Long term tests

Renault Clio V6

If all the cars I've run, the Clio V6 255 has been the best, and by some margin. I wouldn't be surprised if we have just said an emotional goodbye to the highest-mileage example in the country, and nothing much has gone wrong in a year and 24,000-plus miles. Indeed the only downside I can see is that HV53 VJO is worth a chunk less than lower-mileage examples of the same vintage.

Running Costs

Date acquiredOctober 2003
Total mileage24,555
Duration of test12 months
Average MPG23.5mpg
Servicing costsTotal £652.60
Extra costspuncture £242, oil £12.50
Price new£27,000
Trade in value£17,500

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