Consequently, I’m not sure I wouldn’t buy a French car before I bought another GM car. ( Log Out /  Renault 5 GTL - 1984 by Filippo 4 Renault 5 GTL - 1984 by Filippo 6 2 This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to help show ads that are more relevant to your interests. American Brands: AMC, Jeep and All Others, Tractors, Lawn Mowers, Off-Road Equipment, Vintage R&T Road Test: 1976 Renault 5 GTL – “The Kind of Comfort Detroit Claims is Impossible (In a Small Car), Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: AMC Pacer Found in Amsterdam – The Chubby American Golf, Best of 2020 – Automotive History: The 1977 Oldsmobile Chevrolet Engine Scandal – There’s No Rocket In My 88’s Pocket. Back in ’85 I found a really nice, clean ’81 at the local Toyota dealer. The Renault 4 was produced by Renault between 1961 and 1994 and was the first Front-Wheel-Drive family car produced by Renault. ***if you are a buyer outside canada . Hopefully I can get the hang of posting photos here. In France at least horsepower and final drive ratio were also taken into account when deciding tax bands, which is how the GTL models, with their low power outputs and long gearing, managed to remain in the same or lower tax bands than their regular counterparts. A window will pop up giving you a number of different options. Fun and very well built. 5. The ride, the handling, the efficient packaging, the face, the sunroof… How could one help but love it? It was first shown in January 1976 with production beginning in June of that year. The ‘Supercinq’ successor mainined the distinctive style, but I never quite took to those non-functional strips or grey plastic on the C-pillar. My thought is that while AMC did help with the Le Car marketing, were they offered in AMC dealerships? Mileage: 210,554km . The Le Car was dropped after 1983 in favor of the Alliance. I miss that kind of design. 4. A lot of fun to drive around town. I’m sure there’s a correct technical term for “Touch and hold” on a touch-screen device. Unlike cars today, the windshield was relatively upright, those wipers are only 13″ long. In this part of the country, it got to be the a-number one car for salvage yards to put up on a pole, so their sign could be seen from the freeway. After struggling to get back its footing after the rise and fall of the Dauphine in the 50s and early 60s, Renault soldiered on through the 60s with it rear-engine R8 and R10, and then the very advanced R16, which was anything but a hit in the states. Part of the floor has been restored. So my (probably wrong) conclusion is that the dealers and the reputation of French cars in general is what kept these cars from “taking off”. Having a “true” economy model may have brought some relief to the company, and the dealer network would have been better than Renault ever had under their own umbrella. The events depicted in the photo are obviously up to anyone’s interpretation, but I can shed some light on the exact location: This is the corner of Milchstraße & Magdalenenstraße in Pöseldorf, Hamburg. Renault 5 GTL 1984 : 23.5 Millions | Renault 5 1984 : 1 Millions | Renault 5 1979 : 1 Millions | Renault R 5 GTL 1983 : 1 Millions | Renault R 5 1984 : | Re First generation (1972-1984) The Renault 5 was introduced in January 1972. There are only 24 registered on the roads of this model! The bus like steering wheel angle, the vertical radio whose dial you couldn’t read, the rubbery shifter that wouldn’t be rushed, the fact that the whole seat lifted up and forward to get in the back. Hello Hex: thanks for that comment. I still am. My first new car was an 80 LeCar. Change ). All specifications, performance and fuel economy data of Renault 5 GTL 1.1 (34.5 kW / 47 PS / 46 hp), edition of the year 1986 for Europe , including acceleration times 0-60 mph, 0-100 mph, 0-100 km/h, 0-200 km/h, quarter mile time, top speed, mileage and fuel economy, power-to … Click on “Copy image address”. Prodejte snadno a rychle na Bazoši. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. I always wanted one of these. My main experience with Renault was Dad’s ’72 R-10. First GTL series, manufactured in France. As a former owner, I can certainly say this was probably my least forgettable car. One curiosity of the GTL (and suggestive of its intended city role) was that the protective side strakes (which matched the bumpers) were more or less unique to the model, and not fitted to the more upmarket or performance variants. The Renault 14 is a compact car produced by the French manufacturer Renault between 1976 and 1983. Even today, it’s one of the few cars from its era that I crave. With the R30 in the showroom, AMC, having already dropped the Ambassador, could probably have retired the