Advantages ahead of its time exterior design, confortable and roomy, large enough trunk
Disadvantages rust, showing it's age in terms of fuel-efficiency, handling and safety
The Renault 14, launched in 1976 was ill-fated from the beginning because someone at Renault came up with a disastrous advertising campaign that compared the 14 to the shape of a pear. Renault later attempted to enhance the car's appeal by relaunching it with improved equipment levels, but the damage was done and the production run ended during 1983 with around one million units sold over a period of just under seven years. The 14 is now a rare sight on the roads of Europe, even in its home country of France where they have tended to last longer than elsewhere due mainly to easy parts ...