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Hi

Looking at buying a 2004 Clio for my daughter as a first car. It has 90k and has service history.

Are they reliable? Are the service, maintenance,  spare parts or repairs expensive due to being a European car?

Any other feedback would be appreciated 

Thank you in advance 

 

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11 hours ago, Verena said:

Are they reliable?

Compared to a Toyota Corolla: No

Compared to a VW: Probably 

11 hours ago, Verena said:

Are the service, maintenance,  spare parts or repairs expensive due to being a European car?

 

If you go to the right specialist maintenance costs will be okay. Also helps with question 1 around reliability. Spare parts availability actually isn’t too bad given the Renault-Nissan tie up

My 2005 Clio 2 has had 2 unscheduled maintenance items over 4 years and 20k km. One I had to tow, the second I could drive to the garage only because it was very close. Known problems, but I don’t mind a bit of unreliability because the car does certain things very well otherwise 

So these cars are reliable enough to be “daily drivers”, but if you want the most hassle free motoring look elsewhere 

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