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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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100 reader reviews for Renault Clio Hatchback.
  • 1.5 dCi 65 Extreme 3 3dr

    Callum Peters , . Date: 12/02/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is a fantastic little car. Economy never dips below 58 MPG, and we've even managed 79 MPG before now! It soldiers on for weeks and weeks before it needs filling up, and is great fun when shown a corner, or even flying up the motorway. Great fun! Despite what some people say, this car is really reliable, and nothing has ever gone wrong in the three years we've had it. Although a split rear seat would be handy, we hardly ever carry big loads in the Clio. Plus, it being an 'Extreme 3' special edition, adds some extra French Flair to this extremely cool, reliable and superbly economical car. Va Va Voom.

  • 2.0 16v Renaultsport 182 3dr

    Douglas Stewart , Renfrewshire . Date: 04/02/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned my 182 with the optional Cup Pack for 6 months now and I love it to bits. MPG are good if you are not to heavy on the accelerator, if you are you cant complain for it is very nippy and great fun to drive so you forget about the MPG. The one complaint I have is a small water leak in the boot and can I find it (no) but I can live with it (yes)

  • 1.2 16v Extreme 4 3dr

    Will Fleming , London . Date: 04/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Nice, nippy little car with low running costs. Not as luxurious as others (such as the mini) but then for the price tag you wouldn't expect it to be! Still looks great on the inside and out!

  • 1.2 16v Dynamique 3dr

    Kim John , Powys . Date: 22/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The Upsides:

    Its a fun little car to drive, having a bit of poke when it needs it, easily matching my previous Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 16V SRI yet pulling in much more to the gallon. Petrol consumption is good, insurance just £20 a month for me a 24 year old with 4 years no claims and taxing the car is cheap too. As we have the facelift model it looks really good when its all cleaned up!! Its comfortable on long journeys. The bootspace is much better than my Corsa, fitting in a whole weeks shopping!!

    Downsides:

    In this last year we've spent £500 having the wiring loom and oxygen sensor replaced. We've also replaced the front brake discs and pads, had new windscreen wash pump replaced twice, new tyres all round, and had a problem with the automatic lights. Overall spending about £800 on repairs in a year, not including the general servicing and MOT costs. Now the mornings are colder the car is also struggling to start first time. Although the Renault Dealership is expensive, I find the service friendly and helpful.

    I am now looking for a newer larger car, even though I've had mechanical problems with my Clio, I would recommend them to a friend as a good little car thats stylish, fun to drive and cheap to run.

Renault Clio Hatchback

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