1999 Renault Clio RT 1.2 from UK and Ireland
Clio 2 sucks
As soon as the 1 year warranty ran out my electric sunroof packed in.
The gear shift is appalling, I can't get into 1st gear everytime and second is always jerky.
My first Clio was the original and best. I had a 1.2RN for 9 years and very little went wrong, although towards the end of its life, the wheel bearing went and the electrics played up. I did 72,000 miles in that and was as pleased as punch.
The new Clio is a disaster. I don't think it'll last very long. I regret buying the car!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 17th July, 2000
10th May 2001, 16:23
Had the same gear shift problems in my Clio 1.6 16V which I bought in 1999. I took it to Renault repair shop after 3 months for readjustment of the gear mechanism. After that the gear shift worked like a dream. The adjustment work was covered by the warranty.
28th Nov 2007, 20:11
I have had my Clio 2 for 6 months. It has 58000 now and I also have gearbox problems; 1st gear is very stiff and 2nd is getting that way as well.
My electric windows are playing up too. I can't put the passenger side down from my side, but apart from that it is not bad and cheap to run.