The biggest issue is its size. If you are of a tall frame or a larger body, then it won't be the most comfortable ride you will ever have!
Handling: If you choose a non-sporty version, you will note that handling isn't that impressive around corners
When it comes to Renault, it seems there are those that love the brand and those that love to hate it! The Clio however may be set to change the perception many people have of this French car marker.
While a hatch, there is a range of sport and non-sport options to choose from. One of the biggest choices buyers need to make is whether they go for the four cylinder six speed automatic, or the three cylinder five speed manual. This makes a significant difference to the driver experience. The four cylinder is considered to be the superior, and while it is only small in size (1.2 liter) it does offer 88Kw and 190Nm of Torque, which for its size is actually quite impressive.
On the outside, it is a good looking car. Slick lines and a sporty feel. It has an aerodynamic look that rivals others in its class. Inside, the interior has improved significantly when compared to other Renault's. As long as you don't have a larger frame it stands to offer you a very comfortable ride.
While there is no denying that the Clio is a nice, peppy, sporty and well designed car, it is not without its competition. In fact, in this range, there is a lot of competition. The Mazda 2, Mini Cooper, VW Polo, Toyota Yaris and Honda Jazz just to name the leaders.
With so much competition, and to some degree varying levels of performance between the vehicles, it does come down to price and style. While there may be advantages to buying a Cooper or Polo in terms of price, when price and performance, and style are all considered the Clio still mixes it with the big boys in this highly competitive range.
Those who haven't driven a Renault before will be impressed at the performance and features. Those who have driven one before, will be impressed at the improvements Renault has made. The Clio includes an extensive list of features and is actually pleasing to the eye both inside and out.