This car is great!!
It's my second car - owned a Fiat Cinquecento beforehand, which was good, but a bit too slow.
Wasn't even looking to change car when I came across the Renault - but it was so smart and well priced it seemed rude not to buy it!!
It's a 1.4 - 60bhp (I think), which in a car of this weight is pretty good. I often use a Vectra for work - and the Renault never feels a lot slower than that. (Though I'm sure it is) It overtakes well, and will do 95mph on the motorway. No, sorry - it would never do 95mph on the motorway...officer.
I get about 40mpg as an average, closer to 50mpg on a long run.
The car isn't overly comfortable. Fine for short journeys, but the seats are too soft on long journeys. That said, the ride is very comfortable (for a car designed when flares were last in fashion)
It handles brilliantly - and really can be thrown around back roads (when you learn to hold your nerve through the body roll!)
Incredibly cheap to run. Get this - I had a whole new set of tyres for £79 all in!!
I'm not even going to pretend it's in the same league as a new Clio - but I paid £1100 for this car 18 months ago, it starts first-time-everytime and is a bit of fun.
...now just let me try a GT Turbo...