel Satis.

joe_g_uk
12th October 2005, 07:49 PM
my first renault is the one ive got now: 1997 megane coupe 1.6i not bad for a 17 year old!

Dan clio172
12th October 2005, 09:44 PM
mine was my 19 16v:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y237/danlp6/DSC01022.jpg

then that clapped out, so i now have my clio 172:
http://retro-renault.com/gallery/albums/Danlp6-Project-MiVic/DSC01069.jpg

not bad for another 17yr old!

dFZe(laguna2.de)
13th October 2005, 09:15 AM
my first Renault is the car I drive now: Laguna II 2.2 dCi Estate "Initiale" which I bought 2002 in the Netherlands (they gave me additionally a Carminat 8000 without extra fee)
http://dafranze.homeunix.com/webspace/dFZe/images/heck.jpg

beforte that I drove a VW Golf (3) Estate 1.9 TDI, which was the first car I owned; I lived in Munich, where you do not realy need a car but a public transportation ticket... ;) When I needed a car I rent a car at Sixt, Europcar, Hertz etc.

My parents had lot's of Fords, a 1976 Granda 2.8 Ghia, a 1990 Orion 1.6 Diesel :yawn:, some Escort Diesels and now a Focus Diesel I used to drive, when I needed a car for short. They had some Toyotas, too. The first 20.000kms on the road I drove in a Corolla Liftback 1.8 Diesel, which had 160.000km when my parents bought it. Very good car, but as ugly as good. :p

Eternal Optimist
18th October 2005, 06:47 PM
First Renault was a one owner 15 years ago....never got round to recomissioning it, last saw it in Lincoln ten years ago. Bought a grand scenic last year for other half, just come out of the company car scheme and bought a Vel Satis. 1800 miles and three weeks later, still happy with the decision......

Shaun wall
4th November 2005, 08:02 PM
R6 early '70s, R4 late '70s, R5 mid 80s. The 4 was the bees knees

Hann666
28th November 2005, 01:18 PM
It was a Renault 5 GT Turbo - in Champagne C reg (C770 WSC), (don't ask me what year that makes it, and I can't believe I can remeber the reg.).

Great car, fastest car of the mark, I have ever owned, :d used to go round corners like it was on rails.

Great car, it'll be in the great scrapyard in the sky now :( .

S.

scen1c
28th November 2005, 01:33 PM
C plate makes it 1985/6, and thats well and truly in the scrapyard in the sky I'm afraid! (That is, no info is returned from the RAC online vehicle reg. check)!

OG
28th November 2005, 02:02 PM
It was a Renault 5 GT Turbo - in Champagne C reg (C770 WSC), (don't ask me what year that makes it, and I can't believe I can remeber the reg.).

Great car, fastest car of the mark, I have ever owned, :d used to go round corners like it was on rails.

Great car, it'll be in the great scrapyard in the sky now :( .

S.

Nice, it wasn't white with red interior like Uncle Selwonk's was it?

selwonk
28th November 2005, 02:07 PM
IIRC champagne was a more gold colour than Arctic White. They are great cars though! Brilliant for 3-wheel cornering!

OG
28th November 2005, 02:13 PM
IIRC champagne was a more gold colour than Arctic White. They are great cars though! Brilliant for 3-wheel cornering!

Doh! That'll teach me to only skim the post :o

Incidentally, did you see the new Focus on Top Gear last night, that had awsome leave lift in the corners :cool:

Benny
12th December 2005, 02:36 PM
I had a 1998 Laguna 2.0 8v RT which I bought in 2001...which I stuck into the back of a Proton, then repaired, and impaled onto a pillar (Who has driveway pillars 12" off the ground made from evilly sharp lumps of granite?!)

I then PXed it (just...) for a 2002 V6 tourer, which I still have today.

You'd think I'd have learned by now, wouldn't you...

B

montybaber
14th December 2005, 09:23 PM
My first Renault is my current car Scenic 2 1.6 Dynamique in some sort of greyey silver colour that nobody knows the name of :)

I changed cars from a Subaru Impreza as I wanted a car that we could enjoy with the dog in the back (quite a large dog) so we went on the look out for suitable motors, we test drove loads and decided that we loved the looks of the latest Scenic as well as the interior and toys.

We looked everywhere for a 1.9 Diesel version (as apparently these are the best engines) but after several rows with salesman whilst negotiating we decided to take a look at a local Renault specialist who the week before had been our local main dealer (our new main dealer was where the first of two rows started).

We were treated after a long hard and frustrating day of viewing cars to a friendly and relaxed salesman who threw me the keys to the Scenic that caught my eye and told me to take it out for as long as we wanted (even though this was after 5pm on a Saturday afternoon)

whilst test driving the car and investigating further it had a high spec including

all of the Dynamique touches;
Alloys
Auto parking brake (excellent piece of kit)
Auto headlights
Auto wipers (hmmm?)
Nice interior trim (not mad keen on beige)

and a few extras including;
Multichanger
Folding Mirrors
Parking sensors
Panoramic sunroof
Centre console thingy
Hands free card

Drove the car and tbh was quite impressed with the little engine, quite gutsy and decent economy, got back to the dealer to be asked what deal I would like and once told he agreed quite happily offering over 1k more for my Scooby than even a Renault/Subaru garage did earlier that day as well as mats, petrol, and tax (and the asking price was the cheapest we had looked at.

I am chuffed to bits with it, we have taken the rear seats out and carpeted the back and my boy loves sitting in there looking out of the sunroof and it is returning 34mpg urban which is quite impressive coming from under 20mpg in my last car which is half the size.

I've bored you all enough now but that was the start of my Renault career and I can see my next car being a clio v6 to sit alongside the dogmobile

OG
15th December 2005, 08:47 AM
Nice one Montybaber, it's amazing what you'll do for your mut:crazy: My choice of car was governed by our dog for years. We don't have one anymore which is a shame but makes it easier chosing a car ;)

Glad you're chuffed with the new motor.

Cheers

paul3lions
15th December 2005, 06:49 PM
My first Renault was 14 years ago,it was a 1984 Fuego,beautiful car I was only 18 and everyone else my age had boring Cavaliers or Escorts.
After many other cars I recently bought a 2000 Escpace RT-X and its a beauty!!!

BexGDI
15th December 2005, 10:07 PM
My first renault was a black 84 renault 5 1.4 GTS!!
I had it lowered on 5turbo springs and had 5 turbo seats and steering wheel! I loved that car so much wicked fun!
It was a member of our family really! It belonged to my partners cousin then I bought it from him kept it for a year and then finally sold it to my brother!!!!
I still miss it though!!! :(

hondo
16th December 2005, 10:31 PM
Mine was a Renault 10

followed by an R12
followed by 2 R16s
followed by an R20
followed by a 21 1700cc petrol
followed by a Lag1 diesel RTDT 2.2
followed by the current one Lag 2.2

The worst one for comfort in imho was the 21 although in 9 or 10 years it was very reliable

cliogirl
18th December 2005, 07:37 PM
My first Renault is my Clio, it's also my first car. Ive had it since February and so far ive had to silicone bothe back lights to the bodywork and the boot seal to the bodywork to prevent me gettin a swimming pool in my boot and blowing up my amp/sub. lol My car is on the right in my signature :cool:

davesss
18th January 2006, 10:30 AM
Hi,

There was a true story in the Advanced Motorists Magazine about a 17 year old lad who passed his driving test on the morning of his 17th birthday, in the afternoon he passed his Advanced Driving test!

His father taught him to drive on private roads.

chris m
18th January 2006, 11:38 AM
Hi LX,

I've also got a M reg 1.4RT. Its a nice car. Not had too many problems up to now (auto box just gone but having recon put in as it's such a nice car for town use). Hope you have fun in it.

But when I was a mere lad my dad had a 16 of some description. It was a smart little car and a good mover. I seem to remeber the two of us blasting down the motorway from my uncles in Yorkshire, we had the boot and back seats full of York stone for a fireplace and the thing was still shifting. :)

Horatio
18th January 2006, 02:34 PM
All this talk of R5 Turbos reminds me of someone I used to know who had one.

He'd only had it a couple of days, when one of the other guys decided to race him with his (totally unmodified) 1 litre Nova.

Much revving of engines, they both dumped the clutch simultaneously and the 5 reversed straight through the fence while the Nova pottered through the office car park gates and won the race hands down.

