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Discussion in 'Motors' started by triggerthat, 16 Feb 2006.

  1. triggerthat

    Soldato

    Joined: 26 Aug 2005

    Posts: 6,870

    Location: London

    Hi guys,

    Passed my driving test a month ago and since then I unfortunatey haven't found a car. I test drove a 98 white 1.2 clio (£1600) however I found the clutch is quite heavy even though it doesn't need replacing (dad is a mec). Milage is 84,000 and I was wondering you thoughts on the car? I was expecting the car is be slightly easier to drive.
     
  2. Spamalot

    Soldato

    Joined: 25 Oct 2004

    Posts: 5,241

    Location: Cambridge

    I have a 306 and it has the heavyest cluch in the world, but I dont find it a problem at all. Think all you have to do it get used to it, then it will be fine if not easyer.
     
  3. ajgoodfellow

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Dec 2004

    Posts: 11,343

    Location: Shirley, Solihull, UK

    You should be able to find a Mk4 Astra for £2k

    This has an easy clutch - it's a nice car
     
  4. MrMatteh

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Feb 2004

    Posts: 2,418

    Location: Essex

    i have a mk1 '91 Clio. when i first drove it, the clutch was so heavy.. but u do get used to it. Also stops that bad habbit of sitting on the clutch when stopped in traffic on a hill, much easier to apply the hand (sorry, parking :p) brake
     
  5. zain

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Jun 2005

    Posts: 3,773

    Renaults and Peugots......AAAH *runs*
     
  6. triggerthat

    Soldato

    Joined: 26 Aug 2005

    Posts: 6,870

    Location: London

    I think I will be holding out for something nicer for example this.

    One concern is that I have is am not sure if it has a full service history.
     
  7. andy2k

    Hitman

    Joined: 15 Jun 2005

    Posts: 610

    Location: Swindon, UK

    Just ask the seller, using the the "Ask seller a question" link?
     
  8. Scania

    Capodecina

    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

    Posts: 24,648

    Location: On the road....

    My Mum had a 1.2 Clio (M Reg iirc) years back, that car had, perhaps, the lightest clutch I've yet to come across.....

    Try another one before you disregard it.

    That said, I hate French Cars and would'nt buy one. :p
     
  9. chopchop

    Banned

    Joined: 14 Jun 2004

    Posts: 6,118

    yup they have very very light clutches
     
  10. Jonny69

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 3 May 2004

    Posts: 17,669

    Location: Kapitalist Republik of Surrey

    You can pick up older Clios with autos for £1500. Renaults alledgedly have terrible gearbox problems but my girlfriend's Scenic has done 97K with no probs

    Having driven an auto I'd probably never buy a normal modern car with a manual. What's the point in all the extra effort?
     
    Last edited: 17 Feb 2006
  11. triggerthat

    Soldato

    Joined: 26 Aug 2005

    Posts: 6,870

    Location: London

    Well I done a HPI check on that and it was involved in a cat D crash.

    Going to the car auction on wednesday.

    Do you know where I can find those car value books?
     
  12. ajgoodfellow

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Dec 2004

    Posts: 11,343

    Location: Shirley, Solihull, UK

    What Car and Parkers offer free online valuations (What Car takes mileage into account but you have to pay extra for this with Parkers)

    Alternatively you can buy a What Car/Parkers Used Car Price Guide from a newsagents for a few pounds