2000 Renault Clio 1.2 from UK and Ireland


Would not buy another one!


Misfiring fault

Replacement Engine Management System.

General Comments:

OK overall.

1.2 16v engine underpowered.

Now prooving to be very expensive and only 29000 miles on the clock.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th December, 2005

2000 Renault Clio Sport 1.4i from UK and Ireland


A nice run-around when it works


Washer jets front and back broken since had the car.

Drivers side electric window regulator went at 29,000 miles, very very costly 250 from Renault! Managed to get the part on-line for £60.

Wheel bearing went at 30,000 miles, about £90 to fix.

Exhaust fell off at current mileage.

Interior very squeaky.

Sunroof rattles very annoying on long journeys.

Poor body work very easily picks up dents and scratches from other people in car parks.

General Comments:

Apart from the poor build quality I do like the car, It defiantly goes and does so very comfortably.

The seats are very good offering much support. It may take a while for tall men to obtain a comfortable position, but once you get it you can sit for a long while comfortably.

Gear box can be a bit stiff at certain times, but generally nice to use.

A nice looking car and my classmates certainly were impressed.

Tire's arnt the best, but cheap to replace.

Stereo very good even if it is a tape player. 6 Speakers off good sound at all frequencies and volumes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th June, 2005

26th Jun 2005, 10:42

Well another thing has gone on the car since I posted this, a cable inside the door must of gone that connected the inside door handle to the lock mechanism, and I can't open the door from the inside, I have to wind down the window and open it from the outside! Never trust a Renault!

18th Nov 2008, 10:50

I agree on the build quality. Wait till you get an electrical fault, like I just have. Wouldn't touch another Clio with a bargepole!!!

2000 Renault Clio MTV 1.2 from UK and Ireland


Good little car just with small faults


Leaking sunroof.

In the old style clio approx 1998 Model, the leaking sunroof caused a lot of problems with the immobiliser! Its a pain trying to find where the water is coming in from.

General Comments:

Good car until the winter! Dealer found trouble locating where the leak was.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st March, 2005

2000 Renault Clio Alize 1.4 from UK and Ireland


Average small car with poor reliability


The ignition coils failed (each plug has an individual coil). All four were replaced and one had to be replaced twice. Renault did reimburse us, however, as it is a known fault.

The gearbox went through phases of serious difficulty in changing gear, particularly changing down into 2nd.

General Comments:

The engine - a 16 valve 1.4 litre - supposedly generated 98bhp. I find this very hard to believe as it performs more like a 1.2.

Not much room in the back.

Handling is average.

Fuel economy is also average.

A few design idiosyncrasies such as the driver seat adjustment handle being on the wrong side: it's difficult to reach the handle to push the seat back until you get your legs in; getting your legs in is difficult if the seat is forward.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th January, 2005

2000 Renault Clio 1.4 RN from Netherlands


Perfect car



General Comments:

We now have the car four years, and driven 132.000 kilometers with it. We bought it new, after terrible experiences with a second hand Ford Mondeo which had to be hauled back from France by the motor club twice. We have been driving it across Europe ever since, and it can stand slippery mountain roads, it can drive us back from Southern France with 20 boxes (x 6 bottles) of wine in the back, two racing bikes on top, and camping gear stashed everywhere - and it will still do 140 km on the autoroute. It has never left us standing anywhere, and is cheap in both gas and taxes. The cost of maintenance is still limited to the regular service each 20.000 KM, but we haven't spent as much in four years as we have spent on the bloody mondeo in two years. Renault service is not special, but OK.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2004