2001 Renault Clio 1.2 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

At this moment... rubbish!!!

Faults:

Low revs and stalling in traffic jams.

Not starting.

General Comments:

Hi, just wondered if anyone can help. I continue to have problems with my Clio Grande.

It has been to the garage 3 times, but the problem continues. Sometimes it will just not start. There seems to be no pattern to when this is more likely to occur. It always starts, sometimes on the second attempt, sometimes 2 minutes later or up to 20 minutes. It started around the time we had all the rain in the summer, so I thought it was something to do with that, but it continues.

Now it is also losing revs when in stationary traffic and will stall. I keep it going by putting acceleration on. I need to take it back to the garage, but this is an expense I can't afford. Any ideas??

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 1st October, 2007

2001 Renault Clio Expression 1.2 16v from UK and Ireland

Summary:

A reliable second car

Faults:

Had a problem with a leaky sun roof earlier this year. If you are quite handy at DIY, then it's quite easy to pull down the head lining and loosen the bolts securing the sun roof frame. I used some silicone sealer on the outer edge of the frame and nipped the bolts up again - problem solved.

Now having a problem with the ECU warning light. I'm booked in with the dealer for a diagnostics check, which will set me back £76, even though they have said it is more than likely the oxygen sensor? Judging by other reviews, I'm not confident they are going to fix this at the first attempt.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 26th September, 2007

2001 Renault Clio Dynamique 1.2 16v from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Rubbish!!!

Faults:

Engine management fault light came on when the engine idles, and car would lose power and revs would go up and down like a yo yo. Then the car would just die; eventually found out to be a sensor in the gearbox.

Rear wheel bearings went at 45000 miles, and are on the way out again (80,000 miles).

Sunroof squeaks like a well used bed!!!

Gearbox failed after 75000 miles.

Drivers window 'scrapes' when going down or up.

Airbag light comes on intermittently.

Handbrake light comes on when going round right hand corners.

'Stop' light comes on when braking.

ABS works when it feels like.

Bonnet 'pops up' at motorway speeds.

Goes through oil like its going out of fashion.

General Comments:

Car handles brilliantly and goes like the clappers and, the seats are really comfy during long distances.

However these positives are seriously outweighed by the negatives.

Renault know about a lot of the faults on this car, but won't do anything about it.

I won't be buying from Renault again!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st September, 2007

2001 Renault Clio Dynamique 1.5 Dci from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Sips the fuel

Faults:

Seats are a little rubbed up, though the previous owner was bigger than me.

Gear selector rod bent and broke with no explanation from anyone; fixed at a local garage for just £40.

General Comments:

The car is great for the money and the performance is good for the size.

The rear ain't great, but as I drive, I don't care.

Cruises at 80 on the motorway great, and still does over 55mpg. Buying this car has halved my trips to the filling station. 626 miles from the last tank.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 28th August, 2007

2001 Renault Clio Dynamique 1.2 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Not very good

Faults:

Only starts when it feels likes it, and also cuts out all the time, like when you are about to pull out of junction, so you always have to keep revving car.

Also has a squeaky sunroof and windows, and recently a squeaky drivers seat.

Have changed the coil pack, spark plugs, and oil and fuel filters, and am about to change the TDC and crank sensor (is this same thing?)

General Comments:

Nice to look at, quite nippy, and cheap to run and insure, but unreliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th August, 2007

2001 Renault Clio Alize 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Well appointed and roomy little car

Faults:

Five ignition coils in 7313 miles, and Renault says it's fair wear and tear !

General Comments:

This car is a very nice car for my wife to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th July, 2007