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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Renault Clio Hatchback review.

Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Renault Clio Hatchback (01-08) - rated 3 out of 5
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PROS

Fun to drive, decent diesel engines, good value as a used buy

CONS

Not particularly spacious inside, new Clio is far superior, low rent interior on early cars

At a glance

New price £7,935 - £14,600
Used price £215 - £2,085
Fuel economy 38 - 67 mpg
Road tax cost £20 - £235
Insurance group 5 - 19 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Fun to drive, decent diesel engines, good value as a used buy

CONS

Not particularly spacious inside, new Clio is far superior, low rent interior on early cars

Renault Clio Hatchback rivals

Peugeot
206
3 out of 5 3.0

Stylish, chic and enjoyable to drive, the Renault Clio is a superb little hatchback that has proved hugely popular. Despite the introduction of a new model, Renault continues to sell the this Clio as a budget model - badged the Clio Campus. It makes little sense as a new buy, you're better off paying extra for an entry-level version of the newer car, but as a used buy it represents good value.

There's a good choice of engines available and a seemingly endless (almost baffling) number of trims and special editions. Early cars had a fairly cheap feeling interior but this was improved in a 2001 facelift which also saw the Clio given a fresh front end. The driving position isn't the best and tall drivers will find there's a lack of headroom but the Renault is still fun to drive with keen handling and a good ride.

Renault Clio Hatchback rivals

Peugeot
206
3 out of 5 3.0

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