Written on: 19/01/2013 by philsmythe
my son owns a Renault 16 unfortunately he now lives in Australia but his faithful Renault is still here and running it has a leather interior alloy wheels and a significant exhaust, if there are any enthusiasts or people looking for parts we will sell the car rather than it rust away. call 07973669782 if interested. thanksL (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2008
Bought a 1 owner 124k fsh, phase 1 hatch of an old boy last week. Always been an astra gte man but this is a real eye opener - great power and superb handling (however does let go right on the limit). Absolutely thrashed the life out of it for about ten days now and have had a grin like the joker since.
Easy way to get points on the old licence. Rev happy, great gearbox - not sure of the power but plenty fast enough on the a to b roads.
With redtops getting expensive these I'm sure are the... (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2007 by bmw e30 (16 reviews written)
Well if ever there was a car that everyone should own then this is it. I had a Clio 16v a year or so before this so I knew the engine well enough (I did a head gasket change on the Clio). I bought mine with a blown head gasket and so as I'd already done one I knew what was involved. Easy enough to do with much more space than the clio engine bay. I had a white phase 1 with 85,000 miles. A careful previous owner and in standard form. At the end of my ownership the gearbox just had the start... (read more)
Written on: 09/09/2005 by fasteddybabes (1 review written)
My Renault 19 GTXS 1.4 is very nippy about 75 mph in 3rd and so with K & N filter sounds awesome. Just eats clutch cables, mates laughed at first, now loving it and will soon when 2 litre turbo goes under bonnet. (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2005 by gregg002
I have owned two renault 19 16v chamade a phase 1 and a phase 2. The phase 1 was a more powerful car and had better body work. Well recomended, buy one and enjoy a fast sporty family car with lots of space and nice leather seats. (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2004 by HaboMaster (1 review written)
I've had my Renault 19 16v Phase 1 Chamade for about four months now, the only problems I've had is that the head gasket was half-blown when I bought it. Otherwise it is an excellent car, everyone of my friends think it has the best seats even compared to a -99 Merc SLK. Now the car is coming together again I can't wait to drive it! ;) (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2004 by samm (4 reviews written)
I was always very intrigued by the Renault 19 16v Phase 1 as it was so cheap and looks cool. But after test driving one that a friend of mine owned (convertible version) that was in mint condition with just 50k on the clock I was very let down. You really have to boot it to make it go, the handling is bad (although it was a convertible) and the gearbox is horrible. In the end I opted for my 205 1.9 with full exhaust system and manifold, Piper X air filter and ecotec valve. My car is now so... (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2004 by sharpy2490 (2 reviews written)
I brought a Renault 19 16v phase 1 for £150. when I first got in the car I was lovin it blowing round the streets at 60 its amazing. In this car you can easily please a crowd (if you have got the skils) 17inch rims Evo bonnet and spoiler its all good. ITS AWESOME. (read more)
Written on: 10/12/2003 by messydan (1 review written)
The Renault 19 16v phase 1 handled great as i had mine lowered, i think its a must as the standard height was OTT.
I drove mine very hard all of the 8months i had it, took the thrashing well but things started to go wrong. Changed the driveshafts and bearings and were off to thrashing about again.
2 gearbox failures, well i snapped the diff in the first gearbox but performing sitting ducks but the downfall was you should hit the limiter in reverse and then slam it onto 1st, nonono..
2nd... (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2003 by shots29 (1 review written)
I have a Renault 19 16V hatch. Nice power to turn females on or make men excited when being driven. I have a few expensive problems, bearings and electrical. (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2003 by Jake.
Excellent bad boy style. I own a Renault 19 16V chamade and really do drive it extremely hard. Ive had it about five months now and the probs I have occured are 1) Pipe from the cylinder head to the water expansion tank and coroded from the inside out, so needed replacing. My passenger side wheel bearing has gone and needs replacing but these are only £30 mark. 3)the fan stopped cutting in meaning the engine was running hot, this was due to a weak conection. These cars are quick and have a... (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2003 by Babz.
Had this Renault 19 16v phase 1 three years. Kicked the heck out of it just about every A to B I've been and with the only damage occuring in that time being a wheel bearing failure and strut tops breaking (minor and cheap jobs) I have to say this car knows exactly its purpose in life.
Fantastic, I've nicknamed mine "The One" and with decent mods, there's nothing it won't at least keep up with this side of 15 Grand.
PS: I leathered a V6 vectra although Im not sure if the Vectra driver was... (read more)