nice one guys, you have scared the ¤¤¤¤ out of me! i am going to look at a 98 clio 1.2 tomorrow and i am worrying now even tho its done 49000 miles and FSH
I have a 97 Clio Mk.I 1.2 "Panache" 5-door. It's a lovely little car, got her for £800 and she'd done 51,000 miles, with full service history. The only glitch I've had was a snapped exhaust, but the chap I bought her from was only too happy to fix her for me (this happened a month after I bought her).
Perfect little car for a new driver, very economical, comfortable (even for a taller guy like me), and just plain fun to drive. No power steering, no electric windows, but other than that I have no complaints at all.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend a Clio based on my experience so far. I think I'd prefer one with a slightly more powerful engine - a 1.4 would be perfect - but until I get some more experience, or this little beast starts showing signs of dying, I'll stick with her.
Incidentally: When I need to replace one of my light bulbs for the Clio, what do I need to buy? I don't know what kind of bulbs to get to fit my car.