2000 Renault Clio Reviews - Page 11 of 11

2000 Renault Clio Grand 1.2i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.2i Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance1000 miles
Previous carDaihatsu Sporttrak 1.6 EL

Summary:

A cheap comfortable car

Faults:

A couple of weeks atfer I bought the car, the remote controlled central locking failed. Fixed under warranty.

General Comments:

Superb fuel economy, not as fast as I had hoped.

Well thought out interior, very comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2000

2000 Renault Clio Sport 172 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired250 miles
Most recent distance1020 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Golf GTi

Summary:

Fun and Fear rolled into one!!

Faults:

Stereo distorts slightly above volume level 28 - my ears are bleeding by then though!

General Comments:

Absolutely superb. The first few days I had it I followed the manufacturer's guide to keep it below 3500 rpm, and found it to be merely "nice" to drive, and the engine hinted at being pretty powerful. That couldn't last of course, and as soon as I started to drive it a little more enthusiastically, I was rewarded with outrageous performance and power. I have read a lot of reviews that don't rate the steering and handling, but I don't agree - I think it is very responsive, and sticks to the road.

Interior is very well designed, very comfortable, especially the seats.

I had a 2L Golf GTi before this, and the difference between the two almost makes me laugh with contempt for the Golf.

Not a family car, and not one to take more than one passenger over long distances, as it is quite small, but then what would you expect from a hatchback?

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

Review Date: 14th August, 2000

8th Feb 2002, 18:55

Yeah I have to agree. It's not perfect - the handling for instance is not as balanced as my old 306 GTI-6, and the steering is nowhere near as communicative. It's also appallingly built.

However, the 172 is just so damn fast, it makes you giggle like an idiot. For that alone, it's worthy of respect. A great little car that feels truly exciting - rare in this day and age.

2000 Renault Clio RT 1.4 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired50 kilometres
Most recent distance8700 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic 1.5

Summary:

Top value small car

Faults:

Electric window switch replaced under warranty as a LED bulb in it wasn't lit up at night.

General Comments:

Great value: lots of equipment for the price, excellent ride and fairly spacious.

Driving position can be tricky at first.

Engine is good although A/C saps power a bit.

Very reliable and trouble-free so far, especially compared to the Civic which had constant small niggles.

Not very well known in NZ but people are missing out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th July, 2000

2000 Renault Clio RXT 1.6 from France

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance16000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 9

Summary:

A nice big little car

Faults:

Nothing wrong with this car.

General Comments:

The Clio has changed twice since last year, and I was quite disappointed. A new engine, new headlights, a new CD player...

But it is a good car indeed. Very comfortable, and the 1.6 8V engine has better performance than the new 1.4 16V.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th July, 2000

2000 Renault Clio Sport 172 2.0 16v VVT from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v VVT Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired11 miles
Most recent distance950 miles
Previous carPeugeot 205 GTI 1.6

Summary:

Scorchingly fast but docile too

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

The car is super comfy inside and mean looking from the outside. The engine is a beauty that pulls strongly at normal revs and goes berserk between 4,000 and 7,000 rpm. Floor it in second and it becomes obvious that this is a heck of a lot of power for a tiny FWD car, and I love it!

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

Review Date: 16th June, 2000

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 43 reviews