Renault-Packed Colorado Warehouse May Turn Earth Into Hell Project…

Some of you might have wondered where in hell Rocket Surgery Racing found the 1956 Renault 4CV that served as the basis of their Index of Effluency-winning LeMons car. In the conveniently-located Warehouse Of French Hell Project Doom, of course! » 8/21/10 1:00pm 8/21/10 1:00pm

And the Real Winner Is...

When you bring a Renault Le Car with skunk tail and fur to a LeMons race, you've already got a big jump on the Index Of Effluency competition. All you need to do is keep the thing running all weekend. » 6/06/10 10:50pm 6/06/10 10:50pm

Sunroof, Great Mileage Can't Keep This Le Car Out Of The Junkyard

A few months back, I spotted this '82 Renault Le Car in the "fixer-upper" section of an East Bay wrecking yard. "How much?" I asked. "800 bucks!" was the reply. Nobody bought the little Renault, and now it's Crusher bait. » 6/05/10 4:00pm 6/05/10 4:00pm

When Was the Last Time You Saw One of These in California?

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. You don't see a lot of Renault 5 Turbos down on the American street! » 3/14/10 5:30pm 3/14/10 5:30pm

Cinq or Swim for $4,000!

Founded nearly 300 years ago by the French, New Orleans remains to this day below sea level. Now, Nice Price or Crack Pipe has a Big Easy Renault, and wonders if you'd pay more than a French Quarter for it. » 2/26/10 8:00am 2/26/10 8:00am

Heartbreak: Index of Effluency-Dominating Le Car Gets Upside Down

We spent the day watching the Crewe Le Pew Renault Le Car buzzing around the track. No black flags, no mechanical problems. Sure, it was incredibly slow, but it had the look of a survivor. Then: disaster! » 2/20/10 10:15pm 2/20/10 10:15pm

Engine Of The Day: Renault Ventoux

As we continue to work on the Ultimate Engine Survivors Honor Roll, certain engines start to stand out for their incredibly long lifespans. Here's one that was built in some form from 1947 through at least 1997. » 1/16/10 5:00pm 1/16/10 5:00pm

R5 Turbo 2 for Le $27,000!

Thanksgiving is getting close and you may need to be prepared if asked to carve the turkey. Nice Price or Crack Pipe thinks you should practice on some canyons, and has a Renault that's pretty sharp for the task. » 10/30/09 9:00am 10/30/09 9:00am

The Jalopnik Top 20 Classic Renault TV Commercials

Even though Renault never had a big presence here in North America, we can still admire the TV commercials for their cars. Spanning the spectrum from salacious to surreal, Renault ads rarely fail to entertain. » 2/22/09 11:00am 2/22/09 11:00am

Nice Price Or Crack Pipe: $39,500 For A 1984 Renault R5 Turbo?

We're on a four-straight Crack Pipe roll, with 68% of you directing the $37,995 Ferrari Mondial to take its sorry self to Booth Number Two. Will today's car be the one to break the streak? » 1/30/09 8:00am 1/30/09 8:00am

Nice Price Or Crack Pipe: The $5300.83 Renault Le Car?

How much is too much for an interesting old car? The Renault Le Car (that's a Renault 5 to you Yurpeans) is pretty interesting, all right, but $5300.83? Nice Price… or Booth Numbah Two? » 12/16/08 8:00am 12/16/08 8:00am

Drive Like An Egyptian In Your Renault 5!

British car buyers felt alive in a Renault 5 » 11/25/08 2:00pm 11/25/08 2:00pm, the , but only the Spanish could drive a 5 right into a world of hieroglyphs and ancient Egyptian cassette decks. ¡Comprate un oasis!

El Camino + Le Car = Le Carmino

We had a debate going on whether we should call this Le Car the Le Carmino or the El Carmino, seeing as Le and El carry the same meaning. No matter, this French fry is a dreamy vehicle no matter how you slice the name. For reasons that we have no explanation for, this particular Camino has been outfitted not only with… » 4/07/08 5:00pm 4/07/08 5:00pm

Were The 80s More Fun In A Renault 5?

In North America, it was called the Le Car, and it served as the basis for the way-cooler-than-the-EV1 Lectric Leopard. But over in Yurp, the boxy little Renault hatch was known as the 5, and it apparently inspired Britons in the Late Malaise Era to experience life as a sort of mashup of thumping late-70s disco and… » 2/21/08 12:20pm 2/21/08 12:20pm

Le Craziness For Sale!

For all the lengthy description this car's seller provides in the listing, the glaring omissions are a bit worrying. First of all, what year is the car? We hear a lot of talk about "27 years", which would be meaningful if we knew the car had been purchased new by the seller. Then there's the matter of the "Alpine… » 11/19/07 3:00pm 11/19/07 3:00pm

Low-Mile Lectric Leopard Sells For Only $3750

How will you one-up the Joneses when they roll up all green and proud in their new plug-in Prius? You could do like eBay user armie253 did, scoring an electric Renault Le Car with only 221 miles on the clock for only $3750. Sure, it only goes 55 MPH and the range is on the limited side, but it's an electric Le Car! » 7/30/07 3:00pm 7/30/07 3:00pm

Renault 5, Rockin' Yer Face!

The Pete Best of subcompacts stands up and shouts without words in this oddball German clip. We can safely say that the Le Car has seen a million faces, but has it truly rocked them all? You make the call. Sorry about the muffly sound quality. Now let us see your lighters out there! » 7/13/07 5:45pm 7/13/07 5:45pm

Renault R5 Turbo on eBay!

We love the mid-engined Renault R5 Turbo. The flared and steroidal Le Car is simply one of the most badass econobox derivatives ever created. There's one in the Great White North that's been imported from France. At $10k now, and it hasn't hit reserve, but think about the potential hoonage to be had in this… » 12/08/06 11:45pm 12/08/06 11:45pm

Flying Le Car? Ouais!

Really, this is one of the coolest commercials ever made. It kicks the poop out of Ford's re-animation of Steve McQueen a couple of years ago. Do yourself a favor, click over and be amazed. Just make sure to pick your jaw up from the floor when you're done watching. Wouldn't want that cat to step on it. [Thanks to… » 12/06/06 9:30pm 12/06/06 9:30pm

Hoon of the Day: Renault Turbo 2 Action



Despite a soundtrack of mushmouthed kiddie rock, this clip spotlights some of the finest Renault Turbo 2 rally hoonage imaginable. It's a six-miute run of slips, slides crunches and rolls, punctuated by a scene capturing the Luckiest Man in France(TM) in action. (You can't miss him). The clip comes by way of Winding… » 10/05/06 11:57am 10/05/06 11:57am