I had a R19 for 4 years , with very few problems.Any R19 owners here ?
March 9, 2007 6:34am CST
I had R19 for 4 years and I have to say that I had very few problems with that car in those years. I had it from 2002 to 2006 , the car was 1995. Any of other R19 here ? What are your impressions with R19 ?
11 Apr 07
Released in 1988, the 19 was the replacement for the 9 and 11, both of which were ageing and outdated by the late 1980s. The 19 was styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro, featuring Renault's new E-type (or "Energy") engine in a 1.4 L displacement and F-type 1.7 L and 1.8 L versions. Base models used the OHV C-type "Cléon" engine in either 1.2 L or 1.4 L capacities. Intended to be Renault's last numeric-named car, the 19 ushered in a new naming policy, with the saloon versions of the 19 being known as the 19 Chamade. However, the "Chamade" badge was dropped following the 1992 facelift. In 1991 a convertible bodystyle built by Karmann was introduced. Although the R19's exterior design (which was relatively conservative, like that of the Renault 9/11) received a muted response, it was praised for its interior comfort and handling. In the summer of 1992, a revamped model was introduced with a substantially restyled front and rear, while left hand drive market versions received a new dashboard and interior - right hand drive models retained the original design. The 19 was sold in Europe until 1996, and was produced for South American markets in Argentina. The 19's platform and running gear would continue to be used in its replacement, the first generation Renault Mégane.