Review: Renault Clio II (1998 – 2001)


Well-equipped, good-looking hatch with a big car feel. The 172 was a cracking hot hatch. First supermini to get NCAP 4 Stars.

Build quality niggles.

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1 October 2000

Mid-engined Clio RenaultSport V6 24v from October 2000. Three year, 60,000 mile warranty from October 2000. Read more

21 February 2000

29,000 cars built Jan '99 to Nov '99: possibility that brake servo valve may malfunction resulting in loss of servo assistance. Valve to be inspected and replaced if necessary. 24-8-2001: 10,588... Read more

12 March 1998

Second generation of Clio swapped clamshell bonnets for clamshell doors. Bonnets now rear-hinged rather than forward hinged. Pleasingly different with cute protruding bottom and fisheye headlights. Looks... Read more

Renault Clio II (1998 – 2001): At A Glance

What does a Renault Clio II (1998 – 2001) cost?

List Price from £13,615
Buy new from £785
Contract hire from £120.16 per month
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When we turn the lights on our car - the brake lights come on instead?

My son has a Renault Clio Mk2 and has noticed a fault with his rear lights. When he turns his lights on, the brake lights are coming on instead and do not change or even flicker when he presses the brake pedal. Any ideas?
It would appear that the brake light switch is faulty. A simple enough job to check it out and replace,
Answered by Alan Ross
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