2001 Renault Clio Renaultsport 172 2.0 16v VVT from UK and Ireland
Must be nearly unbeatable at what it does!
The speedometer (and therefore odometer also) didn't work at purchase.
This is an initial review - we've not had the car long, but have been very impressed indeed by it in that short time.
We are a family of four, and worried that we might not get everyone in (including baby seat), but no problem. Not as easy as our estate car, but that's hardly to be expected!
The car strikes a wonderful balance between fun (small with very nimble handling) and power that starts to border on serious performance. It's docile in town, but opens up progressively when needed. Just be a little careful if you're not used to this much power in a light front-wheel-drive car - the steering can be a little bit twitchy when using the full power.
The car also brakes beautifully and turns on a sixpence, and fuel economy nears 40 mpg on normal driving.
I am just over 6 feet tall, and it took me a while to find a good seat position, but I did manage it and am now very comfortable.
Overall this car is great to drive (good in a straight line but best at point-to-point), but is surprisingly comfortable given the firm suspension, with good specification (CD multichanger, trip computer, lumbar support etc) and good economy.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th February, 2011