Excellent condition two lady-owner car, with warranted very low mileage and great specification including electric front windows, glass sunroof, ABS, airbags, front foglights and CD-player.  Well maintained throughout and just fully serviced and valeted, the car will come with a new MoT.
In the details below, you’ll find full details of the specification, vehicle history, and a thoroughly detailed condition report.
Seventeen large-format photos also below!

I’m a huge fan of the Renault Clio in all its generations.  In my view, they are the ideal small car for a learner, young driver or as an extra vehicle for a growing family.  Parents worry about their children when they first learn to drive – and I bought each of my eldest children a Clio to learn to drive in and as their first car….why?  Because they were one of the first small cars with a 5-star Euro NCAP rating, and despite being low on insurance group they are actually nice to drive, well equipped, cheap to run and maintain, and have a fun character too!  They tick all the boxes.

This Clio is a rare Special Edition version – the Extreme 3 – in Pearl Black paintwork set off by sports upholstery with unique red ‘barcode’ motifs in the badging, the seats and on the dashboard.  The sporty theme is carried on to the instruments which have orange surrounds and grey metallic sports trim.  A body-coloured roof spoiler and bumper-mounted front fog lights complete the picture!

The car was first owned by a lady in London who bought the Clio new and kept it through to August 2013, when she sold it to Polly who lives in West London.  Polly has owned it ever since, covering over 20,000 miles in it.  With the benefit of some no-claims discount having built up, Polly has decided to move up to a newer and bigger car, and offered the car to me via a mutual friend.  I was happy to buy it in, and now offer it for resale.

By way of preparation, I have had a full service completed, and a thorough vehicle check over and valet.  The MoT is due in November, so this will be completed prior to sale.

I’ve now driven the Clio myself for about 400 miles, and been able to remind myself what I love about them.  It’s comfortable, nippy, settles down quietly at motorway speeds, is well equipped, handles well and has loads of room inside.  They are light and easy to park, and keep up well with the surrounding traffic.

This generation of Clio was originally introduced in 2001 and ran through to 2008, with this special edition being exclusive to 2004.  This car was sold in November 2004, and is the 1.2-litre 3-door model, fitted with an 1149cc 4-cylinder 16-valve petrol injection engine, producing 75bhp.  This gives it a very acceptable 0-60mph time of 12.6 secs and a top speed of 106 mph, so it is perfectly happy either running around town or out on the open road or motorway.  It’s economical too – with government fuel figures of 48.7mpg combined and an outstanding 58.9mpg on the extra urban cycle!

It’s finished in Pearl Black, and is generally very neat and well presented.  Inevitably at this age and mileage there are a few stone chips, light scratches, a couple of minor trolley dents, and some scuffs to the wheel trims to evidence its life in the City – but there’s nothing significant or untoward and all in all it is very tidy.

Extreme 3 sat quite well up the specification range amongst Clios, and brings lots of equipment that you might not normally expect – tilt/remove glass sunroof, CD-player, electric front windows, tinted glass, front and rear foglamps, colour coded spoilers, ABS, Electric PAS, and a host of airbags.  It drives well and looks smart and up to date.

The very low mileage of just 47,600 is absolutely warranted to be correct, and equally reflects a car that has spent its life in Central London where everyone travels to work on the tube. It has a thorough service history, including two documented replacements of the cambelt.  The MoT is due in November this year, so a new one will be completed prior to sale.

The Clio has also been fully valeted and Experian Data Checked (like HPI) and is clear.  A number of the previous MoT certificates are with the car, as are all the workshop manuals, handbooks etc., a few other servicing receipts, MoT history printout etc.

Parker’s Used Car Guide comments:-

“Stylish, chic and enjoyable to drive, the Renault Clio is a superb little hatchback that has proved hugely popular. As a used buy it represents good value.  There’s a good choice of engines available and a seemingly endless (almost baffling) number of trims and special editions.  Fun to drive with keen handling and a good ride. There’s a good spread of engines in the Clio range and all of them offer low running costs. The entry-level 1.2-litre makes a great first car and is well suited to town driving.  One of the reasons the Clio has been such a hit is that all the models are fun to drive – even the modest 1.2-litre version. It handles neatly and grips well while the steering is accurate.  Its key appeal is a safe and composed feeling on the move, plus it’s easy to drive round town and a doddle to park.  Service intervals are widely spaced and running costs are low, helped by low insurance groups (especially on the 1.2-litre).  Clio has proven to be fairly dependable mechanically, so while the interior may become a little tatty in time, it is likely to keep on running. The best cars are the facelifted cars from 2001 which have sharper looks and a much improved interior

Out on the road, the Clio feels capable beyond its size and motoring segment.  It is comfortable and assured, accelerating with confidence, handling well and cruising smoothly too.  It might not be going to set the road alight – but it does everything that it sets out to do, and does it well and safely.  It’s well equipped too – and this car clearly benefits from the very low mileage, fresh service, MoT and valet.  All of those benefits also come before you consider the outstanding economy figures.

