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Renault Clio Hatchback (98 - 05) review

(1998 - 2005)
Renault Clio Hatchback (98 - 05)
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What used Renault Clio hatchback will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Renault Clio hatchback?

You can expect good fuel economy from any Clio, apart from the hot versions, especially on the post-2001 face-lift models. The 1.2s and 1.4s should return well over 40mpg, with the 1.6 only just failing to match that.

For the ultimate economy choose a 1.5 dCi diesel, which arrived in April 2001. Its official combined fuel economy is an impressive 65.7mpg, almost 20mpg better than the pre-face-lift 1.9s.

However, figures from Warranty Direct show that, although the Clio has better than average reliability, when things do go wrong, they can be expensive to fix, especially by the standards of rivals, such as the Fiesta and 206. At least Renault dealers have some of the lowest rates.