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[Q] Renault Clio RS200 EDC Reliability

Discussion in 'Euro' started by simonyang93, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. simonyang93

    simonyang93 New Member

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    Hi to all Sensei,

    The Renault Clio IV RS200 is using EDC (efficient dual clutch) transmission (dry clutch).


    My question is -

    1. Will it end up with a lot of fault like the DSG 7 spd dry clutch transmission?

    2. Any owner here is facing gearbox issue or any other issues ?

    3. Is the car reliable and fairly easy to maintain ?

    Tks.
     
  2. Tom

    Tom 15 Year | Platinum
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    I really enjoyed the Clio RS EDC in the 2 + years of ownership and over 70K km of experience with it.

    To answer your questions

    1. Will it end up with a lot of fault like the DSG 7 spd dry clutch transmission?
    I've never had any issues as faced by the DSG 7. shifts were spot on every time.
    This is inclucing slow drives, cruise, hill drives and track days
    The only thing weird is the slight vibration when reversing on a minor uphill
    I heard the transmission in the Clio is very different from the DSG 7, where it uses tranmission fluid and it is not completely dry like the VWs.

    2. Any owner here is facing gearbox issue or any other issues ?
    replied above

    3. Is the car reliable and fairly easy to maintain ?
    Yes, i've only facesd was wind noise from the front quarter windows which was fixed by SC.


    I'd recommend this car to anyone in fact, especially new hot hatch adopters.
     
  3. simonyang93

    simonyang93 New Member

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    Hi Tom,

    Appreciate and thanks for your sharing.

    By the way, can you share abit of the maintenance cost of it ?
    Maybe normal service price and major service that you've done ?


    Tqvm.
     
  4. 6UE5t

    6UE5t Senior Member
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    Price quite cheap already, can get below rm100k. How much was it when new?
     
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    vr2turbo 5 Year | Silver
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    Conti cars second hand usually drops quite a lot in MY......lol
     
  6. 6UE5t

    6UE5t Senior Member
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    If it drops a lot more to below 50k in the next 2 years maybe I can buy for my older son to drive. :biggrin:
     
  7. Tom

    Tom 15 Year | Platinum
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    For normal service, it's really cheap if you do your maintenance at the shop of your choice or on your own. basically:
    - 4L oil of your choice
    - RM20 oil filter from the Nissan X-Trail (yes, the Clio RS EDC's engine is Nissan made 1.6T)

    All i've done is simple oil servicing and only once manual transmission fluid change, which they use a certain ELF fluid for manual transmission. It's probably 2 litres or worth something.






    New was RM168K and hovered RM150K months after
    There was a total of 80 cars i heard and they were all sold out


    if it's RM50K, it's a great buy. It's very underrated until today, it's a great package
     
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    vr2turbo 5 Year | Silver
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    If Nissan engine first person afraid will be Izso......lol:biggrin:
     
  9. Izso

    Izso Boooooossst
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    Heck no.. No no no no no no. Nissan engines are so fussy.
     
  10. 6UE5t

    6UE5t Senior Member
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    Oh, didn't know it's a Nissan engine. :biggrin:
    Is the Megane RS also a Nissan engine?

    If one wants a small fun hothatch with 200Hp and manual gearbox, then this fits the bill perfectly.
     
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    vr2turbo 5 Year | Silver
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    Since Renault owns Nissan, many products can interchange and use....:driver:
     
  12. Tom

    Tom 15 Year | Platinum
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    the Clio RS was fuss free in the 70K km and 2 years of ownership actually

    Megane 3 isn't, the new Megane would likely be though

    yes it is, and it's spicier than any in class

    yes, especially that RM17-RM20 oil filter
     
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    vr2turbo 5 Year | Silver
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    Most new cars first two to three years usually less fuss, his Nissan is second hand and I think is likely after fourth or fifth year already....:rolleyes:

    My VR also used RM10 proton filter....:driver:
     
  14. 6UE5t

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    Except some brands like VW.
     
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    Tom 15 Year | Platinum
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    True Vr2turbo, but like 6uest said, some cars might not even last fuss free for a year
    Also, there'd be minor symptoms or signs of trouble but i saw none in the Clio's Nissan engine, also taken it to Thailand twice, Krabi and Hatyai and didn't miss a beat, engine and tranny. Except once when the battery was weak, which caused a tranny error that's it, so this one is pretty good
     
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    nissan engine ok mahhh....
    my x-gear clock near 90k km. Engine din give any problem.
    One thing worry me is temperature, light ON. Stop. No early signal...:banghead:
    Just a daily family car tho.
    Got one t n go card slot by my son in passenger door...hahaha
     
  17. 6UE5t

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    But nobody sells this car leh, coz so limited...
     
  18. vr2turbo

    vr2turbo 5 Year | Silver
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    Less New cars sold, less second hand units......lol:driver:
     
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    Tom 15 Year | Platinum
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    sure there are, there's a handful on the market now, try doing a check on mudah etc
     
  20. 6UE5t

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    Never mind, I think I'd settle for the Suzuki Swift Sports instead, much cheaper and easier to find in the market. Still quite cool looking for young adults, still fun to drive & quite zippy, but not too fast as well for beginners. :driver:
     

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