What used Renault Clio RS hatchback will I get for my budget?
You need about £8500 to get into an RS Clio. This will buy you a 2014 car with an average mileage for the year and a full service history. Up the ante to between £10,000 and £12,000 and you’ll get a good 2015 or 2016 car that satisfies the same criteria, while £13,000 to £15,000 should net you a 2017 or 2018 model. Think a little bit more for a run-out 2019 car and add at least £500 for a 220 Trophy version to the cost of any second-hand RS.
How much does it cost to run a Renault Clio RS hatchback?
The Clio RS was tested under the older NEDC fuel tests, where it achieved an official 47.9mpg, with corresponding CO2 emissions of 133g/km. Cars registered before April 2017 will be charged a fee for annual car tax (VED) based on CO2 emissions, which ran out at about £130 a year, while those registered after that date will be charged a flat fee, currently £145 a year.
Insurance and servicing costs will obviously be higher than they would be with a regular Clio, with an insurance grouping of a high 29, although if your car is one of the older models you might seek out an independent specialist to service it, rather than a more expensive franchised dealer. Service intervals are once a year or every 12,500 miles, whichever occurs first.