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2012 Renault Clio RS Angel And Demon review

It's a cool Saturday morning. Before setting off on a spirited drive, it is widely recommended to allow the machine to warm itself up before hitting the road. I climb into the driver's seat awkwardly as I try to limit contact with the immaculate right side bolsters. While my right foot is on the middle pedal, I trigger the engine start procedure from the centre console...

2005 Renault Clio Sport Cup F1 Team Ed review

The year was 2005 and I stood scruffy-haired, fresh license in hand, starting to ponder what first car I would get. Unfortunately, reality hit like a freight train and I soon realised that the hot hatches I had been seeing on TV and around town would be out of reach, mainly due to the price of insurance (in the UK at the time)...

2010 Renault Clio RS 200 Gordini Edition review

Nature or nurture? I come from a family of decidedly motoring non-enthusiasts, but have been mad about cars and anything mechanical since before I could speak. My father recounts with a great deal of humour how I would jump up in the back seat of the HQ as a two-year old and point at cars and make all sorts of excited noises when I saw a car I liked...

2005 Renault Clio Sport Cup review

In a time when cars are becoming more and more anaesthetic and more insulated, technology and numbers on paper seem to dominate what a buyer looks for a car. Once upon a time it was how it made the driver feel, how nice the gearshift was and how engaging it was to punt around. Oh, how times have changed...

2006 Renault Clio Sport Cup review

Note: I owned this car for two years, from 2007 to 2009. “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” – L.P. Hartley, The Go Between Human memory is a peculiar thing. The more time that passes after a particular chapter of life ends, the less linear the narrative seems to be, every time you try to revisit that chapter...

2003 Renault Clio Expression Verve review

Six and a bit years ago, I needed a cheap temporary car, and after a few too many drinks one night and an online auction, I became the new owner of a nine-year-old Renault Clio with 143,000km. It came time to say goodbye at just after 260,000km when a long trip overseas came calling, the list of things that would need doing in the future came to $1800, and the registration was due...

2005 Renault Clio Sport Cup review

Coming from a Japanese hot hatch background, in 2010 my friend had a 182 Cup and invited me for a drive around Healesville. Three corners later I was convinced it was better, and three minutes later it felt like I could drive near to its limits. In 2012, a Clio 182 Cup in FRB came up for sale with 29,000km, and I snapped it up for around $16K...

2014 Renault Clio Expression review

It's been two years since I last submitted a review on my little Clio (Theo), and in that time my love for the little guy has only grown. Theo and I have relocated to Melbourne now from Sydney, and he did a solid job on the drive down. I've also just come back from a trip to Tasmania, where Theo took my mates and I across the entire state...

2017 Renault Clio RS 200 Sport review

For a small French-based car, the Renault Clio RS is an unsuspecting powerhouse of super-impressive performance and handling. The Clio is definitely showing its racing roots in the new 2017 models. With launch control standard and superior handling, this car is everything you would ever want out of a hatchback...

2015 Renault Clio RS200 Sport review

We purchased the little Renault for my wife. We both loved the performance and the styling of the Clio, and we liked the way the car looks like a coupe but has five doors. My wife also liked the red stitching in the seats and the red seatbelts. The five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty also helped make our minds up about buying the car...

2005 Renault Clio Sport 182 Cup F1 review

Research, magazine reviews, and word of mouth confirmed this Clio would be insane fun. Evo, Car and many other UK car mags that I had read years ago loved the Clio, and the first test drive of one confirmed all of the quirks and awesomeness. The particular colour (French Racing Blue) was a big pull, as were the aftermarket wheels and Koni/Eibach suspension combo...

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