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#1 OFFLINE   ayd

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 09:29 PM

seeing as I'm amongst experts I need to ask a question.Seeing all these pics of Renault 4's makes me want one as my Mum used to have one years ago.Whats the going rate for a working one with tax and mot, not after a show winner but a daily runner?

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 09:39 PM

Hmm. Very difficult to say, given so few come up for sale. £500+.

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#3 OFFLINE   pogweasel

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 11:56 PM

I'd happily give £750 for one that wasn't total dross underneath. It's that rear suspension, see.....

#4 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 12:40 AM

I paid £80 for mine with four months' T&T. It had the rear suspension issues that Pog has referred to though - the nsr trailing arm mount had snapped clean off so the wheel was held on by the torsion bar and nowt else. Ran reliably for the time I had it though, and drove fine as long as you didn't overcook it too much into right handers. I haven't seen another on the road that cheap for a while though. I almost bought a 1967 845cc 4L with 3-speed box for £100 about four years ago - running and driving but needed a patch in the driver's floor for its MoT. I was sorely tempted, but I was looking for a car to use as a runabout and the 4L was just a little too slow. Plus I was living out in the sticks at the time and the 6V headlights were not a lot of cop.

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 07:28 PM

I paid £650 for this 2 owner from new stunner back in 1993, the elderly couple I bought from had owned it since it was 6 months old! It served me well for 2 years and about 40,000 miles, and you just can't help grinning like a Chesire cat when driving one of these. Sadly, their rust resistance is crap, hence very few are left in soggy salty Blighty. I gave this one copious waxoyl treatments to keep the dreaded tinworm at bay, wish I still had it!....
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#6 OFFLINE   pandamonium

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 07:51 PM

Now thats one car I'd swap my Lada for!

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 08:11 PM

1993...
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o53/b...

The vehicle details for A382 PTT are:

Date of Liability 01 03 1997
Date of First Registration 01 06 1984
Year of Manufacture 1984
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1108CC
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type Petrol
Export Marker Not Applicable
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour RED

Lasted a bit longer-but not much :(

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 11:58 PM

Worth checking here for R4s for sale > Renault4.co.uk's for sale section

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An 850cc jobby I had for a short while - lovely!

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 12:13 AM

Love the reg on the 850 one... FAAK!!

#10 OFFLINE   garethj

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 08:01 AM

If you don't mind left hand drive, you could do worse than look at ebay.fr Flights over are cheap

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 08:03 AM

An 850cc jobby I had for a short while - lovely!

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Lovely indeed! I also jointly owned an 850 (WYK 537N) with my Brother at about the time I had the 'A' reg example, and The 850 felt quite different to drive and had the most comical exhaust note of anything I've ever driven, sounding like someone farting through a trombone :lol:
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#12 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 11:39 AM

The rear doors look so narrow - are they for anorexics only? They look claustrophobic!

#13 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 12:04 PM

The 850 felt quite different to drive and had the most comical exhaust note of anything I've ever driven, sounding like someone farting through a trombone :lol:

Yup, that's what the 850 I almost bought sounded like. That one had a three-speed 'box as well, with a crash first, so it made a wonderful noise when pulling away - with the gear whine and exhaust fart it almost sounded like a '30s car. That little 845cc engine was a lot sweeter than the 1108cc job in my GTL too - barely any tappet noise to speak of. It really was very underpowered though, and the carb was comical - I think it would have strangled my Mobylette if I'd fitted it to that. I still regret not buying it though - I was out of work at the time and couldn't afford to keep a car that wasn't going to be usable as a daily driver. Today it'd be a different story...

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 12:46 PM

The rear doors look so narrow - are they for anorexics only? They look claustrophobic!

When I was 16-17, in a complicated arrangement whereby the lady I got a lift to work with who had a silver Metro in turn got a lift with someone else sometimes, I often ended up travelling in the back of a 4 GTL. I don't recall it being a problem getting in and out, what made more of an impression on me was how the visible structure looked to be made from bits of tube that would be touch and go on a cheap deckchair.Door looks nice and square at the top, and that's where you need most room as you get into a car unless you have very fat legs? I love the Camry for that reason, great for getting kids in and out unlike the swoopy door shapes on other cars.

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#15 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 01:47 PM

I was thinking about people's posteriors too bearing in mind what different shapes & sizes they come in! I take it the rear seats on that old K reg one have been brought forward? Or nobody but flat Stanley will be getting in there! :o




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