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2009 (59) Renault Clio 1.2 TCE Dynamique 3dr

Bearsden Renault / Dacia

This vehicle may have been advertised at the higher price for less than 28 days, but for a minimum of 10 days.

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

ClockExterior temperature gauge
Fuel filler cap open warningLights on warning
Multi function trip computerRev counter
Service interval indicatorVariable PAS

Entertainment

6 speakers (4 speakers/2 tweeters)RCA input socket

Exterior Features

'Guide me home' headlampsAutomatic headlights + automatic windscreen wipers
Body colour door mirrorsBody colour side mouldings
Body coloured bumper insertsBody coloured bumpers
Driver's blind spot eliminating mirrorElectric front windows + drivers one touch/anti-trap
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsFront fog lamps
Front wipers with intermittent delayHeated rear window
Height adjustable headlampsRear wiper
Satin chrome exterior door handlesTinted windows

Interior Features

12V Accessory socket3 rear height adjustable headrests
60/40 asymmetric split folding rear seatAdjustable instrument lighting
Boot lightDriver sunvisor with mirror
Driver's footrestDriver's seat height adjustment
Front courtesy light with time delayFront cupholder
Front door pocketsFront map reading lights
Front passenger seat isofix location pointGlovebox light
Height adjustable front headrestsHeight adjustable steering wheel
Isofix on 2nd row outer seatsLeather gearknob
Leather steering wheelRear parcel shelf
Satin chrome interior door handlesSports cloth upholstery
Storage pocket behind driver seat 

Safety

ABS+EBD+Brake assistAnti submarining airbag on front seats
Curtain airbagsDoor open warning
Driver/passenger 2 stage auto adaptive airbagsFront lateral airbags
Front passenger airbag deactivationFront seatbelt load limiters
Height adjustable front seatbelts + pretensionersOuter rear seatbelt force limiters
Outer rear seatbelt pretensionersSeatbelt warning
Three 3 point rear seatbelts 

Security

Anti-drill door locksDeadlocking system
Locking fuel filler capRAID (Renault Anti-Intruder Device)
Remote central lockingThatcham Cat 2 engine immobiliser

Trim

Black interior trimSatin chrome detail on soft touch dash

Wheels

16" Canasta alloy wheels with sports front wings
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)137Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1149Compression Ratio9.8:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)69Cylinders - Stroke (mm)76.8
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)48.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)58.8EC Urban (mpg)38.2

General

Badge Engine CC1.2Badge Power100
Coin DescriptionTCECoin SeriesDynamique
Insurance Group 14Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0712E
Insurance Group 2EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9
EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)11Engine Power - BHP100
Engine Power - KW74Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT107
Engine Torque - MKG14.8Engine Torque - NM145
Engine Torque - RPM3000Top Speed114

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front195/50 R16
Tyre Size Rear195/50 R16Tyre Size SparePUNCTURE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleCanastaWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1497Length4032
Wheelbase2575Width1720
Width (including mirrors)2025 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight1588
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1038Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)288
Max. Loading Weight488Max. Towing Weight - Braked1200
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked535Minimum Kerbweight1100
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.3
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Renault Clio III

By Andy Enright

Introduction

Improvements to the third generation Renault Clio in 2009 aimed to keep it at the forefront of the British supermini sector, with sportier styling complementing a sensible mix of practical small car virtues. At its heart though, it remains very simply safe, spacious and affordable. Will that be enough to tempt supermini buyers looking for an affordable alternative in the used car market? Let's find out.

History

First shown at the 2009 Geneva Show, the revised Clio was an instant hit. A Renaultsport 200 model followed hot on the heels of the standard car, with a World Series limited edition arriving in UK dealers in July 2009. This was followed by the I-Music model at the end of the year with the Clio Gordini 200 debuting in summer 2010. Renault wasn't done there, with a Silverstone GP model appearing in 2011 and a Raider version at the tail end of 2011. An all-new Clio 4 model was unveiled in summer 2012.