senior platform a year or two earlier than they actually did. It was sold in the U.S. branded Le Car in the 1970s and 1980s. They said that at the end of the test, “… it looked and drove as if it had been through 40,000 hard miles.” Their long-term Honda Civic held up much better. It may cost several thousand per year in maintenance costs, but as long as it doesn’t flat stop running, it is an okay car. Styled by Michel Boué, who died before the car's release, the R5 featured a steeply sloping rear hatchback and front dashboard. The GTL was indeed a good fit for the car, although like its R5 equivalent, it made it a little more expensive to run here in Ireland. Actually, the R5 was more of what an AMC customer would have wanted. It´s a remarkably enduring bit of work, the 4 but cursed by the Renault Charter (Line 45, Section3: “No Renault design should be cherished by the owner…” Thanks to Robertas for sending me the Goodwin Translation (2011) of that Charter, by the way. 1976 Renault 5 GTL: source The text first appeared under the headline “Another New Renault” in The Amman Valley Chronicle and East Carmarthen News, June 5, 1976. Several of my college friends had this car. The car became an instant hit thanks to the fuel crisis but we also found a car with the practicality of an R4 and the comfort of the larger R16. Compared to the three-door versions, the five-door model is 6 cm longer on the outside and inside: more space for the legs and knees of the rear passengers. Renault had offered first the Ferlic clutch, a vacuum-operated clutch much like the later VW Automatic Stick Shift. 1984 Renault 5 GTL Mileage: 210,554 km A great example of a First Generation R5 in original white paint and original side decals. In Europe, the R5 had the usual roof mounted radio antenna. It has only 43000miles on the clock! The ride was very supple but the car began to rust in less than 2 years ibeing subjected to Buffalo winters…He ended up trading it in a a very conventional and reliable Mazda GLC….I remember the local dealer franchise here in Buffalo sold Renault along with Lincoln Mercury. referencia equivalente: jb1023 c051439 / jb1023c051439. Metallic beige Part service history and loads of reciepts. For instance, the standard Renault 4s were by the late-70s in the 5CV bracket but the GTL managed to sneak into the 4CV bracket. Three miles from the showroom, THE CAR CAUGHT FIRE! I still remember that car fondly. El coche está muy bien de chapa y al dia de mecanica y se usa a diario en Losar de la Vera (Cáceres). Content Provider. The problem was that I had a small boat and would not have been able to tow it with an R5. Most people that know me and the typical cars I’ve owned, find it hard to believe I ever owned an R5. It´s not an obvious copy and paste, more the feeling of joyful practicality. My experience with the R5 was with a used 82 model after having to sell a 83 Escort bought new, due to a job loss. They thought it was a bit pricey, though. Maintenance is key for this cars, and I guess that is what kept them unpopulair in the US……you can not drive a French cars without regulair tune-ups and oil changes, there is no 350 sb in there……. I was driving along one day and heard a clatter inside the car. The R5/Le Car had a lot of redeeming qualities, but with tough competition from the Civic and the Rabbit, the R5 never really made it big here for Renault either, although certainly more so than anything since the Dauphine. I showed up, told the (amazed that I didn’t want a Corolla) salesman I’m interested, he got a plate, took my license information, and off we went. It’s a shame you didn’t have the 1979 model with its hypnotic dashboard, especially the passenger side, that curved 3-parts receptacle facing the passenger was, to me, so original but also soothing. The car got those famous shield bumpers to protect it in Parisian traffic and the original design had high placed taillights à la Volvo V70 estate. Having owned the R5, and ridden in and driven that era Fiesta extensively- buy the Fiesta! By using this site, you agree to the use of cookies by Flickr and our partners as described in … Renault had high hopes for its R5 in the US. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. “Touch and hold” on the image for a couple of seconds. Right-click on the image. Hello clever commenters: I would like to ask again about how to embed an image in a comment. It is a car I once knew rather well, a 1977 example becoming our family’s second car during the early 1980s. One thing I had to constantly repair was the flip out rear windows, whose hinges were oddly only glued on, and at least one of the four was unglued at any given time. How much does a Renault 5 GTL - TL weighs? A complete set – two doors and hatch – cost less than £5. . R&T later had an R5 as a long-term test car. The high torque output relative to the weight means it’s easy to stay ahead of the general flow of traffic, or at least keep up with it, and the little Renault can climb hills tenaciously. The Renault 5 was introduced in January 1972 as Renault's first supermini, and in direct competition of the Fiat 127. 