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Originally Posted by angelica View Post


I'm confused by tow bar prices and the models they purport to fit.

I want to buy a tow bar to to fit my 'S' registered Clio and as cheaply as possible.

Can anyone help?

I own a Clio 1st registered in January 1999

From what I've read the Clio Mk1 ran from 1990-1998.
And the Clio Mk II from 1998-2001 (and the a Mk II 2, 3, etc thereafter)

Tow bar manufacturers group the towbar models as being for:

Clio hatchbak 91-1998, and then:
Clio hatchback 98-2005.

I'm asking for help because the towbars to fit the 91-98 models are about £30-40 cheaper than their counterparts for the 98-2005 models.

Hence my question. Will a towbar described as being made for 91-98 model Clio's fit mine?

And moreover, is my Clio a 1999 model given it was 1st registered on the 4th January 1999? It's a 1.9 disel, 3dr, hatch with the letters ' RCS ' marked on the boot, and it's an 'S' registration.

Thanks for looking and for your help.

Easy answer Angelica ...

1/ if your bonnet opens towards the front ie clamshell, then its a Clio1.
2/ if it opens towards the windscreen then its a Clio2.

Put the details in your sig then it will help the identification for any future questions you may have ... you'll get the info on the "oval plate" the bit you need is 4th-7th letters/numbers from the chassis number .... ie BBO5 or something similar.

hope it helps

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