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All Renault dampers are sh1te.
I had the front left on the 182 go at 9K it took Renault 9 attempts to find the fault with the front end and they still missed it. It only came out what the problem was when i had the suspension ripped off and replaced with a professional race set up.
The front left damper had a burst seal and was so sloppy you could pull the ram in and out with ease like an accordion.
Renault still wouldn't believe me or fix it under warranty unless I had it all put back together and took it to them to have a look at.
Well after 9 trips to the dealers and being told several times all clio's are like that; I wasn't going to pay the £100 labour costs to have it all put back together and be told once again it was fine. If only they had checked it properly in the first place***8230; all it took was a look up under the dirt shield to see there was a problem.
I also had both rear dampers burst on me at 14K. Renault told me it wasn***8217;t covered by the warranty***8230; I told them I wasn***8217;t going to buy new dampers every 14K. In the end they replaced them under warranty after a nasty phone call to Renault UK.
As much as I love Renaults it really does make you wonder why they ruin such good cars with all the stupid little faults that could easily be avoided, yet they still seem to incorporate into every model and revision of the cars.
Out of the 3 clios I***8217;ve had all of them leaked, all had problems with the passenger seat, all had problems with the sunroof and the suspension***8230; and usually it was always the same fault.
Currently in James 182's garage:
Renaultsport Clio 182