Re­nault 5

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Drive-it Day Special The 50 Greatest Drives - David Simis­ter

The Re­nault 5 – even when it isn’t in gi­ant-killing GT Turbo form – is huge fun to hoof around in. There’s some­thing hugely re­ward­ing about mak­ing the most of its sup­ple sus­pen­sion through the cor­ners, which more than makes up for the lack of straight-line pace in the lower-spec ver­sions. It’s one of the most af­ford­able clas­sics out there, and it’s fun that’s tem­pered by the abil­ity to eke 40 out of a gal­lon. Many years ago I bought one for just £100 and was blown away by how ad­dic­tive it was to drive, whether it was around town or on the back roads. In fact, I’m still weigh­ing up whether to add an­other to my clas­sic col­lec­tion.

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