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Buying my first Clio (2002)


I am brand new here.
I passed my test 2 days ago and I decided a while ago that I wanted a Renault Clio as my first car.

I have been wanting to buy a Dynamique for a few months now until I have passed.. but now I am really thinking of getting an Authentique.

The Authentique is just over 200 cheaper to insure, and roughly around 100-200 cheaper to buy.

Do you guys think it would really, really, really be worth to buy the Dynamique, or just stick with the Authentique? At least for a year?

Also, would anybody be able to give me advice on what to look for when I go to view my car next week? Such as common problems with Renaults.

Thanks for all your help!
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Re: Buying my first Clio (2002)

Leaks! The signs are dampness in carpets, water in the boot, puddles in footwells. Also check the alarm and electronic door opening immobiliser and so on. These are made inoperable or intermittently faulty by the leaks.
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Re: Buying my first Clio (2002)

I have a dynamique, check for any marks or staining on the roof as the sunroofs are known for leaking, ive had mine resealed due to this, also its common for the airbag lights to come on as none of the wires under the passenger seat are covered so when you move the chair (3door) it moves the wires so just give them a wiggle if the light comes on, and like the other post said really, just leaks... hope this helps
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