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 Renault 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