1993 Renault Clio Reviews - Page 8 of 8

1993 Renault Clio 16V 1.8 16v from Belgium

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 16v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired49000 kilometres
Most recent distance66000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 5 GT Turbo Phase 2

Summary:

A race car wannabe

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Good car to drive. I fitted a Sebring high tech line exhaust on it. I also added a chip from Renault Sport France and I lowered the car a few cm. I put 16 inch alloy wheels (205/45/16) on the car and you can feel that you have better grip. The only thing I miss is the turbo feeling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th August, 2000

1993 Renault Clio 16v 1.8 16v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 16v petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 miles
Most recent distance82500 miles
Previous carPeugeot 205 GTI

Summary:

Very powerful tuned hot hatch

Faults:

The rev counter stopped working but that was just a lose solder joint. Also the radiator sprung a leak but some Radweld sorted that out.

General Comments:

Very nice to drive, I have fitted a Green air induction kit (I highly recommend it) and have a Janspeed performance exhaust, it makes a lot of difference. Next modification is to get it chipped. Get it serviced every 6 months and get them to check the cam belt as it could snap and be very costly. The engine does like its oil so check the levels often, otherwise a true hot hatch.

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

Review Date: 8th July, 2000

1993 Renault Clio RL 1.9 diesel from Portugal

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Faults:

40000 Km - Transmission protections both sides replaced.

50000 Km - Rear brake pump replaced.

55000 Km - Fuel valve replaced.

General Comments:

Very cheap to run, fairly reliable.

Weak brakes as in the other 2 Renault 5's I had before.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th February, 1999

1993 Renault Clio 16v 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10

Faults:

Engine mounting snapped 3 times (design fault).

General Comments:

Fast car, very good handling, car uses oil as part of its running system!!

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

Review Date: 31st January, 1999

1993 Renault Clio Fiji Auto 1.4 Energy petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 1.4 Energy petrol
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Faults:

Automatic Gearbox at 69'000km.

Cylinder-head at 72'000km.

General Comments:

The brakes are fading very, very much.

The motor hasn't very much power, the normal manual gearbox would be a better choice.

Interior is very good and comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th March, 1998

18th Mar 2005, 15:24

Have found the comments on the Renault Clio automatic gear-box really interesting as I have heard quite a few have gone wrong in the past at after low and high mileage.

I would be very grateful to know if the Renault Kangoo automatic has the same gear-box as the Clio as I cannot get a straight answer out of anyone in answering this question.

1993 Renault Clio S 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10

Faults:

Gearbox problems: had to be opened to repair a retainer valvoline and never worked again well.

Exhaust box from the middle to the back, overheating due to problems in the wiring of fan, tubes of cooling and temperature sensor, tubes of water, problems in the transmission of the right traction wheel and electric problems in the dashboard and in the cleaning wind shield

General Comments:

Good car with an excellent dynamic and agility, good space and features, but too many mechanical problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th March, 1998

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 40 reviews