Written on: 09/07/2009
Renault Clio 1.8 16V are awsome, fast, and reliable cars.....
if its not fast enough for you, theres always the option of dropping a 172 engine straight in to it. (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2009
The Renault Clio 1.8 16V is a quick car, cheap to run and to insure (read more)
Written on: 07/09/2008
Bought my Renault Clio 8 months ago just for a bit of fun having driven a diesel peugeot for a year. What a motor! its had a bit of work done to it cams, manifold, chip, flywheel, induction kit, lowered, big brakes and strut brace. Will see off modern 'hot hatches' no probs even some serious stuff just goes until it pops the limiter @ 140. Loads of fun in the bends put the power down and it drags itself round any bend let of and it drifts round (loads of fun) can be a bit off a handful in... (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2008
Good little cars and well worth investing in. Smooth ride, firm handling and sporty suspension setup and loads of power with bags of torque, fun, nippy little French car with the potential for much more! (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2008 by VALVERNUT
I have a 1995 1.8 16valve for last 8years...full devil exhaust inc cat pipe,k+n 57i,ported+polished head. fully rebuilt by tti motorsport....rally mechanics. lowered to max. uprated suspension,tarox g88discs front,greenstuff pads all round,strut braces,sparco steerwheel. car now goes upto limiter in 5gear....146mph on clock when looked last. (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2008 by Andyvalver16 (1 review written)
Great cars but if your to own one its best to know a bit about cars first and be able to fix things yourself. Things on the clio can be costly to repair in the engine department because there is no room to do anything which makes labour costs shoot up.
All in all, its one of the best cars ive had and the most fun. Put a smile on my face everytime I drove it. The good points of driving it outweighed the bad bits for me. (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2007 by handsworthwoodman (1 review written)
Overall the Renault Clio has provided me hours of fun filled driving, and it never fails to impress. I've spent £1000s keeping it at it's peak and I wouldn't change a thing.
Unfortunately, due to an expanding family, it's time to let me precious pocket rocket go on to someone else, who hopefully will cherish it as did I. (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2006 by 16vavler
Generally, the car isn't the most reliable, but if maintained properly it will just keep going. Although reading these kind of reviews may put people off, but once you jump into the lovely bucket style drivers seat and drive the Renault Clio, the smile that you can't wipe off your face is priceless. I love driving this car. I've spent 1000's of pounds servicing and keeping it on the road, and I would not change a thing. It's been quoted as a Citroen Saxo VTS, and will leave all hot hatches... (read more)
Written on: 26/05/2006 by lee webster
With induction kit from Pipercross straight through exhaust my Renault Clio 1.8 16v is capable of speeds of 145mph proven. A good car for money and fast if you don't get a dogger that's been thrashed all it's life (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2006 by jim smith
I baught my 1994 Renault Clio 1.8 16v in October with a siezed engine for £400. It is metallic silver, superchipped and came with lowering springs on the front. I bought another engine for £100 with 53k on the clock to replace the busted engine.
Luckily a friend of my dad used to work for Citroen so he agreed to do the job. the guy I bought it off assured me the siezed engine was the only problem with the car, and as I found out over the next month and a half this was far from the truth!
... (read more)
Written on: 01/01/2006 by nottsclio16v
I bought my 1992 K Renault Clio 16v a few months ago having owned one previously. They are great cars they handle like go carts and will show up any other car in same sort of engine group.
If you're thinking of buying one make sure you buy a good one as they are known for going though gearboxes. When you go to look at one make sure you can select every gear when not started then try it. With the car started it should be smooth and easy to select every gear, also make sure the clutch isn't on... (read more)
Written on: 26/11/2005 by MrBojangles (1 review written)
This concerns a Williams Renault Clio. Very similar to 16v. Great car. Unfortunately it has two problems. 1: It's very difficult to select any gear when the car is stationary. Only half the time though, the other half it's okay. When being driven it's fine.
2: It has a very unsettled ride, especially under moderate acceleration at about 45mph.
I'm sure a new clutch will solve the 1st problem.
Can anyone advise on the second pls?
My review ratings are based on 2 days ownership only. (read more)
Written on: 16/10/2005 by kift
I bought my Renault Clio 1.8 16v 6 months ago. I haven't had any major problems YET! It has been super-chipped, had a boost valve, ECU re-map, green induction kit, and de-cat, and it is running at 173bhp.
They are a good car for the money, and see off a lot of cars old, and even new. I didn't mind the rust as my brother sprayed it for me for nothing. I love it, but like every car when you get it you want to get a faster one again. I would recommend this car to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2005 by tracymarie (1 review written)
I bought a Renault Clio 1.8 16V in 2003, I love it, although 9 months ago had £1600 worth of work done on it including new power steering, brakes and pads...now the clutch has gone! Did I pick a baddy or are they all expensive to fix and frequently have probelms? (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2005 by james16v
I picked up a Renault Clio 1.8 16V in December, the car drives great. However it is not as quick as I was expecting especially in the low revs. The problem was getting it through an MOT... everything was fine except the emissions they were playing up and it cost £300 for a lambda sensor and 150 for the down pipe... apart from that it is a great car and stands out from all the saxos, pugs and corsas a treat.... Sticking an induction kit and decat pipe with a full stainless makes a HUGE... (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2005 by spliff1star (18 reviews written)
I had a j reg Renault Clio 1.8 16V for around 3 months. It is/was a fast little car and could see off a few newer cars in the market. Complete diferent car to a nova gsi or corsa gsi. It has 137bhp the clio williams has 150bhp from its 2.0 16v but there is a big diference between both these cars. I recomend the clio williams as they are usualy better looked after, faster, rarer and hold there value more. Clio 16v's have come down a bit in price now and you can get the phase 2 16vs from £1500... (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2005 by ryda81 (2 reviews written)
I've just bought an L plate Renault Clio 1.8 16V. Performance is much better than expected, I have previously owned a Megane coupe 2.0 16v and wasn't expecting the Clio to be so much quicker. The engine pulls well through the whole rev range. Gear box has to be worked quite hard to get the most out of the engine.
