Review: Renault Clio II (2001 – 2007)

Rating:

Well-equipped, good-looking hatch with a 'big car' feel. 172 grown to 182 and another cracking hot hatch. 4 Star NCAP crash safety rating.

Build quality niggles. Reports of ignition coil and auto gearbox failures.

Recently Added To This Review

1 February 2007

Campus five-door version from February 2007. Two engine choices, 1.2 8V 60 and dCi 68. Available in Campus trim only. Priced from £7,449 including £1,196 cashback. Read more

1 January 2007

Clio Campus continued for 2007 with prices starting at £7,975 (initially with a £1,000 cashback offer making it just £6,975). Interior changes include addition of multifunction trip computer... Read more

1 January 2005

Continued alongside new Clio in 2005 as Clio Campus and Campus Sport. Campus has 1.2 60 petrol or 1.5 dCi 68 diesel; Campus Sport has 1.2 16V 75 and 1.5 dCi 68. Each engine is fully Euro IV emission compliant.... Read more

Renault Clio II (2001 – 2007): At A Glance

What does a Renault Clio II (2001 – 2007) cost?

List Price from £13,615
Buy new from £785
Contract hire from £120.16 per month
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What small used car should I buy on a £600 budget?

I just had to get rid of my 2003 Volkswagen Polo due to engine problems. I'm looking to buy a used car, but I’m limited money to £600. I want something mainly just for school runs and shopping. I only passed test five month ago so need something cheap on insurance. I've been looking at 03-plate Nissan Micra, Peugeot 206, Renault Clio and Ford Fiesta. Anything small and nippy, mainly for short trips and around town. Any suggestions?
With a small budget, I'd be looking for a Ford Fiesta, Nissan Micra or Toyota Yaris - all are tough little cars and there are plenty around. Don't concentrate too much on a specific model, though. You'd be better buying whatever's available in good condition with a long MoT. And avoid dealers, they'll be selling scrap at this money. Just make sure whatever you buy has a proper service history so you don't end up getting a car that will soon have its fair share of issues crop up.
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