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Renault Clio GT 1.6 VVT 128 - Comfort & Safety

The Clio GT comes fitted with a pair of cosseting sports seats, which while not as supportive as the Recaro buckets I had in my Clio 197 F1, are still very good. The side bolsters hold you in place during enthusiastic driving, while they're well cushioned enough to keep you comfortable on very long journeys.

There's also digital climate control, ensuring that the temperature in the cabin is just right - although it's not dual-zone, so you'll need to hope that you and your passenger agree on what the optimum temperature is.

You also get automatic windscreen wipers, while the headlights will also activate as soon as it starts to get dark. The keyless entry and start system means that you never have to take the keycard out of your pocket. The door will automatically unlock as you pull the handle, while the engine is started using the button in the centre console. To lock the car you simple press the button that's integrated into the door handle. The keycard does also have controls to lock and unlock the car, but once you're used to not having to take a key from your pocket, you won't want to go back.

There were no parking sensors fitted to this car, but they are available as a £300 option! That said, if you need parking sensors on a car as small as a Clio, you're better off spending that money on some extra driving lessons.

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