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Originally Posted by Ben Cole View Post
Hi all.

Need a car to do miles in. Looked at a Clio 1.5 dci dynamique 100hp on a 04 plate.

I had thought the Clio too small to do big motorway miles but was impressed with how it drove.

The car looks good but has 84k miles. Is this a problem?
Are there any specific things to look for with this model?
What kind of MPG am I looking at?

Thanks in advance,

Hello. I have a 55-plate 1.5 dCi 80.
The Clio diesel is fine for the motorway, just as long as you don't spend all your time in the centre lane. My car will cruise comfortably at 70, and will cope with occasional bursts to 75-80, but no more than that. 80-90 mph cruising is simply not possible. Mind you, a 100 hp car may go a little quicker.
Reliability is fine. I've done 42,000 miles in two-and-a-half years with not the slightest problem. I would think a car with 84,000 miles up will be more than sound if it has been serviced/treated properly. Mine still drives as if it were new.
Economy is excellent. At a 70 mph cruise, 60-65 mpg is yours for the taking.
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