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    Renault Alliance L convertible 1985 for sale - PreWarCar

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    Renault 9 meets can opener. Check out those fantastic seats! Love it.

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    Yeah, it's the Yank version of the R9.
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    I owned a low mileage renault 11 1.4 automatic in the uk( hatch version of the renault 9). It was such an awful thing I drove it twice and relisted it on ebay. It was the hateful auto and the overly heavy steering that did it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave_R16TS View Post
    I owned a low mileage renault 11 1.4 automatic in the uk( hatch version of the renault 9). It was such an awful thing I drove it twice and relisted it on ebay. It was the hateful auto and the overly heavy steering that did it.
    That's interesting Dave. We had a 9 here in Melb with a 1.4 auto and loved it. It was a UK import and it was great. 1984 model. It weighed nothing and I remember how hard it went. My brother in law had a 17TL and this little 1.4 automatic would out accelerate it. It a very nimble, light and very easy to drive, and I always thought that was one of Renault's many marketing mistakes not selling them here. But a car is only as good as he one you compare it to and what did we have in 84. The awful 18 was dead, the titanic R20 was going and the hair dressers sport car Fuego was being old without power steer and noisy TRX tyres.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cavanagh View Post
    That's interesting Dave. We had a 9 here in Melb with a 1.4 auto and loved it. It was a UK import and it was great. 1984 model. It weighed nothing and I remember how hard it went. My brother in law had a 17TL and this little 1.4 automatic would out accelerate it. It a very nimble, light and very easy to drive, and I always thought that was one of Renault's many marketing mistakes not selling them here. But a car is only as good as he one you compare it to and what did we have in 84. The awful 18 was dead, the titanic R20 was going and the hair dressers sport car Fuego was being old without power steer and noisy TRX tyres.
    I suspect it was knackered, despite its 40,000 miles i don't think an unserviced life in London had done it any favours. It was a very reluctant gearbox but i cant explain the truly awful steering weight. I had driven a manual one previously which was much better. Maybe it had been lead lined?

    On another note you'll be pleased to note I am in the process of adding to the fleet with a Peugeot 505 GTI Executive. Automatic so hopefully my better half will consider to drive it. Hopefully it's not a hateful thing. Details to follows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave_R16TS View Post
    I suspect it was knackered, despite its 40,000 miles i don't think an unserviced life in London had done it any favours. It was a very reluctant gearbox but i cant explain the truly awful steering weight. I had driven a manual one previously which was much better. Maybe it had been lead lined?

    On another note you'll be pleased to note I am in the process of adding to the fleet with a Peugeot 505 GTI Executive. Automatic so hopefully my better half will consider to drive it. Hopefully it's not a hateful thing. Details to follows.
    I've got one of them. 505 Exec. Full option with leather and all the goodies, great car, looks fantastic. It's on club plates and I use it when I can.
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