The owner was extremely lucky - he'd popped the fence panel clean out, and done absolutely no damage to either the car or the fence. Though it wasn't long before he realised why the previous owner had parted with it: He had to replace the turbo within a month of getting it.

I also still remember my mum having a white, rather basic R5 (don't ask me what model.) That was the car that taught me the trick of whacking the starter motor with a hammer and a piece of wood. Its other memorable feature was that awful through-the-dash gear lever, which seemed to operate a normal gear lever somewhere under the bonnet.

Renaults have definitely come a long way since then.

mitul1983
18th January 2006, 02:40 PM
My LagII is my first Renault and incidentally also my first car. Well I paid for half of it anyway!

leroy
18th January 2006, 02:49 PM
My first Renault was a Dauphine as mentioned in another post. It came complete with a 6 volt battery and rubbery feeling gear linkages. I paid £100
for it when I was still young but the engine seized up after eighteen months.

supercc
18th January 2006, 03:25 PM
First Renault was a 1991 Clio 1.2 5door in silver that I bought in 1995.

Got hooked straight away and have never looked back. Folowed by 5 more Clio's, 4 Laguna's and my current Megane Coupe

superbiatch
18th January 2006, 09:57 PM
The renault i've got now is my first and i'm keeping her til she's ran thoroughly into the ground.

It's the most reliable car i've ever had and apart from general maintenance costs, it's never cost me a thing - which is great IMHO for a car almost 6 years old :)

77richard77
25th January 2006, 04:50 PM
My first renault was my 03 Laguna 1.8 Dynamique. It was my first new car and not sure if it was the fact it only had 7 miles on the clock but it was the best car i had ever had. :)
so much so i got the same car again. Just a little faster with more toys

Lagdti
27th January 2006, 08:49 PM
My first Renault was a 19 Diesel which was only 3 years old when we bought it.Not the most inspiring car in the world but one of the most economical and comfortable.Never serviced it,just replaced bits that fell off/broke/wore out in the 4 years/35,000 miles that we owned it.It finally cried enough when I forgot to put anti freeze in it and it froze up solid one winter.I was too busy fixing other peoples cars to worry about mine............

SykeStudiO
29th January 2006, 01:12 PM
Mine was a Renault 16TL - 1972 model in bright metallic blue, bought in '75! It probably got as many stares then as my Avantime does now. The 16 was said to be the first true 5-door hatchback. It was such a comfortable car to drive. Once drove from Manchester to Inverness in one sitting and got out as fresh as a daisy on arrival.

John

ren25
30th January 2006, 12:05 AM
:)
Having seen some of the postings here, it makes me wonder if I'm getting a bit long in the tooth.
My father bought a 750 in the late 50's, which was introduction to Renault and I hadn't even left school then. The first ever model I bought was the Dauphine which was bought in the late 60's. This was followed by an R4, R8, Caravelle, R8S, 2 x 18 GTS, Fuego, 18 GTS, 2 x 25 GTS, 25 TXE Auto and now (within the last week) Laguna 1.8 16v.
As you can see your parents can do terrible things to you, without you knowing?
I must admit that I have enjoyed very moment of my driving these cars and can say that if you can drive from Aberdeen to Dover with only a fuel stop, then it must be quite good.

55 bloke
30th January 2006, 06:34 AM
I can remember seeing Dauphines when we used to take family holdays in France and Spain back in the '70s, and I always thought they were lovely cars!! Can also rememer seeing Renault 8 Gordidnis, and thinking how cool they were!! Loved the 16 too- years ahead of it's time. As for comfort, I've yet to find another car to equal my 25!! Absolutely the best seats ever, why can't they be fitted in all cars!?!

p8ul
10th March 2006, 09:59 PM
Renault 18. It was a shed, the garage that sold it should of been shut down.

Oilyrag
10th March 2006, 10:36 PM
Mine was a 1995 M reg Laguna. Bought it cheap as an accident damaged repairable. Rebuilt the front end and drove it for about a year. Then had to replace the gearbox, drove it through a flood and the ECU packed up. Then when we went to claim on the insurance it turned out that there was outstanding finance on it. Still one of the most comfortable cars I've ever driven though. Now driving another Laguna which was accident damaged.


Where are the men in white coats? :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

p8ul
10th March 2006, 10:48 PM
I've had my M reg Laguna for about 6 months, paid £800. I've put a new starter motor on and had the back box replaced. It's comfortable and smooth through the gears. After reading some of the horror stories from other Laguna drivers I keep touching wood everytime I talk about the car.

Oilyrag
11th March 2006, 01:43 PM
Mine was a Renault 16TL - 1972 model in bright metallic blue, bought in '75! It probably got as many stares then as my Avantime does now. The 16 was said to be the first true 5-door hatchback. It was such a comfortable car to drive. Once drove from Manchester to Inverness in one sitting and got out as fresh as a daisy on arrival.

John

Any pics? My head master used to drive a white 16TL at about the same time. Not seen one for several years now though :) :)

Are there any left?

SykeStudiO
11th March 2006, 10:56 PM
Any pics? My head master used to drive a white 16TL at about the same time. Not seen one for several years now though :) :)

Are there any left?

I know I've got some pics somewhere, but they're buried in the loft. I'll post something if and when I can find them - I want to scan them anyway.

Not many around now as they did tend to rust badly if not kept on top of. I saw a green TX the other day, but also have seen one or two in films. There was one in Dark City (along with a couple of DSs), and I think there was one in "Lord of War", just passing in the back of a scene.

Another car I'd add to my collection if I could find a really good one.

Cheers
John

Malachi
16th March 2006, 06:57 AM
My First car and Renault and also the one i have now and had for a few weeks, is my 1987 R25 GTX drives Nice and smooth and sweet on corners i love it

55 bloke
16th March 2006, 07:39 AM
Hello! Great to see another R 25 owner on here! My current 25 is my 4th, and I've ben driving them sice I got my 1st one in '85, I just love them!! Can't think of a car I'd rather own, except for the total fantasy stuff that costs 10 times my annual sallery.

Malachi
16th March 2006, 08:05 AM
I only have one thing that I cant figure out and thats why the Control pannel, with the clock isent working, which means my Radio isent working :( If i can find that out and fix it Ill be a Happy man, and I love the r25 comfort is a great thing :)

55 bloke
16th March 2006, 10:45 AM
Is it just the radio display that's out? Does the clock, outside air temp, etc work? Could be that the battery has been disconnected, which would mean the radio security code will need re-entering.

Malachi
16th March 2006, 05:19 PM
Nope all that part dosent work, but the backlight does when i put the headlights on does, and i noticed there is a faint light during the day as well, nothing else shows up :(

Ginga
18th March 2006, 07:39 PM
Hello folks. Just joined these forums, so I thought I would carry on an post here.


My first Renault was an N-Reg Laguna 2.0RXE Automatic. God was it a comfy car.... luverly auto box, quick and the sexeh female voice system...whcih I fell out of love with (temporarily) when it chose to warn of of brake failure as I plummeted off the motorway up to a roundabout (where it is advised one does try to slow down, if not stop).

Luckily my brakes were fine...it was a loose sensor.

I had the car for three years... never saw it again until a few months ago when it drove past the end of my street. Made me wish I kept it now :(

Brock
21st April 2006, 06:44 PM
This Laguna II is my first Renault, but my dad did have a 12tl estate which he bought brand new and kept until it lived no more. That was in the late 70's. It was on the old 'T' plate.

Cerberus
21st April 2006, 09:07 PM
My first Renault was a mettallic green x-reg 18 GTL 1400. It was a damn sight quicker than the 1600 Cortina I had before it. It was the first car I had with front wheel drive, electric windows and a sunroof. It died from terminal rust flea infestation though.:(

vornstar
22nd April 2006, 09:16 AM
Mine was a 95 Laguna. It was really nice to drive but the sunroof leaked, the starter motor packed up (which I replaced myself) and I had to replace the battery - I only kept it 3 months. I wish I had kept it now, because even with the leaking sunroof it was nicer than some of the cars I have had since.

I now own a 2000 Renault laguna 1.9 DCi and have to say I am really impressed with the performance from a diesel (touch wood...only had it less than a week). Bad bits...the heater only works on setting 4 (will fix that at some point as soon as I can find a thermal fuse), the horn didn't work but has now decided to start working again, the dial that controls where the heater blows kept springing back to the windscreen position (now fixed - bent cable behind dials) and I am not convinced that the air con is blowing cold. I'm sure that once the blowers have been fixed it will be a really nice car.

By the way, this is my first post - hello.

