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 retina-damaging early-80s fashion. Look at it this way: Renault 5... or Rover Metro? Tip of the beret to Franzouse for finding this for us!


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Rob Emslie

Back then the R5 could be had with a massive fabric sunroof so those with "Jersey Hair" could let their freak flag fly.