2003 Renault Clio Expression 1.2 16v from UK and Ireland
Fairly decent car
Last year at about 45000 miles my car started to play up; the coil light came on and the engine would not rev, even with my foot on the floor...
From what I am led to believe, the Clio has a sensor instead of the traditional accelerator cable, but this only happens when the coil light comes on. Not at any other time.
I read a few reviews on here, and tried some redex in the fuel tank; this seemed to work. Now this time round it's started again, and also this time the engine won't tick over. This is only true after the engine has warmed up. So what I am going to try is replacing the spark plugs and replacing the coil pack, then next month I will replace the accelerator sensor. I believe once I have done this, I should have no more problems.
Also last year I had to replace the rear springs and front track rod ends at a cost of £500. Does anyone else agree the previous owner decided to go over speed bumps at 100mph???
If anyone would like to mail me for some advice, then please do email@example.com
This car has served me quite well to be fair. I have kept the engine topped up with oil, and drive it like an old granny, always changing gear at 2000 revs, and very rarely take it over 80mph.
I can also confirm I am getting around 49mpg, a full tank costs roughly £46, and I can get around 460 miles out of this. That's at current fuel price of 102.9p per litre.
But to be perfectly honest, I would think twice about buying a car over 3 years old next time from any car manufacturer.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th April, 2008