2001 Renault Clio 1.4 from UK and Ireland
Extraordinary good looking fast little car
Ten ignition coils replaced in 7 years.
Renault Clio 1.4 Dynamic.
A very compact cool little car and for its price and engine size, it’s probably one of the best cars out there even after seven years. It’s not the most dependable car in the world but it was my first car and until I can afford a big German saloon, I'm not going to get rid of it for anything.
When you think about it, the Clio with its cheap running costs is a fantastic little thing.
Performance wise, its 1.4L engine inside such a small car goes fine when you’re driving normally and amazingly fast when you push it hard for such a small engine, very nippy at the lights and handles well round corners.
The bucket seats can get a bit uncomfortable during a long drive but nothing unbearable.
Overall, for being a fast, good handling, good looking car with low running costs, the Renault Clio 1.4 is a very good car and I love it to bits.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 17th October, 2008
24th Oct 2008, 11:49
I would agree it offers economy motoring, and is nippy enough for a first car, but it isn't a fast car and certainly nothing special in the looks department either, just another Clio. Reliability wise these cars are pretty dire, and most of the people I know who have had one have also had a small pond appear under the driver's seat.
30th Oct 2008, 15:26
I agree with the last person, it's not fast or particularly attractive! You will realise this once you have had more experience with other cars.
I have had a 1.2 and now have a Sport 172, and have had nothing but problems. You may love the car now, but give it time and you will hate it! It's not got low running cost when you get a £500 bill when the exhaust drops off! Or a £3,000 bill to fix the wires under the seat!I must have spent £1000s over the years.
My advice is get rid before you regret it!