2001 Renault Clio Dynamique 1.2 16v from UK and Ireland
Top banana is this car... highly recommended as long as it doesn't break!!
EMU had to be reprogrammed after supposedly being programmed with the 1.2 8v code at the factory. Took 3 weeks to get this done as this was the first one they'd had at my dealer and the first in the North East according to them. This problem was very apparent within the first couple of miles!!
New clutch and gearbox fitted after 5000 miles. Dealer and independent assessor seemed to think a lack of oil in and around the gearbox/clutch caused excess wear, resulting in the synchro on 2nd gear shearing off and then the broken bits bounced around inside and broke more bits!! Repaired under warranty.
Other than the two problems described earlier, I'd definitely buy this car again... and in fact I've just done that and get the new one at the beginning of May 2003.
Performance is great compared to other cars in its class that I've driven (Punto 16v, 206).
Takes a corner like a smogland hooker.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th April, 2003