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Old 11-25-2002, 02:16 PM   #1
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The Renault Alliance



Ok guys, I have a chance to buy up myself a winter car, and I have NEVER heard of these before, someone down the street from me is selling their Renault Alliance, I have no idea what year it is, but it only has 32,000 original kms. I dunno his price either, he wasn't home so I left a message.. So now, should I bother looking into this car? Are they reliable? Or would I just be wasting my time. Help out guys.
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Old 11-25-2002, 02:22 PM   #2
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Ok, found out more, its an '86 and he's asking $900 for it. It was his Grandmothers car, she only drove it too the bank and back.

Soooooooooooo, I'm gonna go look at it, tell me what you guys think.
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Old 11-25-2002, 03:03 PM   #3
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Just one thing. Is almost imposible to find parts for this car. I bought one last year and no one have parts (needed to pass cert.) for it. I called couple junk yards and some of them don't even know what car I am talking about. I ended up junking it. They did paid me $25.00 for it. It was no big lost for me since I paid next to nothing for it. BTW. check under the car because they can rust like you will not believe.
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Old 11-25-2002, 04:47 PM   #4
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Yeah, so I just had the car up on a hoist, and there was minimal rust on it, almost none, I'd get it oil sprayed, fix up a few things. But your saying parts are hard to get a hold of? I was talkin to my mechanic, and he was sayin that theres nothing outa the ordinary for these cars when it comes to there parts. He said it was in great shape, and for the price of the car, I couldn't go wrong......... Whadya think?

Oh, and I talked him down to $300 for it. So yeah, I dunno, if parts are hard to get, then I'll just say screw it.
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Old 11-25-2002, 05:08 PM   #5
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i've been pondering getting a Chrysler K-Car (reliant etc)
because i see them on sale all the time for $400 hehe
i wouldn't care what happened to it for under $1000

they're mass produced as well so parts galore!
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You looked at the car and it is in good shape, get it! Can't go wrong for $300.00. I wonder how come no one can get me parts last year? I did not know they use K-Car parts. Oh well.
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Old 11-25-2002, 06:14 PM   #7
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You looked at the car and it is in good shape, get it! Can't go wrong for $300.00. I wonder how come no one can get me parts last year? I did not know they use K-Car parts. Oh well.
they dont use parts from K-cars, i was just mentioning there are other $300 cars he could get that have parts more than readily available.
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Old 11-25-2002, 07:02 PM   #8
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So then I guess its still up in the air wether or not I'm able to get parts for it, I dunno wether my mechanic knew what he was talkin about, cause actually, I was talkin to his helper, and he's only my age (20). Soooo, are these parts mass produced?? What dealer, or garage that specalizes in brands would I take it to? Like a VW garage or what? Hmmmmmmmmmmm, damn european cars....... hehe
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Old 11-25-2002, 07:54 PM   #9
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trust me those things r garbage they have alot of engine problems but they rust out alot trust me!
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Old 11-26-2002, 02:33 AM   #10
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My first car was a Renault 5 with 61 000Km... I loved it but I have to say get something else! Its not worth bothering with those cars unless its some sentimental value!!! Get a Golf/ Jetta, parts are cheap and all over the place, its very good on gas and goes everywhere in winter!!!!
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Old 11-26-2002, 07:27 PM   #11
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Right on, thanks guys, yeah, I think I'll look into something like a Corrola or something, Jettas are good too, Turbo Deisel baby!
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