1984 Renault 5 GTL . I would also like to see a photo of your 4GTL, if you might oblige. Mine also benefits in the useability stakes by having the later R5-based dashboard and front disc brakes. The front indicators wrapping around the corners into the wings so they didn’t align with the edges of the headlamps always looked a little odd too. My uncle told me it was 5-6 Deutsche Mark per litre (the average price in Germany was about DM 1.30). Without a water temperature gauge on the dashboard (but an ammeter???) We hope you agree. A Vega I had before it and an S-10 I suffered after it were in the same league, reliability-wise. All original content (words and images) hosted on this site remain the sole copyright of the authors and may not be reproduced or re-purposed in whole or in part without their written permission. Auto - Renault 5 bazar. DS and Peugeot 204/304, 404, 504 L were good company for an R16. But that would have come at the cost of sales of the post-Gremlin Spirit. Either way however, it proved a successful variant of an already well-liked car. A lot to recommend it. 2017 Renault Megan 1,6,auto, petrol,got full service history,Abs and airbags, usb, mp3 radio and cd player,sunroof,leather interior. Renault took the “big” 1300 engine from the R12, fitted it with a small carburettor and a five speed gearbox, the whole car was based on the torque of the engine not revvs, these were nicknamed in Holland as little Cadillacs thanks to the relaxed engine and gave a fantastic MPG. Perhaps one reason for this was that despite their prescience, Michel Boué’s well-drawn flanks looked better unadorned. There is a Volvo ad from same era, showing an R5-Le Car, filled with passengers and luggage on the roof, trying to merge into truck filled highway. Boué had wanted the taillights to go all the way up from the bumper into the C-pillar, in the fashion of the much later Fiat Punto and Volvo 850 Estate / Wagon, but the lights remained at a more conven… One other thing about the sunroof. Manual choke, no power steering, manual windows,a true retro classic. And talk about spacious, I once brought home a full size dishwasher-in the box-with the hatch closed. 1.4 petrol 5 speed manual. Can someone write a very plain and fool-proof how-to for this task? Probably due to the emission control system and lacklustre lead-free petrol as mandated by the EPA. Its status was restored in December 1982 when it was upgraded with a five speed gearbox, the TL had to wait until the run-out ’84MY for this. Through various specification rethinks, the GTL continued to be an oddity in the range, with those side shields and an assortment of unusual seats. An 85, with the humungus sunroof. 1. A spare tire under the hood always reminds me of the earlier pre-Impreza Subarus. This is the reason for the R4’s (and thus the R5’s) peculiar engine layout, which apes the Traction Avant and DS. In September 1981 the GTL’s high-torque 1.3 litre engine was replaced by a 1.1 with the same output and slightly better official mpg. Comfortable seat cushions, backrests with good lateral support and adjustable headrests, new, attractive dashboard and everywhere practical shelves - these are some of the characteristics of the "most comfortable three and a half meters". Buy your next car now!. These are still relatively common across the pond, though rust has claimed many, as is common for cars of that era, especially Renaults. They liked the increased refinement from the larger engine and the higher gearing. Later – post ’81 – cars had a lower geared steering rack which dulled the steering’s responsiveness and crosswinds controllability. Fun to drive. Only one owner since new, and it has always been kept in covered garage. Top speed on the highway depended on which way the wind was blowing. Renault 5 more attractive in my opinion. Here’s the Supercinq with a light facelift: I’m not doing well today…Ingvar doesn’t like my Renault 11 facelift either! Only one part came adrift in mine. Vybírejte z 109 inzerátů. Seats were more comfortable too. With a tailwind, it would hit 80. That´s a beauty. Rootes also used a similar system on the “Easi-Drive”. I didn’t like the deeper front bumper on later models though, so when I caught sight of the lovely blue GTL at the top of the article I immediately thought ‘my perfect R5!’