At the lower end of the range the Wind undercuts rival coupe-cabrios such as the Mazda MX-5 and Peugeot 207 CC by a considerable margin, and although it is more expensive than the entry-level Mini Convertible, Renault gives you more kit. Gordini trim isn’t as strong on value, though, because the upgrades are purely cosmetic. Running costs shouldn’t break the bank, because the 1.6 engine averages over 40mpg and the 1.2 almost 45mpg.
Renault Wind quality & reliability
The Wind has a bespoke dashboard design (even if some of the fixtures and fittings are shared with the Twingo city car), but it still feels a little cheap inside. Not only are the plastics hard to the touch, but they look disappointingly drab. Renault’s reliability record is patchy, although owners of the previous-generation Clio, which the Wind is related to, reported few mechanical problems.
Renault Wind safety & security
Stability control is fitted as standard, while twin front and side airbags are on hand in case of a collision. Security kit is also pretty comprehensive, with deadlocks, locking wheelnuts and a visible Vehicle Identification Number all included. Dynamique S models also have an alarm.