Renault Clio Review from Germany

1991 Renault Clio RL 1.2

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.2 Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.8 / 10
Distance when acquired8000 kilometres
Most recent distance88500 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf


An all-rounder with failures after each 100 meters


The engine died at 85,000 km. I got another (used) one for replacement.

Exhaust system rusts away every two years.

Engines never ran smoothly. (Bumpy acceleration, shaking at min rpm)

Some smaller parts (like switches etc.) died very often.

Ignition cables loosen quite often.

General Comments:

Easy to drive, compact car.

Renault service really does not know how to deal with clients as well as cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th May, 2003

16th Nov 2003, 04:52

I had a 1991 Renault Clio, It was a very good car I had it for 2 years the engine is very good, I find it very comfortable and although it does feel bumpy at idle speed. It was the only fault on it.

Average review marks: 2.8 / 10, based on 1 review