1998 Renault Clio Van 1.9D from UK and Ireland
Very, very cost-effective little vehicle
Oil pressure switch end broke off causing oil leak over engine (£8.46)
Rear silencer box replaced (£16.50)
Front shock absorbers replaced (£42.00)
Radiator failed (£70.00 incl bottom hose)
Brake pads replaced (£15.00)
Servicing costs are barely non-existent.
Timing belt replaced 65k (£24.00+lab)
Front brake hoses replaced (£26+lab)
Intermittent squeal from rear near side brake when applied.
Servicing costs are near non-existent.
Cheap to buy, but poor residuals.
Not as good as a Peugeot 205 XRAD van, slower acceleration, slightly noisier, slightly harsher, but close.
Cruises at 90mph on motorways.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th December, 2003