SingleServingFriend
27th April 2006, 05:51 PM
Mines the Blue P-Reg Mark1 Phase 3 Clio RL 1.2 I currently drive. My first car in fact!
Had it year and 8months now. When i bought it it had 38,000 miles on the clock, it now has 68,000. Not had any major problems with it except the exhaust, new back box and middle pipe last year and new down pipe a few months back. Just starting to develop a bit of a lumpy idle and squeek in the steering and gearbox now.

Had a bit of a bump in it (whats the percentage of new drivers that have an accident within four months again?) which needed a new bumper, radiator and bonnet. Plus a new car for other party involved :(. Turns out cars take longer to stop when they have passengers, lesson learnt and only had a run in with a car park bollard since.

Excellant first car, couldn't have asked for better! Been good fun to drive and work on. Just about to take on a P-Reg Laguna in need of some work. Heres hoping my second Renault will be just as good as my first!

escamino
17th June 2006, 01:32 AM
My first Renault

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v601/escamino/Espaceforsale2.jpg

cortinapaul
8th July 2006, 06:50 PM
Mine was a B-reg gold 18GTS mark2 , ooooh how fast it was . ive been on the look out for another !

since then ive had a:
19 gts
2 laguna's rt's
espace gtx ?

im on my 3 laguna as i speak

Tomo
11th July 2006, 01:24 PM
My first was Laguna I Phase 2 I bought it new in 2001 (i come into some money) looking back i wish i bought a second hand one.

Trying to sell it now

http://www.totally-wired.org/laguna/4.jpg


Im currently on my Second Lag now

http://www.totally-wired.org/new/2.jpg

THIEKBLACK
12th July 2006, 08:00 AM
First Renault was a Renault 4, good fun and very reliable (how things change) Unfortunately a Volvo artic loved the ass that much it tried to mount it. Therefore , move that ass,--------- to the nearest garage in the sky. A sad farewell :eek:

THIEKBLACK
12th July 2006, 08:06 AM
This was my pride and joy but the British summer meant a fond goodbuy

serences
17th July 2006, 09:48 AM
my first renault was renault 5 campus.1991. still running.no problems at all with it.

clio2611
17th July 2006, 10:19 AM
My first renault is my Clio 1.9D which i aqquired two weeks ago, very impressed lots more room in the boot compared to the punto i used to have

ilove 24
4th August 2006, 03:22 PM
My first car is the one i still own ( only had it a week lol ) its a Renault Clio 1.4 RT in Brooklands Green.

Normanv6
5th August 2006, 11:17 AM
First renault i had was a 1982 20 TX, i loved the thing, then took myself off to uni so needed a smaller car, bought a 1992 clio 1.2 RT. It was a great going wee car! When rust finally took over i got a 1995 Renault Laguna RXE drove her for a few years then bought a 1992 clio baccara (which now resides in my hayshed)! Currently driving a 1999 Laguna V6, a car i wanted from the moment i seen it.....

nollyjeff
10th August 2006, 05:33 PM
Mine was a Renault 11 Automatic Hatchback -

Registration A666DNJ

gave it to my sister in law and then a door fell off!

GeordieClio
11th August 2006, 05:37 PM
My first renault.

http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/4720/s4300011qc0.th.jpg (http://img106.imageshack.us/my.php?image=s4300011qc0.jpg)

Shiney! :)

RXE 2000
13th August 2006, 07:42 PM
Mine was a renault 12 TL. I think it was a L or an M reg (74ish). I learnt to drive in this car in my mates field as his dad had a farm, good days.

iggsy
18th August 2006, 07:12 PM
A Renault 5 TL 1108cc with a fish for them 4 speed box and bouncy castle shocks.Used to kid myself i was rallying's missed oportunity,taking corners on 2 wheels,until i looked at the speedo and found i was only doing 20mph....

peterren
20th October 2006, 03:17 PM
renault 5 black gordini turbo convertable was my first renault suppose to have been only 6 in uk dont know how true that was,i was young lol
will have to hunt out some old picture's

nobby
20th October 2006, 06:58 PM
My first time was with a Renault 16. I cant Remember which model or year but blimey do I wish I could find a nice one now. She had a column shift like old Roll's have, easily as comfy as a Roll's but without the aggro. D'ya know what, I think I loved that Car!:d

hondo
21st October 2006, 01:37 PM
My first was a Renault 10

BTW nobby I agree with what you said about the R16 like being mobile in your favourite armchair.

BTW The R10 had the same front seats, but much, much closer together.

bigalni
25th October 2006, 03:35 PM
My first Renault..........memory is hazy.....was a Renault 18...i think a GTS? Metallic blue. 1978 ish
Superbly comfortable and reliable until the day i had to take it to a car dealer having done a deal for another car.
I went to collect the new car and the Renault started throwing out blue smoke on the way!!!!
Needless to say i parked the Renault at the dealers,handed in the keys,got into the new motor and was gone!
Never saw it again....i reckon it knew i was letting it go!Ive felt guilty ever since.

Alan

vertigogreen
27th October 2006, 01:05 PM
coupe 16v

hondo
27th October 2006, 03:44 PM
This wasn't the first Renault that I had, but it turned out to be the most uncomfortable, the seating was rubbish compared to any other Renault I've ever had before, or since.

It wasn't very easy to find a comfortable spot to find for long periods of time for my English size 11s.

But on the plus side during about the 9 or 10 years of ownership with from 6,000 miles on the clock to 89,000 miles the car gave me very little trouble. :)

Amazin really on the day I traded it in, it still had the original exhaust.
.
.
Mind you thinking about it now, you wouldn't believe the :censored: racket it was making.

bosshead10
27th October 2006, 04:39 PM
my first was a espace,what amistake that was

herbiebabe
30th October 2006, 02:19 PM
I have a 1994 Clio automatic RT. And i love it.
It has a few scrapes and dents but once i fix them she will look lovely.
Her interior is lovely and comfy, only problem is the tapedeck doesn't work and i refuse to take it out as its part of the orginial car
Here is Herbie2

ren25
30th October 2006, 06:20 PM
By the sounds of it it would be worth getting another deck from a dismantler.

vertigogreen
10th November 2006, 01:13 PM
pics

55 bloke
10th November 2006, 05:23 PM
Isn't it strange that the quality can vary so much between models from the same manufacturor? As I've said before in these forums, my 25 is the most comfortable car I've ever driven, and yet the contemporary 21 seems to be anything but!!

hondo
10th November 2006, 06:07 PM
As I've said before in these forums, my 25 is the most comfortable car I've ever driven, and yet the contemporary 21 seems to be anything but!!

I agree with that comment, wholeheartedly, I owed Renaults starting from an R10 going through 12s 16s and a R20 after the initial shine had worn off the 21 I realised it was the most uncomfortable Renault car I'd ever been in.

loader
7th January 2007, 10:49 AM
My first Renault was an 18 GT something or other, loved it to bits very comfy and could failry shift for a big car

cliobritt
7th January 2007, 11:22 AM
2001 172 clio.

sport_tourer
7th January 2007, 03:56 PM
mine was 91 j renault 19 16v in red

Donald
7th January 2007, 03:58 PM
2002 espace 2.0 16v expression and proud of it:crazy:

347andy
7th January 2007, 06:37 PM
18TX, had a 2.0 ltr engine and the Fuego (remember them ?) suspension !

VelSatisfied
7th January 2007, 06:47 PM
My current car is my first Renault.

Paul:)

eggsy
7th January 2007, 07:36 PM
Just got rid of my first Renault:( 2.0 laguna RXE absulutely loved it 150,000 on the clock and still going strong. Towed our caravan all around France last year with no problems. Still miss it boo hoo

Megane97
9th January 2007, 03:53 PM
First Renault was a 16 TS, followed by 17 TL (similar shape to the Fuego) , 11 and now a '97 Megane.

