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Sixty years on, France's iconic Renault 4L retains its charm

AFP, 19 Jul 2021
As it celebrates its 60th birthday this year, the Renault 4 (1961-1992) continues to appeal to all generations. "When you're young, you want freedom, and this is the perfect car for freedom in fact. It was designed for that," says student Alexis Bonhomme. Meanwhile, far from the Aubergenville factory where it was produced, the Renault 4 is still widely used in Madagascar. "The 4L is the perfect car for Madagascar because it's cheap, in terms of maintenance and spare parts. It's great for those who don't have too much money," says mechanic Elysée Rakotondrakolona.
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