1992 Renault Clio Reviews - Page 6 of 6

1992 Renault Clio RL 1.2 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.2
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10

Faults:

No mechanical breakdowns in 3 years and 40,000 miles. Heavy on tyres - tracking seems a little difficult for garages to get right.

General Comments:

Pleasant runabout but 4 speed gearbox 1.2 isn't particularly suitable for regular commuting along motorways - more of a town car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th January, 2000

1992 Renault Clio RN 1.9 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10

Faults:

Nothing yet!!!

General Comments:

A superb, wonderful car that is easy to maintain and make general repairs on. The build quality is of a very high standard. I have now done 80,000 miles since new and the car runs like a dream.

On average it returns between 52-61 mpg. It has large car attributes i.e. comfortable cruiser.

Very good!!!

I would buy another tomorrow.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th September, 1999

12th Apr 2001, 14:01

I totally agree with you, mine is the 93 K diesel Liberte. It is the best car I have owned. But after recently driving a new Laguna, the Power Steering left a lot to be desired. One tip, if you don't already keep checks on the rear wheel cylinders and brake shoes. They're a pain in the backside to fit if they go!

1992 Renault Clio RT 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.4
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Faults:

Nothing much, the car is pretty new (Under 33K miles).

General Comments:

The car is decent enough, it needs a few modifications to make it look even better, ie 16 inch rims, spoiler, lowered, twin headlight conversion etc.

The car is quite nippy though but a performance exhaust, K&N, and re-tuning makes it challenge ANY 1.4 on the road.

Recommended 2nd car, next, bring on the Williams Phase 3!!!!!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th May, 1999

1992 Renault Clio Williams Phase 3 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10

Faults:

Not much, electrics a bit dodgy, exhaust system noisy.

General Comments:

The car is decent, gets nuff attention, faster than a Calibra, worth buying!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th March, 1999

1992 Renault Clio RT 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10

Faults:

Not a lot went wrong with this car, although clutch was on the way out at 60K and also the brakes.

General Comments:

Excellent, 1.8 engine powerful enough in this car, cheaper to insure and run than a 16 valve model and just as much fun.

Only downside is Renault only sold the car in 5 door, not 3 door. Renault service could be better and parts a bit cheaper.

Same trim spec as the 1.4RT model with bigger rims.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th February, 1999

1992 Renault Clio RN 1.2 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.2 petrol
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10

Faults:

New handbrake.

New brakepads.

Air hoses.

General Comments:

Cheap to run.

Low insurance group.

Very reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 1999

1992 Renault Clio Fiji 1.4 energy petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.4 energy petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10

Faults:

Brakes, clutch, brake hoses, track rod ends, and numerous other small complaints.

Mileage 63,000.

General Comments:

Overall a good car, which I have fitted with 7"x15" alloys which has hampered the ride somewhat. I think a 16V may be my next move.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th March, 1998

1992 Renault Clio 1.9 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel
Reliability marks 8 / 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

Faults:

Connector in wiring to (heater) fan overheated and failed. Said to be common problem with Clio.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th August, 1997

1992 Renault Clio RN 1.2 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.2 petrol
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10

Faults:

Engine management system replaced to cure stalling problems. Didn't fix it the first time so they took a couple of chips out and it's now running fine.

General Comments:

Clutch is too sensitive. Difficult to get into second gear at times.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th August, 1997

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 33 reviews