Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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102 reader reviews for Renault Clio Hatchback.
  • 1.2 16v Extreme 3dr

    Andy Mead , Herts . Date: 26/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    I brought this car about half a year ago for £2800 and is a 2002 model. I think its a brilliant car to have as a fist car. The engine size may be small but its nippy and will do 0-60 in 9seconds. I have found it very reliable, cheap to run/insure, and looks great too.

    The only disadvantages are at high speeds the sunroof rattles (above 60/70mph), the handling in the corners isn't great, and the central locking plays up. Other than that, this is a great little cheap car and would recomend.

  • 2.0 16v Renaultsport 182 3dr

    Robert McKenzie , Surrey . Date: 17/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      33

    My car

    I have owned this car for nearly three years having bought it when it was one year old. It is great fun to drive with more than enough power for a car its size. I have found it excellent value for money and although a couple of things have gone wrong over the years (interior fan, rear shock and cruise control) they have all been fixable (and cheaper if you avoid Renault dealers). It is a well equipped car with climate control, auto head lights and windscreen wipers; the cruise control is great for giving the right foot a break on long journeys; and the speed limiter is very useful for road work speed limits on the motorway. The interior quality isn't excellent but it is good enough and I have found the car comfortable on long journeys.

    I highly recommend the car for anyone who is looking for fun driving on a limited budget. Happy driving.

  • 1.2 16v Dynamique 5dr

    Daniel McKay , Scotland . Date: 05/06/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I use this car as an every day car and it seems to cope with it so far. I drive a lot during the week and I go out to my Grandmas house on Sundays and she lives about 20 miles away and it's not bad but not brilliant for long drives. I would say it's a car made for the town rather than a long distance traveller. Fuel economy is great, I get 35 miles for about a fivers worth of fuel. Great for young or city drivers.

  • 1.5 dCi 65 Dynamique 3dr

    Dean Howard , Lancashire . Date: 26/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this 04 plate car from Renault 3 years ago with 9000 miles on the clock. It is the 1st diesel i have owned and was a bit wary at 1st but i am glad i bought it. The car is very easy to drive. I do 15000 miles a year and the fact that it does 60mpg is the best thing about this car. I've even had over 70mpg if i drive carefully. The car copes very well on motorways, especially when you consider it only has 65bhp. Just stick your foot down when joining the motorway and your soon up to 70! It feels a lot quicker than the 0-60 time of 15 seconds as quoted. Servicing isn't cheap at Renault garages, but 18000 mile intervals at least mean you get your moneys worth! The interior is a bit low rent, but everything is well laid out and where you expect it. In summary i would say this has been an excellent car, its done 53000 miles now and am trading it in for an 07 plate diesel Megane later this week. If you need a cheap reliable car then i would recommend this car.

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