2002 Renault Clio Authentique 1.2 8v petrol from UK and Ireland
A well equipped and cheap runabout
Had the car for 8 months, no faults as yet.
Starting with the good points. It has electric windows, remote central locking, steering wheel controls for the stereo, ABS, and four airbags all as standard equipment. The Clio also has a nice comfortable ride and handles well.
Now for the bad points, not that I have any real problems with this car.
First of all theres the engine, although quiet and economical, it is fairly slow, I think the 0-60 time is around 16 seconds.
Second, the relay that controls the intermittent wipers emits a loud clicking noise, this was also noticed by a friend who owns a 2002 Clio.
As you can see, the good points far outweigh the bad.
Summary: a great little car with a couple very minor bad points.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th August, 2003