The interiors nice although if you're a bit of the larger side then its advisable to buy some wider seats, I'm 6'3" and 16 st and the seats do hug you very well to say the least... (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2004 by jimbo22 (1 review written)
This Renault Clio 1.8 16V car is a lot faster than expected, beating a lot more expensive machinery including BMW 325i and keeping up with my friends renault clio 172. The oil pump went recently followed by the bottom end, expensive to fix but worth it, with a few minor engine modifications you can make this car a lot faster. The handling of this car is very good although in the wet the backend will slip out. Overall this car is a very good very fast car. (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2004 by Barda
I have had my Renault Clio 1.8 16V one year and I am very satisfied with it. So far it hasn't broken down once! The gearbox is very soft. My friend has a Peugeot 406 3.0 V6 and he sad that the clio gearbox is much better than his and his car is just 3 years old...I can't say anything bad about my clio not because it is mine, but because it is reliable. The engine has worked excellently for more than 100000 kilometers. I would recommend this car to anyone who likes fast and reliable cars.... (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2004 by RyanGT (2 reviews written)
I got my Clio 1.8 16v in Oct just after my Punto GT got stacked into by an old man on a roundabout. I'm not too bothered about that now beacuse the Punto is poo compared to the Clio. It is 1996 N Reg with only 47,000 miles on the clock. I have performance plugs and leads, piperx induction kit and a powerflow exhaust system and it sounds 100% amazing. Standard this car has 137bhp, 0-60mph in 7.7secs (stats from Renault themselves). Not sure what mine is now after the mods would like to find... (read more)
Written on: 11/02/2004 by adam23 (1 review written)
Renault Clio 1.8 16V is a nice car but very unreliable, does anyone know why it keeps jumping out of 3rd gear when i go over a bumpy road, Ive replaced the engine mounts and gear box, what else could it be? please post a reply ASAP, also is mine the only one that sounds like a tank on cold start? and are they normally a hard ride? pls help!!! (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2003 by Tim2100 (1 review written)
I brought the Renault Clio 1.8 16V when it was 7 years old. It was at the stage where everything was going wrong with it. I had loads of problems due to the Cooling which did eventually get sorted. The problems were made worse by my bad mechanic skills.
To Drive the car with the 17" Alloys I had was quite difficult to drive normally. But very very rewarding to drive fast. It had straight through exhaust + induction kit + Boost Valve. Sounded great Went very very quick. No other car... (read more)
Written on: 27/12/2003 by wesking (1 review written)
I bought my Renault Clio 16 valver in july for £500 with no tax or test spent £200 quid to get it through test would have been a cheap motor if the gearbox hadn't exploded! its in williams blue with williams spinners full scorpion exhaust pipercross and lowered with koni adjustables and a clifford concept 300. Also some ok sounds. Happy with it now doesnt seem to be as fast as it should only just beating my mates 1.4 16valve corsa sport. looking into a chip or turbo conversion or poss... (read more)
Written on: 11/12/2003 by lovell (1 review written)
I bought my Renalt clio 1.8 16v last Feb as my second car and im in love with it. Its so exciting to drive does exactly what you ask and has loads of power (150bhp).Nothing has got past me yet!Williams blue, full leather interior,lots of fun, best hot hatch for miles. (read more)
Written on: 26/11/2003 by mick82king (1 review written)
My Renault Clio car is a 1993 k reg clio and it was bought as a first car and I absolutly hate it . It is the worst car ever and the best advice i can give is dont ever buy one. (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2003 by suspectprime (1 review written)
My mate put alloys on the Renault Clio and they rubbed, the noise was the worst in this world. now hes changed the wheels back the noise is still there. i want to buy it off him to burn it!!
can't anyone explain the electrical faults aswell!! (read more)
Written on: 18/10/2003 by Gazeratti (1 review written)
The 1.8 RSi is probably the best value for money as it is nearly as quick as the 16v, Parts arn't as expensive as every body thinks they are, and it more or less blasts any thing of the road that worth twice more e.g. Calibra 4x4, BMW 320i Coupe. 0-60 in 8sec, 110bhp. (read more)
Written on: 26/06/2003 by davro.
I got a 92 1.4i RT and i tell you what it's the best car i've owned so far! i done lots to it including superchip, piper cam k@n induction full kit, full superspirt exhaust lightened and balanced every thing in the engine,skimmed head up rated leads and plugs and it shifts now! out side i got 15" tsw imola's tarox g88 discs and pads spax all round lowered 55mm. 16 vavle bonnet. its real comfortable in side i added 16v dash with own volt gauge, 16v wheel and gear knob and some cool ice. and... (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2003 by mad mike.
The clio is an ace car and is full of fun if you want a small car whats fast nippy and cheap to run then you have got it spot on with the clio (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2003 by alicia.
I dont have one yet but would like one. I've drove my boyfriends and it was great. Easy to control and u feel confident driving it. (read more)
Written on: 19/02/2003 by Petrol Head.
This is my first car and i'm very, very happy with it!!! (read more)
Written on: 14/11/2002 by Kala.
A cool look combined with excellent performance in bumpy city streets as well as fast highways with superb safety. Great price for all that equipment, really reliable. (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2002 by Lee Dewhirst.
Renault Clios look cool and handle very well. It's a guaranteed lady pulling machine (read more)
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