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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.
  • 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!!!

  • 2.0 VVT Dynamique S 3dr

    Tristan Adams , Essex . Date: 09/02/2009
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      29.8

    My car

    Car drives well, it has a good powerful engine, seating is rather nice, better then my 04 Megane, rear is easier to see out of. The space inside even in the rear, is almost as big as my old megane, 60:40 rear is good, tho its a shame the rear bench wont come down. Air con is weaker then my older cars, including my old 51 plate clio, which is a shame, makes it rather hard to cool the car down on a hot day. The rear dash lights dont come on sometimes which means restarting the car, no big deal. I went for xenons, which are good+cornering lights, folding mirrors and extreme blue paint. The car is nice, service prices are very high, as is road tax, the 2.0 engine is fast, tho I would get a smaller less powerful engine next time, tax is too high. I like the car the speed, 0-60 in 8.5seconds, good other if a 197 is too pricey. Love my part leather standard seats!

  • 1.5 dCi 106 Privilege 5dr

    Martin Douglas Date: 29/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      55

    My car

    I have been very impressed with this car over the three years of ownership. I was able to sell my 55 plate 28,000 miles for 5.5k in December, not too bad in my opinion. I have now replaced it with a Mini Cooper, but considering the vast difference in price between the two cars, I feel any direct comparisons would be unfair.

    I used it as a third car (Merc E Class estate and VW Eos being the others) but this car never felt like the poor relation and at times I even preferred to use it over the others - for city centre driving the car is perfect. The spec is very impressive for this class of car and was complimented nicely by options such as the panoramic sunroof.

    Performance is excellent for the size of car and it has proved adept at both town and motorway driving. Economy was top notch and whenever I used it for longer motorway journeys between Nottingham and London, I have achieved 62-64mpg.

    Space is more than adequate, obviously if you regularly carry 4 passengers you are better off looking at used cars in the class above but for the few occasions the rear was used the space was fine. The seats are comfortable and as a passenger you feel very secure.

    This car is testimony to how far superminis have come over the last few years - if anyone is looking I certainly recommend you add this car to your shortlist!

  • 1.2 TCE Dynamique SX 3dr

    Dave Currie , Scotland . Date: 23/01/2009
    • 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
      35

    My car

    Well, thats me owned this car for a year now so i think i can give an acurate review. This is the best car i have ever owned. Sold a mondeo st for this, and before that i had a golf GT. Reliability i know renault arent the best but this car has never gone wrong once. Done 18,000 miles in a year and just changed the front tyres now.

    The interior is perfect and comfortable on long jorneys and the air con is freezing!

    Only complaint is the doors are massive, heavy and can be tough to get out of in tight spaces! apart from that, easily recommend this car, it is perfect!

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