Monday 18th March 2013
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If you have ever owned a Renault 18 and had to replace any parts we would love to hear your comments about this vehicle. Let us know about your experience and how the parts performed when fitted. Leave your comments in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Renault 18 Overview

The Renault 18 is classed as a large family car which was produced by the French automobile manufacturing company Renault. This vehicle was produced as a replacement for the Renault 12 and was in production from 1978 to 1989. This was Renault's first true worldwide car, as it went on markets all around the world. They were seen as reliable cars which were not too bad on fuel at the time. They were pretty spacious and comfortable, but the suspension was not the best. Does this sound anything like your experience of the Renault 18?

Renault 18 History

The Renault 18 was introduced in 1978 and was only available as a 4-door saloon. This car replaced the Renault 12 which was getting a bit aged compared to competitors. In 1979 an estate version was released. The turbo version of the 18 arrived in 1981 and had a 1.6L petrol engine. The turbo diesel version was introduced soon after, with a 2.1L diesel engine which became the fastest car in this class. The second generation was introduced in 1983, which had some exterior changes. The 18 was replaced by the Renault 21 in 1986 and was removed from the market in the UK that year. In the rest of Europe it carried on until 1989.

Model Types

TL GTL Turbo TS GTS Deauville GTD

Fuel Economy

The Renault 18 was available in 1.4, 1.6, 2.0 and 2.2L petrol and 2.1L diesel engines. The 2.1L diesel engines is the most economical, and the smaller petrol engines were quite good too. The 1.4L petrol offered around 31mpg. Which engine did you have and how did it perform in terms of fuel economy? Take into consideration the engines size, age and fuel type when thinking fuel economy for a motor vehicle.


The Renault 18 was available in 4 or 5 speed manual and 3 speed automatic gearboxes. Which gearbox did you have and how did you rate its performance? If you need gearbox parts for your car then have a look at the Renault gearbox section of our website.


We can help you find the required parts for your Renault 18 at incredibly low prices. Our comprehensive network of UK Breakers has parts for all makes and models. There are two ways to search for your parts: Entering your vehicle details in our part finder or visiting the Renault 18 parts page to locate the parts you are looking for.