2007 Renault Clio Campus 1.2 8v 60 from UK and Ireland


Underrated city car, with plenty to offer in standard equipment and character


No faults as of yet, as the car is still pretty new. However, I think I'm going to take it back to the dealer to get some trim rattles resolved... a small thing, but incredibly annoying on a two hour motorway journey!

General Comments:

I'm really pleased with my Campus! Renault get a lot of bad press, some of which is unjustified!

Power steering is fantastic, and much better than the other car I use, which was more expensive! The brakes with standard EBD are also effective in the rain.

Good quality stereo with standard steering wheel controls which are a nice touch.

I hope that this car performs as well as my last Clio; a 1997 1.4 RT with 120,000 miles on the clock, which, with general maintenance ran completely problem free for the duration of my ownership.

I also like the character! It's a bit different to all of the Corsa's and Fiestas clogging up Britain's roads!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th October, 2007

8th Nov 2007, 09:46

These are great value cars. You can't go wrong really. It is the tried and tested model. Renault will have already fixed most of the little niggly faults when the produced it as the normal clio.

Don't forget the new Twingo as well. That should hold it's value better a few years down the line because it is a whole new car.

2007 Renault Clio Dynamique S 1.5 DCi 86hp from UK and Ireland


Ideal car. Looks good. Goes well. Very economical


No faults on the car so far. Everything seems well screwed together, and there are no signs of rattles or squeaks.

General Comments:

Very comfortable and refined for a small car. The engine is quiet and well insulated up to about 70mph, after which the engine can start to be heard working.

Sitting at 65 on a motorway is very quiet and relaxed, and returns a real world 60mph (the on board computer is very optimistic and claims I do over 66mph).

Road tax is only £35, as this car has the lowest CO2 emissions in its class! Insurance is less than £180 a year fully comp. However, servicing intervals are only 12k, and Renault is not the cheapest.

Performance is good for a little diesel, and it pulls well in all gears. A lot faster than similar size petrol cars I tested (Peugeots, Vauxhalls and Renaults).

I like the interior, and the seats are supportive and comfy. The automatic lights and wipers work well, and I have never needed to intervene in normal circumstances.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th June, 2007