The 16 was a brilliant car, huge load space with folding rear seats. Anyone remember that it had two rear axles? One for each rear wheel, so that meant that the rear wheel arch on each side from the rear door to the wheels were different sizes to cater for this!

gordonpringle
19th January 2007, 10:33 AM
My first was a 1972 17TS was a great car but being young and stupid i let it fall apart :(
I'm in the process of restoring a '73 17TS at the moment but it's not the same (no fuel injection or electric sunroof), anyone got any spares for a 17 by the way ?

iainp
11th March 2007, 10:53 AM
Mine was a 1990 5 GT Turbo in gunmetal grey, red carpets, no sunroof, thank god! It was absolutly gorgeous, i wanted one for ages before i could afford to buy and insure one. My wife (girlfriend at the time) admits now that she even liked it, at the time she said it was crap, jealousy is an evil thing! :devil: She only drove it once but that was as if she had stolen it, in the traffic light grand prix, the poor girls in an XR3i didn't have a chance. haha! It took me two weeks before i drove it into a lamp post, GUTTED! but those two weeks were mostly with my hair on fire, had it upto an indicated 147 :crazy: briefly before my bottle ran out, brilliant. Would love another, but they and me are too old now. Currently drive a nice sensible 1.6 Laguna :yawn:

uvsarah
11th March 2007, 02:47 PM
mine was a white clio 1.2 RN '95

bless it!! it has now been sold on to a young lad who is going to 'pimp it up' haha! (respray and body kit etc! haha)

bless the ol' clio!

Mickdoc
11th March 2007, 10:07 PM
Another one I forgot!
Renault 16TS Lovely drive! I think 'F' Reg Only had it about 6 Months drive shaft sheared off on the Severn Bridge my wife drove it most of the time.

deano23285
21st March 2007, 11:49 AM
the car i got now is my first renault

funkysi
21st March 2007, 12:49 PM
My first Renault is the one I've just bought. BUT, I was very very close to buying a nice little laser blue MK1 Clio RSi when I was about 19. Then, some years later, looking for a toy, I considered an A610, but prompted for my current Z car.

http://www.autosrapidos.com/superautos/r/renault-alpinea610turbo01.jpg

alex21
21st March 2007, 11:40 PM
my first Renault was a white Laguna 2.0l rt 8v, got it when i was 18 when my dad got his new car, loved it apart from the cold mornings lol heater was p*sh:d. sold it to my best friend, he only had it for about 2 weeks and the timing belt snapped:o :rofl: then got it back for nothing and sold it again lol

pjdt77
28th May 2007, 02:29 PM
My first Renault was a brand new 5GT Turbo, bought her when I was 21.
Heres a pic below. Got her superchipped at Motoscope Northallerton when it was only 3 weeks old.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/pjdt77/Others/5GTTurbo.jpg

Had a brand new 19 16v, Twingo, Espace 2.0T Initiale, Modus, Meagane 225 since then and currently own a brand new 1 week old Megane R26 and got a new Clio on order.

CHeers Phill J

espaced?
28th May 2007, 06:28 PM
mine was the 7 seat 2.1td savanna L reg (the beast):)

diddly
1st June 2007, 07:48 PM
mine is my laguna dci that i have had for about two months and i really like it, loads of cars b4 it but never a renault must be getting wiser(i hope!!!)

goon
2nd June 2007, 09:55 AM
That's tricky. I've bought lots of them before but my first owned one was an R reg Laguna Executive bought for the princely sum of £600 a few pennies later and she was as good as new. To be fair, she was also better than the Lag I've got now.

bobford100
2nd June 2007, 10:55 AM
My first Renault was a gold X reg Fuego GTS, I bought it second hand in about 1984. That was my last 'owned' car before a succession of rubbish company cars.
Then in about '92 had a mk1 Espace, followed in around '96 mk2 Espace, these fitted in fine with a growing family. The better half then had an N reg Laguna RT estate while I had another succession of company cars until 2002 when my current Laguna 2.0 ide was purchased.

tankface
9th June 2007, 06:22 PM
My first Renault is my first car which I paid for today, to collect in a few weeks :d

len_0onx
11th June 2007, 12:10 PM
My first Renault was a 1989 21 Savannah 7 seater which was a rebuilt write off less than 3 years old. Got a full engineers report on it before purchase and we had it for over 5 years. It eat antiroll bar bushes but other that that very reliable. I did put off changing the cam belt one service to much and paid the price. Even that was not that expensive to put right four new valves, cambelt and a gasket set for less than £100. Decoked the head with 'Mr Muscle'. We’re on to our fourth Renault (third Laguna). We (the wife and me) currently run a Mk1 and Mk2 Laguna Estate. What can I say we like them!

Len

jeggyboy
11th June 2007, 10:07 PM
My 1st Renault was a s reg 12tl, brother worked in a Renault garage which was handy. Being a new driver soon overheated & blew up the engine so refitted with a c reg Renault 18 1.4 it looked crap but went like hell, beat all my mates with their 1.3 escorts ( how common) been with Renault ever since. Got to say my Fuego GTS was the best

Jonault
1st July 2007, 04:38 PM
In 1985 I had my first car which was a Renault 16TX (R reg). It was a rot box and difficult to work on but it was also nippy and very comfortable. The column gear change was great! This car was quite a revolutionary design when it first appeared in the late sixties, a forerunner to the hatchback.

Bob925
19th August 2007, 10:39 PM
My first Renault is my third car, a red phase 1 Megane Rt Alize. When I bought it loads of people said " why on earth did you buy one of those?". She's been an absolute gem in terms of reliability apart from a battery failure. She's red as well - and I don't like red as a colour for cars. I wonder why the Astra and Golf I had before were both red, then...

dejan72
20th August 2007, 09:34 AM
My first one was back in 94" R5GTE '88 25000M, completely rebuilt it (used a C405 as a base since C409 has been bought totaly crashed) and had it for 7 years, had a lot of fun did 100000M with it and had to let it go (rust), the engine lived on in a R19 TXE i had for 2years (rust again), then came Laguna 1.8 '95 with 200000miles passed (ole rusty) kept it up to now, 2 months ago bought a friends 95' clio 1.4 rt mint condition (paid 250eur for it), khm 200000 miles passed with the original catalyzer that works (my mom back behind steering wheel), and two weeks ago, life came back to me with 98' Laguna V6 24V 150000miles passed, mint could i say (executive car), till rust takes us apart...
i wish you all good luck with Renaults

Low Profile
30th August 2007, 11:14 AM
Mine was a 1980 Estafette R2137. A quirky old thing to say the least.

Tink
2nd September 2007, 10:20 AM
My first renault was a 1985 11 turbo, in silver, when i first saw the car it was in my uncles body shop , with no front panels on, due to previous owner shutting the garage door on the front end :rofl: .i bought it off him befor he had even finished it . My wife ( to be at the time) thought i was off mi head, when we returned from our honeymoon 2 weeks later , and this lovely shiney little beast was sat outside our house she was over the moon . we had the car for 2 years and it was great, and for some reason i swapped it for a nissan :crazy: , and boy did i miss it !
Ian

Malc
2nd September 2007, 04:56 PM
My first renault was a 2ltr petrol G reg Espace. It was silver but most of the paint was either faded or stripped off completely. We drove that car for miles (If you ever saw a tatty looking silver Espace bombing up or down the M5/ M4/ M1...that was us) Cornwall, Scotland, even Disney Land Paris. It never let us down once!! Last year I sold it for £100 and bought an Espace Alize 2.2ltr Diesel. Even though we have driven miles in this, it has done nothing but let us down. 2 Months after buying it the engine blew up and we had to get another one fitted (They fitted a Renault 21 engine....really pokey now!!). The clutch cable has snapped twice and now for the second time in 6 months.....BOTH keys have lost their coding so it's off to the garage again!!
My old Espace....still going strong :( Typical!!
Who ever decided to build in the imobilisor to such an extent that if the keys lose their codes you can't start the stupid thing up and you can't reprogram them without taking them to the garage AND the garage won't reprogram them unless you take the car there is really stupid!!
Anyhow....All said and done....I love Espaces....they're great and have enough room in them to split the kids up on long journeys. No arguements...just the old...Are we there yet? Are we there yet? etc :)

Tiggerz_SRi
5th December 2007, 03:29 PM
My first was N reg Laguna 1.8 RT

Proper weapon!

Part-X'd it on a private sale for the Espace! Only traded it as It went sideways on me at 60mph on a A road when I hit diesel on the road. As there was no ABS, The wheels locked and stalled the engine... All Whilst going 60mph sideways towards a lamp-post! How I recovered the slide I'll never know!

Lost faith in it then! And the Mrs got broody for baby number 4!

The guy I part 'x'd it with still has it! Most comfy car I ever had!

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g316/Tiggerz_SRi/Rear-1.jpg

Alpineandy
5th December 2007, 04:50 PM
My first one was a 1969 R8S.

bryony1984
29th December 2007, 03:12 PM
Mine is the one I got now - a 1994 Renault 5 1.4 Campus!

