Established in 1899, Renault is a French automotive manufacturer which produces a wide range of vehicle types, from cars and vans, through to tractors, buses and tanks. At the dawn of this third millennium, our dedication to innovation is not just central to our own concerns but also to those of the individual motorist who is now entitled to expect not only that a vehicle will provide safety, performance and respect for the environment, but also intelligence. Look out for crash damage; missing trim and overspray around the front arches are tell-tale signs of a poorly repaired car. Engine mounts can fail — an issue that can be identified from a knocking in the lower two gears. Power up slightly and equipment now includes cruise control and optional Recaro sport seats. Headlight washer jets on non-Cup variants can fail with monotonous regularity.
Servicing is generally quite cheap, as with any small French hatchback, but the big job on these Clios is the timing belt. Thanks to its close-ratio gearbox and a relatively low weight of 1,240kg, the Clio can sprint from 0—62mph in just 6. Note: After a cold start and lengthy idling, a sudden drop in engine speed to approximately 150 rpm may be noticed. The steering wheel, in particular, tends to disintegrate over time. To activate it With the ignition on, press the locking side red dot of door central locking button 1 for approximately 5 seconds until you hear a beep.
. To activate With the ignition on, press the central door locking button 1 on the locking side red dot for about 5 seconds, until you hear the beep. A blocked air-con system, rather than any structural issues, can cause water in the footwells. Renault recommends 12,000-mile service intervals, although it is advisable to change the oil every 6000 miles, especially if driven enthusiastically. Later in 2009, Renault gave the a bit of a makeover, replacing the 197 with the 200. Its keen pricing and great dynamics gave the competition a very hard time, and regular tweaking by Renault Sport only improved as the years went by. Tags: Volkswagen and Audi models, beginning with production year 1988 thru 1995, utilize a system of blink codes for injection, ignition and emissions fault diagnosis.
The 200 also introduced a slightly new look for the Clio, with updated headlights, front bumper and rear diffuser. It stands up to abuse fairly well, although hard driving can drastically reduce the lifespan of the clutch. It is possible that during variations in the operation of the vehicle running in, engine clogging, etc. If ever there was a time to take advantage of this fact, it is now. Clio Sport Tourer is one of the most compact cars of its kind on the market. Vehicle Distributors Australia Pty Ltd, 260-284 Frankston-Dandenong Road, Dandenong South, Victoria, 3175. Braking performance is good in normal use, but some owners fit uprated front pads and discs to reduce fade on track days.
The various auxiliary belts should also be done every 36,000 miles. The lower the voltage, the more significant the correction. Prices for the earliest 197 models start at well below £4000 now, although it really does pay to search for the best car you can find — even if it costs you a little more to start with. If there is a child or animal in the car, never leave it unattended with the key in the ignition. Bide your time, though, pick one with a verifiable service history and you will find that this generation of Renault Sport Clio is one of the very best.
Suspension and brakes The basic suspension set-up is not as exotic as in some rivals. Data sheets and catalogues 1. The injection computer does not adjust the engine idle speed. To deactivate it With the ignition on, press the central door locking button 1 on the unlocking side opposite the red dot for approximately 5 seconds, until you hear the beep. The idling speed may reach 900 rpm maximum. Po instalaci do Media Nav tento umožní přehrát video i audio v dalších formátech, které nejsou v základním nastavení k dispozici.
The hardcore 172 and 182 Cup variants proved particularly popular; trading some equipment for a sharper driving experience, they also undercut the standard models in pricing. Trophy versions had Sachs shocks, which are pricier than the standard items. Creation means bringing together intuition and expertise. Model Year Document Size Language Pages from 2002 Other 2. Have a look at the steering rack, too, especially on 172 models. More importantly however, it introduced the Cup chassis to this generation of Clio.
Correction of the engine speed is therefore variable. These faults can be easily read with a simple set of tools and this document. Of more concern should be the condition of the engine and suspension components, as issues here can be relatively easily rectified but labour charges can soon add up. The seating position is a bit offset and headroom may be an issue for tall drivers. The Renault team continued to race until 1986, and then went on to supply engines to the very successful Williams squad. Your AutoClassics inspection checklist Engine Both the 172 and 182 came fitted with the same F4R 2.
The suspension was also revised, with a new front set-up that helped to lessen the effects of torque steer and quicker steering for the Cup models. Other special editions include the luxurious Gordini model, the run-out Silverstone edition and the matt grey painted Raider model, which all carry premiums over the more run-of-the mill Clio 200s. With the key in the ignition it would be possible to operate electrical equipment such as the window risers and there is a risk that the child may be seriously injured by trapping his or her neck, arm, hand, etc. Check that all the instrument panel functions operate correctly. The rare Trophy models are even more sought-after and command the highest prices, but a decent 182 can be had at a fraction of the cost and will still deliver 90 percent of the experience.