Used Renault Clio V6 (2001 - 2005) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 01 Apr 2014
3.5
The Clio V6 pays homage to the original Renault 5 Turbo of the 1980s which was developed for motorsport purposes - that too had an engine in place of the back seats and was rear-wheel-drive. The V6 uses the same layout which slashes its level of practicality to such an extent that you'll have to be creative just to get your weekly shopping home.

Renault Clio V6 (01-05)
Looks, noise and kudos
Expensive for a Clio

New price range:

£25,840 - £26,935

Used price range:

£22,650 - £30,350

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

The Clio V6 pays homage to the original Renault 5 Turbo of the 1980s which was developed for motorsport purposes - that too had an engine in place of the back seats and was rear-wheel-drive. The V6 uses the same layout which slashes its level of practicality to such an extent that you'll have to be creative just to get your weekly shopping home. However it also creates one of the most visually exciting road cars at any price with chunky looks, filled wheel arches and gaping air intakes.

This is an car for the enthusiast (you'd have to be to spend this much on a Clio) and not suitable for the inexperienced driver as it's much more challenging to drive than the almost-as-quick Renaultsport 182.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

4.5 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

1 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

2 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 It wasnt built for practicality. Its a track car, its a supercar!  

5 out of 5

John Wright ,   07 Sep 2008    ... read more

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