Not my first dalliance with french cars tho - my 1st car was a 1992 Peugeot 106 which I broke and scrapped in October!

Pat.w
29th December 2007, 03:38 PM
Mine was a 1974 Renault 5 with the silly gear shift that came through the dash. It was terrible, I vowed I would never have another French car let alone another Renault, now there's 2 of them on the drive:o

root-two
30th December 2007, 02:20 AM
My first Renault? The one I'm driving - a 1999 Clio II (1.2RN). Also happens to be my first car, after passing my test at the ripe old age of 36 :)

Bought it off a guy I work with, so I knew it had been looked after and this was backed up by the full service history - nothing out of the ordinary apart from the usual service-related stuff.

Took some getting used to (the clutch, in particular - bite point is very high compared to the Corsa I learned in) but after ironing out a few niggles and getting the cambelt replaced she's a sweet runner, although a bit more grunt for motorway driving would be nice (next car will be at least a 1.4, I reckon)

Oh yeah, it also has the rattling sunroof which seems to be a standard fitting on all Clios :)

delta1066
31st December 2007, 11:00 PM
Our first renault (also still with us now) is a 1997 Megane 1.6 RTe 8v. I passed my test in January so this is the first car that I've had soley for my use.

Great motor but very stubborn. Infact as much as i love the little git I think in true Herby style it still doesn't quite approve of me as it's always finding me something else to get repaired!

The mrs only paid £700 for it though and despite all the faults, failures, emergency surgery etc it's been a damn good little car for us and has always gone from A-B.

Unfortunately the little s*d blew its head gasket and is now wanting that repaired too - Mind you it still drives very well with it blown!

Its gonna cost a fortune to put this beast back into prime condition again but I could never scrap it as its such a wonderful car. No aircon but you can instantly melt into the seats and considering it has electric mirrors, sun roof, front windows etc for just £700 what more could a 1st time driver want eh?

It actually belongs to the mrs who has been harping on about scrapping it for the last 2 months (though she eventually gave in when I stamped my authority down and said "NO") Damn good job too as our latest car (fiat bravo) just blew its gearbox to bits leaving oil and teeth on the road!

Great motor, plenty of personality and always gets there... just about anyway :d

EDIT: Here are some pics of our/my pride and joy. It's looking a bit old and battered but I love it to bits. Please note I've covered the number plate to protect it from plate cloners. Not bad for a £700er

http://merlin.moved.in/megane/010108142050.jpg
http://merlin.moved.in/megane/010108142124.jpg
http://merlin.moved.in/megane/010108142139.jpg
http://merlin.moved.in/megane/010108142202.jpg

coups
2nd January 2008, 04:14 AM
My first Renault was a brand new 2001 3 dr 1.2 16v Clio in the fantastic blue, loved that car but children demanded a bigger motor, tried a few and came by a P reg 2.0 RXE Laguna, lovely comfy car that was fab until the ECU decided it wanted to coast everywhere at 20pmph and if you tried to hurry it it always won the argument by stopping dead.... sold it for £150. Couple of cars later bought the scenic we have now, great practicle car that is now getting on my nerves by getting slower and slower. Performace similar to a....... slow thing. 0-60 in a couple of weeks. Never used to be like this and recently serviced. Much prefer driving my M plated 1.6 Escort, now that can't be a good thing!

Anyone any suggestions regarding rubbish performace of the 1.6 16 valve Renault engine? Air filter new, fuel filter new and oil and filters recently changed. Seem to have very little movement on the accelerator pedal but don't think thats the problem and no the brakes aren't binding, fixed them.

coups
2nd January 2008, 04:22 AM
My first Renault was a brand new 2001 3 dr 1.2 16v Clio in the fantastic blue, loved that car but children demanded a bigger motor, tried a few and came by a P reg 2.0 RXE Laguna, lovely comfy car that was fab until the ECU decided it wanted to coast everywhere at 20pmph and if you tried to hurry it it always won the argument by stopping dead.... sold it for £150. Couple of cars later bought the scenic we have now, great practicle car that is now getting on my nerves by getting slower and slower. Performace similar to a....... slow thing. 0-60 in a couple of weeks. Never used to be like this and recently serviced. Much prefer driving my M plated 1.6 Escort, now that can't be a good thing!

Anyone any suggestions regarding rubbish performace of the 1.6 16 valve Renault engine? Air filter new, fuel filter new and oil and filters recently changed. Seem to have very little movement on the accelerator pedal but don't think thats the problem and no the brakes aren't binding, fixed them.

daft_plonk
10th January 2008, 11:50 AM
It actually belongs to the mrs who has been harping on about scrapping it for the last 2 months (though she eventually gave in when I stamped my authority down and said "NO") Damn good job too as our latest car (fiat bravo) just blew its gearbox to bits leaving oil and teeth on the road!



i thought that was part of the whole fiat experience? my freinds fiat brava couldnt decide if it wanted to idle at 2000 or 3000 revs cos it got a bit cold on a snowy day, then went mad about it, lol.

oh and my T reg 1.6 16v Megane RT Alize is my first renault nice Metalic blue colour and it only cost me £800, and has covered 60k miles, few problems, but stil not a bad buy i dont think.

oh and why are all renaults RT Sports and RT Alizes and such? cost all the different specs start with RT or RN or somthing like that? :confused:

Bob925
10th January 2008, 11:55 AM
oh and why are all renaults RT Sports and RT Alizes and such? cost all the different specs start with RT or RN or somthing like that? :confused:

In the 90's early 00'd they were all indeed RN, RT, RXE etc etc. Alize was a plusher version of an RT - with a/c, colour coded bumpers/mirrors and such. Sport was similar to Alize but added stuff like alloy wheels and spoiler etc.

It's Privilege, Dynamique and stuff like that nowadays. All manufacturers come up with various silly names don't they! :)

delta1066
10th January 2008, 09:01 PM
The meganes are good little motors but as bob and many others here will tell you be careful of the head gasket which seems to be the engines weak point for some reason.

Keep an eye on the coolant tank seems to be the general rule of thumb - if it looks dirty then you might have a HG that is on its way out. If its nice and clean no probs!

Bob is right about the alize - I've seen them and they are much nicer than our version which is an RT. Similar but there are some differences.

Ours is off the road at the moment as its HG has gone and it needs lots of things doing to it but its such a good motor we're not scrapping it unlike many people would - we're keeping it and we'll be sorting it out shortly!

daft_plonk
11th January 2008, 11:09 AM
It's Privilege, Dynamique and stuff like that nowadays. All manufacturers come up with various silly names don't they! :)

citroen saxos and the scandel, open scandel, and forte stand out particually i think, because they all have the exact same spec as the basic X, just a slightly poorer seat trim, and the odd CD player

chiefkeefe
11th January 2008, 11:16 AM
I bought an almost new 1981 Renault 5 which, frankly, was too small for me but SWMBO loved it. I fitted the smallest steering wheel I thought it was possible to buy just so I could squeeze my legs in.

I fondly remember the day both my daughters threw up in it within half an hour of each other. We just couldn't get rid of the smell ...

... so we swapped it for a Princess 2.2.

Agggggggghhhhhhhh!

:crazy:

tallgeese
11th January 2008, 11:30 AM
I have had the old classic myself a mk1 1.4 megane rt 1998 never let me down but had a major lack of power:steam:

daft_plonk
11th January 2008, 11:48 AM
I have had the old classic myself a mk1 1.4 megane rt 1998 never let me down but had a major lack of power:steam:

you had the dreaded problem of heavy car, small engine there im afraid. my rule for decent car power:weight ratios is clio sized car i would not have less than a 1.4, meganes 1.6, lagunas 2.0, etc...

anything on thouse or a bigger engine should be fine

diesels are exempted, as long as they ate turbocharged apart from, in clio sized cars, where they dont really need much more power as they have more torque than a 1.4.

Bob925
11th January 2008, 04:36 PM
... so we swapped it for a Princess 2.2.
:crazy:

:crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

Wedge-tastic! :d

Tallgeese - I know what you mean re: underpowered Megane. My 1.6 is OK when you're on your own, one or two passengers and you're wishing for more power.
How did Alan Partridge put it (reading from Top Gear Magazine)? "With a mere 90bhp, overtaking National Express Buses becomes a long drawn out affair... :d

MrMartyn1984
12th January 2008, 09:00 PM
Renault 19,1.7 TXE Chamade phase I, was a great car had it for 1 year, no problems apart from I pulled the heating control off :crazy: , changed it for my Laguna 1.6 16V RT Sport which I've had for over 5 years with no major probs, excellent car! won't change it till the wheels fall off!!!

