2002 Renault Clio Dynamique 1.2 from UK and Ireland
A good solid all round performer
Nothing of note. The airbag warning light has come on due to loose connection to seatbelt pretensioner. Fixed by dealer.
Bought this car nearly a year ago and am very pleased overall.
The 1.2 16valve engine is responsive and economical. Give it a bit of push to get it going and it might just impress you.
Handling is superb and results in a high grin factor. Second gear cornering is a pleasure with the car riding well and falling neatly into place. Bumps are more noticeable due to sports suspension, but who cares?!
Interior is good quality featuring superb sports front seats and plenty of room. The back has only limited legroom if the driver is tall, but again, unless you have to kart mates/kids around, who cares?!
Excellent kit, electric heated mirrors, 6 speaker stereo, sports suspension etc. One point of note, the power steering has been criticised on this site previously. I've never, nor have I come across anyone with any complaints about it. At slow speeds the steering is light with a lot of assistance, at speed assistance is reduced to give a rooted feeling. As it should be!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd March, 2003
The 1.2 16v Dynamique is the pick of the bunch in the Clio range for me, I have owned one for nearly 2 years now and I can safely say that the car have been brilliant!
I also have a Clio Dynamique (2003) and am more than pleased with it, everything feels solid.
A lot of people have spoken of the problem with the manual sunroof rattling, so I specced mine with an electric sunroof - it's silent!
Mine is the 1.4 16V version, I felt that for £550 extra I would get an extra 23BHP and improved performance, although it uses more fuel!