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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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99 reader reviews for Renault Clio Hatchback.
  • 2.0 Renaultsport 200 Cup 3dr

    Ian Winterflood Date: 29/08/2011
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      21

    My car

    Brought in 2010 after having a fantastic 182, car was loaded with 3k of extras, inc Sat Nav, cuppack etc, car developed fault after 1000 miles when cold, could not be fixed, after 9 months of garge visits ened up with dealer stating we could not drive the car properly,and it was meant only for the track, so why the option list, told us to start car and leave on driveway to warm up, change gear at 3500-4000 rpm in 1st and 2nd gear, wrote to Renault MD who never responded, but passed to customer service who were terrible, asked me what i wanted to go away, dealer terrible, salesman liedto customer services on what we discussed, mechanics told wife it was software issue then denied,found other drivers with same problem but renault would do nothing, just denied any problem, ended up with selling car at a loss of 5k dealer would only offer 10k on a car worth 17k 9 months before finally got 12k against a different manufacturer Renault UK said they would give me 1k off new car if i returned, will never buy a another renault appalling service, appalling after car service, and after all the good press the car has on its performance we never found out

  • 1.2 TCe 100 World Series 3dr

    Darren Sharrock , Lancs . Date: 10/05/2011
    • 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

    My car

    This is my second review of the car and I've made some slight changes to how I feel about it. I've done 22000 miles without any problems. It is fun to drive on the country roads in which the steering matches the focus, very precise and does pick up when you want to but you have to push it a bit to get the speed you want but you get used to it. It is very practical with the back seats because they fold completly flat by pulling the bottom of the back seat forward and laying the back of the seat down, it then has a flat floor. The only thing about the clio is the computer on the dash board, not very accurate about how many miles to the gallon you are getting and problem one reason why this car would put you off but I've had it on all kinds of different roads and I've never got more than 48mpg but it is a nippy car. This car is 50% better than fiesta once you get used to it but the sad thing is it comes with no spare wheel just a can of foam and a compressor.

  • 1.4 16v Dynamique non-AC 5dr

    mark hanson , Lancashire . Date: 05/09/2010
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      37

    My car

    I have just sold the car after five years having owned it from new. It is the 1.4 dynamique with AC (the drop down menuse on the web site didnt have this variant listed).

    The only extras were met paint and panoramic sun roof.The car did 41k miles in our 5 years, firstly as my wifes car and then being used by our teenage son to drive and then he used it during uni.

    Exyernally, the car still looked fresh with it wearing quite well. Inside, a couple of areas were starting to wear with the trim on the heater knobs starting to crack/delaminate whilst the steering whell developed a strange crease on its top edge.

    I decided to trade it for a new DS3, beacuse we wanted something more sporty and I got a decentish trade in, £3750.One of the drivers was also that the CAM belt and tensioeners needed changing at 5 years (£300) and the clutch juddered if the revs werent high on standing starts.It had always had this tendancy but the garage were mooting a new clutch ( an unbelieveable cost of over £600), I felt the analysis was wrong but didnt want to invest in an older and now dated model.

    Only real disappoinment was the fuel consumption...never got past 37mpg.The engine had to be worked hard to move the quite heavy car.It was very comfortable and relaxing to drive, a quite mature car and not a flighty supermini.

  • 2.0 VVT Dynamique S 3dr

    Andrew Clark , Wiltshire . Date: 14/02/2009
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      30

    My car

    Owned this car for nearly a year - i added a full body kit and 17inch blacked out alloys, to make it look more like the 'Sport' model

    Inside the cabin is spacious including all electrics you can think of, built-in bluetooth (for mobile) and part leather seats, climate control that can cool you down just as quick as warm you up, keyless entry and push button start.

    the car has a 6th gear which does help the fuel consumption on longer jorneys.

    the engine is powerfull enough (138bhp) to out run even the more 'prestige' of manufactuers.

    over all the ride comfort is top class, power is as good as you can get with out the full 197bhp, grip is very good and speaking from Experience this is a very safe car!! 5 stars!!!

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