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I forgot to,ask is a clutch likely to go from wear and tear after only 53000 miles?
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It all depends on how much the clutch has been used and how it's been used, so there's no sure way to tell.
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Yep,it is a debatable subject.

We have had some Clio diesel owners complaining of premature clutch wear.They have tried to claim on their warranties,but to no avail.The problem is you can't really tell of the clutch is faulty or just worn out without taking it out.This means,if you have clutch problems and you have a garage remove it and they find that is worn,you have to pay for the whole job as the warranty won't cover it.

In all honesty,if the car has been driven half sensibly,the clutch should last 100k plus,so there must be something about Clio diesel clutches that isn't designed correctly,but proving it and getting Renault or a warranty company to pay for it is near impossible.

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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I got a cracking deal on my trade-in for the Vel Satis last year. 2002 Ford Ka Luxury (which had been rear-ended & repaired by my insurers), 88,500 miles (on the original clutch), full service history 2800. Book said a couple of hundred less.

Plus the car I was buying was approximately 2,000 less than others of similar age and higher mileage on autotrader's website.

I also got a service & cambelt, plus a year's warranty included.

I think the dealer had had the car for some time, and because of its rarity/low demand, was finding it difficult to sell on - hence the benefits to me.

Its natural to feel suspicious about gift horses, but if the car feels 'right' and you get good vibes from the dealer - then it'll probably be fine.

Out of curiosity, why are you moving to an older car?


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A Cavalier I had from new, First year with a Company I worked with they decided to sell the cars on as the changes to taxation meant big benefits to them, I purchased the vehicle from them and used it as a second Family car, at the time of disposal we had covered 179000 mile in the car with the same clutch.


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