Used Renault Clio RS 200 2013-2019 review

Alternatives

(2013 - 2019)
Renault Clio RS
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Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Renault Clio RS hatchback?

It is unfortunate for the RS 200 Clio that it exists in the same marketplace as one of our all-time favourite cars, the Ford Fiesta ST. This is not only a used car bargain it’s also one of the most fun hot hatches out there, more so if you were to buy the first or second-generation versions rather than the newer and more expensive third-gen car, although we like that a great deal too. It’s great to drive, relatively cheap to run and even quite practical. 

The Volkswagen Polo GTI is imbued with some of the same spirit as the iconic Golf GTI, with a responsive engine, eager handling and a high fun factor for the driver. It’s comfortable in everyday use, with lots of grip, and it’s quicker than the Fiesta ST.

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Overview

The Clio RS 200 is good fun, but some of its rivals are better to drive and cheaper used

  • Performance
  • Compliant ride
  • Reasonably spacious interior
  • Not as good to drive as some rivals
  • Interior plastics cheap
  • Auto gearbox a bit of a letdown