2001 Renault Clio Reviews - Page 17 of 21

2001 Renault Clio Sport 2.0 16V 2.0 16v petrol from South Africa

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v petrol 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 acquired21900 kilometres
Most recent distance25500 kilometres
Previous carRenault Clio

Faults:

When I bought the car one of the spot bulbs had blown.

The rear seats rattle a bit.

Slight rattle from the dash.

General Comments:

All my teenage life I wanted a VW Golf GTi, and my first car was close, being a 1.8 8v Citi Golf. Since those days the Golf has grown up into a mature cruiser, while my desire for hot hatches hasn't died. My first Clio was a 1.4 16V RXE and that was a really nippy little car so when I got the opportunity to buy a low mileage 2.0 16V Clio I jumped ad the chance and haven't looked back.

The Clio is a true hot hatch with blistering power, super handling, and great comfort.

I now have the car I'd always dreamed of owning. Viva la Renault Power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2003

2001 Renault Clio Dynamique 1.2 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.2 16v Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired46 miles
Most recent distance8600 miles
Previous carRenault Clio

Summary:

Looks great, bit of a womans car tho

Faults:

Before I even had the car delivered to the UK it was held up in the French port and had a new breaking computer fitted! the car did arrive, but it was a couple of weeks late.

Problem with passenger door lock, new central locking "thing" fitted after 1 month. After Renault had fitted this they broke the plastic clips holding the interior door panel in place, once replace they still squeak now!

Car sometimes stalls for no reason, usually after breaking hard to a stand still when engine is cold! (very rarely)

Odyssey blue paintwork scratched very easily leaving a white undercoat exposed.

Car feels a bit light, one gust of wind and I think she would fly away!

General Comments:

Other than the faults above this car has been a great motor even on long journeys, and I have recently purchased a Clio 172cup to be delivered next month, not all the dealers were great tho, the franchise dealers seemed to offer bigger discounts and better service.

Free insurance was a godsend saved me a packet! Renault insure gave me 4yrs no claims when I came to re-insure with them, which was nice!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th December, 2002

2001 Renault Clio 1.2 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.2 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance11000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 205

Summary:

The Renault Clio is a nightmare - don't touch it

Faults:

The car I ordered was delivered one month late - with a heavily damaged bonnet.

The car they offered me in exchange was more expensive and they made me pay for the stereo.

The electronic keys both broke.

The door locks stopped working.

The fuse box had not been screwed down.

The passenger seat tilt operation broke.

The Gearbox sheared off its mounting.

The engine seized.

The 'free insurance' has not yet engaged an assessor though they have had two weeks to do so.

The 'free insurance' will not provide a courtesy car until an assessor has viewed the vehicle (see above)

General Comments:

1. If you buy a vehicle from peugeot it may not be the vehicle you order and if they muck up your order you will have to pay for the difference.

2. If you eventually take delivery don't expect the vehicle to last too long. gearboxes, engines, seats and keys are suspect.

3 When you do get problems, pray that you are not with their 'free insurance' because if you are you will spend more than the premium would have cost you on phone calls alone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th November, 2002

16th Nov 2002, 04:08

When you buy a new Renault in a Peugeot concession it is normal they have not possess the car...connard.

8th Dec 2002, 12:11

Try not to buy your Renault from a Peugeot garage!! sounds like user error on all your faults!

2001 Renault Clio Sport 172 Exclusive 2.0 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired4470 miles
Most recent distance7200 miles

Summary:

Pocket Rocket

Faults:

Rear Brakes seem to be making a strange rattling noise, even though on the Rolling Road at Renault, they could not find anything wrong, I am not convinced by the Renault technicians report.

General Comments:

Great Car, fast, responsive and not bad to look at

Could do with a bit more power, but overall the Exclusive is the model to go for.

I have No 149 of 172, and am open to serious offers if any one is interested.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th September, 2002

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 78 reviews