Hi All- new to the forum.
Recently back to Oz after 10 years overseas and looking to run R.S.01s at Bathurst and the Oz GT Championship in 2017.
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Posted by RenaultSportGT on 01 June 2016 - 06:39 PM
Posted by speadsracer on 16 August 2016 - 08:12 PM
Hi ladies and gents; I am a new member from Melbourne. I've previously owned a Clio 182 from new which was an awesome car. I regularly travel to Europe and lease cars for the duration. Last year I had a Clio RS 200 which re-ignited my passion for hot hatches. As a consequence I've just purchased a secondhand Clio 3 RS, Angel and Demon edition out of Sydney. It has done minimal K's, has a lot of mods and is in immaculate condition. The best part was driving it back to Melbourne which required a stop every few kilometres so I could accelerate back up to freeway speed and listen to the Akrapovic exhaust crackling out the back. I am an old Mini racer and the handling is awesome and the steering sublime. This car just puts a smile on my face.....! I've owned many, many cars and have also just taken delivery of a new Audi RS3 which is simply a computer on wheels in comparison. I previously owned a couple of Maserati Gransport's and while they were impressive grand tourer's with an engine note to die for, they can't match the fun of the Renault.
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Posted by RobbieR on 07 January 2017 - 04:27 PM
So after many months of procrastination I finally bit the bullet and ordered my new Megane RS275 Cup Premium.
I picked it up just after Christmas and so far loving every km of it! Its Pearl White with the Panoramic Sunroof.
After having a break from track capable cars its nice to be back into something performance orientated.
I'm Brisbane based and looking forward to joining the group drives, Nebo and track days. Once I get a few thousand km's on it I'll start looking into the modifications for track.
On that note, slim line plates ordered to tidy that front/rear up
Posted by Boffin on 20 November 2016 - 07:06 PM
Bought a Clio RS182 Cup around 6 months ago as a little fun toy to have on the side and it gives me a giggle whenever I go out for a blat. Had to do the timing belt as soon as I bought it (turned out it had never been done and was down to the canvas - finding out after I had driven it from Melbourne to Sydney of course) but other than the whole palava with rear wheel bearings it's been cruisy motoring. According to everyone who's been under it its in good shape and the engine is making healthy power.
Bought it with some pretty scratched alloys, so it's now sitting on a set of anthracite 2118s wrapped in RE003s. The only other mod being a KTR intake to give it a little more voice.
Joining up just looking to talk cars, as well as receive advice for possible mods to come. Following the herd and on the hunt for a Cupra R front lip, and I think the Whiteline Swaybar are possibly next on the list.
This is me and the car on a little photoshoot of mine, shortly after someone poured a whole bucket of water on themselves at 1am on a cold July night
Posted by DaveMc on 25 August 2016 - 05:52 PM
Hello all, looks like you’ve got a great thing going here.
I’ve just bought a 2014 Megane RS 265 after a long hunt. They’re sensational cars, and quite good value on the used market these days.
I've been lucky enough to drive quite a few third-generation Meganes over the years – pretty much everything from the non-Cup 265 Limited Edition all the way up to the mental Trophy R – in a few interesting places. A rental Renault at the Nurburgring earlier this year sealed the deal, and we started looking for a car at home.
I started out in search of a fairly basic car with Recaros and no sunroof before my other half shook things up by being adamant it had to have heated seats and a reversing camera. The black machine here fits the bill, it is a 2014 Megane RS 265 Cup + with leather comfort seats, bi-xenons, 19s, front parking sensors etc. We got a strong deal, trading in our VW for the new machine.
Took it for a long drive at dawn the next day, leaving Sydney for the Royal National Park, Sea Cliff Bridge, Macquarie Pass, Jamberoo Pass, Kangaroo Valley and a couple of quiet roads near Bowral and Mittagong. I’m in love.
I’m a member of the Bathurst car club, so the plan is to do the odd hillclimb or track day with the car.
Looking forward to the journey, thanks for having me on board.
Posted by FionaP on 18 March 2016 - 12:59 PM
Posted by theshoesmoo on 30 January 2017 - 07:38 PM
After a test drive way back in 2012 I finally just went for it and swapped my XR5 for a used 265 Cup with around 10K on the clock back late November.
Main stall point was my wife who does not drive manual and a 2.5 year old but after reading the wise words throughout this forum about others in similar situations (you know who you are, thank you!) I figured, eh already got the auto family wagon and my little guys red baby seat will match the belts perfectly and the deal was done.
