Renault Clio Renaultsport (2006–2009)

What's good

Great handling and enjoyable hot hatch.

What to watch out for

Really needs the Cup chassis. Standard 197 not nearly as good.

RenaultSport Clio 197 can be reluctant to accelerate when cold.

Faults reported with RenaultSport Clio 197 include a clunking noise from the front of the car when changing gears and a reluctance to pull away when the engine is cold. Dealer comment: "these are characteristics of the model you have purchased". Reader reports testing six 197s and two out of the six having the same problem, but the other four no problem.

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