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RENAULT CLIO Hatchback 2005‑2012
167 owner reviews for RENAULT CLIO Hatchback 2005‑2012
RENAULT CLIO 1.6 VVT 128 GT 3dr (Review date: 31st August '11)
Having owned my 128GT for nearly 2 years from new i have just sold it. I have had no issues with practicality or reliability over the 2 years and never had to go back to Renault. The preformance was OK but nowhere near the 200BHP version. It was very well equipped and i would definately opt for Bluetooth for the cost and the Sat Nav. The MPG is very good as long as you do not go above 3,500 RPM on a regular basis.
Ms C Galley
RENAULT CLIO 1.2 16V Expression 5dr (Review date: 29th August '11)
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RENAULT CLIO 2.0 16V RenaultSport 200 Cup 3dr (Review date: 22nd August '11)
Awesome car which is really fun to drive and is one of the best sportscars I've ever had, right up there with a R5 GTT. However, can be expensive on "motorway miles" and the Missus hates it because its bumpy and a little rough around the edges. However, she didn't know what I was buying! I love my Cup 200 :-)
RENAULT CLIO 1.5 dCi 106 Dynamique S 3dr [AC] (Review date: 19th August '11)
I bought this car 4 months ago after a very promising experience with a petrol Clio I rented in Switzerland in 2009. After a few thousand miles it is time to find out further. First, it looks good inside and out and is well put together. It has not let me down and currently has 47000 miles.
The car is generally a very good drive, handles very well with excellent grip from the Continental tires, delivers good riding comfort, it is very soft with excellent controls at your fingertips, a smooth 6 speed gearbox and a really superb engine which has incredible torque considering its size (it easily compares with 140bhp diesel cars). The car is not particularly economical with 52mpg in average and 123g of CO2. If you add more expensive tires, you will spend considerably more than with the 86hp model. The engine delivers the power exactly when you need it to overtake, it comes strong but not for long, however I feel more at ease dealing with traffic with this car than with my old BMW 328i or with a new 118d; that sums it all!
Mine has a lot of extras: an excellent climate control, a very good cruise control, keyless entry which would be perfect if you didn't have to start the engine to open or close the windows, half leather seats which are fairly poor (quality of the leather is average, the middle section is too slippery) and not well designed (I never really felt comfortable in it), 16 inch alloys which are very fragile and tyres are costly. More cons: the lack of storage for small items on the driver's side, no middle arm rest, poor speakers and I kept it for the end, a truly unpleasant electric steering which really spoils the driving experience. This is nearly a sports hatch and it would have deserved some Renault Sport treatment, I wish they made the RS with this engine! I'm definitely done with 2.0l petrol (had a Xsara VTS which needed 5000 rpm to start working) but I wished the whole package was a bit sportier. In fact I would recommend the 86hp version which will save you a lot more money, the Clio doesn't quite deserve so much expenses as it is. A very good car nonetheless, cheap to buy second hand (I chose it against the Fiesta for that reason) but not quite so cheap to run.
Renault Clio expression 1.6, Lovely motor!!!!!
RENAULT CLIO 1.6 VVT Expression 5dr (Review date: 26th July '11)
The Renault Clio is a lovely car, very spacious, great boot space, myself and husband are both 6ft and feel very comfortable in this vehicle. It is extremely reliable and has never let us down. I use this car to get to and from work but as I now work closer to home it is no longer necessary and is the only reason we are selling.
It is a very smooth drive and lovely to handle, you feel very safe as it feels bigger than it looks.
The running costs are a little more as its a 1.6 petrol but not unaffordable, overall my best car yet!!!