Written on: 24/08/2005 by platypus (4 reviews written)
Renault Clio 1.9D RL
My old Clio is the RN Liberte model, which means such luxuries as power-steering, front electric windows, manual sunroof, remote central locking, front fog lights and colour-coded bumpers, not mentioning the cheesy "Liberte" decals, which a previous owner had the good taste to remove.
The F8Q Diesel engine is a marvel of poor specific output. 1.9 litres and 65bhp is like something from the 1940s. However torque is decent at around 90lb/ft and it's delivered at very... (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2005 by stevo1703
I purchased the Renault Clio 1.9D RL car as a stop gap as my previous vehicle packed in. I ended up running it for over 3 years. In the end it had 115K on the clock and was starting to let me down...the usual alternator, then the radiator, then the accelerator cable...etc.
It cost about £250 every year to get it through it's MOT...Not bad for an old banger. I would recommend one but I would look for lower mileage. The engine is good for 200K plus, but it's the rest of the car that hasn't... (read more)