Written on: 04/07/2013
Some people day they are unreliable I would disagree. If you drive it correctly and maintain it you will have little problem. Like any car if age you will have problems but nothing you wouldn't get on any other Car. The Head gasket failure stigma was down to owners and tuners with little experience tuning the boost over that recommended without the additional modifications needed to support it. Great car great drive. Downfall for me is the plastic interior. I would recommend joining an... (read more)
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... (read more)
Written on: 12/09/2010
I have a renault 5 campus that I'm planning to do up to make it look like jean ragnottis maxi turbo rally car!! does anyone know anyone with any good spares????? (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2009 by Nez99
Hi to all them what are talking about insurance I own a golf mk4 2002 2.0 gti (slow) ;-(. I'v just bought a Renault 5 gt turbo for summer fun I went on confused.com to get a quote it came back as £2200 my golf is £1900 so I rang them they put me through to classic car department they gave me a quote for £345!!!!!!! Yes £345! Well pleased I rang up! Any way I'm 25 years old had driving licence for 1 year and no years no claims bonus. Just thought I'd share that with you thanks.... (read more)
Written on: 12/07/2008
I have owned M3's, Audi Quattro Turbo, Integrales and a Mercedes Cosworth but still I had to get a GT Turbo as had great momories of a friends car. It has lived up to expectations but was very hard to find a decent Raider edition so found one with good engine and completely restored the car meticulously and was worth the time and effort. I have the car as standard now and is so rewarding to drive even though does take a little effort with an up rated clutch and no power steering. Sum it up:... (read more)
Written on: 25/06/2008 by harveyok (2 reviews written)
I love my Renault 5 gt turbo - Its a raider (special edition) and I dont intent parting with it in the near future. Loads of smiles per gallon. (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2008
Drive one before you judge one. Good amount of power for its weight, very retro styling and a hoot to drive. (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2008
I ' ve got a 1.4 gtt in gray all standard with full history pound of receipts and 0ne owner very rare with 52,000 miles on the clock even the wheels I ' m going to keep it standard I would recommend one. Insurance is expensive but worth also to everyone else out there look after these cars as they are brilliant and want to be seeing these around for years to come as these new hatches don ' t touch these. (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2008 by pikey 985bitch
The Renault 5 is a very nippy little car wish i never sold mine but I'm going to buy it back. Its brilliant best car in the world! Likes drinking petrol and sometimes sets fire to the car behind on traffic lights. Oh yeah it was a raider! and I miss it. (read more)
Written on: 18/02/2008
I've had 5 of these bad boys and they r the best car ever! Performance is brilliant and the add ons are excellent..... One of the best cars ever built in my view and the monte carlo rally proves it! If you can find one that is! (read more)
Written on: 03/12/2007 by Renault5boy
The Renault 5 GT Turbo is the best hatch made, I beat a 3.0 ltr v6 clio on a quarter mile in my old car, If I could find another one to buy I would, I've just got the gt turbo replica based on campus model. (read more)
Written on: 11/11/2007 by Francois Turbo (1 review written)
You will love to beat your friends with the power from 1.4 turbo,very fast car for it price. (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2007 by Turbo shaz (1 review written)
I've had my grey Renault 5 GT Turbo for coming up on 6 years just a few months after passing my test. Its only had 2 owners and had 60k on the clock, was totally standard. Its insurance group 14, and i can understand leave it on a street long enough it never fails to attract an unwelcome audience! I've always had another car to keep my 5 good (no shopping trips for it, this car was kept garaged while my new V6 Coupe froze), its been the best car ive ever owned old or new. I'd probably... (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2006 by zharca (8 reviews written)
I was lucky with the Renault 5 GT Turbo. It was a company car and I happened to work within a couple of miles of Wimbledon, which meant Radbourne Racing was the local Renault dealer. The deal was "no discount, but I get all the Radbourne "engine mods" and so the little red bomb was born.
I managed to get it without the garish "turbo" sticker down the side, and the only exterior clues to the changes were a tiny aluminium "Radbourne Racing" plate on the tailgate and the giveaway of the rather... (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2006 by blueprint (1 review written)
Would recommend the Renault 5 GT Turbo now though if it was to be used as a paperweight, though not so good at that because of its low kerbweight. This is one amazing car. Though one tank before speed cameras went away up the A7 at 19mpg eek! (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2005 by black r5 gt turbo
I have had my Renault 5 GT Turbo for half a year now and I love every moment I am in it. It puts a smile on my face and the looks you get in it are huge. Every time I stop and park up some one is always coming up and saying it's nice to see one in good condion. To still see one on the road and it puts a big smile on my face the only thing with it is the insurance it cost me £4100 that's the only thing that hurts. But when I get in it I forget all about the insurance when I am in second gear... (read more)
Written on: 09/11/2005 by Harmonica (5 reviews written)
I had two Renault 5 GT Turbo's back in the 90's. As reviewed by Performance Car magazine, in which the car came 3rd best hot hatch of all time, only behind Peugeot 1.9 and Williams, absolutely nothing past or present can touch an original GT Turbo. Age has killed them, as has bad ownership over the years, by clowns who could barely afford to insure the little car much less properly maintain one. That coupled with very bad garages who can't work on them without systematically destroying them,... (read more)
Written on: 08/08/2005 by armo69 (1 review written)
I have spent a lot of time an money on my 5... Engine mods, avo coil overs, leather and alcantara. All of which I would say were worth it! There are so many ways to personalise these cars, it's unreal. If you want one, just get one. I'm 20, and have always wanted one, obviously insurance has just allowed, and I can safely say, until I can afford my gti-r, I am keeping this! (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2005 by oysterconserve (1 review written)
I've had my Renault 5 GT Turbo for about 12 month's, I've done 36 thousand mile's and had only two problem's. The clutch started to slip, but it was the original and had done 50k so that's fair! The perc fan failed, not a major problem but it died in the midst of a heatwave (typical!).
Ever replaced one? Not hard, just annoying.
Mine has had an extensive re-build over the last 10 year's, the previous owner was fanatic and replaced all the original Renault (god awful) part's.
No problem's to... (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2004 by tom2909872003
If you treat the Renault 5 GT Turbo right then it will be your pride and joy for as long as you have it. It'll make you spend all of your money on it to make it look and perform better and better, there is so many different things that you can get for this car so you can easily make it one of a kind. (read more)
Written on: 27/09/2004 by 5alldaway (1 review written)
These Renault 5 GT Turbo cars are too fast for its hot hatch category, no car in its class can match it for performance unless they do engine conversions etc, very tunable and big power is there for whoever wants it. Just drivin down the road people sit and take notice, but it also attracts thieves as I have experienced. These cars in truth are reliable, but due to the way these cars have not been looked after properly, missed services, get thrashed by boy or girl racers everyday contributes... (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2004 by BazR5GTT
I have an H-Reg unmodified grey Renault 5 GT Turbo. She has an astonishing: 143,000 miles from new! Bet you didnt think they could do that!? & Un marked interior! Only defects that have been sorted were: Front O/S hub & bearing, Passenger electric window motor died, Exhaust Downpipe! When I bought her she hadnt moved in 2 years so not bad considering!! & had a dead battery which just got me to the garage, no service history, no tax or test the list goes on.... Now waiting for other parts to... (read more)
Written on: 08/05/2004 by joegtir (1 review written)
Renault 5 GT Turbo: A simple drivers tool , a road legal go-kart, spend some money on one and get in running right and it can be some of the most fun you will ever have!!!, a bit of a boy racer car but who cares your driving a supercar slayer at the price of his tyers!! (read more)
Written on: 29/04/2004 by Angelvickie (1 review written)
I personally think that the Renault 5 GT Turbo are a sort of 50/50 car. Yes we all know that they can be unreliable, but when they're running right....sooo much fun. If you can pick one up thats been cared for and not thrashed then you shouldnt have too many problems. Beware when buying...dont rush into things unless you know a bit about them. (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2003 by Greg Sinden (1 review written)
I've had my Renault 5 GT Turbo for just over a year, during which time virtually all the running gear has been replaced. I've kept mostly to original parts (new steering wheel, gear knob and gaiter look the business), with no body mods except a 35mm drop and sensible engine mods and exhaust. If you love cars then go and get one - but buy the best, don't skimp on maintenance, and get a reasonable level of knowledge to avoid rip-off merchants - there's plenty out there !!! (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2003 by gazza c (1 review written)
my Renault 5 GT Turbo has now got p.a.s, hopefully it should be even quicker than it was as a 1.4 doing 0-60 in 4.1 and 147 mph flat out. Unfortunatly it went pop at santa pod on the hottest day of the year when the h/gasket popped and the expansion tank covered the strip and my w/screen. I am currently working on a 1.7 turbo (read more)
Written on: 12/12/2003 by peter isaac (1 review written)
The R5GTT is my favorite car ever,had an XR3I,it was good but not great same for the 2oosx.The 205 GTI blew up and died in flames on the M4.Which leaves me with the 5,every time i got in it,I had a blast I throttled it to death.I'm afraid though that she is still dead and that was 6 years ago .She's still in a garage and I keep promising to rescue the poor thing,but it would require a full rebuild ,ground up and that is another of her downfalls.With prices for performance parts so expensive... (read more)
Written on: 04/12/2003 by luke oakley (1 review written)
I own a Renault 5 GTT and absolutely love it. I had mine fully modified at gt tuning, which it has a stage 4 hks turbo full body kit and nos kit and full alpine ice. filp tone paint green to sliver with bule ghost flames (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2003 by lewis yesfu (1 review written)
So what if they break down all the time, the way you can just eat big cars makes it all worthwhile! The renault 5 takes off like no other The renault 5 gt turbo is here to stay! (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2003 by 5turbo4tehwin (1 review written)
The Renault 5 GT Turbo are great cars, am on my 3rd one now and id have more if i could...this one is soon on its way to k-tec fort a bit of xtra power.
