2001 Renault Clio RXT 1.4 16v from Turkey
Easy to use
I bought it at 78000 kms. The brake pads were bad and had them changed first, and the first trouble I had with this car was the magnetic sensor. The engine denied starting on the day I bought.
After a big accident I had, the nightmare started. Thought I could have it fixed as it was before the accident, but no. The biggest mistake in my life was trying to have it repaired.
The dealer service is very expensive and they seem like they don't want to repair your "fixed by other service" car. I waited for a cable from the headquarters for 2 weeks. This made me go crazy, I walked to work on rainy days.
On the other hand, the maintenance can be done outside at a special mechanic; costs one third compared to dealer service.
It was full of specialties such as electric sunroof, auto locking doors, the consumption checker, comfortable front seats (I don't have a large family, no comment about the back seats), auto operating back wiper on Reverse gear etc.
The petrol consumption was fine, especially on the motorways. A full tank goes about 650 kms if you drive economically.
The engine surprised me first after my 72 hp Renault 11. When you kick down, you will be satisfied with the acceleration you get. It was not as rapid as a 1.6 16v 110 hp, but also not much slower than the 110 hp.
The brakes were also satisfying, at 140 kmh, when panic braking, the car doesn't go out of the way and the ABS does its job well.
I don't have a car now, and I want to buy a 2002-2003 1.4 16v Privilege.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th January, 2010