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    Hi all
    Have been considering the offer to purchase a Renault 25

    Five speed manual, vinyl dash, computer still talks, 180K on the clock
    what should I be looking, listening for

    Metallic silver no major bumps or scratches just needs paint and a tidy up from what I can see
    any ideas on prices

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    Are you drunk.....



    It is worth whatever a un1 is worth..500 ish.

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    just on my first glass actually so jo I should steer clear !!

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    How much do they want to give you for taking it?

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    Value very much dependent on condition. The motors and manual gearboxes are quite tough, and rust is normally not a problem. They are getting on towards 30 years old, but do drive nicely when in good condition, and get quite good fuel economy. Probably worth putting a new cam belt on if it hasn't been done recently. In good roadworthy condition, maybe $1000. Seems cruel but they are now somewhat an old orphan in a Hyundai world. I haven't seen one in Brisbane for over 5 years.

    I had one in the late '90s for about 5 years, and once I got the electrics sorted, was a good touring car. The Renault fanatic I sold it to still has it.
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    Loved my R25. Great fuel economy and quite good performance for it's day. Wish I hadn't sold mine. Clutch cable can give problems if incorrectly put together. If you're ok with an older car why not buy it. Love the voice, once had a hose go and the voice told me well before it boiled. If I only had the temp gauge I might not have noticed it till steam started to appear. By coincidence we stopped right out side a radiator repair place. I changed the timing belt on mine and it was easy enough. Go for it.

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    Excellent car.
    Vinyl dash means (I assume) ULP.
    Fuel pump went on mine - external, so easy to replace.
    Seats collapse.
    Dash WILL fail.
    Best all round car I have ever driven.
    Will take 4 x 6'2" people with ease.
    Will carry 44 gallon drum in boot.
    Great fuel economy, massive tank.
    Let down by little things - poor electrics - bad plastics.
    If you can live with these and not want a pristine car go for it.
    Unless immaculate, $750.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 85Fuego View Post
    Will take 4 x 6'2" people with ease.
    If the car has an internal sunrood and the driver has hair.....Dont agree at all.

    One of the many reasons I parked my R25 was the ridiculously low roof.......and my standards are a fuego!!!

    Compared to a modern car like the scenic where there is a good 6-8 inches headroom a car like the r25 is claustrophobic.


    I'll concur about the boot space though...One of the reasons I have not let easy lift take mine away is it is full of engine parts and the boot is like the tardis.

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    4 large people plus luggage air con on full as it was very hot. Sydney to Brisbane on a tank of fuel. Starter failed once at Doyles Fish market in Sydney and was trying to push it to start it when a bus full of Japanese tourist stopped and several jumped out and helped push start it. Embarrassment!! Was only a wire come off the solenoid hard to get at, easy fix.

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    If it has alloy wheels....they will be oval...alloy was so soft a decent bump would bend the rims

    You will learn how to take out a dashboard in 10 minutes..it will fail

    Good economy...but shocks will be shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    If the car has an internal sunroof and the driver has hair.....Don't agree at all.
    Forgot about the sunroof - mine was sans sunroof hence my comment - maybe my seats were also less than fantastic?

    Also being on the wrong side of 50 the hair problem is academic.

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