Renault Clio Reviews from Portugal

2010 Renault Clio GT 1.2 TCE

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.2 TCE Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired8 kilometres
Most recent distance19800 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 440

Summary:

The best all around

Faults:

Stop light failed at 12000Km.

Noise in seat belt fixture.

Noise in right brake pad, as it gets worn out.

General Comments:

The car is very spacious, the engine has a great compromise between performance and fuel consumption, and the car is very quiet as it goes 130 Km/h at 3000 RPM.

The suspension is a little bit harsh, but gives you safe cornering in every condition.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th October, 2012

1994 Renault Clio BeBop 1.2

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.2 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired148000 kilometres
Most recent distance153000 kilometres
Previous carRenault Clio

Summary:

Best car in the world! Peace!

Faults:

Nothing went wrong, this car is a WIN!

General Comments:

Certainly the best car I've ever had! Drives really fast, wonderful steering, and the best thing: very low fuel consumption!

Oh my God, this car is a blast!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th March, 2011

1993 Renault Clio Williams 2.0 16v

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired109900 kilometres
Most recent distance118600 kilometres
Previous carSeat Ibiza

Summary:

The best hot hatch ever

Faults:

Alternator gone at 111000kms.

General Comments:

Best hot hatch ever.

Best steering feel I ever saw.. better than a MINI Cooper..

The engine is full of torque, with a close ratio gearbox and 950kg.. it's fast without rpms (rev limiter 6500rpm).

Drives on rails... in 3 wheels.. ;)

I will never sell it!!!

Grab yours before prices go up..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th March, 2010

1998 Renault Clio Manager 1.9 diesel

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carRenault Clio

Summary:

A very good deal

Faults:

Rear pump brake, at around 80.000 km.

General Comments:

The car served the purpose. Very economical and extremely reliable.

The power steering really helps a lot.

No major problems, exhaust was never changed, and oil consumption was almost null. The same applies for the fuel (about 6 L/100 km).

Maintenance costs are very low, and the performance is reasonable.

I did a lot of long trips with it, and always found it comfortable.

I bought a new one, after this!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th November, 2002

2002 Renault Clio Privilege 1.4 16v

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.4 16v Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance8000 kilometres
Previous carRenault Clio

Summary:

The best choice in the segment.

Faults:

So far, nothing.

General Comments:

The car is a good deal, the engine is fast, and has a good economy.

The gearbox, as all other Renaults, is precise, soft, but a little slow.

The steering is really good, and the seats are very comfortable.

It handles really good!

I noticed some noises, like it it's something loose, under the steering column.

Also, sometimes there's a strange smell coming from the air conditioner.

I haven't fixed any of them, so far, since I can't stop the car.

Renault should change the handles on the doors. The plastic gets scratched easily.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th May, 2002

1991 Renault Clio RT 1.2 carburettor

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.2 carburettor Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 kilometres
Most recent distance117231 kilometres
Previous carFiat 128

Summary:

A cheap option for low budgets

Faults:

New rear axle and front struts, previous owner used the hand brake for U turns.

New disk brakes, the left disk brake was cracked.

The fascia vents are worthless, fragile plastics.

Power windows buttons fail quite often.

A water pipe died, ALL the cooling fluid disappeared in few seconds.

Some dash plastics have poor quality.

Starter lever broke recently.

General Comments:

Good comfort.

Quite nice in turns.

Reasonable in performance.

Many gadgets.

It does not rust away easily.

Very good engine and gear box.

However, be aware of neglected Clios, a careless owner makes the difference between a nice french compact and a piece of french garbage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th July, 2001

1996 Renault Clio RC Manager 1.9 diesel

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance133000 kilometres
Previous carRenault Clio

Summary:

A very good choice

Faults:

Nothing went wrong with the car.

Some small noises inside the front doors that were solved on a visit to the dealer.

Changed rear shock absorbers with 90.000 Km.

General Comments:

A very reliable car, confortable and with low running costs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st June, 2000

1993 Renault Clio RL 1.9 diesel

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Faults:

40000 Km - Transmission protections both sides replaced.

50000 Km - Rear brake pump replaced.

55000 Km - Fuel valve replaced.

General Comments:

Very cheap to run, fairly reliable.

Weak brakes as in the other 2 Renault 5's I had before.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th February, 1999

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 8 reviews