Cheers, Martyn.

Bob925
12th January 2008, 09:08 PM
I've always like R19's. A mate of mine had a fantastic R19 until some berk in a Range Rover totalled it. It was a N reg late model stuffed with kit and had stupidly low mileage. The Escort he replaced it with was a right pile of :censored:!

Gogslad
12th January 2008, 09:52 PM
Does a Dacia Duster count? it had a Renault engine:d if not, i had a 19 16v chamade , 1993, bought it for 150 quid in 1999 with a knackered clutch, man that was fun to fit, sold it 2 years later for 1300 quid, loved that car!

swfcowl5
15th January 2008, 12:04 AM
Mine was a renault 5 off roader and now my megane i have now is my first renault car on road

wobbly spoon
5th February 2008, 05:43 PM
My father had a Renault 16 when i was a lad and it was a gorgeous cherry red with shiny black vinyl seats that were made to look like a leather sofa, it had a speedo that was a red bar that zipped along the dashes on the long slim speedo and i loved it to pieces ...so when i was 17 i bought a 1970's Renault 4 from a builder for £50, it had a dash mounted gear lever , push in and pull out job, it had a huge hole in the floor and everything was worn out and on its last legs, it had about three months tax and test left on it and i drove it everywhere, a good few thousand miles until the tax and test expired, strangely enough it never broke down and i really do have fond memories of it ...the best bit is ..i sold it for £75 without tax or test to a bloke who wanted to do it up for his wife ... :) result !
since then ive had a good few Renaults some better than others in fact a renault 12 that i bought from an old lady ran and ran forever it was spot on ...the biggest problems ive had have been with the two lagunas that i had.

under8ted
23rd February 2008, 08:03 PM
Back in 1975 I bought a 1962 Renault R8 for the princely sum of £70. Loved it. I was an apprentice mechanic at the time and one of the guys I worked with had an R8 and used to pick me up in that and I was always thought it was a very comfortable car for what it was. So when I passed my test, I was offered this old banger and bought it.
It lasted for around 15 months longer before rust got the better of it. What I remember fondly is that when I met the (now) missus, when she first got in the car she thought I was trying to get on friendly terms when I went for reverse or first. There was a huge amount of horizontal travel on the gear lever. I did manage to spin it once, forgetting about the pendulum effect of having the engine at the rear, but no harm was done. I have bought another to restore, but finding body parts is a nightmare, so it's sat untouched for a couple of years while I search around.

dude2112
28th March 2008, 07:49 PM
My first Renault was a '14' in red absolutely loved it untill the electrics fried, then later on a Fuego, nuff said.;)

Sonia83
29th March 2008, 07:45 AM
My first Renault is my Laguna RT :rolleyes:

WJT
29th March 2008, 02:53 PM
First Renault -

1954 4CV.

Christ, I feel old.

:)

DeanoV6
1st April 2008, 09:14 AM
My first Renault was a green 1995 Mk 1 Clio Oasis 1.2 I bought at the start of 2007 for £750 with 78k on the clock. I bought it because our 4x4 was having the gear box repaired and was taking the best part of 6 weeks to have the gear box and we needed a car in the mean time. I still have the little Clio now and have loved it since we got it. In fact, we drive that more than the 4x4 now (especially as it seems to run on air rather than petrol!). It now has 92k on the clock and the only problem we've had has been a coolant leak which was easily fixed. Probably the most basic car I've ever had - no electric anything, no power steering, no ABS etc. etc. but I love it, like a little go-kart and any bits you need you can normally pick up for £2ish at a breakers!

In fact, the little Clio is probably directly responsible for the fact that I am now selling the 4x4 and am due to pick up a brand new Twingo at the start of May :) (which will keep our Clio company, lol)

CLIOMK1_WRECKED
24th April 2008, 03:39 PM
Hey Deano looks like our first clios are the same! lol

Mines had a few problems so thats why it's covered in crap lol.

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u305/tezza8907/Photo-0063.jpg
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u305/tezza8907/Photo-0058.jpg

Could do with a clean me thinks lol

Mine only cost £100!!! with 75K

But £400 of repairs lol

duckorange
13th May 2008, 01:02 PM
Tell you what, I'll give you my full car history, so you can have a bit of a laugh.

My parents' first Renault was a 1970 12TL. They traded it in for an 18TL estate in 1980 and have also had a number of other Renaults.

My first car - in 1984 - was a 1973 Renault 4TL in hideous pine green, which my brother wrecked on the M4 motorway near Swindon.

Then:

Austin Allegro
Fiat Strada
Peugeot 205
RENAULT 21 TX
Ford Escort
Renault Scenic Dynamique 1.6

God help me, I've driven some duffers in my life...

Barlin
23rd May 2008, 05:04 PM
What was your first Renault?

Mine was a 1977 Renault 5. Every body panel was a different colour red. If you reved it too hard the clutch slipped and filled the cabin with smoke. If the heater was on - it smelt like curry! :eek:

Once I passed my test I bought my very first car - Renault 5 GT Turbo in Artic White with red carpets. Beautiful, even if the sunroof leaked and poured water in your lap on the first corner. Oh, and the terrible high-compression starting problems of course!
My first Renault was a White 1973 16TL with a 1600cc engine. I had just been posted back to BAOR and needed something big for the family. The engine, I believe, had been 'played with', as my mate in his Ambassador found to his cost.
I used to put my young daughter in the driving seat to play as I was washing it - until she brole the indicator stalk and blew the wiring loom!! Game over. Cost me a fortune to have it repaired.

Bob925
23rd May 2008, 05:41 PM
Austin Allegro


God help me, I've driven some duffers in my life...

An All-agro eh? Did you ever jack up the rear to see if the back window would pop out? :eek: Did it have the square steering wheel too? :d I jest not - I actually have a soft spot for old BL junk like Allegros and Maxis and the like. I always smile when I see one trundling down the road, which isn't often any more!

gopherboy76
17th July 2008, 04:14 AM
I went to the local auctions to see what was in stock and I looked at the Meganes/Lagunas as I was a bit of a Megane/Laguna fan in the BTCC but with them having a highish insurance group I could never afford one. So after looking at the Micra's and other mini-hatchbacks (Avoiding the R*v*r 100's) I spotted the Megane Scenic and out of curiosity checked up and found it was only Group 4 insurance for the 1600cc which was cheaper than the sporty hatchbacks!

Next auction day I went down and walked away a now very happy Renault owner. A Megane Scenic 1.6 RT for £600 (Low Milage and 2 owners from new + service history)
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z215/gopherboy76/16-07-08_1617x.jpg
Big car, loads of room, VERY comfortable to drive and seems very good on petrol, no bother having 5 people and luggage on board and I not have to change car when my son was born just over a year ago!

I've been pleased with it ever since, a bargain and a great car.

Scenic Demon
23rd July 2008, 07:03 PM
my first renault was a 1994 Laguna 2.0RT on an M plate

i bought it for £2195 in 2002 and sold it 3 years later for £173.00!

Scenic Demon
23rd July 2008, 07:49 PM
my first renault was a 1994 Laguna 2.0RT on an M plate

i bought it for £2195 in 2002 and sold it 3 years later for £173.00!

this is the only pic i could find of my laguna - this is the day after my wedding day, hence the balloons.... i'm the big fella in the middle :d

http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/3425/img2435fv9.jpg

Tiggerz_SRi
23rd July 2008, 09:59 PM
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g316/Tiggerz_SRi/P1010001.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g316/Tiggerz_SRi/P1010005-1.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g316/Tiggerz_SRi/Rear-1.jpg

miss it in a weird way! Soooooooooooooooo comfy!

note its filthy in the pics, it was doing 600 miles a week!
Wood dash trim stuck on ;)
tow bar (on a 1.8?!)
halfords wheel trims...

saltire
23rd July 2008, 10:06 PM
My first Renault was a 2001 X Reg Clio 1.2 in dark blue. Great little car, had it 4 years which is unheard of for me. Never broke down, not bad considering the previous owner was Europcar! And this was meant to be a stopgap car after getting rid of a hideous Xsara that kept breaking down!

Bob925
24th July 2008, 10:21 AM
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg84/Bob925_photos/Frontview.jpg

Ah those beautiful alloys... In all honesty I do miss the Megane a bit, it was a lovely comfortable car to drive, shame it cost a bomb to keep on the road :)

Mike11
24th July 2008, 01:24 PM
My first Renault is the Megane I still have, lol.

