Hi I have a w reg 1.4 Alive the other differences with the phase 2 are that is 16 valve and as such the engine is different with the introduction of the four
and with it the first common fault. but worth it for the improvement accerleration and fuel economy.
The phase 2 also had side airbags I don't think the phase 1 did.
Other faults I have had are the driveshafts been through 4, avoid replacement renault units they are reconditioned just get pattern parts if replacing, water leaks into the driver footwell due to blocked rain channels and of course the faulty
I have had to replace the rear shocks on mine as it only has the torsion suspension, which also means it can sit quite low when fully loaded, I would never try to tow with it.
Apart from the above faults it has been a great car, although currentely the speedo, heaters, wipers and ABS are out, although I suspect this is my fault and potentially only a blown relay.