Renault alliance 1985




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    Aug 12, In , I bought Motor Trend's “Car of the Year.” Nowhere are quotation marks more appropriate than in that title, because just 12 short months.

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    Renault alliance 1985

    Renault alliance 1985

    Oh, they are cheap to buy but not to maintain. They define the genre of hot hatches, a species of car that I personally am head over heels in love with fun to drive, economical on fuel, stylish, practical, upscale in comfort, and now well made but that never really caught on in America. The Renault 9 was voted the European Car of the Year. I was surprised at the choice in car.

    Renault alliance 1985

    Renault alliance 1985

    Renault alliance 1985

    Renault alliance 1985

    Renault alliance 1985

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    Still, enough Alliances sold that you still see them in the junkyard every now and then. So, the Alliance, with its European design and made-in-America patriotism, looked good on paper.

    Unfortunately, even the wretched Cavalier seemed reliable in comparison to the Franco-Kenosha product. The Alliance got great fuel economy and had a comfy ride, but: Same color, same interior.

    Renault alliance 1985

    We had one of these as a rental car on a trip to Chicago back in July I was rather impressed with these at the time as they ran well and were economical. Who knew they would fall apart after a year or so?

    We were really lucky with the car and never had a problem with it. The worst was a stutter caused by fouled plugs, but that was fixed with a new set that I installed with my Dad. It was also the car that I learned to drive on. It was really an easy car to learn on. The shifter was precise and the clutch light. They define the genre of hot hatches, a species of car that I personally am head over heels in love with fun to drive, economical on fuel, stylish, practical, upscale in comfort, and now well made but that never really caught on in America.

    Renault alliance 1985

    They were all horribly unreliable, but despite that they all had loads of character, the kind of personality that most other brands cannot even dream of, and were great fun to drive when they ran. I travel to Europe regularly and have driven many of them. I think their build quality and reliability according to people who own them is as good as anything else on the market. Their styling though personal and subjective I find far superior and more appealing than any other brands I can think of — the French know design better than anyone.

    That interior looks so much better than the outside, I guess it got banged up a lot. Too bad they were so mechanically bad, they drove nice and had nice interiors at a good price.

    According to European sources such as What Car? They make cars worse than the Germans do. Sales of the have been a disappointment to Fiat so far. Mark me up as a French car fan! I agree, they have a very nice ride, different somehow from other makers. After a strong start, their market presence waned as they got a reputation fair one at that for expensive maintenance.

    Renault alliance 1985

    Renault has a giant foothold in America. It is called Nissan. This way you can still get a mass market imported car with questionable quality if you so desire without the stigma that the French makes earned for themselves. Fiat projected they were going to sell 50, Fiat s in the first year.

    The actual total was less than 20, For a 3 box layout from that era, the styling of the vehicle was much better than the k-car; the front end being particularly clean. In , a secretary at the company I worked at bought a new, well-optioned Alliance. It was her first new car and she was so proud. It was kind of heartbreaking to watch her mounting dismay as the car gave her troubles and slowly fell to pieces.

    ALLIANCE 1984 CATALOGO MEXICO ( RENAULT 9 EN EUROPA)



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