2001 Renault Clio Dinamique 1.4 16v from UK and Ireland
Cheap, trendy, just don't go to fast in it
My car will not start on cold mornings when it does it fires on 1-2 cylinders until I apply the accelerator and it eventually stutters into life.
I have already had 2 ignition coil failures. £50 for a piece of plastic with some copper coiled inside it seems ridicules, I guess dealers know how to make money.
The Clio is a smart looking car, the interior is smart and sturdy.
My only concern is for anyone looking to buy this car to go fast in, the handling really isnt that good, I felt safer in my previous car and the tires were literally half as wide.
Don't get me wrong it grips, but I have never been in a front wheel drive car that has so much over steer. With the power on it goes deep into corners under steering like most FWD cars, but with the power off or under brakes it becomes twitchy and the ABS clearly cannot handle this.
In general a very good car, well equipped, trendy and surprisingly quick especially over 50mph in 4th or 5th gears.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 18th May, 2004