1997 Renault Clio Williams 2 2.0 16v from UK and Ireland
If you get the chance, buy one
Plenty has gone wrong with the car:-
Clutch went at 45000, now has an up-rated 'Black Diamond' clutch.
Sump gasket went at around 55,000 miles.
The electrics are absolutely shocking, found this on all old Clio's though.
Immobiliser went leaving me stuck for 10 hours on a Sunday night.
Front wheel bearings went at 50,000 miles.
Despite all the above the car is seriously quick, with the super-chip, induction kit, full s/s exhaust, up-rated manifold, up-rated plugs and ignition leads.
Would not swap the car for anything in the world, sad as that sounds it's true.
The handling has been improved further by adding coil over suspension and lowering 60mm. The car now sticks to the road like glue.
The last thing that needed work was the brakes. For the performance I didn't feel these were anything special. Now running a set of up-rated brakes and the difference is incredible.
Seriously though despite the problems this is an amazing car for the money, I'd recommend to anyone..
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th February, 2006