1996 Renault Clio RSi from UK and Ireland - Comments

27th Jul 2002, 15:00

I got the insurance through the RAC... but this year it was £570!!! :)

10th Oct 2002, 08:57

I bought a '95 RSI in August 2002. I know what you mean about the rear brakes, mine are a little more than absent!!

Just a quick question... your induction kit, did you declare it to the insurance co, if so did it make a difference?

30th Nov 2002, 18:19

Nope... so I don't know.

18th Aug 2003, 06:20

I have a 1996 1.2 Clio. I've recently noticed a loud vibration/humming noise when I'm driving in 4th gear. It disappears again when I accelerate up to 5th gear. The car sounds fine on the motorway at around 70 mph. What would cause this noise at lower speeds? Is it just the sage of the car (7 years, 78000 miles)?

Please advise if you can. Car passed it's MOT at start of June 2003.

9th Sep 2004, 12:46

A word on modifications and the unpleasant topic of insurance. Your insurance company will need to know of any mod whatever it is, such as brakes, induction kits or alloy wheels.

Failure to do so may invalidate you policy and you're then probably driving without insurance which the law takes very very seriously. Read your local paper for court cases and the large fines metered out.

14th Apr 2006, 22:02

Hi, I own a 94/95 RSi and love it. I've just recently done the exhaust on it and given it a full service, and it runs a treat. I did all discs and pads all round, I can't fault the brakes, but I do think the back could be used a little more. Some sort of weight sensor on the back axle that might be tweak-able to apply the rear brake a little more.

The steering and handling are next on the list of things to do; it doesn't inspire confidence at high speed.

Cheers for reading my review. Studorspud.

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