5th Feb 2006, 10:26


They said it was a sensor which needed to be replaced, which they did and it seemed to solve the problem..

14th Feb 2006, 17:46

This car is lethal, I wouldn't call it brilliant, very fast in a straight line, go round a corner wrong and knackered, renault shouldn't of put an engine that big on a front wheel drive car.

21st Feb 2006, 15:08

It`s only lethal in the wrong hands.

A 1.0 can be lethal in the wrong hands.

The 182 is one of the best handling cars out there, if you don`t believe me then read any press release, magazine review or watch any TV programme you like. They all beg to differ that it`s lethal. It is a fantastic handling car and as an owner for almost 2 years I agree with everything written about it with regards to handling.

Also it has a host of safety features to keep you on the road.

26th Feb 2006, 09:14

I agree, any car is lethal in the wrong hands.

Does anyone know if locking wheel nuts are standard on the 182, mine does not seem to have them?

30th Mar 2006, 12:32

OOPS. it does have locking wheel nuts.. the garage forgot to give me the locking wheel nut when I picked up the car...

14th Aug 2006, 10:19

I have a Clio 182 and it is amazing in every way. I agree that it is only lethal in the wrong hands. I'm only 21 and have had some pretty fast cars, but this one by far is the most fun. The handling is amazing. Mike.

13th May 2007, 15:28

Evening all, just purchased my 182 in the last few weeks. I absolutely love it. I think the handling is amazing and it seems to stick to the road. I'd agree its only lethal in the wrong hands. Its just common sense don't go flying into a bed at 90 unless you want your pride and joy smashed up. Keep enjoying your cars chaps.

15th May 2007, 06:07

Whats faster on a straight a 182 or a civic type r, I was watching fifth gear and the civic edged it around a track.

2nd Oct 2007, 17:29

The clio is not lethal at all; the very fact that the engine sits right on top of the front axle is what gives it great traction.

If you carry too much speed into a corner in any car, regardless of layout, then you are in trouble.

6th Mar 2008, 07:23

People always go on about the fifth gear tets- the Civic is faster by a few tenths, but Tiff gets the Clio very messy in one of the chicanes. Top Gear's time has the Clio Cup 2 seconds faster round their track. This is probably unfair too, in reality there is very little in it. On a tight and twisty road/circuit the Clio is faster, on a more flowing piece of tarmac it's the Honda.

7th Mar 2008, 06:46

Clio 182, Civic R and Golf GTI are all very similar on pace round tracks, though I'd give the Clio top marks for best handling as it has the least horsepower, yet still keeps up. As regards to it being lethal, I'm only 17, and my 182 hasn't killed me yet! Just stick to speed limits and only floor it on a nice smooth road where you can't see any hazards. Or even better take it to a race track! Only niggles in about a year of ownership (my mum drives it too) was the ESP light coming on due to dirt in the sensors. What a great little car, and really cool too according to Top Gear!!

7th Mar 2008, 08:10

In a straight line from a set of lights the civic is the fastest from the bunch, 0-60 in 6.4 compared to 7.0 for the others.

8th Mar 2008, 12:36

The Civic is a great car, no doubt, but it is not faster. The manufacturer's claim is better for the Honda, but in every test for the Civic type R in any magazine the Clio is a couple of tenths quicker to 62.

This is missing the point anyway- the Honda's engine is better, but in the real world when you can't always keep it spinning above 6000rpm, it lacks the punch of the Clio's powertrain.

To be fair there is very, very little in it between the two cars, it just depends what you prefer...