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Is a 17-year-old Renault Clio's automatic gearbox going to be unreliable?

I am considering buying a 1993 (L-reg) 87,500-mile Renault Clio 1.4 automatic for my son to learn to drive in. It looks to be in excellent condition but I have read that these models have autobox troubles. Do you know the prevalence of these problems? Would you recommend that I forget it and get something else?

Asked on 25 August 2010 by jnholloway

Answered by Honest John
The car is 17 years old and the autobox is quite well known for problems. Almost any problem with the box on this would cost more to fix than the car is worth.
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