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Renault Le Car, Coupe
Feb 26, 2003 (6:58 am)
Great, listen to this: There's a 1987 Renault Alliance two-door for sale on Ebay with, believe it or not, 2,400 original miles. I don't know what it looks like, since there are no pictures of the vehicle. But the ad says that it was owned by an elderly man since it was new. This is something strange and rare: A Renault with 2,400 miles. Now who's going to buy something like this?
#36 of 55 Not Me...
Feb 26, 2003 (10:41 am)
but I did think they had a rather utilitarian,pleasing squareness to them. Of course,they were no LeCar....
#37 of 55 Low mileage
Mar 04, 2003 (11:12 pm)
I saw the ad on e-bay. That car is probably in dire need of work. A lot of things must have dried up, and are either leaking or waiting to do so at the first chance. Parts availability is also likely to be an issue.
#38 of 55 Why Were French Cars So Bad In The USA?
Jun 28, 2007 (2:57 pm)
I mean, France is a major indutrial country-they were pioneers in automotive engineering, and many innovations came from Renault, Peugeot, Citroen. Why did they blow it so bad in the USA? I know, maybe their parts distribution was deficient-but why were these cars so despised?
Jul 04, 2007 (9:19 am)
Because they were strange, crappy, troublesome, weird cars that few mechanics would work on.
This comes from a guy (me) that owned two Peugeots!
#40 of 55 Isellhondas:
Jul 04, 2007 (5:54 pm)
What kind of Peugeots did you have? I bet you had all sorts of quirks to deal with!
#41 of 55 Re: Why Were French Cars So Bad In The USA? [martian]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 05, 2007 (6:20 am)
"The French don't copy anybody, and nobody copies the French".
#42 of 55 Re: Isellhondas: [jrosasmc]
Jul 10, 2007 (3:05 pm)
I had a couple of 505 diesel wagons.
These are TOUGH, rugged cars that hold a lot and they have seats that are the most comfortable you will ever sit in.
But, yeah, strange, oddball cars. It took about a four step procedure just to turn the head lights on as I recall.
#43 of 55 Re: Isellhondas: [isellhondas]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 10, 2007 (4:37 pm)
Yeah, I liked the Peugeots I had...certainly more reliable than any Saab I ever owned. But nobody, as in NOOOOO-Body....wants to help you work on them, and parts can be tough. Also stay away from the turbo 505s.
The 504 was the best model they made, IMO. They ride great, run forever if cared for, and are quite comfortable, economical, and utterly worthless if you need to buy a parts car. Nothing rides as well, not even a Benz or BMW of that era.
What you have to get used to with French cars is that odd combination of excellent handling but LOTS of body roll.
Jul 10, 2007 (5:57 pm)
I do hate to ask this, but did you find the Peugeots to be more reliable or durable than Volvos from the same era?