Car reviews - Renault - Clio - Cup 3-dr hatch
24 Jul 2001
By BRUCE NEWTON
THE Renault Sport dash goes down the same well-trodden path taken by most other sports-oriented hatches at the affordable end of the market. Metallic-look plastic inserts appear around the central fascia as well as the door switchgear, and the large instrument gauges have white faces. Housed under a large circular hood, the vital instruments use a dot-dash combination for their increments and are clustered around a display pad for warnings and indicators. A small separate display in the speedo arc shows the odometer and trip computer settings. A pod at the top of the dash houses an LCD panel for stereo settings, clock and outside temperature. The seatbelt and door-ajar warning lights alongside this panel, and most of those located in the instrument binnacle, are unfortunately visible when not in use.
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Did you know?Each Renault Sport Clio Cup, as the first batch of cars is known, bears the Limited Edition title and number (1-85) on a badge mounted on the overhead console inside the car and on a plate mounted in the engine bay. The original retail owners received a certificate of authenticity
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