Posts Tagged ‘fuego’

The Fire’s Gone Out – 1983 Renault Fuego Turbo

February 29, 2016

Have you ever wanted to come into the turbo zone? There aren’t many 1980s sports coupes left that would take you there – VW’s Scirocco, Toyota’s Celica and Nissan’s 200SX didn’t offer turbo power, and few of those survive. The only car in the Fuego’s class to offer a turbo was the Subaru (Leone) coupe, and not many of those have survived. And even with a turbo, performance went from slow with the stock naturally aspirated four to decent – comparable to many other naturally aspirated cars – with the turbo. That said, it was remarkable for several other things, like fuel injection, a low-for-the-time coefficient of drag, and in the European market, the first remote door locking system and audio controls on the steering wheel. Check out this 1983 Renault Fuego Turbo for sale for $1000 in Beverly, MA.

1983 Renault Fuego Turbo left front

(more…)

Fire! 1984 Renault Fuego Turbo

September 25, 2013

Sometimes it’s hard to remember how many options were out there in terms of sports coupes in 1984. You could pick up an Isuzu Impulse, a VW Scirocco, an Alfa Romeo GTV6, a Ford Mustang fastback, Mitsubishi Starion or Tredia, or a Renault Fuego. And that’s not even a complete list! Granted, these cars were not always in the same consideration set, but the diversity of options available in 1984 was quite remarkable compared to what is on the market in 2013 (Scionbaru BRX/FR-S, Scion tC, are there any more? Anyone? Bueller?). Providing some turbocharged Gallic passion in the market was this 1984 Renault Fuego Turbo, available for $3500 in Ottawa, ON.

1984 Renault Fuego Turbo left side

(more…)

Eighties Renault Grab Bag – Two Fuegos, a GTA, and a Medallion

October 29, 2010

Note: Found this unpublished article in my posts. So the ads may no longer be up, but an interesting read nonetheless.

To break the chain of Fiats, we’ve got a handful of interesting Renaults. Personally, I lean more towards the stuff they made in the 60s and 70s, but some of the 80s products were noteworthy, at least to a funny furrin’ car lover. And there are some real oddballs out there still… these cars came around at a point when Renault was already having a bumpy time of it in the US market.

This car was already featured on Just A Car Geek, but I still think it’s worth including in the group. With only 24,800 miles, it’s been parked with a blown head gasket since Bush Sr. was in office, so that engine will be locked up good and tight. On the bright side, even though its body is rust-free (or nearly so) and the red paint is shiny, nobody will be able to steal it. It even has a cool Webasto-style rollback sunroof. Pick it up for $1100 in Novi, MI.

1983 Renault Fuego turbo red

(more…)