Horatio
24th July 2008, 01:46 PM
I finally bought a half-decent scanner and I'm in the process of transferring my large collection of 35mm photos over to the PC. At long last, this means I've actually got some pictures of my first Renault.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/horatio2/Scan10039.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/horatio2/Scan10042.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/horatio2/Scan10044.jpg
According to that site where you can check, it was recycled as frying pans a good few years ago, so I can't see any point in blanking out the reg.

Lagdti
24th July 2008, 02:30 PM
Arrrr,bless.:)

RIP M396FAP

Horatio
24th July 2008, 02:58 PM
Arrrr,bless.:)

RIP M396FAP
Well it did have 120K on the clock when we parted company ten years ago. I imagine it delivered its full service life.

That old Lag was probably the most reliable car I've ever had. It's all been downhill from there.

Lagdti
24th July 2008, 03:21 PM
I've just checked my first Renault,a 19RND......

The enquiry is complete
The vehicle details for M941 CGO are:

Date of Liability 20 01 2003
Date of First Registration 27 01 1995
Year of Manufacture 1995
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1870CC

It passed away 7 days before it's 8th birthday.:crying:

Mike11
24th July 2008, 03:49 PM
I've just checked my first Renault,a 19RND......

The enquiry is complete
The vehicle details for M941 CGO are:

Date of Liability 20 01 2003
Date of First Registration 27 01 1995
Year of Manufacture 1995
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1870CC

It passed away 7 days before it's 8th birthday.:crying:

Where do you find this out?

Bob925
24th July 2008, 06:11 PM
I think thats the DVLA website car checker Mike. http://www.taxdisc.direct.gov.uk/EvlPortalApp/application;JSESSIONID_EvlPortalApp=LLFTxZmY26mJpPDrPdrX7LTtygKGJZyXMbn2c885XtlHS8hsjTGN!1397273155!1438240628?origin=vnav_bar.jsp&event=bea.portal.framework.internal.refresh&pageid=Vehicle+Enquiry

Could be (or probably will be) a thread that - check your old car and see who's died the longest ago... nah thats a crap idea :d

EDIT couldn't resist :)

The vehicle details for T416 BSA are: (my old Megane)

Date of Liability 27 03 2008
Date of First Registration 30 03 1999
Year of Manufacture 1999
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1598CC
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour RED

No one has saved her then. Thats a shame :(

Mike11
24th July 2008, 06:49 PM
I think thats the DVLA website car checker Mike. http://www.taxdisc.direct.gov.uk/EvlPortalApp/application;JSESSIONID_EvlPortalApp=LLFTxZmY26mJpPDrPdrX7LTtygKGJZyXMbn2c885XtlHS8hsjTGN!1397273155!1438240628?origin=vnav_bar.jsp&event=bea.portal.framework.internal.refresh&pageid=Vehicle+Enquiry



Cheers Bob

Horatio
24th July 2008, 06:52 PM
I think thats the DVLA website car checker Mike. http://www.taxdisc.direct.gov.uk/EvlPortalApp/application;JSESSIONID_EvlPortalApp=LLFTxZmY26mJpPDrPdrX7LTtygKGJZyXMbn2c885XtlHS8hsjTGN!1397273155!1438240628?origin=vnav_bar.jsp&event=bea.portal.framework.internal.refresh&pageid=Vehicle+Enquiry (http://www.taxdisc.direct.gov.uk/EvlPortalApp/application;JSESSIONID_EvlPortalApp=LLFTxZmY26mJpPDrPdrX7LTtygKGJZyXMbn2c885XtlHS8hsjTGN%211397273155%211438240628?origin=vnav_bar.jsp&event=bea.portal.framework.internal.refresh&pageid=Vehicle+Enquiry)

Could be (or probably will be) a thread that - check your old car and see who's died the longest ago... nah thats a crap idea :d

EDIT couldn't resist :)

The vehicle details for T416 BSA are: (my old Megane)

Date of Liability 27 03 2008
Date of First Registration 30 03 1999
Year of Manufacture 1999
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1598CC
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour RED

No one has saved her then. Thats a shame :(
I was bored, so I ran all mine through
1979 Audi 100 2.1 GL5E 26/10/1989 (I knew that one was dead because I was the one who phoned the scrappy)
1982 Ford Escort 1.3L 21/08/1993
1990 Vauxhall Astra 1.6L 29/05/2001
1993 Mazda 323F GLX-ABS 11/02/2003 (I'm still a little bit sad about this one.)
1995 Renault Laguna 2.0 8v RXE 01/04/1999
1998 Renault Laguna 2.0 8v RXE 14/01/2008 (This is the first time I've seen this one come up as unlicenced :()
2002 Renault Laguna II 2.0 IDE Privilege Still on the road
2005 Renault Laguna II 1.9 dCi Initiale Still on the road (I'm still driving it.)

It's interesting to note that the white Renault (my most reliable car ever) was dead at 4 years old, whereas all of the others went on for around a decade. I'm guessing a subsequent owner managed to write it off in an accident.

Bob925
24th July 2008, 07:09 PM
More than likely, just checked the old Mk 1 Golf I had, it got sold on for £50 :d

The vehicle details for A101 HNG are:

Date of Liability 01 11 2004
Date of First Registration 01 08 1983
Year of Manufacture 1983
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1272CC

Died longer ago than I thought, could've sworn I saw it on the road more recently than 2004!

FQ200turbo
10th August 2008, 10:39 PM
mine was a 86" red 5 Gtturbo Phase 1 :d

bigiainw
10th August 2008, 11:15 PM
An Ink Blue metalic 03 Megane Scenic 1.9dci Fidji- a great little car which arrived with 183 miles, bought pre re and left 2 1/2 years later with 55k, having only cost me one set of tyres and servicing, to be replaced with Mazda 5 sport d which has an apparently incurable appetite for very expensive dunlop tyres that would be long gone if Iwasn't still paying for it! It does drive really nice while thre is tread on the tyres though.....

Just realised that this is completely wrong- we had an x reg Kangoo 1.4 RXE in ink blue or something very similar prior to that. Bought it when my wife passed her test- it was a great little car and was traded against the Scenic. I had a Xantia estate at the time- 1.9.TD- great car that was too.

Emma-c
27th August 2008, 10:11 PM
Evening

Mine is the one I got 7 days ago

Red Clio RL Oasis 1.2.
1995 N reg
43,084K on the clock when I got it on the 20th Aug 08.
I'm the 2nd owner since new.
Bought for £470 + 4 brand new tyres fitted.

Nice little 1st car. Pretty comfy and drives well. Goes round the world x 3 on a fiver.
Cheap on insurance which was nice as a new driver.

Not used to not having power steering and ABS, electric everything and air con as I only passed my test 2 weeks ago in a new Fiesta so since getting my car a week ago my arms have been killing me haha :crazy:

Plenty of room for the kids as they're on boosters not full child seats.

Emma

DeanoV6
28th August 2008, 08:13 AM
Evening

Mine is the one I got 7 days ago

Red Clio RL Oasis 1.2.
1995 N reg
43,084K on the clock when I got it on the 20th Aug 08.
I'm the 2nd owner since new.
Bought for £470 + 4 brand new tyres fitted.

Nice little 1st car. Pretty comfy and drives well. Goes round the world x 3 on a fiver.
Cheap on insurance which was nice as a new driver.

Not used to not having power steering and ABS, electric everything and air con as I only passed my test 2 weeks ago in a new Fiesta so since getting my car a week ago my arms have been killing me haha :crazy:

Plenty of room for the kids as they're on boosters not full child seats.

Emma

Great car, my N-reg Clio Oasis is still going strong at 94,000 miles so I don't think you have much to worry about.

dave_mezza2006
28th August 2008, 11:09 AM
Mr first Renault was my previous car.

98 R Reg Laguna Mark 1 Phase 2 - 2.0 8v RT Sport.

Great car, hardly ever needed work doing to it. Sometimes wish I didnt get rid of it. :(

delta1066
28th August 2008, 01:00 PM
Red Clio RL Oasis 1.2.
1995 N reg
43,084K on the clock when I got it on the 20th Aug 08.
I'm the 2nd owner since new.
Bought for £470 + 4 brand new tyres fitted.


At £470 that sounds like a bargain... though the lack of power steering would scare me!

