[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?]
Welcome to Used Car Face Off, where we find two similar or similarly priced used cars and ask you which one you would buy. Choose wisely!
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.
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?
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…