it took me 2 years to convince the wife to let me have another 1 but hey they r the mutts nuts
5 turbo 4 teh win!! (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2003 by mikestav (1 review written)
i think my reno is the mutts nuts.ill thrash anyone who trys to give it.it looks great,drives great,people that dont like them are usualy jealous.ok they cost to repair but i have had no real probs with mine.its standared and hasnt been played with.i dont know what i could get so much fun out of if reno didnt make a gt turbo. (read more)
Written on: 16/09/2003 by lisa risdale (1 review written)
I have to say that at first i thought Renault 5 GT Turbos were not worth a dime! then my bloke bought one yesterday and hell yeah! its gorgeous! glacier white respray, in car adjustable boost, new engine piping, cobra bucket seats, full s/s exhaust! and best of all the dump valve! i would seriously recommend them! and dont worry about insurance, my blokes only 19! overall all renault 5 turbos should be treated with respect! there quick, small and are gorgeous little motors. (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2003 by boy racer 2003 (1 review written)
I own a Renault 5 GTT and it is a PHAT car! i have raced a lot of cosworths, subaru's and a lotus elise.
Its a 1.4 but has a 2.0 turbo in it and it is on its lowest. My speedo is broken at the moment so i dont know how fast i am going!
i bought it for £100! BEST CAR ON THE ROAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2003 by Dom.
after burning through 2 turbos in 6 months I decided to splash out on a hybrid (accompanied by a bailey's recirculating dumpvalve). un fortunately it wasn't long until (while bombing it down a country road) I lost control trying to miss a hedgehog and inadvertantly barrel-rolled my beauty down a hill into a stream. So remember turbo-lovers, if a cute, cuddly animal runs in front of your car, flatten it! (read more)
Written on: 21/07/2003 by besty.
I own a Renault 5 GT Turbo, It pretty much rules the road in hothatch stakes, lets be honest, as you see the only ones hating on them are Nova owners and other drivers who feel threatened by their power.
1.4? whats the size of the engine got anything to do with it (lotus elise 1400cc) it weighs less than a bag of peanuts, shove a turbo on it, make for 1 excellent car, like any car if you treat them right they are very RELIABLE.
Lets be honest what would you rather be seen in a Renault 5... (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2003 by Gordon.
This car inherets it's genes from the golden age of Group B Rallying and Renault Formula 1 Turbo dominance, it's a classic!
The 1397cc turbo motor doesn't know the meaning of the word lag. 2000rpm and the boost is climbing, at 2500rpm it's full on, this kidney squeezing accelleration carries on until 6000rpm when a new cog needs to be selected and you can do it all again. It would show most modern hot-hatches a clean set of heals. 0 to 60 in 7.4 secs might not sound that quick today, but... (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2003 by Jay.
I own a Renault 5 GTT and absolutely love it. I had mine fully modified at gt tuning, which consisted of stage 3 hybrid turbo,group A performance carb,air filter,well pretty much the whole engine and the performance and WOW! factor is unbelievable!