I tried a vauxhall corsa once which was available for £700, garage kept all its life in mint condition etc etc but no power steering. Tried it round the local Tesco car park and my arms were killing me within minutes lol.

delta1066
28th August 2008, 01:03 PM
Great car, hardly ever needed work doing to it. Sometimes wish I didnt get rid of it. :(

Better the devil you know eh?

Thats why we still got the megane. Sure its full of annoying things like the exhaust which is always dropping off but at least we know where we stand with it. When the HG blew we got that yucky bravo. We suddenly realised how lucky we were with the meggie once we'd got rid of the bravo as it had been absolute junk. You can't drive a fiat with a knackered gearbox and a seized engine lol both of which happened within the 2 months we had it for. Needless to say after replacing the gearbox at £340 I wasn't gonna bother with the engine too lol.

dave_mezza2006
28th August 2008, 01:05 PM
I tried a vauxhall corsa once which was available for £700, garage kept all its life in mint condition etc etc but no power steering. Tried it round the local Tesco car park and my arms were killing me within minutes lol.

Some cars without power steering are easier to steer than others. Case in point the wifes old Micra was a pig to go round corners (well I found it was as Im spoiled with PAS), but the wifes current T reg Fiat Punto isnt too bad at all.

Yeah OK its a bit harder to park for me and a bit of a pain, but I've gotten used to it.

delta1066
28th August 2008, 01:07 PM
Nah I couldn't drive without PAS now. My arms seriously hurt. I could still feel it the next few days too!

dave_mezza2006
28th August 2008, 01:10 PM
To be honest I think the wifes car drives on the road better than my car if you know what I mean,

What I mean is my Lag (with power steering) will follow / move about on the road over undulations / the camber / poor surfaces etc. Whereas the wifes punto just isnt fazed by that sort of thing..

Oh.... well I suppose that could be the fact that I have 225/45/17 tyres on my Lag as opposed to the wifes 145/70/13 tyres on the Punto....:crazy: :rofl:

delta1066
28th August 2008, 01:12 PM
lol

with our motors its the opposite...

The meg (with PAS) blows around all over the road. Wind is scary but also the road surface too lol. The saff is like a tank even the strongest winds don't sway it. Road surfaces mean nothing to it lol

dave_mezza2006
28th August 2008, 01:13 PM
lol

with our motors its the opposite...

The meg (with PAS) blows around all over the road. Wind is scary but also the road surface too lol. The saff is like a tank even the strongest winds don't sway it. Road surfaces mean nothing to it lol

Oh yeah the wind thing is different and that works the same way for us as you mate...

daft_plonk
28th August 2008, 01:16 PM
the wifes 145/70/13 tyres on the Punto....:crazy: :rofl:

i think you can get wider tyres for mountain bikes, lol

The meg (with PAS) blows around all over the road. Wind is scary but also the road surface too lol. The saff is like a tank even the strongest winds don't sway it. Road surfaces mean nothing to it lol

Oh yeah the wind thing is different and that works the same way for us as you mate...

over take an artic on a motorway at 70 in a little saxo without power steering, you defanatly know about wind risistance doing that :crazy:

Azurael
28th August 2008, 01:31 PM
To be honest I think the wifes car drives on the road better than my car if you know what I mean,

What I mean is my Lag (with power steering) will follow / move about on the road over undulations / the camber / poor surfaces etc. Whereas the wifes punto just isnt fazed by that sort of thing..

Oh.... well I suppose that could be the fact that I have 225/45/17 tyres on my Lag as opposed to the wifes 145/70/13 tyres on the Punto....:crazy: :rofl:

I had equally, perhaps even skinnier tyres on my 205... However, without PAS it was a dream - no more difficult to drive on the open road (although the wheel was perhaps more prone from getting dragged away from you through potholes, etc.) only really more difficult to park... And the advantages of a non-power assisted system like much better steering feel, the fact that it's one less thing to go wrong, and that it yields slightly better MPG (over a hydraulic system, the elecric ones fitted on many cars recently are less of a sap) are worth it on a smaller car.

I'd never want to drive something the size and weight of my Lag without PAS though.

delta1066
28th August 2008, 03:49 PM
over take an artic on a motorway at 70 in a little saxo without power steering, you defanatly know about wind risistance doing that :crazy:

Yikes! That would scare the hell out of me!

Emma-c
28th August 2008, 09:17 PM
At £470 that sounds like a bargain... though the lack of power steering would scare me!

I tried a vauxhall corsa once which was available for £700, garage kept all its life in mint condition etc etc but no power steering. Tried it round the local Tesco car park and my arms were killing me within minutes lol.


It's not too bad after a week of breaking it in...and newly toned arms. lol. Bless the little old lady who had it before me. Doubt she ever got full lock on it.

Bay Parking is still tricky and I aim for 2 together that are empty just incase. (give me a parallel any day) 1st 2 days I had it my neighbour had to put it in the drive for me (very narrow street) as I just couldn't get the bloomin thing to turn quick enough. Sorted that issue now....moved a fence post haha:devil:

Emma

samdoh27
28th August 2008, 09:47 PM
Ours was our Laguna 1.8 Dynamique, which is lovely, nice and fast, still not to keen on parking it though, thats the other halfs.

Mine is the currently poorly Clio 1.2 MTV which was my first ever car - only passed my test in Jan - which I absolutely love (and would love even more if I could get the bl@<hidden>@<hidden> thing back on the road!!)

Tiggerz_SRi
28th August 2008, 09:58 PM
You wanna overtake artics in a mpv in high winds over a bridge once you leave teh wind shelter of the artic you FELL the force against ya!!!!

But 215/55/R16's get some grip! ;)

Miss my lag in many ways...........

Dont miss my espace now though!

martyboi
28th August 2008, 10:15 PM
Great car, my N-reg Clio Oasis is still going strong at 94,000 miles so I don't think you have much to worry about.

my p-reg clio has done 127,000 miles so far, and its still fine:crazy: even with a lead right foot and nitrous:rofl:

Tiggerz_SRi
28th August 2008, 10:16 PM
:iagree::devil::rofl:

martin999
29th August 2008, 05:27 PM
First Renault was a '97 Lag 1.8 RT in white........Hmmmm, well at least it was new!!

'tis also the only car I have picked up a speeding ticket in! :)

vitasol
11th December 2008, 12:59 PM
My first car and my first Renault :d

andy1cyp
19th December 2008, 08:31 AM
1979 renault 18 GTL.

REG # BOP 845 V.

Not really mine but was my dads.

o9p0
20th December 2008, 01:30 AM
My first Renault was 1990 Clio 1.2 RT 5 door.

Since then I bought a 1998 Clio I Phase I 1.2 60cv and this week i am going to buy a 2003 Clio II Société 1.5 DCI 65cv.

I meantime I drove:
2000 Renault Laguna I 1.6 16v 110 cv RXE
1974 Renault 6 "4x4",
1998 Renault Kangoo 1.9 D55
2004 REnault Kangoo 1.5 DCI 70 (65 cv)

nw1
3rd January 2009, 02:47 PM
i had the 5 turbo then a laguna 2.0rt then the laguna 19dci

norfolkngood
11th February 2009, 10:27 PM
First car was a R5 Gordini Turbo in silver. A real wolf in sheeps clothing
Wish I had kept it but moved up to a GT Turbo (What a mistake that was)

I have also had a megane sport through work and now a Lag II Tourer that is a money pit and i am seriously fed up with it

eddeh
12th February 2009, 01:58 PM
My 1st car is my current car, clio 1.4 sport from 2000, bought it in 2004 and although Ive generally loved it, there have been times its been hated with some pricy problems, but it's grown on me now and it would be strange if I got rid of it.

That said though once Ive finished uni and can afford a newer one it I may have to say goodbye.... Amazingly aswell apart from one electric window motor going its never had any electric problems.... though Im probably tempting fate by saying that...

L 11OBS
24th March 2009, 03:03 PM
First Renault is the one I pick up next Monday :) '05' Scenic 1.9 dci Dynamique, can't wait

Jonlucpicard
24th March 2009, 04:39 PM
My first Renault is my current car, i've never had a Renault before.

creagbhan
25th March 2009, 12:55 PM
My first was a Renault 16 ts. I think it was about a 1970. Very comfy and quite fast for the time. Lots of others then a new senic 54 1.5 dci traded in for my present cl ten.

Will
25th March 2009, 04:17 PM
First Renault is my first car, 2000 Mégane 1.6l 16v, love this car to bits so far. Got it for bargain and hasn't misbehaved yet :cool: