I believe it’s time to talk about the benefits of having a hydraulic hand brake and a short-wheelbase chassis.
[Full disclosure: Torch wanted to review my Renault Le Car so badly, he asked if he could and then moved 3,000 miles away. So, I'm through waiting for him to come back and am reviewing it myself because it's my car, what makes you think that Volkswagen-loving mother scratcher would do a better job?]
This is not a widebody, superpowered monster of a car.
They say that the Renault 5 Turbo is a very tricky car to drive fast. Here's exactly what they mean.
Final race of 2013 FIA European Hill Climb Championship takes place in Buzet, Croatia this week end - today it's time for practice heats. This is how it ended for one of the drivers, Italian Gianfranco Muzio and his wonderful (well, slightly less wonderful but still badass gorgeous, battle scars ftw) Renault.…
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
We can't tell you what cheezoid cop show you're watching, nor can we tell you why the chiseled good guy in the Renault 5 is pursuing the obvious baddie in the Citroën.
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.
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.
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?
Was the Renault Le Car (aka Renault 5) really the best-selling front-wheel-drive car in the world in 1981? From the country that brought us the bullet train, here comes the 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?
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…