Review: Renault Clio III (2009 – 2013)

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Clio facelifted for 2009 with same look as Laguna. 1.5 Eco2 diesel down to 98g/km CO2.

Not as popular as the Clio used to be in the days of Nicole and papa.

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8 November 2017

Report of erratic operation of drivers and passenger's electric windows in 2010 Renault Clio Sport Tourer. Do not open/close smoothly and sometimes get stuck open. Owner beleives can be fixed by replacing... Read more

7 March 2017

R/2016/192: Wipers may not perform as intended: In sub-zero weather conditions the front windscreen blades arms may become frozen to the screen. In extreme circumstances, when the wipers are activated... Read more

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Renault Clio III (2009 – 2013): At A Glance

Facelifted 2009 front shares same look as Laguna.

Renault Clio Gordini dCi 106 2011 Road Test

Renault Eco 2010 Driving Lesson

What does a Renault Clio III (2009 – 2013) cost?

List Price from £13,620
Buy new from £785
Contract hire from £147.91 per month

Real MPG average for a Renault Clio III (2009 – 2013)

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Average performance

86%

Real MPG

22–73 mpg

MPGs submitted

639

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Snapped rear coil spring on Renault Clio

My Renault Clio went in for its MoT recently. It failed due to what they called "snapped rear coil spring". The garage said they would need to replace both as they have to be done in pairs. Quote of £291.32 for both. The car has only done 15000 miles and is four years old. I complained as I did not feel this was fair were and tear on the car and expensive. The AA advised that this should not have happened in such few miles, perhaps at 50,000 miles and that I should get the parts for independent evaluation. Renault has offered me 60 per cent off the work. Apparently now they are paying part I can no longer have the old parts, only pictures they have taken of them. They told me that I am the first person they know to ask for the old parts and if I want the parts I would have to pay in full as the dealership needs them as Renault are contributing. What should I do and are Renault allowed to do this?
You're caught between a rock and a hard place and it simply isn't worth a battle. If you paid the full price for the springs and obtained the snapped remains for checking, your costs for a technical report would be far greater than you could hope to recover in court. So my advice is to take the expedient route and take the 60 per cent offer from Renault, which leaves you paying about £120.
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