SlickDizzy
SlickDizzy SuperDork
11/10/09 10:59 a.m.

Well, I'm back in the market for one of these (not that I ever wasn't). You can get timing belts now via the forums at renaultclub.us, so I'd like to pick one up to replace my dearly departed GLI. Let me know if you have any leads.

Lugnut
Lugnut Reader
11/10/09 11:17 a.m.

Not a GTA, but a regular Alliance: http://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/cto/1458287620.html

SlickDizzy
SlickDizzy SuperDork
11/10/09 11:20 a.m.

Those 1.4 4-speeds are absolutely unkillable (and theoretically a decent base for a turbo), but I want a GTA for the sport suspension goodies, close-ratio tranny, and 2L motor.

jrw1621
jrw1621 Dork
11/10/09 11:23 a.m.

http://seattle.backpage.com/AutosForSale/_995_1987_renault_gta/classifieds/ViewAd?oid=2836512

Posted last month in Washington State
Black 5 speed
73k miles $900

Nothing says "adventure" quite like the idea of driving an unknown, 20+ year old Renault across "the northern pass" during the winter months!

http://calgary.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-cars-1987-Renault-Alliance-GTA-Coupe-2-door-RARE-W0QQAdIdZ167768724
Posted just today in Calgary. $1,200 and a full set of spares! And, that is Canadian dollars so that should be like 8 bucks (actually $1135).
Claims to have been a US car originally so not importing BS.

If you want your GTA to be more of a dedicated racer, here is the mother load.
2 race cars and one street vehicle and a super-sized list of parts.
More crazy Canadians.
http://sccaforums.com/forums/thread/361212.aspx
Old listing but there may still be some left.

jrw1621
jrw1621 Dork
11/10/09 11:26 a.m.

Crappy overdubbed audio but check out this video with all those perfectly new cars at the time.

http://www.strimoo.com/video/17141089/AMC-Renault-Alliance-GTA-vs-Rabbit-Corolla-and-Honda-CRX-Dailymotion.html

SlickDizzy
SlickDizzy SuperDork
11/10/09 12:47 p.m.
jrw1621 wrote: http://seattle.backpage.com/AutosForSale/_995_1987_renault_gta/classifieds/ViewAd?oid=2836512 Posted last month in Washington State Black 5 speed 73k miles $900 Nothing says "adventure" quite like the idea of driving an unknown, 20+ year old Renault across "the northern pass" during the winter months! http://calgary.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-cars-1987-Renault-Alliance-GTA-Coupe-2-door-RARE-W0QQAdIdZ167768724 Posted just today in Calgary. $1,200 and a full set of spares! And, that is Canadian dollars so that should be like 8 bucks (actually $1135). Claims to have been a US car originally so not importing BS. If you want your GTA to be more of a dedicated racer, here is the mother load. 2 race cars and one street vehicle and a super-sized list of parts. More crazy Canadians. http://sccaforums.com/forums/thread/361212.aspx Old listing but there may still be some left.

I found that post on SCCAForums earlier, already e-mailed the guy. Will look into the others...the one out in WA isn't a bad deal, but these can be picked up for sub-$500 just because nobody knows/cares about them. I blame the wheels and decals.

And that video is pretty hilarious. That shorter gearing sure makes a difference...though the 2100lb wet weight helps.

zoomx2
zoomx2 Reader
11/10/09 12:51 p.m.

I saw a GTA on CL in Waukesha about 4 months ago, can't remember the price but it looked to be in good shape. Sorry don't mean to rub salt in......

Woody
Woody SuperDork
11/10/09 1:07 p.m.
SlickDizzy wrote: Those 1.4 4-speeds are absolutely unkillable

That may be the case, but they are French, so you can be pretty sure that they'll just surrender.

aeronca65t
aeronca65t HalfDork
11/15/09 10:51 a.m.
SlickDizzy wrote: Those 1.4 4-speeds are absolutely unkillable (and theoretically a decent base for a turbo).....

Yes! I bought one new in '87 and kept it for 250,000 hard, hard miles. My three kids learned to drive a stick on it (and so did most of the neighbor's kids). Hardly ever got an oil change and lived at redline. I donated it to the local vo-tech school and got to see the crank and pistons pulled out (it still ran fine). The crank measured perfect and bores still had cross-hatching.

I remember seeing the Archer Brothers beat the pi$$ out of these cars. And the powertrain of the Sports Renaults has always been famously reliable (if a bit short on steam).

A truly nice and very underated car.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve SuperDork
11/15/09 12:20 p.m.

What the most popular French saying?

racer33
racer33 New Reader
11/17/09 1:43 p.m.
pinchvalve wrote: What the most popular French saying?

RUN AWAY!!!!!!!

SlickDizzy
SlickDizzy SuperDork
11/17/09 2:40 p.m.
racer33 wrote:
pinchvalve wrote: What the most popular French saying?

RUN AWAY!!!!!!!

Why is Renault's F1 team so good?

They run away from the competition

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