2002 Renault Clio Reviews - Page 9 of 23

2002 Renault Clio Expression + 1.4 16v from UK and Ireland

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.4 16v Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance28000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin 400

Summary:

Nice to drive, when it's running well, but when it's not extremely disappointing would not recommend

Faults:

Sunroof makes a banging sound. Have been told by the Renault dealer that there is a fault and I should try using a sealant.

Bearing in mind the car is coming up to 4 years in July, I have had numerous problems with the engine management system. It has had to be completely reset, which I thought was a bit rubbish, considering when I had to have that done, it was only 2 - 2 1/2 years old.

Most worrying is the misfiring and juddering. It has been doing this for months. Everytime I take it to the Renault dealer, it has stopped or they have put in on the engine management system and it doesn't show anything wrong with it.

Now everytime I start it up, it's misfiring. Most often/all the time it's juddering and the engine spits (exhaust, misfiring). The coils and the spark plugs have been replaced many times, so tomorrow it's off to the garage again. The thing is. I had problems with the EMS since I bought it, great hey?

General Comments:

It drives well and is comfortable, but the overall running is not what I expect from a 4 year old car, that has had problems with it since not long after I bought it.

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

Review Date: 7th July, 2006

2002 Renault Clio Extreme 1.2 from UK and Ireland

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.2 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance50000 miles

Summary:

Nice looking, nippy car. Pity about the electrics

Faults:

My son has a Clio 1.2 Extreme with an 02 plate. He was overtaking a HGV and the engine cut out with vehicles coming the other way. Nearly a parents worst nightmare. The centre preheater fault light came on and stayed on. I understand that this light is for diesel models, his is a petrol model.

I suspected that there was an electrical fault and checked the connectors around the engine. This seemed to clear it but it did the same a day later.

I asked the local Renault dealer for advice, but they were less than helpful. All they want to do is take the car in and make money out of you. Having read the other reviews, I can now see that there is a serious electrical wiring problem with this car.

Any advice from others that are experiencing these problems would be helpful.

General Comments:

Nice looking, nippy car. Pity about the electrics.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th May, 2006

2002 Renault Clio Dynamique 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired14000 miles
Most recent distance36000 miles
Previous carRenault Clio

Summary:

Get a dynamique!

Faults:

Service Light came on about 2 months from buying. Took to a dealer. Dash/Computer had to be replaced resulting in the mileage being reset.

CD player rattles when a CD is left in the unit.

Driving to work one day when a service came light on not really knowing why. Then it starts raining. The auto wipers and lights failed so had to find the nearest junction to get off!Mystery fault and its never happened again.

Doors dropped so had to be rehung.

Was on a motorway when the windscreen wipers collided with each other and snapped them both. The bolt on the drivers wiper had come loose and needed to be tightened.

On cold mornings the car shudders as you turn it on and the rev counter moves up and down. This often making the car stall.

General Comments:

Apart from the faults I love this car. For the low price you get an immense amount of equipment. My 1.4 Clio Dynamique came with:

Air Conditioning

Electric Windows

Electric Sunroof

Electric/heated Door Mirrors

Remote Central Locking

Alloy Wheels

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Windscreen Wipers

CD Player - excellent speakers & remote on steering wheel

Trip Computer

RAID - doors lock when you start driving -Excellent security feature

Alarm.

All in all you get a lot of car for not much money.

Its reliable, nippy and gets you where you want to go. Its also fun to drive and as well as being comfortable.

Basically the car looks good, drives well, and doesn't cost a lot to run. The perfect car?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2006

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 81 reviews