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★★★★★

“brilliant car. ”

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 Full Review

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“advice needed”

Written on: 07/08/2012 by denyer (1 review written)

anybody else had this problem, i have a renult 5 turbo 1.4, when me car gets really hot,it cuts out,it eventualy starts back,but most mornings im sitting there for hour hour to get it started,once going is fine cheers… Read Full Review

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“the renault 5 GT turbo.. at the first glance, the...”

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… Read Full Review

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“I have a renault 5 campus that I'm planning to do up...”

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 Full Review

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“Hi to all them what are talking about insurance I own...”

Written on: 18/05/2009 by Nez99 (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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“I have owned M3's, Audi Quattro Turbo, Integrales and...”

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 Full Review

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“I love my Renault 5 gt turbo - Its a raider (special...”

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 Full Review

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“Drive one before you judge one. Good amount of power...”

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 Full Review

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“I ' ve got a 1.4 gtt in gray all standard with full...”

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 Full Review

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“The Renault 5 is a very nippy little car wish i never...”

Written on: 22/02/2008 by pikey 985bitch (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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“I've had 5 of these bad boys and they r the best car...”

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 Full Review

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“The Renault 5 GT Turbo is the best hatch made, I beat...”

Written on: 03/12/2007 by Renault5boy (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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“You will love to beat your friends with the power from...”

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 Full Review

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“I've had my grey Renault 5 GT Turbo for coming up on 6...”

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 recommend… Read Full Review

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“I was lucky with the Renault 5 GT Turbo. It was a...”

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 Full Review

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“Would recommend the Renault 5 GT Turbo now though if...”

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 Full Review

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“I have had my Renault 5 GT Turbo for half a year now...”

Written on: 29/11/2005 by black r5 gt turbo (1 review written)

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 at… Read Full Review

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289836_Alf8874's Response to 218961_black r5 gt turbo's Review

Written on: 20/05/2007

£4100 insurance? Are you mad? I pay £300 TPFT On my Raider with no no claims discount. I use my discount on my Civic Type R. Try eBay for parts, I got a fuel tank for £40 including the reserve tank. There are loads of people braking 5's on there.

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“I had two Renault 5 GT Turbo's back in the 90's. As...”

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 Full Review

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270335_Herb2578's Response to Harmonica's Review

Written on: 11/12/2006

I agree in a way with harmonica. You're never going to see the hot hatches of the 80's and 90's. I can only comment on the test drives I've had, but I prefer the Clio 16v over the Renault 5 GT Turbo in every way.

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Harmonica's Response to Harmonica's Review

Written on: 27/06/2007

Hello alf thanks for your reply.
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<br/>I have nothing against your current Civic Type R, I think it's a stunning car. I made my original point on a tea break at work some time ago, and can see why my words might grate. In short my opinion is that your car and modern Golfs etc, are too far removed from the original blueprint of the 'Hot Hatch'
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<br/>The archetype Hot Hatch stemmed from Escort 1600 RS, Golf GTI early Gordini turbo's etc. Together they blue-printed what makes a Hot Hatch, which included being SMALL, LIGHT, and relatively inexpensive cars that utilised small capacity highly tuned engines, or slightly higher capacity lumps aligned to light weight for maximum effect. All the cars mentioned excel in this manner.
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<br/>Yes your Civic is a master piece of Honda magic (more so the smaller lighter almost as powerful but much faster 1.6ltr EK9 version) but still your particular Honda fails to warrant the Hot Hatch classification for me.
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<br/>It way to big, indeed from the side under dim light it could easily be mistaken for a people carrier. It's engine at 2ltr, for me is just about bordering on the over large side for my personal taste, but not nearly as laughable as 3ltr V6 lumps or 2ltr turbo lumps some manufacturers try to pass off as Hot hatch cars. When the Cossies were released in the 80's NOBODY dare called them hot hatch, more like super car slayers.
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<br/>For me the greatest boon from driving a genuine hot hatch back in the day, came from having big car performance at your whim, while in a small hatch.
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<br/>The look on the faces of drivers of family saloon cars or sports car like Elans, BMW's, Nova's and the bain of every motorway - sales executives, when they pulled up too within in inch of your rear bumper on the M1 and start flashing their beam, only for you to make eye contact in the rear view mirror before pulling away to leave em chewing on embarrassment, is priceless.
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<br/>Ask any hot hatch driver from the 60's to date, that's what hot hatch ownership is all about. How can you honest say that of a Type R or mammoth V6 Golf/2ltr Turbo Golfs, Seat Cupras etc? Yes they have a 'hatch' and that's about it. After that you simply have big car looks and go from big capacity engines in BIG cars.
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<br/>Nothing 'hot' about that. It's totally predictable, heavy, and some what monotonous. These bigger stronger better cars are great in there own right, but they have simply marched in on the little cars market place trying to impress with big stats. ANY heavy weight boxer can walk into the flyweight class and claim to be king but so what?

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289836_Alf8874's Response to Harmonica's Review

Written on: 20/05/2007

I agree that the days of the 80's and 90's Hot Hatch have gone for good but to say that the Civic Type R doesn't deserve the title of hot hatch is just plain daft. I own 2002 EP3 Civic Type R and a Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider and although the 5 is loads of fun it will never rival the Civic. You obviously haven't driven one or you drive like a pensioner! My Raider is my weekend toy and will never be sold, it's a little piece of history.

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Farrant4246's Response to Harmonica's Review

Written on: 03/03/2007

You prefer the Clio 16v, well same here! I got the 16v put into mine and it goes brilliant and more reliable.

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“I have spent a lot of time an money on my 5... Engine...”

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 Full Review

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“I've had my Renault 5 GT Turbo for about 12 month's,...”

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 Full Review

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