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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.
  • 1.6 VVT Initiale 5dr

    Sam Ellis , Nottinghamshire . Date: 19/04/2006
    • 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

    WOW!!!!! Its the most improved and impressive car I know!! I know its top of the range, I was, going to get the expression, I got a good deal, and money to spare, so i could upgrade to the top of the range, and i must say, it is fantastic. Economy could be better, but after all, it is petrol, and i think i would now prefer the diesel, although, the 1.6 is pokey, and very refined, i would happily recommend this car to anyone.

  • 1.4 16v Dynamique non-AC 5dr

    Robin Linton , Durham . Date: 14/04/2006
    • 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

    I took delivery of my new Clio 1.4 Dynamique 5 door on 7/04/06 and have so far done 450 miles.I am absolutely delighted with the car so far.I only have two gripes and they are the front internal door handles are too far forward as mentioned in other reviews and the lack of a `flick wipe` on the wiper stalk.When the engine has loosened up a bit more I am sure it will be powerful enough to give reasonable performance for my needs as I spend most of the time driving solo.

  • 1.5 dCi 106 Dynamique S 3dr

    Aaron Grainger , Cambridgeshire . Date: 08/04/2006
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Ive owned my 106 dynamique S for nearly 3 months now and its a massive improvement over the old model (I previously owned a dci 80). The interior quality is vastly improved and gives much more room and and better driving position than the old car. Controls are easy and the steering wheel mounted stereo control is great.

    Its easy to get the most out of the engine thanks to the 6 speed gearbox, which is one of the main reasons I chose the 106 model over the 86. It has a much slicker and more accurate action than the 5 speed box. Refinement and ride are both excellent and it's relaxing on my 45 mile commute! In terms of economy, it really takes the longer trips rather than town driving to get anywhere near the claimed MPG, although it still returns well.

    In my opinion it has the best design out of the current supermini's, although you need the 16inch wheels (as the 15's look a bit out of proportion with the body size) to bring out the cars shape.

    Overall I am extremely pleased with the car and its well worth getting despite the massive discounts on the old model! It has had a couple of niggles though, the steering makes a slight creaking noise and the hands free locking system has been playing up on the drivers side door which is annoying, although would not put me off the car and persuade me to buy the more reliable but also more dull yaris!!

  • 1.6 VVT Dynamique non-AC 5dr

    Kathryn Pett , suffolk . Date: 05/04/2006
    • 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 is an update from my previous review. I have now owned the car for 6 months or so and have driven 7,500 miles in it, including a 1200 mile round trip to France an back.

    Overall I am still incredibly pleased with my purchase. I have had no problems with the car - bar one and the interior quality is excellent, there are still no rattles present and everything is holding up well to a lot of use.

    I have had one minro problems the glovebox lid unaligns itself leading to the light staying on constantly. I have been back to my dealership twice regarding this issue and have had one new glovebox lid and light set fitted with another set being ordered and rejected by the dealership as they thought that it wouldn't resolve the problem. At present I have a tempoarary solution (i.e glovebox light permenantly switched off) and am waiting for Renault to come up with a solution.

    Despite this I am still satisfied with the car and the service.. and would recommend the car to anyone seeking a super mini.

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