Don't buy one if you are keen on quality, because Renault don't know the meaning of the word
The interior rattles.
The passenger seat mounting rails have been replaced.
The seat-belt securing bolts have been replaced.
The oil guage had an intermittent fault. causing it to stop working.
Like my last 2002 model Clio, the engine uses lots and lots of oil, why?
I bought this car after I test drove one a few months ago. I had reliability problems with my last Clio, which was the same era (2001 model). I thought that I had just been unlucky.
Seriously disappointed in the car because of its desperately poor build quality. The interior rattles, it just sounds like a bunch of nuts and bolts. After all it is not a BMW, but it did cost £15,000.
The performance of the stereo system is poor in comparison with my last Clio, I must have a faulty unit. My television gives better audio performance and volume!
However, it looks great and drives really well, though not as fast as I thought it would be.
I would be very wary of Renault dealers, as they have no care in your car when the fix it, watch out for marks, scratches and dents!
Renault UK are not very helpful at all, this is a great tip if you are thinking of buying one.
The dealers are not helpfull either.
To resolve problems, takes an ice age and a lot of stress and effort. Most often you don't get the results anyway.
I have had two Renaults, and can quite safely say that I will not be buying another so long as I walk the Earth.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th February, 2003