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Question Clio 98-01 1.2: What to look for ?.

Hi all,

I am helping a friend buy her first car.
As the purchase is on a sub 1000 budget it would seem a 98 to 01 Clio 1.2 would suit her well.

We are going to check out a few at the weekend.
Is there anything in particular to look out for ?.
I am well versed with Renault electrics, having owned R30, R25, Fuego, GTA Turbo , and more recently the Laguna II's.
But i know nothing of the little 1.2 engine.

Any advice greatly appreciated.
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Re: Clio 98-01 1.2: What to look for ?.

There are sites which list problems for particular models/makes..
The only renaults Ive owned are a renault 9 and my present one..
For that era and price I would go for a mk1 vauxhall tigra 1.4 . That one Ive had a lot of experience of.
Its a real "young womans car". I mean its still very stylish , very economical/powerfull for the size,ins should be low and for me the main problem was body rot/sills and the rear(which admittedly had been rammed at one stage.
What I mean is If I was looking for a 98-01 first car, that would be ny first preference and its in the price range and has good up to 100k relliability.
Yes it wasnt a "muscle car " but it sure looks better than a corsa of that era/faster n near same economy , only comparable thing would be a civic coupe and that was 1.5 , or a ford puma but i think that was 1.7 and didnt look as cute ;0

I got over the "you have a woman's car m'lord thing "

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