Renault Clio Renaultsport (2006 – 2009) Review

Renault Clio Renaultsport (2006 – 2009) At A Glance


+Very well liked by enthusiasts. Sparkles in a manner the standard Clio simply doesn't.

-No air con makes the car harder to sell.

Insurance Group 30
On average it achieves 83% of the official MPG figure

Is this car hardcore, or soft? On the one hand it makes you suffer. It has no aircon, just an ordinary CD/radio and no fancy bits at all. You even have to reach over and wiggle little stalks to adjust the door mirrors. The exhaust note assaults your eardrums.

Maximum power and torque both come very high in the rev range, at 7,250rpm and 5,550rpm. The gearing is very low at just 20mph per 1,000rpm in top, so it drones trying to cruise at 70mph. And if you've been feeding your bottom a bit too much you might find it won't fit into the narrow Recaro seats.

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Real MPG average for a Renault Clio Renaultsport (2006 – 2009)


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Average performance


Real MPG

22–33 mpg

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Used estate or 4x4

"I currently drive a Renaultsport Clio 197, but I need a family estate car. I want to spend around £5000. I travel 18,000 miles per year so a diesel would probably be best for economy. Some comfort would be nice as I have a bit of a bad back. What would you recommend?"
If you can find a Focus 1.6TDCI 90 without a DPF that would not be a bad idea. If they have DPFs they usually need a new one around 80k miles, plus a new DMF at anything from 50k miles to 120k miles.
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