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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.
  • 1.4 16v Dynamique S non-AC 3dr

    Ryan Robinson , Carmarthenshire . Date: 21/07/2006
    • 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

    My car

    I have owned a Dynamique S Clio for a couple of weeks now and must say it's a very good runner, very smooth and the looks are just first rate. Have no problems with the door, you have to be careful because it's a big door but not heavy to open/close. So far so good.

  • 1.4 16v Dynamique S non-AC 3dr

    Leigh Morgan , West Glamorgan . Date: 03/07/2006
    • 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

    I took delivery of the 1.4 Dynamique S with a panoramic electric sunroof on 4th March 2006.

    Initially, I was very happy - that is until it rained. The sunroof leaked, and the garage tried twice to repair it without success. In the end the sunroof was cut out and then replaced but this did not cure the problem.

    On May 19th, after many phone calls and visits to the garage, it was agreed that a replacement vehicle would be ordered, exactly the same specification as before. The new car was collected on 1st July, but it went back to garage on the 3rd as sunroof was leaking on this one.

    I'm very unhappy with the manufacturer and garage. Again I am having to wait to find out what is going to happen next. The car looks fabulous, but I am thinking I would have been better off purchasing another make, as the stress is getting to me.

  • 1.6 VVT Initiale 5dr

    Brian Macys , North Lanarkshire . Date: 17/06/2006
    • 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
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This car cut out at 40-50mph for no apparent reason, leaving me without any steering or brakes. The car was towed to the garage where we got a call the next day saying nothing was wrong with the car and we had to go and collect it. After an arguement with the dealership, the manager agreed to run the car and on his way to work the next morning the fault re-occured.

    Then the glovebox, which has been faulty since the day we collected the car, was re-adjusted no fewer than seven times. The window wipers went on and off for no apparent reason, the parking sensors alerted you when there were no obstructions and yet if there was one it ignored it. As usual the garage kept saying that they could not find these 'intermitent' faults and handed the car back.

    Then the backlights failed to work on the speedometer, so instead of booking the car in only to be told there was nothing wrong with it, I took the car straight to the garage, left it running and asked for an 'engineer' to come out and see for himself. He agreed that the fault was there and said that a new panel would have to be ordered from France.

    Having had the run-around from the garage and Renault Customer Services, I ordered a new Vauxhall Astra which I took delivery of in January and have never been happier. I wonder if that part ever arrived from France? I guess I'll never know. This is the worst car and the worst manufacturer I have ever had the misfortune to deal with.

    Please steer clear of Renault.

  • 1.2 16v Extreme 3dr

    Simon Coles , Lancashire . Date: 02/06/2006
    • 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

    My car

    This a very nice car to drive, which looks a lot more grown up to previous Clio models. I have the 1.2 extreme in Black with the extra tinted windows and the rear spoiler. I feel it has just finished it off. My friends are suprised the car only has a 1.2 litre engine, due to being very nippy. I have done 1200 miles and it has just about been run -in. Running costs are cheap, with the group of insurance being only 2 (very good for 21 year old). The spec is top noch for the money and safety is best in its class. Overall a very good car and money well spent.

    p.s. can't wait to see the new Clio hothatch!

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