This car is the priciest of our scrappage buys. It's one heck of a deal nonetheless, because Renault will knock a further 1500 off the price on top of the 2000 scrappage incentive.
The recently restyled Clio looks sharp and is great to drive, and this entry-level Extreme model (available only as a three-door model) is surprisingly well kitted. Air-conditioning (550) is the only option many buyers consider.
If decent space is important and the Hyundai i20 and Skoda Fabia aren't the right cars for you, then the Clio is as good as scrappage buys get.
Auxiliary input, CD player (six speakers), electric front windows, front foglights, diver/passenger, anti-submarine and side airbags, central locking, tilt-adjustable steering wheel.
Renault Clio 1.2 Extreme 3dr
Scrappage price: 6495
Cash price: 9995
Availability: 14 weeks
Best internet scrappage price: 6284 (Dealdrivers.co.uk)
Best internet cash price: 7284 (Dealdrivers.co.uk)
Top speed: 104mph
Average mpg: 47.9mpg
CO2 output: 139g/km