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1981 Renault 5Review

Ravin' About My Renault (the 5...not The "lecar") — Returned from UK to NY.Loved the Euro look.I got 45mpg. Zippy little gearbox.Easy to work on.Huge vinyl sunroof! Clean lines and loads of space with hatchback and rear fold seats. Heater wasn't that great. Loads of fun driving and easy to park anywhere.I've bought three since (last model was 1988..very sharp vehicle, all power options.Buy one...YES.

Pros: Excellent fuel mileage and zippy

Cons: Hard to get parts for in US

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