Equipment and Features
> Finished in Pearl Black paintwork, with charcoal cloth interior trim featuring orange ‘barcode’ motifs
> 1,149cc 4-cylinder 16-valve fuel-injection petrol engine, producing 75 bhp and 105Nm torque
> 5-speed manual gearbox
> Electric Power Assisted Steering (PAS)
> Renault ‘Tuner List’ 2x15w RDS Radio with single CD-player, roof-mounted bee-sting aerial and integrated security code anti-theft protection
> Steering column mounted remote controls for radio
> Electric front windows
> Manual tilt/removeable glass sunroof
> Internally manually-adjustable door mirrors
> Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
> Remote control central locking, with two keys
> Tinted windows
> Colour-keyed rear roof mounted spoiler
> Tilt and slide front seats, giving easy access to rear
> Three rear seats, each fitted with 3-point seat belts and ISOFIX seat mountings to the outer two seats
> Height adjustable driver’s seat and steering wheel
> Driver’s, Front Passenger’s, and twin side airbags
> Front and Rear fog lamps
> Trip computer with functions for fuel used since reset, average MPG, distance to empty, miles since reset and average speed since reset
> Heated rear window
> Rear wash/wipe system
> 4-speed heater fan
> Cigarette lighter/ 12v charging point
> Front and rear floormats
> Orange instrument surrounds
> Anti-theft immobiliser

History and Documentation
> The current mileage is showing as 47,583 miles which is warranted as correct – that equates to less than 3500 miles per year!
> The Clio comes with its V5 registration document.  It was first registered 10th November 2004 and shows just two keepers from new.  The first owner kept the car until August 2013, and the second owner since then
> The current MoT expires 26th November 2018, so a new MoT will be issued on sale.
An MoT history check shows MoTs completed as follows:-
29/10/2007;    5,326 miles
17/10/2008;    6,781 miles
21/10/2009;    8,243 miles
28/10/2010;  10,536 miles
27/10/2011;  14,697 miles
17/10/2012;  19,141 miles
20/11/2013;  25,045 miles
20/10/2014;  28,044 miles
12/11/2015;  32,920 miles
09/11/2016;  39,076 miles
27/11/2017;  43,827 miles – no advisory items
> The car has been Experian Data Checked (similar to HPI), and the buyer will receive a copy of the report – which shows no problems.
> The car has a comprehensive service history, with stamps recorded in the service book and some loose service receipts as follows:-
01/12/2006;   3,897 miles – Independent garage
29/10/2007;   5,321 miles – Independent garage
17/10/2008;   6,781 miles – Independent garage
21/10/2009;   8,243 miles – Independent garage
28/10/2010; 10,536 miles – Independent garage
27/10/2011; 14,696 miles – Independent garage incl replacement of cambelt
17/10/2012; 19,141 miles – Independent garage
10/10/2014; 28,043 miles – Independent garage
20/09/2016; 38,185 miles – Independent garage
09/11/2016; 39,076 miles – Independent garage – receipt only for replacement of cambelt
03/09/2018; 47,583 miles – Independent garage (my mechanics)
> The owners handbook, service book, radio guide and book pack are all present.

Bodywork and Interior Condition
> As you can see from the photos, the bodywork is in very good condition for the age and mileage.  Inevitably, there are some age-related small chips and scratches and a couple of trolley-dents to evidence its city-life, but nothing to detract from its overall smartness.
> There is a small scuff to the rear corner of the front bumper on the nearside, and a few scratches to the offside rear bumper corner – but nothing of any significance.
> The interior is very tidy, with no damage to seats or carpets, carpet overmats fitted, and a colour-coded steering wheel cover to complement the interior colour scheme

Mechanical Condition and Wheels/Tyres
> The car has covered just over 47,500 miles.  It goes very well indeed – and runs, steers, stops and goes round corners very well indeed
> All the interior warning lights come on and go off as they should
> The clutch pedal biting point is higher than you might expect, suggesting that the clutch may need replacement in the nearish future – but it bites confidently and there is no slipping to it at this time
> The tailgate gas-assisted struts are a little weak – they hold the bootlid open without a problem, but when you shut the bootlid, if you let it go then the tailgate closes with a slam.
> The front foglamps are working, but the glasses have gone a little milky.  Equally, the headlamps have some minor clouding, which may need to be rectified at the MoT.
> The road wheels are fitted with smart Renault wheel trims, each of which is scuffed – three of them very lightly and the fourth quite heavily (see photo)
> The tyres are all 175/65 TR 14.  The front tyres are a pair of Firestone Multihawks, with between 4mm and 5mm of tread.  One rear is a Marangoni with around 4mm of tread and the other is a budget Sunny tyre with around 6mm of tread.  The spare is a full-size Continental tyre with 7mm of tread.
> The tools, jack and wheelbrace are all present

All in all – this is a great opportunity to acquire a highly desirable small car for a budget price.  It drives very well indeed, looks very smart in its Special Edition paint and colour scheme, and is well equipped.  Factor in the new service, cambelt replacement only 8500 miles ago, full valet, comprehensive service history and a new MoT and it makes a very compelling case for itself.

If you have any questions, please mail me or call me on 07917-234897.  Any inspection or accompanied test drive is welcomed by appointment.