Renault Clio 2003 Hatchback

This generation of Renault Clio has been produced from November, 2003 to September, 2005. We can provide information about 10 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Renault is available with four petrol engines with displacement from 1.1 to 1.6 litres and power of from 60 to 110 horsepower un one diesel engine with displacement 1.5 litres and power of from 65 to 100 horsepower. All engines have a timing belt driven camshaft, which requires more frequent service than a timing chain, but replacing timing belt is less expensive, and these engines are generally slightly more fuel efficient and quieter (What is an engine chain and belt?).
The car is available with both manual (7 versions), as well as automatic (3 versions) gearbox.

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Renault Clio 2003 hatchback average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 5.9 to 7.4 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 4.2 to 4.3 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Renault Clio 2003 hatchback petrol engine version is Renault Clio 1.2 16V, consuming 5.9 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Renault Clio 2003 hatchback diesel - Renault Clio 1.5 DCi for 100 kilometers consumes 4.2 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Renault Clio real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 12 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +10% for petrol engines and +13% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Renault Clio modification.

Renault Clio 2003 hatchback CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 139 to 175 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 110 to 115 grams per kilometer. From Renault Clio with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Renault Clio 1.2 16V which produces an average of 139 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Renault Clio diesels least CO2 distributes Renault Clio 1.5 DCi - 110 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 9.6 seconds has Renault Clio 1.6 16V version, conversely the tardiest one is Renault Clio 1.5 DCi reaching this speed only in 15 seconds. The maximum top speed is 193 km/h for the 1.6 petrol 4-cylinder 110 hp version (Renault Clio 1.6 16V).

Lenght of Renault Clio is 381 cm, it is small car. For comparison - Renault Clio is about 7 cm longer than Volkswagen Polo hatchback, but 30 cm shorter than Opel Astra hatchback. Renault Clio gross weight is from 1450 to 1515 kg (depending on modification), which is approximately the same as the average for cars of this age and class. Renault Clio trunk space is 255 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 1037 litres.

This Renault is relatively cheap - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 1000 €. According to user reviews, average Renault Clio repair costs are 100 € per year. Users calculated Renault Clio 2003 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2200 € cost per year and 0.20 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 49%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 28% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Renault Clio for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Renault Clio prices and costs.

In user reviews Renault Clio received average grade 5.0 (from 10) which is relatively low, considering average rate 7.7 for similar aged cars. Ratings are quite controversial, both positive and not so good, read more in the reviews below. 75% of reviewers would recommend this car to the friend.

Renault Clio modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Renault Clio 2003 1.1 1.2

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

1.1 Petrol 60 HP 6.0 l/100km Manual (5)
Renault Clio 2003 1.1 1.2 16V

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.1 Petrol 75 HP 5.9 l/100km Manual (5)
Renault Clio 2003 1.1 1.2 16V

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.1 Petrol 75 HP 5.9 l/100km Automatic (5)
Renault Clio 2003 1.4 16V 1.4 Petrol 98 HP 6.7 l/100km Manual (5)
Renault Clio 2003 1.4 16V 1.4 Petrol 98 HP 7.3 l/100km Automatic (4)
Renault Clio 2003 1.5 DCi 1.5 Diesel 65 HP 4.3 l/100km Manual (5)
Renault Clio 2003 1.5 DCi

Most fuel efficient diesel version

1.5 Diesel 80 HP 4.2 l/100km Manual (5)
Renault Clio 2003 1.5 DCi

Most powerfull diesel version (100 HP)

1.5 Diesel 100 HP 4.3 l/100km Manual (5)
Renault Clio 2003 1.6 16V

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 9.6 seconds

1.6 Petrol 110 HP 7.2 l/100km Manual (5)
Renault Clio 2003 1.6 16V

Most powerfull petrol version (110 HP)

1.6 Petrol 110 HP 7.4 l/100km Automatic (4)
Renault Clio service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

Renault Clio prices

Renault Clio 2003 - 2005 hatchback price in Latvia is from 300 € to 1800 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Renault Clio price is very low - Renault Clio is approximately for 28 percents cheaper then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 2003 - 2005 prices). The reason of Renault Clio low price could be its poor quality (see below) so we recommend particularly examine the car before purchase and do not choose it only by price.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Renault Clio 2005 price 900 € 1200 € 1600 €
Renault Clio 2004 price 500 € 1000 € 1800 €
Renault Clio 2003 price 300 € 900 € 1500 €

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Renault Clio reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Renault Clio reliability is above average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2017 defects were detected in an average of 26.3 percent of Renault Clio of this generation (on average 13 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 27.1%.

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Renault Clio 2003 hatchback features (options)

Percentage of Renault Clio with corresponding feature (option)

Conditioning
52%
Adjustable steering wheel
47%
Metallic paint
47%
Climate control
13%

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Renault Clio reviews

Total 15 Renault Clio owner reviews

Renault Clio 2005 Hatchback Diesel 1.5 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2014 (age of car 9 years) Owned for:20`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 5.0 litres per 100km (30% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 280 € (~ 140 € per year)
Total car rating:
3
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