2001 Renault Clio RXT 1.4 16v

Summary:

More than I supposed

Faults:

When I had the first service as soon as I bought, the service dealers told me about the magnetic captor that it needs to be changed. Had it changed the day I bought my car.

After about 2000 kilometers, that magnetic captor broke down again. I had it changed again after 1 month.

At 82,000 kilometers, the roller on the trigger set broke down with an annoying sound. Had it changed.

At 82,000 kilometers, the remote control lost the frequency, without knowing what to do, I made a simple search on the Internet and got an assistance from a private locksmith to synchronize the remote unit and the car.

The sunroof leaked last week. I had the maintenance myself. Cleaned the emptying canals and the rails, they were very dirty and blocked with leaves etc. It doesn't leak anymore.

General Comments:

It is more comfortable than I thought. I had long journeys (11 hours at least) 3 times, didn't have backache or else. And the sound of engine is low that I only hear the engine after 4000rpm.

The performance is quite good. 98hp engine gives the performance after 3500 rpm best. Since this is an Automatic Gear car, when I kick-down, I get what I want.

Backseats are not so large that when there are 2 or 3 people on the backseats, the front seats need to be slided forward.

Petrol consumption is very good for a 98hb automatic car. The rate at motorways is 6,2lt/100kms.

The grip is very good. At high speeds, it can be handled easily.

ABS and airbags make the driver and passengers feel safe.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th February, 2008

1996 Renault Clio RT 1.4i petrol

Summary:

It's like Asterix: Cunning little warrior car..

Faults:

Although it was equipped with power steering, I always had the feeling that it was not - especially when parking.

The handbrake gauge began to display during driving after about 50,000 km.

General Comments:

Even though it lacked some comfort, I loved my car. It performed well on road and it was economical. The equipment level was OK (there had been no power mirrors on any other super mini rivals then).

The cabin was roomy enough for a small car.

The heater operated superbly on winter days (no air-con fitted).

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

Review Date: 18th February, 2001