Used Renault Clio Hatchback (2001 - 2008) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 27 Mar 2014
3
Stylish, chic and enjoyable to drive, the Renault Clio is a superb little hatchback that has proved hugely popular. Despite the introduction of a new model, Renault continues to sell the this Clio as a budget model - badged the Clio Campus.
Renault Clio Hatchback (01-08)
Fun to drive, decent diesel engines, good value as a used buy
Not particularly spacious inside, new Clio is far superior, low rent interior on early cars

New price range:

£7,835 - £14,515

Used price range:

£240 - £1,982

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

Stylish, chic and enjoyable to drive, the Renault Clio is a superb little hatchback that has proved hugely popular. Despite the introduction of a new model, Renault continues to sell the this Clio as a budget model - badged the Clio Campus. It makes little sense as a new buy, you're better off paying extra for an entry-level version of the newer car, but as a used buy it represents good value.

There's a good choice of engines available and a seemingly endless (almost baffling) number of trims and special editions. Early cars had a fairly cheap feeling interior but this was improved in a 2001 facelift which also saw the Clio given a fresh front end. The driving position isn't the best and tall drivers will find there's a lack of headroom but the Renault is still fun to drive with keen handling and a good ride.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

2.5 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

2.5 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

4.5 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 The car has a pretty decent sized boot, that comes in handy. Although it is a 5 seater, me and 3 mates went to Thorpe Park in it and the shortest had to go in the back, leg room isnt the best...  

5 out of 5

Ben Watters ,   02 Aug 2015    ... read more

 The engine, provides great MPG even if you drive like The Stig!  

5 out of 5

Daniel James ,   10 Jul 2015    ... read more

 Small, easy to park. Good on fuel too, I'm getting around 48mpg, that's mostly town and around driving with odd motorway drive. On motorway with 4 people and 2 suitcases it managed 52mpg.  

4 out of 5

Andrew Andrew ,   31 May 2015    ... read more

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