Fast and fun
Faulty starter motor.
Faulty alternator (not charging).
Clutch cable snapped.
Rear caliper piston seized.
Rear shock absorbers worn.
Steering column insecure.
Electrical problem with the rear lights.
The Clio 1.8 16v is a great car for young drivers who want good performance at a low price. In the group 12 insurance bracket and developing 137 bhp, the Clio will accelerate to 60mph in 6.7 seconds.
The normal Clio will never handle like a Williams, but is very comfortable, and has very excellent GT type seats, which hold you firmly in place.
The main problems with the Clio is the space to work on the engine. With a big 1.8 litre twin cam engine in a small hatchback, room to work is limited. Just like most early 90's french cars, the reliability is an issue, but if kept upon and mended when the faults occur, the Clio can be a trusted A to B car.
To conclude then, the Clio is a fast and exciting car, my Clio is high mileage and still feels at tight as a drum. For the insurance and even most 13, 14 or even group 15 cars, the Clio is capable of many upsets!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th January, 2008