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Nice condition, although I wasn't really a fan - a well-equipped coupe whose claim to fame was its ride quality kind of missed the point (in my book).

Still, you've done well to keep it in that order.

Paul:)
 

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I think it came along at the wrong time-the 15 and 17s needed updating and they thought the Fuego would compete in market with Porsche 924 but the whole pattern of designs were changing.
 

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We do have a few owners on the forum....unfortunately they all seem to be in Australia!.Obvious the dryer weather helped the problems with tin worm that they suffered hear.

I haven't seen one (good or bad) for years.....
 

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It seems apart from Europe, South America and some in USA /Canada Australia and New Zealand seem to be most enthusiastic. As hobby we restore VW camper and doing one now for UK friend. One of our local VW specialists was showing me his "private" workshop and under covers was a Fiat X 1-9 -one of the last with 1500 motor- all complete but not running.
 

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I love the back end. It seems Renault lead the way in car rears -

Fuego - Clio (Mk 2) - Avantime - Vel Satis - Megane!
 

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Like the newer sporty type Renaults the back end of well driven Fuegos was all you would see on quick twisty roads:)
 

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Used to own a Fuego years ago. I loved it!! Built around the 18 floor pan so as smooth as silk. Rear hatches used to dissolve if shown pictures of the rain.

Renault 30tx, now theres a beast!!
 

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I had the GTX model for 2 years and what a great car it was to drive around in although we could never get it to blow cold air in the summer. Sadly once a rust bubble started and that was the end of that, it just spread like wildfire.
Mine was gold and black in colour.
 

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Great looking car:) i have to say i like them alot my friend used to have one in NI when we were stationed there god that car saved me so much money on taxis:) cheers Donald.
 

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The problem in the UK was that the ford crapi was every unknowledgable teens dream coupe and although the Fuego turbo was a match for the 2litre car, it couldn't keep up with the 2.8/3litre crapi in the traffic light GP. So the lad bought a 1600 or 2litre ford and hoped others mis-took it for the big engined one.
If they'd understood how awful the crapi suspension was, they may have thought different (unlikely but possible).
 

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Hello,
I just found a very old picture of my 1982 Fuego Turbo that I scanned in. This picture was taken in 1984 by me and I used to love that car!
 

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id forgotten just how futuristic the fuego looked at the time...do you remember the fuego advert with a black fuego being chased by black helicopters?
 

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No- I don't think it was used in Australia- it is amazing how many remember Fuegos in movies and TV shows etc
 

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help

I think I have the last fuego in America and it's in nearly perfect condition except the sunroof fabric is dry rotted and I'm in need of a replacement. Renault abandoned the US in the late 80's and I cannot locate a new roof panel. If anyone knows of a supplier I'd appreciate if you would post a link or an email address. Thanks from the State of Maine.
 

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I think I have the last fuego in America and it's in nearly perfect condition except the sunroof fabric is dry rotted and I'm in need of a replacement. Renault abandoned the US in the late 80's and I cannot locate a new roof panel. If anyone knows of a supplier I'd appreciate if you would post a link or an email address. Thanks from the State of Maine.

Any good motor trimmer should be able to replace it- you could also source from Europe or Argentina
Post a request here as well

http://renaultfuego.myfreeforum.org/index.php
 
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