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    Well, it's been a long time in the making (we inked the contract on Oct 28 last year), but today we finally took delivery of my wife's new car, a brand spanking new Renault Clio Tce 90 Expression in smurf blue (actually, Bleu de France), with chrome accents and silver accents in the interior, all of which are part of the Pack Introduction. It's basically the same spec as the rental I've been driving since early Oct, with different colours and accents. There's not much to add from the review of that one, except that a few niggles have been fixed in the mean time, like the hand grips in the bootlid that are now actually useful for closing it.

    And now, pictures.












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    #2
    The very little side windows behind the rear doors look... indeed very little. Do they - or rather, does the passenger side one - actually improve rear-quarter visibility?

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      #3
      If it is a proper turbo; ROADTRIP. But it isn't. So meh.

      Still; I like this (and this colour) more than I should. Actually no. Renaults are awesome. Always have been.

      And one final point. y u no dacia?
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        #4
        Originally posted by Davetouch View Post
        If it is a proper turbo; ROADTRIP. But it isn't. So meh.
        Why isn't it a proper turbo? It's a 898cc turbo three pot with 90hp. Still won't do roadtrip though, takes too long, and there's kids we need to take care of as well.

        Originally posted by Davetouch View Post
        Still; I like this (and this colour) more than I should. Actually no. Renaults are awesome. Always have been.

        And one final point. y u no dacia?
        We no Dacia a) because the deal on this Renault was just too good; b) The Dacia is a fair bit smaller on the inside; c) The Dacia is just too boring, it's meh.
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        2001 Mercedes-Benz W203 C220 CDI Classic ...Aaaand it's gone
        2003 BMW E46 330dA Touring Lifestyle Edition
        2014 Renault Clio Tce 90 S&S Expression Pack Introduction
        2018 Renault Clio Tce 90 Intens
        Rental roulette: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

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          #5
          Looks good and yes, definitely Smurf Blue!
          I like the flush rear door handles and styling, but have not seen (or noticed) the lower door / sill lines before, which looks good I think. Does this have a function or is it just styling?


          .. oh and the gear knob needs a big yellow smilie face.
          Last edited by Heathrow; February 22nd, 2014, 1:16 PM.

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            #6
            Congrats and that's a really nice colour.
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              #7
              Congrats. But why did it take Renault so long to bang a Clio together? Almost 4 months?

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                #8
                4 months! I would be anxious...

                Also, that's a nice color and I bet it must be a very capable grocery getter/kid hauler.
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                  #9
                  It took so long, because new tax rules for company cars came into effect starting January 1, which meant that in the last couple months a lot of these small economical cars were sold. A couple brands had the best few months in ages. This meant that even though we ordered in Oct, we had to wait quite a while because there were a lot of people in line before us. Besides, it's worth the wait.
                  Last edited by Adunaphel; February 22nd, 2014, 3:05 PM.
                  1986 BMW E23 735i Goodbye...
                  1996 BMW E36 328i Touring Executive R.I.P.
                  2001 Mercedes-Benz W203 C220 CDI Classic ...Aaaand it's gone
                  2003 BMW E46 330dA Touring Lifestyle Edition
                  2014 Renault Clio Tce 90 S&S Expression Pack Introduction
                  2018 Renault Clio Tce 90 Intens
                  Rental roulette: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

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                    #10
                    Well it looks great - would not buy one myself, but thats because I like 2+ ltre Diesels. Solid cars.

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                      #11
                      Wow its huge, also could they have made the Renault badge on the front any bigger? Looks lovely though. New "small" cars are so much more than what you got 10-15 years ago.

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                        #12
                        That blue is absolutely awesome! Great to see it is finally there, we are expecting it to fail and catch fire soon!

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                          #13
                          Yeah, great colour! I didn't know they offer that shade of blue in non-RS models.
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                            #14
                            Like the car, like the colour. Swedish racing green suits it.
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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Cobol74 View Post
                              Well it looks great - would not buy one myself, but thats because I like 2+ ltre Diesels. Solid cars.
                              Funny, we traded a big 2+ litre diesel for this one

                              We're also really chuffed with how the colour turned out. We had only brochures and paint chips to go on, there wasn't a single one in this colour anywhere to be found. And judging from the salesman's words who handled the delivery, this was the first one he had seen in that colour. Almost all the Clios I see on the road are some form of grey, black, or white, with the occasional red one. I've seen one yellow one, and this is the first blue one I've seen.
                              1986 BMW E23 735i Goodbye...
                              1996 BMW E36 328i Touring Executive R.I.P.
                              2001 Mercedes-Benz W203 C220 CDI Classic ...Aaaand it's gone
                              2003 BMW E46 330dA Touring Lifestyle Edition
                              2014 Renault Clio Tce 90 S&S Expression Pack Introduction
                              2018 Renault Clio Tce 90 Intens
                              Rental roulette: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

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                                #16
                                Red fits the Clio as well.
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                                  #17
                                  Gratz on the Clio
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                                    #18
                                    C'est pas le turbo!

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                                      #19
                                      Your wife's shopping trolley.



                                      Yeah, right. Cool little hatchback in any case!
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                                        #20
                                        Her name's on all the contracts, and she'll be the one who uses it most, so that makes it her car. But since I like it a lot too, I'll be driving it often too
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                                        1996 BMW E36 328i Touring Executive R.I.P.
                                        2001 Mercedes-Benz W203 C220 CDI Classic ...Aaaand it's gone
                                        2003 BMW E46 330dA Touring Lifestyle Edition
                                        2014 Renault Clio Tce 90 S&S Expression Pack Introduction
                                        2018 Renault Clio Tce 90 Intens
                                        Rental roulette: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

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