1990 Renault Clio Review

1990 Renault Clio RT 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.4 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 kilometres
Most recent distance125000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Uno


Only good for recycling into beer cans!


Clutch, brakes, leaking sunroof, non-functioning electric windows, non-functioning central locking, shock absorbers, oil leaks, some rust, etc, etc. At least the engine still works...

General Comments:

Looks good, but reliability is woeful and main dealer service is absolutely appalling. Things have now settled down after much work (by an independent garage at half the price) but the car still suffers from electrical gremlins. Prices now low, and my car is now very old, but if you value reliability - buy ANYTHING else!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th June, 2000

Average review marks: 3.4 / 10, based on 1 review