Renault Clio 1998 Hatchback

This generation of Renault Clio has been produced from April, 1998 to May, 2001. 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 five petrol engines with displacement from 1.1 to 1.6 litres and power of from 60 to 110 horsepower un two diesel engines with displacement 1.9 litres and power of from 65 to 80 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 1998 hatchback average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 6.2 to 7.6 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 5.2 to 5.7 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Renault Clio 1998 hatchback petrol engine version is Renault Clio 1.2, consuming 6.2 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Renault Clio 1998 hatchback diesel - Renault Clio 1.9 DTi for 100 kilometers consumes 5.2 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Renault Clio real-world fuel consumption is on average the same as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy. For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Renault Clio modification.

Renault Clio 1998 hatchback CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 146 to 179 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 139 to 153 grams per kilometer. From Renault Clio with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Renault Clio 1.2 which produces an average of 146 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Renault Clio diesels least CO2 distributes Renault Clio 1.9 DTi - 139 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 1.9 D reaching this speed only in 15.4 seconds. The maximum top speed is 195 km/h for the 1.6 petrol 110 hp version (Renault Clio 1.6 16V).

Lenght of Renault Clio is 377 cm, it is small car. For comparison - Renault Clio is about 3 cm longer than Volkswagen Polo hatchback, but 33 cm shorter than Ford Escort hatchback. Renault Clio gross weight is from 1420 to 1530 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 6 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles. Renault Clio trunk space is 255 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 1035 litres.

This Renault is in average price group - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 800 €. According to user reviews, average Renault Clio repair costs are 130 € per year. Users calculated Renault Clio 1998 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2000 € cost per year and 0.19 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 52%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 29% 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 6.8 (from 10) which is lower than average mark for similar aged cars (7.6). All authors of reviews would recommend Renault Clio to the friend.

Renault Clio modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Renault Clio 1998 1.1 1.2

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.1 Petrol 60 HP 6.2 l/100km Manual (5)
Renault Clio 1998 1.4 1.4 Petrol 75 HP 6.8 l/100km Manual (5)
Renault Clio 2000 1.4 Jan 2000 — Nov 2000 1.4 Petrol 75 HP 7.4 l/100km Automatic (4)
Renault Clio 2000 1.4 16V Jan 2000 — Mai 2001 1.4 Petrol 98 HP 6.5 l/100km Manual (5)
Renault Clio 2000 1.4 16V Mai 2000 — Mai 2001 1.4 Petrol 98 HP - Automatic (4)
Renault Clio 1998 1.6 Apr 1998 — Jan 2000 1.6 Petrol 90 HP 7.2 l/100km Manual (5)
Renault Clio 1998 1.6 Apr 1998 — Jan 2000 1.6 Petrol 90 HP 7.6 l/100km Automatic (4)
Renault Clio 2000 1.6 16V Sep 2000 — Mai 2001

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 9.6 seconds

1.6 Petrol 110 HP 7.2 l/100km Manual (5)
Renault Clio 1998 1.9 D

Most fuel efficient diesel version by real consumption

1.9 Diesel 65 HP 5.7 l/100km Manual (5)
Renault Clio 2000 1.9 DTi Jan 2000 — Mai 2001

Most powerfull diesel version (80 HP)
Most fuel efficient diesel version

1.9 Diesel 80 HP 5.2 l/100km Manual (5)
Renault Clio service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

Renault Clio safety

During safety testing Renault Clio has obtained 4 stars from five, which means good safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Renault Clio is evaluated with four stars, and for pedestrian protection Renault Clio got two stars.

Renault Clio prices

Renault Clio 1998 - 2001 hatchback price in Latvia is from 300 € to 1500 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Renault Clio price is more below average - Renault Clio is approximately for 12 percents cheaper then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 1998 - 2001 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.

Renault Clio 2001 price 600 € 900 € 1200 €
Renault Clio 2000 price 500 € 800 € 1000 €
Renault Clio 1999 price 600 € 900 € 1500 €
Renault Clio 1998 price 300 € 500 € 600 €

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Renault Clio reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Renault Clio reliability is below average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2012 defects were detected in an average of 29 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 26.8%.

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Renault Clio 1998 hatchback features (options)

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Adjustable steering wheel
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Renault Clio reviews

Total 15 Renault Clio owner reviews

Renault Clio 2000 Hatchback Petrol 2 litres, Manual gearbox
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Average fuel consumption:6.0 litres per 100km (70% urban driving)
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