2003 Renault Clio Reviews - Page 6 of 18

2003 Renault Clio Privilege 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.4 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance45000 miles
Previous carRenault Clio

Summary:

Alright, it's just the reliability...

Faults:

I passed my test 6th Jan 06. I had my first Clio by Feb 06, but had to get rid of it by October...

I had trouble starting in the morning. It would cut out, then would lose all power and judder..

I took it to my mates garage, where he had a guy who used to work for Renault. He said it could be the gearbox oil pressure? If it's not that, then you're on for a new gearbox...

The auto gear box costs more than the car's worth. This was a T reg Clio, so I traded it in at a Clio garage, got full book price, and got a new 03 plate Clio..

The day I picked it up, I drove round for about 2 hours, then the horn stopped working and the radio stopped working correctly. I worked out the radio was just a fuse. I took it back to Renault and they fixed the horn free of charge.. damn right they should have...

However now today I got a weird creaking noise in traffic from the steering? Although that seems to have stopped now, plus on the motorway my emissions light comes on... anyone got any ideas?

Also to people who have trouble starting with low revs in the morning, I still have this trouble in my new one. However, if you just let it warm up a bit, don't move straight away, and rev it for a bit, that should sort out your troubles for the day (not ideal, but worth it if it saves it cutting out)

General Comments:

Other than these problems, it's a lovely car.

Lovely seats, well comfy, nice drive, and pretty nippy for a 1.4. The new one handles lot nicer than the old one.

It's just the reliability...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th January, 2007

2003 Renault Clio dyiamique 1.2 from UK and Ireland

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.2 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance24500 miles
Previous carPeugeot 106

Summary:

OK

Faults:

Since buying my Clio in December 2005 I have had no end of problems at first the car kept cutting out when waiting at traffic lights after finsihing work at 8:30pm. Was not impressed, but put it down to me stalling Thankfully it hasn't done it since.

April this year when coming back to Guildford from Crawley my sister was driving myself and her home we got 500 yards down the road and the air bag warning light came on. I took the car to my local dealer as it was still under warranty and they said it was due to me or my passangers keep putting things under the seat. it was fixed no problem.

Then in may this year when I went to my local petrol station to fill up the tank kept clicking back and it took at least 5 minutes to fill the tank up. I took the car again to my local dealer under warranty and they had the car the whole day and they told me that had replaced fuel pipe. Then 6 weeks ago I went to my local petrol station to fill up just got back from holiday and surprise the same thing happend. It took 5 minutes to fill my tank as the car is now out of warranty Renault are saying I will have to pay for it. Typical. All I want is to go and fill up at a petrol station and know I can fill the tank without the constant clicking back from the tank. I am now at the end of my tether and wish I had stuck with my old Peugeot 106 which I sold to my sister.

General Comments:

Drives like a dream apart from this fuel fault.

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

Review Date: 11th September, 2006

23rd Oct 2006, 14:49

This often happens with cars at certain pumps. All you have to do isnot grip the nozzle quite so hard and the fuel will go in, but at a slower speed.

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 59 reviews