. For the Renaults with their gearbox in front of the engine it was a logical and straightforward solution. I’m not sure an AMC connection would have helped sales of the 5 in the US. Les modèles «parked» sont équipés de roues avant tournées. Hello, Hexagon, and welcome. We also have a Mk1 Berlingo on the fleet and it feels throroughly pretentious with its carpets and door cards. 5. The Mazda put everything I had ever had to shame with it’s reliability and rust resistance, but somehow it lacked the Renault’s character. I also vaguely recall it arriving back on the end of a tow-rope once, but the reason has been lost to memory. Renault 5 (Epoque IV) La Renault 5 (1972-1985) était la voiture la plus populaire de la France pendant dix ans. Fiesta, hands down for me. Are you not tempted to improve the Miura and Countach whilst you’re in a designing mood, Daniel? What did it in was an alarming propensity to rust. But in the popular memory of Americans, it was just another weird little French car that showed certain weaknesses as it aged. Driveability with the R5 was vastly better than the always unhappy Escort. Energie : Essence Moteur : 1.1 Boite : Manuelle Couleur : Blanc Carte Grise (safia) Renault 5 r5 energie : essence moteur : gtl ess couleur : blond papiers : carte grise (safia) slm 3likom renault 5 (r5) gtl محرك مرفيزي مافيهش حتى مشكل. I didn’t know Renault had originally planned to call this car the “Frog” – as corny as “Le Car” was, it’s miles better than that! Obligatory alternative design proposals pictures. The first R5 had the 850cc R4 engine complete with umbrella gear lever from the R4 and the more mature 1100 cc engine from the Renault 6 with 4 on the floor. Wow, I haven’t thought about the LeCar, or seen one, in years. I always thought the best looking R5 was the GTL precisely because it had the side strakes! How many horsepower (hp) does a 1980 Renault 5 GTL - TL have? History shows that the Reliance/Encore was not a hot seller, but certainly within the parameters of the old AMC based models. My AAA card got maxed out on tow jobs several times, pulling these unreliable cars the 50 miles from our college dorm back to New Orleans. Whilst Citroen could rely on Michelin’s generous chequebook and give the 2CV engineers largely free reign, Renault’s engineers in the 50s were stuck to a tighter budget and after various experiments with flat twins and the like, they lifted the powertrain largely unchanged from the 4CV and moved it to the front of the car for cost reasons. Je vous présente ma Renault 5 Lauréate GTL du 03 Janvier 1985. Search results for 'renault 5'. We ought to be told. He bought it brand new when the Lima, OH dealer was going out of business. The Renault 5 GTL - TL has a - 4, Petrol engine with 1108 cm3 / 67.6 cu-in capacity. ‘the gains really had to be offset against the higher purchase price and the fact that its greater swept volume would place it into a higher taxation band in several European markets.’. 3. It’s the magnetic-particle clutch I’m familiar with the theory of—and still unfamiliar with its practical rectitude or lack thereof. A window will pop up giving you s number of different “Share to” options. At the time at least, it went against the orthodoxy of using a smaller capacity engine to achieve the same goal, (Renault were already offering the Cinq with engines of 845, 956 or 1108 cc capacity), so while the headline economy figures for the GTL were more impressive than the smaller engined versions, the gains really had to be offset against the higher purchase price and the fact that its greater swept volume would place it into a higher taxation band in several European markets. It was, if memory serves, a decently reliable car too, although age, mileage (and misuse) did lead to a few running repairs, including to the gear linkage (a rather convoluted device). Was it troublesome by design and specification? What engine is in Renault Super 5 1.1 L/TL/GTL? I always envied the later interiors over our GTL’s rather drab black cabin (with added smoke damage…). All specifications, performance and fuel economy data of Renault 5 GTL (32.5 kW / 44 PS / 44 hp), edition of the year 1976 since February 1976 for Europe , including acceleration times 0-60 mph, 0-100 mph, 0-100 km/h, 0-200 km/h, quarter mile time, top speed, mileage and fuel economy, power-to-weight ratio, dimensions, drag coefficient, etc. 2. The Renault 5 is definitely worthy of attention, but I’m transfixed by the photo above. 1986-01-02 Photo size: I always liked the way that Renault sprayed the formerly chromed bumpers on the 4 and changed the colour of the grille to match the side cladding. No, I’m highly unlikely to devote any effort to the Miura or Countach. 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