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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.
  • 1.2 TCE Dynamique 3dr

    Darren Ward , Lancashire . Date: 04/10/2008
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      39.8

    My car

    Bought the Dynamique TCE a couple of months ago and after the initial "running-in" sluggishness, it is now up to scratch and performs very well! It's quiet and the ease at which it gets up to 50/60 mph is good, but needs to be watched in urban areas as the lack of cabin noise and refinement means you don't realise how fast you are going!

    I previously had a 1.4si and this car has the same power but is much easier to drive. I noted the comments about the over sensitive steering but have found the steering to be responsive and feels heavier at speed.

    The air con is freezing, the seats are comfy and the car feels and drives like a bigger model.

    Overall, it's a nice looker in black and a very good purchase.

  • 1.5 dCi 86 Expression AC 5dr

    Stephen Cromby Date: 20/08/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      60

    My car

    I've just returned from Italy where I rented a special edition 'Le Iene'for five days. I drove 800km and the car used less than half a tank.(Half of them on motorways) Very impressive for someone who usually drives petrol cars. I liked the pull of the car in all gears and if I could afford it, the clio would definitely be on my short list. I think I would prefer something slightly smaller and given my relative low annual mileage - 7000 miles- a petrol engine. The cabin was relatively good quality and the A/C worked well. As a point of interest, Diesel is cheaper than petrol in Italy...

  • 1.2 16v Freeway 3dr

    N Andersson Date: 18/08/2008
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38

    My car

    Bought this brand new as a second car in April due to the excellent finance deal on offer, and the car has surpised me. Its a very smooth and quiet ride, and resonably nippy for a 1.2. If you can live without the toys, I cant see a cheaper more comfortable mode of transport out there.

  • 1.6 VVT Dynamique S non-AC 3dr

    Tara Hall , Derbyshire . Date: 09/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      34

    My car

    I've had this car 18 months now and I still love driving it! I find it nippy and light - generally just fun to drive! However, that doesn't mean there are no problems! It could do with a 6th gear as it can be noisy when running at 5000 rpm doing 80mph. And yes the windows do steam up - even in the summer!! I got the car with Ac as an extra and if I turn this OFF, again the windows steam up! There is not much cabin storage and the door handles are way too far forward! But the thing that really niggles me? I have to take the car to the garage every time a bulb goes! And if the 'cornering light' bulb goes, they won't even touch it unless they have half a day to do it!!!! (thats renualt btw!) MPG is about 34 too! Overall, a good drive but won't be going for another one as the pushchair doesn't fit the boot!

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