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    Default Renault 25 - Are they estinct?

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    I've been looking for a 1980s French car and I've noticed that the Renault 25 doesn't seem to appear anywhere.

    Are they all gone?

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    I know of one or two. Are you looking to buy one? No idea if they are for sale but i could ask.
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    JoBo Thanks but I think I'll concentrate my search on the BX. The 25 seems to be too rare. I just found it rather strange as the 25 sold better than the BX or at least I seem to remember seeing more of them around. Regards Alan
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    R25 is a great car , great to drive.
    Aside from dashboard and auto not much goes wrong.

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    Berridale

    That's what I've heard. Auto doesn't both me because I'm looking for a manual car anyway.

    A working dashboard helps though.

    Put it this way, because my friend wants to buy the same car as me if we can find two good 25's for sale we'll consider them.

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    I actually saw one on the road in Brisbane last week. First time Iíve seen one in about 10 years at least I reckon. Donít even see Fuegos anymore, they donít even seem to turn up to the French car day (maybe one).


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    Quote Originally Posted by jech View Post
    I actually saw one on the road in Brisbane last week. First time I’ve seen one in about 10 years at least I reckon. Don’t even see Fuegos anymore, they don’t even seem to turn up to the French car day (maybe one).

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    I think you may be right, I can only find one in the photos I took, not that I photographed everything, perhaps the majority, but there were three 17's.

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    Denis at French Car Care in Brisbane still drives one, and had maybe 7 stashed away. Quite a few were manuals. Be worth a call if you were really interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berridale View Post
    R25 is a great car , great to drive.
    Aside from dashboard and auto not much goes wrong.
    So apart from having no fuel gauge or other gauges, a car that continually shouts false warning messages at you, having no ventilation control…or hifi control nothing much goes wrong….. except if its an automatic gearbox in which case, it is a case of when, not if……

    Phew…I thought for a moment they were unreliable!!

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    I had a manual 25 GTX for many years. Nothing a good soldering iron can't fix for the dashboard.
    Lucky I had steel wheels as the soft alloy wheels went oval in no time. Factor this in as well. To change the ancillary drive belt you had to remove the cam belt first....great idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVEDOOR View Post
    I think you may be right, I can only find one in the photos I took, not that I photographed everything, perhaps the majority, but there were three 17's.

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    Photos of the 17's please
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    Wow. That is quite a stash of 17s. Nice.

    Now to up the ante, do you have any pictures of R15?
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    I sold my gold R25 GTX (With working dashboard and about 10 boxes of electronic and minor body parts) to a fellow in Mosman about 5 years ago. Great cars, heaps of power and the best gear shift (manual 5 speed) i've ever owned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alsrenault10 View Post
    I sold my gold R25 GTX (With working dashboard and about 10 boxes of electronic and minor body parts) to a fellow in Mosman about 5 years ago. Great cars, heaps of power and the best gear shift (manual 5 speed) i've ever owned.
    That’s probably the one i got before passing it on to don up in the hunter valley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schlitzaugen View Post
    Wow. That is quite a stash of 17s. Nice.

    Now to up the ante, do you have any pictures of R15?
    No I do not.
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    I've got a Renault 15TS. I'm teaching my son to drive on it. Photos are at work.

    That's why I want a 25, its so hot that its make life difficult without A/C.

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    I have two manual 25s a silver car and a gold car 89 and 87 respectively.
    Both unregistered the silver car requires a blue slip as i let the reg expire and it is in a garage in Singleton.
    The gold car is also unreg and at the vineyard where I work in the hunter valley with the gearbox and clutch out and in the middle of replacement. I also have a pallet of parts that I picked up from sydney a while back.

    Id would entertain the notion of sale as a job lot if anyone is interested. Not looking for rediculous money but would like to see them go to a good home
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    Renault Car Club Victoria concourse winner 2017 was a R25 , ours , Went on a tour of SA in said automobile , partly with the car club then later on our own . What a trip , with great fuel consumption , superb ride and sweet handling . Detractors may be many and converts few . your loss .

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    My R25 was a great car and I was very sorry to see it go. Pressure from SWMBO because the speedo didn't always work, but the tacho did. Along with the R20 they were much better than the Ford Fairmonts that followed them into my ownership. I now have a Latitude and it is also a great car. Why are the big Renaults always knocked? They should have sold much better than they did. I also had a Toyota Cressida that was great but the Toyota Kluger was the worst car ever.

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    Great cars. I had one service man who reckoned they were the last Renault before they lost the plot. A friend south of Perth has several, one an ex-French consul car I think. Lovely. Are you in the market for one, or three? I can put you in touch....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolman View Post
    Detractors may be many and converts few . your loss .
    I tried to like the r25...twice.

    Maybe in 1989 I could have liked it, but age was not kind to them, and the little things made it impossible to live with.

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    I'm in the pile of people that likes the 25, and inevitably all cars age. However as Jo indicates an eight to ten year old 25 seemed to have more than its fair share of niggling problems. Then there were the early flock covered dashboards, instant fade maroon paint, troublesome early "leaded" model injection and auto transmissions, dry joints in the dashboard. leaky heater matrix, split driveshaft boots. If you buy one on the other side of that maintenance curve, you can score a very nice car.

    Then there are the random rust issues. One 25GTX at a wrecker (where a manual trans was scored from) was in apparent good knick. However popping the bonnet, the left hand hinge had parted company from the body itself, due to rust. This also seems to manifest itself in the Fuego too, where water gets into the heavily mastic-ed joints and seams, rusting away invisibly until it is too late to save the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    I'm in the pile of people that likes the 25, and inevitably all cars age. However as Jo indicates an eight to ten year old 25 seemed to have more than its fair share of niggling problems. Then there were the early flock covered dashboards, instant fade maroon paint, troublesome early "leaded" model injection and auto transmissions, dry joints in the dashboard. leaky heater matrix, split driveshaft boots. If you buy one on the other side of that maintenance curve, you can score a very nice car.
    I had to deal with most of these issues in mine, in addition to the common speedo issue - I spent many a long cold night repeatedly pulling out the instrument cluster trying to fix dry solder joints...

    But it was really nice to drive - best long distance cruising car for its quietness, comfort and fuel economy. And the voice warning system was great to show off to friends...

    There was also the cavernous boot area - we were amazed at what we could fit in there with the seats folded flat (which also made it very comfortable to sleep in with a foam mattress!).
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