1994 Renault Clio Reviews - Page 8 of 8

1994 Renault Clio Prima 1.9 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired26 miles
Most recent distance62000 miles

Summary:

Troublefree and economical

Faults:

New radiator fitted in 1997, physically damaged by chippings on the road.

Tyres changed in 1998.

New exhaust fitted in 1999.

General Comments:

Tyre noise on certain types of roads.

Very economical.

Good acceleration.

Could do with power steering.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd December, 2000

1994 Renault Clio RT Auto 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.4 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance58000 miles
Previous carRenault 5 TL

Summary:

Great little car with a big car feel

Faults:

Dashboard light.

General Comments:

4 speed automatic gearbox is great, electronically controlled with 2 modes - general and sport.

Love the car, the RT is the best value in the range, mine has loads of electrics and air conditioning.

I have it serviced every 8000 miles by Renault, this keeps it running in top condition.

Great, reliable car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th November, 2000

27th Jan 2002, 11:18

I'm the owner of the car you just read about, it is still as good as it was then, I am now up to 129,000 miles, no big bills yet, the car starts first time and the engine is still running well.

I have given up the Renault servcing and now do all of my own.

Well done Renault.

1994 Renault Clio 16v 1.8 twin cam petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 twin cam petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 miles
Most recent distance39000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 205 GTi

Summary:

A versatile cut above the usual GTi, race it or take your granny to the shops

Faults:

The rear shock absorbers began creaking at 37,000, replaced them with Kayaba units that give a firmer ride.

General Comments:

Must have the cam belts changed every 36,000 without fail - expensive at a dealer, difficult if you do it yourself.

Oil change (semi-synthetic) and filter every 6000 and you've got yourself a reliable hot hatch a cut above the rest.

Fast and comfortable, understated looks and quite rare on the road - just how I like it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th November, 2000

1994 Renault Clio 16v 1.8 16v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 16v petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired61000 miles
Most recent distance63000 miles
Previous carFord Orion

Summary:

Best small hatch around

Faults:

Nothing yet.

General Comments:

I haven't had the car for long but the great looks get you noticed. And for it being standard, it is one of the fastest hot hatches around.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th July, 2000

1994 Renault Clio 16v 1.8 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 16v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired59000 miles
Most recent distance63000 miles
Previous carFord Orion

Summary:

Wolf in sheep's clothing

Faults:

Cambelt snapped, costly repair but lucky for me Dad's a mechanic so I got the head skimmed, polished-ported, gas-flowed and bored out, all for a nice price!

General Comments:

Apart from the cambelt it's been great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th July, 2000

1994 Renault Clio Be Bop 1.2 8V petrol from Greece

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.2 8V petrol Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 kilometres
Most recent distance105000 kilometres

Summary:

When the going gets tough, the Clio gets going

Faults:

Once a pipe of the radiator was destroyed. Nothing more than that...

General Comments:

It is unbelievable how a small and slow car like this is still running like a new one after a very rough life. The best thing with Clio is compatibility, You can buy the simplest version and make it the best.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th July, 2000

1994 Renault Clio 16v 1.8 injection 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 injection 16v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance107000 miles
Previous carNissan 200SX

Summary:

Hot-hatch heaven!

Faults:

Generally trouble free.

The radiator sprung a leak on a particularly hot day in heavy traffic. It had to be re-sealed.

Front suspension springs were replaced due to general wear and degradation.

General Comments:

If you plan to own or own one of these, it is important the services are kept up. Mainly the car needs an oil/filter change every 6,000 miles without fail. If you do this, the car will run forever!

It's a lovely looking car, still stylish, hottest of the hot-hatches, handles like it's glued to the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st June, 2000

1994 Renault Clio RN 1.2 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 1.2 petrol
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10

Faults:

Had trouble with the brakes from the word go. They make a grinding noise until they have warmed up. Pads don't wear well in urban driving conditions. I am replacing them every 6 months. Apart from that the car is fine.

General Comments:

It is extremely economical in urban driving conditions. I am getting 38-40 mpg driving in London during the rush hour.

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

Review Date: 26th July, 1998

1994 Renault Clio RT 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10

Faults:

Needed exhaust back box at 40k miles.

General Comments:

Excellent small car, little damage caused when a Ford Sierra went into the back of it at 30mph writing the Sierra off.

It's comfortable on the motorway and is capable of high speeds and good acceleration.

I've had Fiestas and Fiats and they don't have any class and are lacking on performance. This is the best small car on the market.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th January, 1998

9th Jan 2007, 09:06

I have a Clio same spec, sunroof is fine, but when I bought it everybody told me the sunroof will leak in mark 1 Clio's, and is most common problem with the cars, but mine is no problem,

1994 Renault Clio Baccara 1.8 16v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 1.8 16v petrol
Performance marks 10 / 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)
8.6 / 10

Faults:

Thermo switch on the radiator, brake discs at 40,000km.

General Comments:

Powerful engine 130HP, 210Km/h, great driving abilities, like driving a cart and it's cheap and comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 1997

1994 Renault Clio RL 1.2 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 1.2 petrol
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10

General Comments:

A nice car but incredibly dull to drive and the interior leaves a lot to be desired.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th August, 1997

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 34 reviews