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  1. Renault Clio alternative for sub-£1k?

    General Motoring Discussion
    So my girlfriend is hoping to pass her driving test soon. She wants to get a Renault Clio, because that's the car her instructor has and she likes it / is used to it. My feelings about renault's aside... The trouble is that she's got a budget of about £1000 and for that money it's almost...
  2. Puppy, the Happy Clio 172

    General Motoring Discussion
    AO's long termers may remember this one :-) It's Puppy, the Happy Clio 172, my car when I was yoof. Rough, uncouth engine at low RPM, then after 3k RPM, Pups was a hatchback with the heart and lungs of a Lamborghini. The induction alone would hoover up a loose carpet. Ah, and then there was...
  3. Clio Clutch spring damage

    General Motoring Discussion
    I pulled my clio apart today to try and investigate a banging noise whilst accelerating. I was thinking it was either a clutch/gearbox/driveshaft issue, but the driveshafts look fine there was no traces of metal in the gearbox. When i got to the clutch, this is what I found. The larger of the...
  4. My Renaultsport Clio 172 Cup

    General Motoring Discussion
    Just bought myself one of these two weeks ago, as the 172/182 was an itch I needed to scratch and it is BRILLIANT! The car does have a few minor issues like a small oil leak, screeching aux belt and a few rattles, but it goes like stink and you don't have to slow down for the corners. I had no...
  5. Renault clio 2.0 sport?

    General Motoring Discussion
    I've been offered a 2000 Clio 2.0 sport (also known as the RS)for what I consider a fairly keen price. (He needs the dosh fairly sharpish and I know him well).I have a sort of feeling that these will appreciate quite well in the future and maybe something for my son to take over along with our...
  6. Renault Clio

    South Africa
    I reckon being Alfa fans some of us will have a soft spot for the other overlooked brands in SA as well like Renault. I think the new Clio looks fantastic ! Much better than most of the Japanese / Korean offerings. Well priced too starting at R149 999.
  7. New renault clio - plastic surgery

    General Motoring Discussion
    Initially I thought this was a nice looking car, premium looking. Then I got closer to it and realised that the rear diffuser wasn't actually a diffuser (functional or not) but just plastic with lines drawn it in. A lot of the car is like that, looks stylish, but on closer inspection are just...
  8. Alfa 145 Cloverleaf vs Renault Clio Williams

    General Alfa Discussion
    There was only ever going to be one winner :D Had the legs on it on the straights but there was no way i could shake it off through the twisties, like a bloody go kart! :eek: Fun times :)
  9. Clio 1.6 vs Alfa 166

    Alfa 164 & 166
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  10. Anyone interested in a Renault clio 182?

    General Motoring Discussion
    My dad is thinking of selling his Renaultsport Clio 182, so before I do a formal advert on somewhere like pistonheads I thought I would see if anyone here is interested. Its a 2004/04 plate, black with black half leather/alcantara, 36k with service history and recent cambelt. 4 newish Yoko...
  11. Renault Clio V6 RS

    Cool Wall
    Built for enthusiasts, this Clio is channeling the spirit of the Renault 5 Turbo. With its engine in the back and widened fenders, it doesn't resemble the garden variety version in any way besides the general shape of the car. The data and images are from the 2003 EVO II version. Engine: L7X...
  12. Renault Clio 182 Cambelts, How to change??

    General Motoring Discussion
    Has anyone here had experience of changing the cambelt on Renaultsport Clio 182 or 172's? My dad needs to get his done and if it isn't too complicated we will do it ourselves. Do we need locks for the cams, and if so where do we get them. Thanks in advance. :)
  13. clio

    Introduce Yourself
    A keen alfa driver who wants to say that without the support of Graham at Ongaro alfa owners in Cornwall would be struggling
  14. My 155 Mito Vs 197 Clio

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi Guys as mentioned in my earlier post in the general section, I picked up My new 155 Veloce from AMC on Wed, If you had not seen the posting,I walked into them last Sat saw the Mito in Etna Black with Tan Leather and upgrade wheels and bought there and then. Had a great handover and the other...
  15. Renault Clio

    General Motoring Discussion
    Due to some 'agreement' between Direct Line and our local Renault garage 'her who must be obeyed' ended up with a Clio whilst her pranged Honda was in for repairs. Luckily in 10 days I only had the misfortune to drive the pile o' sh*t once but it was enough. It was old shape but on a 57 plate...
  16. Clio Trophy

    General Motoring Discussion
    So after much indecision, I have finally gone out and bought a Clio. First impressions are positive, but have not had the opportunity to explore capabilities in full, so will update this thread with time. This is the special edition Renaultsport 182 with the trick suspension, with a limited...
  17. My Old Clio 16V- Retro Hot hatch in mint condition

    General Motoring Discussion
    I used to love this little thing. It only cost a couple of grand (although I spent another thousand on it while I had it). I think htey look great with the fat wheel arches and bonnet buldge. Not to everyones taste of course but it isn't OTT. Originally it was a chav mobil- 17" Chrome Wheels...
  18. Very gutless 156 Selespeed, worse than 1.2 clio!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 1999 156 Sele has been a bit poorly since last summer, it doesn't fail, it doesn't do anything bad really. On a warmish to warm day when you first start her, she is a bit gutless. Its like a hesitation, similar to an old carb engine running extremely rich when cold. AT 3000 rpm it pulls its...
  19. Clio 138? The perfect 'non' hot hatch, hot hatch?

    General Motoring Discussion
    On a base level, a Clio 192 would make an obvious replacement for my C172. But... Some time ago, when my Clio was in for a repair, Renault loaned me a Clio 1.4 (don't laugh; you're lucky to get a pogo-stick from Renault). It wasn't fast, but neither was it hopeless. It coped with the m-way...
  20. 156 replaced with Clio

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    :cry: Bought an old clio today for her to use whilst getting the 156 up and running :cry: Hated parting with the money to buy a car like this, nothing wrong with it except it's slow, boring, basic, and not an Alfa. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: Ok...
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