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I think there are 2 different issues going on here.One with the 172 Clio and one with all Clios built between 1998 and 2001???
The bonnet catch mechanism is not plastic on the Clios from 98 to 01,but the SAFTEY catch IS i.e if the bonnet isn't closed proplerly the only thing holding down the bonnet is the safety catch.
Not sure with the 172 Clios though,and I must admit,I haven't seen the Watchdog programme or had any experience of Clio bonnet problems(yet...!).
Many manufcurers use the plastic safety catches without problems.
For 172/182 owners,I will post some info re-MOT failures on rear brake load valves tomorrow.There have been many failing MOTs when they shouldn't have,but I don't have all the neccessary info with me tonight.
I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
Currently in Lagdti's garage:
2004 Saab 9-5 HOT Aero and a 2001 Audi A3 1.8 Turbo