Took my little guy down when I did the deal and trade and much fun swapping baby seats but he was loving the Meg and was kept very occupied with its general awesomeness - felt right he be there to see Dada's toy shop
For those coming from an XR5 (the car I said I would never sell (but got more hits in the rear than I care to remember)) my thoughts are:
- Ok low-down torque is gone but whatever, just kicks a$$ so much more
- Angle of the speedo - noticed it first day but long gone memory - why don't more cars have this!
- Rear vision - Dodgy as but you really get used to using the mirrors in no time
- Don't think, just do it
Anyway car is awesome and it has become the new family wagon funny enough (didn't see that coming!) and my little guy loves it, especially our new ritual "make the funny car sound and push the go fast button dada!"
Took it down to the lads at Reno Tech a week or two back, who are an awesome bunch of guys and will service it forever (thanks again Forum!) who gave my car the all clear and all nicely serviced and tuned up. See you out there!
PS - Ok this time for real, this is the car I will never sell
Posted by radiusAU on 16 December 2016 - 11:44 AM
Hey guys / girls,
Just picked this little Clio up a couple of weeks ago. Needed some work but with new belts, rear rotors and bearings she's now running nicely up and down the hills. Most likely going to keep it stock (aside from any other vintage Elf stickers I can source) but looking forward to having something fun to drive over the summer. Already picked up plenty of tips that helped me with a dodgy AC servo gear so looking forward to meeting more of you nice people on here in the future!
Posted by williamspaul on 14 December 2016 - 03:22 PM
hi guys was recomended here by joel john joseph im moving to austrailia very soon it was a hard decission due to family freinds etc but i also had to give up my passion thinking that there was no renaults in austrailia but have recently found out there is witch has made the decision alot easier even tho you dont have any mk1 clios (shame on you) i can see theres alot of french metal there to keep me happy ive had renault 5 turbos clio 1.2/1.4/1.8 8v/alot of 1.816vs/williams various 172s a 182 a megane 225/ and a 197 i turbo converted myself so ill be trawling the for sale pages looking for something that will keep me happy for now until i can afford what i really want a 200 witch ill convert to turbo hopefully there will be lots of events i can attend and new people to meet will be interesting to see how different the uk and au car scences are thanks for reading
Posted by ghettogolfer on 13 December 2016 - 08:14 PM
RS 265 Cup Premium w leather and sat nav
12XXX kms on the clock and landing on my doorstep next tuesday!
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Posted by FredBTM on 27 June 2016 - 07:15 PM
Hello everyone, some of you may know of me, most probably won't but i've now moved from the UK and live on the Goldcoast!
For those who don't know me I was involved with Yozzasport and BTM Performance in the UK both Renaultsport specialists!
Hopefully there are some meets in or around the Brisbane/Goldcoast area, will be good to meet some of you!
I'm working for Mcelrea Racing so hopefully if i speak to the boss we might become a Renault specialist............who knows!
Posted by Schoey on 08 June 2016 - 09:32 PM
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Posted by Kooki on 17 July 2016 - 05:36 PM
I am back after a almost 2 year break after selling my Clio R27.
This time with a RS 265 Trophee + and I couldn't be happier. The moment I took off in the test drive is like something so familar and I instantly addicted to the car.
Look forward to future meet ups and learning more about this model.
Posted by twisty-bits on 06 July 2016 - 08:37 AM
I've been on the forums for years but not active in a while so thought I should say hi.
I traded my old 182 cup for a nice new flame red 2014 RS clio cup premium at the end of last year... it's taken a while but I'm really starting to enjoy the new car. It'll never match the go-kart like chuckability of the 182 but it has it's own character and fun.
It's my first ever NEW car, and first turbo, first auto. I like the newness, and the turbo. The gearbox I can live with (in sport manual mode). Beginning to look at the first mods... hoping to start with a decent sounding exhaust.
If you see us on the road, say hi!
Edit: not sure how to rotate my attachment, photo clearly displays the huge amount of grip twisty#2 has!
Posted by rmuruga on 28 April 2016 - 11:42 PM
Posted by 45SET on 02 October 2015 - 01:24 PM
I sold the 197 back in Feb, and haven't actually had a car for the last 6 months. The push bike has been great, but has it's limitations.
I'm still waiting on delivery (And subsequently the build number), but I should be taking delivery of my new pearl white 275 Trophy in the coming week!
I always thought I'd be back in a RS one day, but didn't realise it would be so soon!