2004 Renault Clio 182 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland
Fantastic pocket rocket!
Nothing so far.
I am really into cars, and I have a BMW Z4M on the drive - it is my no. 1 dream car, and I feel privileged to own one, BUT I didn't want to use it for work every day, and that's where the Clio 182 came in - I wanted a reasonably priced fun car that would return a good mpg, and that I wouldn't be frightened of parking in a multi-storey!!
I think the Clio 182 is a fantastic car - It pulls very cleanly up to 4,000 rpm, and then lets loose after that almost like a turbo where the cam really kicks in!
Mine is a 2004 with 26k genuine miles (so very low) in Trophy Blue with the Anthacite wheels - it looks gorgeous!
This Clio 182 is great fun to drive; 0-60 in 7.1 seconds, although I have seen an Autocar review that says 6.3 seconds (and I can believe that!)
I think the build quality is superb, with the exception of the boot lining and the parcel shelf - it is a bit tissue paper like!
Having said that, this is great to drive, and the handling is fantastic! I get about 34 mpg, which is 10 mpg better than my BM, and I have a pretty heavy foot with it!
I love the figure hugging seats, and the equipment you get with this car as standard such as the climate control, cruise control and the remote stereo - Love it! The silver seat belts look nice as well.
The double exhausts certainly hint at the sporting credentials!
This sounds really sad, but I honestly enjoy driving it as much as my BM, and I think on the twisty bits, the Clio would keep up with it!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th December, 2010
17th Dec 2010, 04:52
Its 0-62mph quoted by Renault as 7.1 sec. So 0-60mph would be about 6.7-6.8 sec.
Conservative figure for this car in my opinion; Autocar tested it at 6.3sec; low sixes is easily achievable.
23rd Dec 2010, 18:17
Yes that does sound about right. I do love driving this car - it feels like a go-kart on the twisty roads, and I like the 2 stage power delivery - mental after 5,000rpm smooth, and powerful up to 5,000rpm!