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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.
  • 1.2 16v Expression+ 3dr

    Kirsty Duff , fife . Date: 21/11/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    In April this year I bought my first Clio 02 plate. Lovely looking cars, both inside and out and I absolutely love it to bits! Id read previous reviews about the running costs being low. However, I dissagree! I got 64 miles on £15 petrol and that was running it right down to almost empty! I travel about 50miles a day going to and from work and put £10 in the car each day religiously or I just dont get home! other than that my only other problem with the car would be the leg room (or lack of it) in the back! Youll be lucky to fit one, never mind 3 people comfortably in the back - its just not comfy! sun roof also rattles alot but Ive heard thats quite a common problem with these cars. only other fault is it tends to be temperamental when starting. One second it starts no problem then it just refuses. Bump starts usually do the job apart from the one time it had to be towed home. Coils seem to be going already and Ive only had the car 6months.

    On the bright side for a 1.2 16V it can fairly move. Absolutely no problems at all on the motorway - Picks up quickly! I have on occasion found myself trying to have a sneaky little race down the motorway with a car 10times faster than my own and it doesnt let me down!

    There nippy good looking little cars and Id recommend one anyday - just dont buy it from arnold clark and youll have no problem!

  • 1.2 16v Extreme 3dr

    Rebecca Hobbs Date: 15/11/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have a 2002 51 plate Extreme. I bought this car when it was a year old and have had nothing but problems with it. It's been back Renault so many times it's a joke.

    Problems Computer failed on it so i had to have a new one. Hazard lights didn't work so had a new button installed and now that's broken again. Air bag light came on reason unknown Drinks oil for a past time no fault found with it. Rear wheels locking up - breaks had siezed on. Breaks actual fell off three months ago AA to the rescue. This was week after Renault had so say done a 30 point check on it! Favourite trick at the moment is not starting. The key just turns over and nothing doesn't even try to start. This can happen at any time of the day sometimes it will start - yesterday it had to go to garage and they couldn't find a fault.

    If your thinking of buying one of these don't bother. They're more hassle than they're worth and if anyone else tells me "that's quite a common fault with a Renault" I'm going to scream! My question is, what isn't?

  • 1.4 16v Expression 3dr

    Lesley Bishop Date: 23/10/2007
    • 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 Renault Clio Expression 1.4 16v for the last 3 years from new. I love it! It hasn't given me any trouble at all, apart from needing a new coil which was done by the AA under warranty. Its so nippy, fantastic acceleration and runs smoothly on the motorway. The only slight niggle I have is that sometimes the sun roof rattles (from reading other reviews, I see this is a common problem). I have considered replacing the car but it has just sailed through its MOT and I can't bear to part with it just yet. Highly recommended.

  • 1.2 16v Dynamique 3dr

    Emma Robinson Date: 26/09/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have a 2001 (51) Clio, and purchased it used in February 2004. I cannot fault the car one bit. It's fantastic to drive, really comfortable on a motorway and has a nice interior.

    The only problem I have is every winter around September up until May time every morning it doesn't even attempt to start, you turn the key and...nothing. If you keep turning it it will eventually start but the case is when.

    I have had the car to 3 mechanics and no-one can find a fault with it.

    It only happens on the first start of the day. No matter what time it is then after that it is fine.

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