Renault Clio Trophy video diary

Harry Metcalfe talks us through his beloved Renault Clio 182 Trophy on video

evo boss Harry Metcalfe owns a number of cars. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and Range Rover are just some of the names on the keyrings hung on his wall. So where does an eight-year-old Clio belong in all of this?

The Renault Clio 182 Trophy is a true giant killer, a car which finished in the top three of our 2005 Car of the Year contest, beating Aston Martin, Porsche, Lamborghini and two BMW M Division cars to the podium. It conquered Harry's heart, too, and the very car that featured on that test now resides in his collection.

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In the video below, Harry talks us through the hardcore hot hatch and why he loves it so much...

Running Costs

Date acquiredNovember 2005
Total mileage17,003
Costs this month£402.55 (damper rebuild)
Mileage this month153
MPG this month34.5


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