I just love it when I pull upto next to a subaru impreza sti monza edition like i did the other day and blow him and his cute mrs! The look on his face when he caught me at the next set of traffic lights makes the money I spent all worth... (read more)
Written on: 11/06/2003 by chrissy venus.
i once owned one of these Renault 5 GT Turbo sporty hatchbacks..........and to be frank with you..... it was rubbish. If you are thinking of buying one, dont. If you dont always want to get to work on time and if you like calling out the AA or even if you enjoy spending your hard earned cash on repairs then i think you deserve an r5 gt turbo. And for all you r5 owners out there please get a life and get better cars with maybe a bigger engine. pretty please (read more)
Written on: 23/05/2003 by Dazza.
I like these cars but i know a few people that have owned thes cars and they tend to be unrealible. tends to eat oil like anything and because of the age of them now you dont know how the last driver treated them. Also the turbo was only intended by Renault for short bursts. because people play around with the boosts and bhp it can put serious strain on that little 1.4 engine. Only buy one of these if you really love the car and dont mind to keep chucking money at it, as it can be expensive. (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2003 by ginger.
The Renault 5 GT Turbo is probably the best 2 door turbo ever made ive never ownded one but ive drove one. but best thing is when you look at the speedo when its going 0-100 it looks like a revs counter the speed it's going at. you look at ian nixons r5 that eats scoobys for breakfast and lamborgini's for lunch its amasing. (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2003 by ski.
The 5t is a superb car throughout,they say there unreliable but that is if you dont look after them, they are very tuneable at a cheap cost,i am in the car trade so its not so bad for me,you nova drivers and alike may slag the 5t's of but you ain't one so you don't understand,also 5t's are becoming very sought after unlike nova's etc,don't believe me check out the autotrader site for prices on good condition 5t's,you must all remember power to weight on 5t's out does every normal car and... (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2003 by ANDREW BROOKE.
I HAVE HAD PLENTY OF THESE FRENCH LOVLIES. A MASTERPEICE IN MY EYES BY RENAULT. FROM THE RENAULT GORDINIS TO THE GTX'S ALL THESE CARS HAVE GOOD POTENTIONAL TO BE MORE THAN JUST THE WIFES SHOPPING BASKET! I SADLY HAVE BEEN INSPIRED BY THESE CARS EVER SINCE THE MONSTEROUS RENAULT 5 TURBO IN THE FAUMOUS 70'S 80'S RALLY WHERE IT PLACED IN THE TOP 3 ON MANY OCCASIONS. WHEN THE PHASE 1 GT TURBO ARRIVED THEY ADDED A MORE STREET LOOK BODYKIT AND GRAPHICS WHICH LOOK GREAT, BUT THE PHASE 2 DOES IT FOR... (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2003 by Jeremy Jules.
aahhhhh!! my dream car. What can i say, a beauty on 4 wheels. All my life ive wanted one and at present am saving very hard. For those who thing a Nova with a Calibra engine is best, must be as common as muck. Nova's must have to be the most ugly little cars ever and all the new drivers have one! stick with me and chooser the R5, you cant go wrong. (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2003 by gary glitter.
I hate it, I hate it, I hate it! The R5 gt is totaly for their enthusiasts (money wasing idiots). 1.4 turbo? Why not get a 2.0 turbo calibra engine and stick it in a nova much better, then you can tune and go way over 320bhp let the 5 kick your ass then. Think about it, 320bhp in a frickin Nova now you are thinking of a hot hatch. Race well. (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2003 by speedy gonzalez.
Excellent speed, very fast car, good lookin and handles well (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2003 by BATES.
THE RENAULT FIVE IS ONE OF THE MOST FUN HOT HATCHES I HAVE DRIVEN. OK I GIVE THE GOLF RESPECT FOR BEING AS FAST AS THE R5 AS STANDARD BUT YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO TUNE THEM UP TO BE AS FAST OR LOOK AS GOOD AS THE R5 BUT THATS MY OWN OPINION. IF YOU ARE GOING TO BUY A R5 I DO RECOMMEND YOU LEARN A BIT ABOUT THEM FIRST WHEN I BOUGHT MY FIRST R5 I DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THEM AND ENDED BLOWING THE HEAD GASKET IN 3 WEEKS. SINCE THEN I HAVE PUT A NEW ENGINE IN, GROUP A HEAD GASKET, UPRATED... (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2003 by griff.
I have had my gtt for 4 yrs now it has been the quickest car i hve owend. I had a lot of problems in the beginning like overheating and not starting after a long run but it has been very good fun to drive. You can pick them up for a cheap price nowadays. If you want a cheap fun car then buy one of these. (read more)
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