Written on: 13/08/2009 by mistreku (1 review written)
the renault 5 GT turbo.. at the first glance, the exterior body-kit, grill and badges let you know that this is a Renault with attitude! nice bucket seats and sport steering complete the sporty temper of this little car at the interior. no ABS, no power-steering, nothing computer-assisted, but oh! the thrill! it didn't have the looks, but it definitely had the moves! the 1.4 turbocharged engine developed 116bhp, plenty if you come to think about this car's weight: 820kg. it was very fast in a straight line, but the light back end made the car oversteer sometimes, when cornering hard. a little rocket that constantly gave me the feeling that was trying to kill me but still attracted me in a very strong way! The only big problem was it's reliability.. definitely not the most reliable engine ever, but then again, the car had some mileage and a decent age when i bought it. any potential buyers should first check the car's oil level and quality (headgasket), the coolant for any oil spots (headgasket)and the exhaust for smoke (turbocharger). they go around pretty cheap but make sure you dont get hustled, if you have no mechanical knowledge, best move is to go and check the car in a authorised shop. not a every day car, but definitely worth having in your garage for fun!