2000 Renault Clio Alize 1.4 16v petrol from UK and Ireland
A heap of junk that must have been constructed on a Friday before a long bank holiday weekend
Water pump failed on first day of ownership.
Complete new set of ignition coils required after 2 weeks.
New door skin needed after 4 weeks (corrosion had appeared)
A fault in the rear brakes caused them to lock at speed resulting in me leaving the road.
The oil level indicator stopped working after 5 weeks.
The rear window seal collapsed inwards after 6 weeks.
The drivers window regulator failed after 8 weeks - £253 was the figure quoted by my Renault dealer for replacement.
Yes this car is fun to drive and is generally comfortable (although the gearstick position leaves a lot to be desired - quite a forward stretch).
However, the reliability has been nothing short of appalling with the car spending more time in the garage than on the road during the 2 months I have owned it.
Would not touch another Renault even if the car was offered for free!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th October, 2003