What You Get

The Clio Mk III was always a large car in the supermini class but this improved version is even bigger - and there's a reason for that. The original version of this model had a sensible but forgettable look that by 2009, didn't cut it amongst more daringly-styled rivals. Hence another 41mm of length went into making it appear lower, leaner and more streamlined. Take the front end, markedly more aggressive with the sharp lines of the air-intake and the headlights combined with the thin, smirking grille. It's a look that debuted on the Megane family hatch and it gave the Clio a far more purposeful appearance, even in its non-sporting forms. The interior was also upgraded with some relocating of the minor controls to increase user-friendliness. Despite this, cheaper models can still feel a little cheap, so try and stretch to at least a mid-range trim level, from which point Renault fits a lovely soft-touch dashboard that makes a big difference. At this point in the Clio hierarchy, you also get a much better driving position, thanks to the driver's seat height adjustment and steering wheel reach adjustment denied to owners of cheaper versions Apart from this, the only slight reservation is that visibility when parking can be a little restricted by the rather thick rear B and C-pillars. As for cabin space, though none of this revised model's extra length is on offer to passengers, this still remains one of the more spacious cabins in the class and the 288-litre boot is a good size, slightly smaller than, say a Fiesta's with all seats in place, but larger than the rival Ford Fiesta if you fold them forward to reveal a 1038-litre load bay. Most Clio customers choose between three and five-door hatchback body styles, with the hot hatch Clio Renaultsport models based on the 3-door variant. For the slightly more versatile Sport Tourer estate body shape, new car buyers were looking at a premium of around £850 over the equivalent five-door hatchback model. And, back when buying new, there was a £1,600 premium to go from an entry-level 1.2-litre petrol to a base dCi 86 diesel model. It's much less of a jump to graduate from that petrol 1.2 to the much more satisfying 1.2 TCe Turbo 100 petrol variant, a better solution for low mileage owners. The 106bhp 1.5 dCi diesel and 110bhp 1.6 VVT petrol models at the top of the range will be minority choices.

What You Pay

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What to Look For

This second phase Clio III sports a cabin that's a good deal better screwed together and made of more durable materials than its rather reedy predecessor. It also runs on largely tried and tested mechanicals, so Renault has lessened the risk of problems cropping up quite cleverly. The racy 200 model aside, the Clio has also escaped the boy racer brigade. The 200 is a very different kettle of fish and thrives on being driven within an inch of its life, so be a little more careful here. Check tyres, exhausts and front suspension alignment carefully and try to establish if the previous keeper was diligent in the car's upkeep.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2010 Clio 1.6 VVT) Day to day consumables for the Clio are in line with what you'd expect. An air filter is around £7, spark plugs are £9, whilst an oil filter is around £7 and a fuel filter £18. Nothing too terrifying here.

On the Road

It's perfectly possible, if you can stretch to one of the Renaultsport 200 models, to buy yourself a Clio that handles like a go-kart, but that's not the kind of experience on offer from the more affordable variants in the range that most people end up buying. Which is just as well. By and large, you don't want your shopping runabout to feel like a go-kart on the kind of pock-marked roads we have to put up with in this country: instead, what's needed is a well-judged blend of control and comfort, a smooth ride and plenty of grip - all of which this car provides. The ride quality is a particular selling point of this model: quite simply, you feel you're at the wheel of something much bigger and more sophisticated, particularly when you've larger mileages to cover. This was one of the first superminis to hit the market that you could quite comfortably use on very long as well as very short journeys. It still remains one of the finest cars of its kind in this respect, so it's a pity from Renault's point of view that this won't be an especially high priority for most buyers. As far as town stuff is concerned, the light steering will please when nipping through urban traffic but is less welcome at higher speeds on twisty roads. Refinement has been improved thanks to upgraded sound-deadening measures to combat engine, transmission and wind noise. As for the engines on offer, the 110bhp 1.6-litre VVT petrol unit introduced with this facelift will likely be of minority interest, which is just as well since you have to work it hard for rapid progress and refinement isn't its strong suit. Since the same applies to the rather feeble entry-level 75bhp 1.2-litre petrol unit, we'd suggest you focus your attentions on either the impressive 100bhp 1.2 TCe turbocharged petrol engine or the 1.5-litre diesel with its 86 and 106bhp outputs. Both can be recommended: the petrol unit manages the impressive feat of combining 50mpg economy with an 11s 0-60mph sprint time, while the diesel unit's prodigious pulling power makes it feel even faster.

Overall

If you've been a bit nervous about buying a used French hatch before on the grounds of reliability and build quality, maybe it's worth taking a look at this facelifted Clio III. Facelifted cars in general are often a good used purchase as all of the mechanical issues that affect new from-the-ground-up models tend to have been ironed out and the build workflow at the factories is usually optimised to produce a well screwed together car. I'd recommend the utterly brilliant Renaultsport models without hesitation, but if you need something a bit less manic, the Dynamique TomTom trims are well worth seeking out, especially when paired with the 1.2 TCe engine.

Performance
60%
Handling
70%
Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
80%
Equipment
70%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
80%

Bearsden Renault / Dacia

Rannoch Drive, Bearsden, G61 2JP

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