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    Looking at a renault 25 with 2.2 injection manual
    Anyone got some feedback on issues the vehicle develops.
    quirck things to look out for

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    Quote Originally Posted by don View Post
    Looking at a renault 25 with 2.2 injection manual
    Anyone got some feedback on issues the vehicle develops.
    quirck things to look out for
    There a good car to drive, probably the nicest of the 80's French sedans but as for things to watch out for. Thats easy, everything between the 2 bumper bars. Especially anything with an electric wire hanging off it.
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    I had one one the road for about a week before deciding even I didn't have the patience to keep the POS going.
    The seats on mine were as uncomfortable as they come, the headroom is typicaly '80's .....None, the performance is so so, and the engine emision control is over complicated as is the electrical system and a huge failure point


    Apart from that, they are great.....


    I have one in a state of wrecking if anyone needs parts.



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    Quote Originally Posted by don View Post
    Looking at a renault 25 with 2.2 injection manual
    Anyone got some feedback on issues the vehicle develops.
    quirck things to look out for
    The main mechanicals items (Engine, Gearbox and Suspension) are solid and will last forever.

    As has been mentioned above, everything else is now 1980's French 'Avant-garde' technology, which means it won't work.

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    You will get really good at pulling the dashboard out to get gauges to work!
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    Loved mine. Great engine, gearbox, ride and battleship galactica ambience inside.
    You will learn to not worry about blower fans, fuel gauges, tachos, chrome strips around the windows back and front and speedos.
    I learnt how to pull the dash instrument panel out in 15 mins, which beat my first time by couple of hours.
    Go for it but don't pay too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trading Estate View Post
    Original mags are 'soft ' check them for roundness
    Easier said than done with no centre hole.


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    Most reliable car I ever had. Not that that says much about my other cars...

    If you're a serious DIY type, go for it - they're great cars with heaps of character, but comfy and practical enough to use as a daily. Great city car - nippy steering, cushy ride. I think they're a better car as an auto - suit their character more.

    Not huge amounts of passive safety mind you (dont look up the crash test videos on youtube...).

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    Don, I would think you would be lucky to find a R25 these days? I know there are no more R18 about.....Such a shame.

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    If you are fortunate enough to buy that car you are looking at, i have and abundance of parts that should keep your car going for years at your disposal, just bring a big trailer.
    Cheers Thierry

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielsydney View Post
    Don, I would think you would be lucky to find a R25 these days? I know there are no more R18 about.....Such a shame.
    Re R18 - tongue in cheek surely
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielsydney View Post
    Don, I would think you would be lucky to find a R25 these days?
    Hi,
    After all those comments that seems a funny thing to say

    Don perhaps you could ask the lady who gives instructions to the driver, if she still lives there in the dash.
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