Great deals on a cheap Renault Modus
Cheap Renault Modus
If you want a more practical version of a small hatchback then the cheap Renault Modus could be the answer. The cheap Modus is based on the Clio but is more versatile with extra rear passenger space. The cheap Modus combines features you wouldn't necessarily expect to find on a small car. The cheap Renault Modus was also the first small car to achieve a five-star rating in Euro NCAP crash tests.
The entry-level engine in the cheap Modus has a turbocharged engine which boasts 100bhp but 48mpg economy figure. The cheap Renault Modus is certainly more nippy, especially around town. The 1.4-litre is a popular choice, it keeps up with the flow of traffic. The top petrol is a 1.6-litre with 111bhp that's smooth and quiet. The diesels make most sense if you intend to cover long distances. There's one engine , a 1.5-litre dCi which offers decent pulling power and has an average economy of an impressive 63mpg.
The cheap Modus can seat four people in comfort and has a sliding rear bench to prioritise luggage space or passenger space. Those in the back get good headroom. The rear seats and can switch between offering seating for two or three - two is more comfortable when carrying adults. The cheap Renault Modus has an airy interior but the smaller petrol engines become intrusive when pushed. The cheap Renault Modus rides well for a small car though, coping with most moderate bumps and poor road surfaces without punishing the occupants of the car.
While the cheap Renault Modus is roomy enough for four adults and some luggage, the cheap Modus also offers some ingenious convenience features to ensure it can carry more than you would expect. The cheap Renault Modus can be chosen with a split opening rear hatch for those times when you arrive back at your car to find someone has parked so close that you can't open the boot. The lower section of the tailgate has a panel that is hinged at its base and can be opened downwards. The front passenger seat on some models also has a stowage facility - part of the cushion folds to form a hollow to hold objects safely while driving and the backrest can also be folded forwards to allow long items to be carried.