1996 Renault Clio RN from UK and Ireland - Comments

27th Jul 2001, 17:18

My wife owns a 1994 Clio 1200 cc which she has had for two years. We have been car owners for over 30 years, but this must be the worst car by far. After a cam belt change last year and only appoximately 3000 miles later it failed.

Sorry, but not recommended.

7th May 2002, 07:22

I recently bought a 1996 N-reg 1.2 Clio, and I must say, I love it so far, it hasn't let me down.

Honestly, its much more fun that my previous car (a mk3 1.1 fiesta). Its good on fuel, and great when it comes to corners. Theirs such a wide range of body kits and bits for it.

The only few things it has had done I the past, which I guess all cars need from time to time, were brake pads and a new exhaust. Other than that, it's a great all round car!

30th Jul 2002, 11:39

I am the owner of a 1998 'S' Reg 1.2RN Clio, which I have had since new. I find that parts like brake pads and discs are expensive due to them being vented on this model. You can get cheaper pads and discs, but I find that they don't last as long and they squeal after a while due to them being made with a different less toxic material. This is my second Clio, but I don't think I will buy another one!!! Parts are too expensive.

The car itself is very economical!!!

8th Feb 2003, 13:32

I have a 16 valve clio and it's a fantastic car to drive. This is my fourth clio and previously had a diesel clio that was also very good indeed! The 16 valve is a rather hard ride, but very sporty. If you want one search untill you find a standard one as its well worth it. If you want economy go for the diesel as its the most economical car I have ever had the pleasure to own. Fantastic cars!

14th May 2003, 05:37

This is my first car. I have had it for almost a year now. It is a Renault Clio 1.2 litre, it is very nippy, and I have only just turned 18.

It has got cheap insurance, and inside I could live in it, because it is so tidy and relaxing. It is much better than the car I had before (Peugeot 205).

I would recommend this to any first time drivers.

Darren Fletcher.

14th Jun 2004, 09:52

I have owned a 1993 Clio 1.2 for entire year. so far there have been only front bearing and brake pads replaced. Although, here in Lithuania, roads are not of top quality, it is both pleasing and reliable to be driven.

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