2001 Renault Clio Expression 1.2 16v from UK and Ireland
Temperamental, but loveable
Catalytic converter decided to break at 59,000 miles; wouldn't go above 2000 revs/ rattling/ severe lose of power - had it replaced at local garage for £200. Renault wanted to charge £400 just for the part!
Rattling sunroof (soon fixed-coat inside of hinge with Vaseline!).
Central locking - drivers door motor.
Boot light - stays on.
Thermometer - is always 40c and above (eay - £15, located behind mirror in wing mirror, soon to be fitted).
Emissions light had been on for two weeks - had diagnostic test, no fault found. Garage cleared the error message and light now off. Whatever you do, DO NOT go to a Renault dealership!
Wouldn't start, called AA, then mysteriously started when they got to me. Looks like a faulty connection between ignition cable and starter motor - AA man told me it's a common problem and showed me the stupid design - the cable just pushes onto starter motor, there's no clip to keep it in place.
After everything that has gone wrong, I still love my Clio!
Comfortable for driver and passengers.
Love the vision - great as a first car.
Sticks to the road.
Great for short people - I'm 5ft and can see everything.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 17th February, 2008