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Overall reader verdict 4 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
    3 out of 5 stars

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100 reader reviews for Renault Clio Hatchback.
  • 1.2 16v TomTom 3dr

    Matthew Hirst , . Date: 11/09/2014
    • 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
      43

    My car

    Im a fan of Renaults. After previously owning a twingo, my sister currently owning a Clio - hers is the i-music edition- and partner owning a megane coupe all without any problems or breakdowns i decided to get myself another Renault. I got a 12 plate model, which is the older version of the clio, which to me was good as the price i paid was £7,800.

    My Clio is white has 16 inch gun metal alloy wheels on the outside and it really looks special. Inside it has part leather seats, TomTom and piano black inserts.

    The 1.2 is enough most of the time for my driving, I did originally want the 1.2 TCE however after driving the 1.2 i thought id save the cash as i only travel to the next village for work. I have been on the motorway a few times with it however. I do feel it is a bit underpowered for the weight of the car if you do use it on motorways getting unto speed. Getting from 60 to 70-80 is quick enough as the engine is revving at 3500 rpm. Its perfectly capable on A+B roads. You do have to change down quite a bit for overtaking and going up hill which is to be expected.

    The TomTom built in satnav is very easy to use and i like how you can change the image to different cars and even Spongebob Squarepants, downloaded from the TomTom store. The bluetooth works all of the time with no dropout and i always use it to play music. The speakers are great, very good bass and goes very loud without distortion.

    Overall- very happy, lots of kit, easy and fun to drive and looks s

  • 1.2 16v Extreme 3dr

    Peter Arthur , Fife . Date: 22/02/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      41

    My car

    I bought my 57 plate Clio as my first car almost a year ago. I liked it because it was a little different that your run-of-the-mill Corsas Fiestas and Mk.2 Clios. Compared with other cars I've driven, I love the ability to throw it into corners. Fast it surely isn't given its diminutive displacement, but that doesn't mean it isn't fun to drive. The only downside to this is that during my commute to work, getting stuck behind slower traffic on winding A-roads means finding a large enough overtaking gap can be tricky. Taking passengers makes getting up to speed..."leisurely", but then that's to be expected. Given that it's pretty much the base model (although I'm not quite sure where the "Extreme" was supposed to fit in), the interior is pretty sparse. Cheap plastic galore, but its functional. One problem I do have is chronic misting of the windows unless I leave the AC on. The stereo is good enough for me despite the display dying, but the speakers in the back are fake - just trim covering empty holes.

    Problems; in the year I have owned the car, the windscreen wipers stopped working twice (both during heavy rain I might add). The gutter beneath the windscreen also has been blocked more than once, causing water to pour from under the bonnet under heavy cornering, or in extreme cases spill into the passenger footwell. Also keen to eek out your cash, you have to take the car to a garage to change a front lightbulb, unless youre comfortable removing the front bumper DIY-styl

  • 2.0 Renaultsport 200 Cup 3dr

    Ben Barnard , bucks . Date: 15/11/2013
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      32

    My car

    Hi have owned my renault clio sport 200 for 6 months. It was just out of warranty and had a single owner from new but the car was immaculate.

    The car now has a failed gearbox, binding on all discs and a cd headunit issue after just 20k miles.

    My biggest frustration is how renault have approach this common fault with their gearboxes. Anyone thinking of buying one of these please check for crunching gears!! If you get caught Renault want £2500 to replace this!!! I am devestated to have this repair bill after this mileage, the car has never been tracked and has been serviced in line with renaults own intervals.

    Renault UK have offered a poor level of contribution but they are missing the point, a premature failure of a critical mechanical part such as the gearbox, should not be expected at this mileage or age. They have acknowledged the unacceptable nature of my issue but havnt really made an effort to effectively resolve it.

    £2500 is 30% of the cars original value. There was me thinking that French cars have improved in terms of build quality, turns out my hopes and expectations of what should have been a brand leading model were in vain.

    Please take caution when purchasing one of these, the forums explain the full story.

  • 1.5 dCi 88 Expression+ Eco 3dr

    Lee Sanders , Herefordshire . Date: 19/07/2012
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
    • Average MPG
      58.8

    My car

    Here i am again with yet another review.

    Hi my name is Lee a driving instructor owner and boss of LSM Driving school of Ledbury, Herefordshire and his is the only review you need to read, WHY i here you ask ??

    I took delivery of the Clio October 2012 its now November 2013 and the car has done 48,000 miles yes that`s right 48,000 miles in 11 months that`s 4363.63 miles a month give your take a mile or two, the car is giving me 58.8 miles per gallon and that`s with my topbox on the roof which is not the most aerodynamic thing to have on the roof of any car but gives you a good idea if you have a roofrack etc on yours and also remember that most of the time pupils are driving this car not the best economic drivers about. On the motorway keeping a good 65/70 mph i can get upto 68 mpg

    What gone wrong with the car ZERO NOTHING still has the same clutch, gear box, brake disc and pads in it etc what more can i say.

    Okay everyone has there likes and dis likes about any car but i love the Clio and Clio number 8 has been ordered and will take delivery mid December.

    Hope this helps

    Lee

Renault Clio Hatchback

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