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  1. Announcement: Forum Upgrade 4/7/17

    I understand completely and feel your frustration. Past life troubleshooting IT projects leads me to a variation on a well-known statement here...."because software!"
  2. Announcement: Forum Upgrade 4/7/17

    Re the dark background. If you go to the bottom (left on mine) of the forum page in a browser, and click "Theme", you'll see there's a "default" option, which is light. Also, "New Posts" seems to be working OK for me now
  3. Announcement: Forum Upgrade 4/7/17

    Thanks very much for all your hard work. Tapatalk and the "Recent Activity " partial reveal are the only issues I've noticed
  4. Announcement: Forum Upgrade 4/7/17

    Thanks...was about to ask...!
  5. New Account - Considering Options (and this is just my personal opinion having come from an AWD), WRX and other AWDs are basically...boring!
  6. On The Hunt For A 197, Help Me

    I'll let Megane owners comment, but the threshold issue for me is NA vs FI. I have had a succession of FI cars and they're great. But, for a fun car, a toy (which my 200 Cup is) I prefer the visceral sense of NA.
  7. On The Hunt For A 197, Help Me

    On cars in this price range, provided the car hasn't been abused, the biggest issue is not k's so much as service history (ie, when the major service with belts is due), tyres and amount of registration remaining. Each of these items represents almost 10 and as high as 15% of the purchase price, which you'll need to factor in.
  8. On The Hunt For A 197, Help Me

    Oh really?! Do you have a secret source of actual prices paid? Because I can tell you I paid much less than that for my 2011, 76,000km car earlier this year. And, at the time, I had a choice of two others who would accept significantly less than the carsales posted price. Yes, it's sad but true: Renaults have crap resale values [emoji21] and sit around, unsold, for months and months.
  9. On The Hunt For A 197, Help Me

    Why a 197? Yes, I'm biased, but for your spend you should be able to get a nice 200. Which, IMHO, is a much nicer car (jus' my 'pinion!)
  10. New 225 Owner

    I have a set of Bebops that are surplus to my needs (17") if you are interested. Located in Canberra. Yes, they have a few scratches and marks but nothing too bad
  11. First World Problems ... What To Do With $35K?!

    Agree on the S3....owned one before the M135i...nice inside, fast but ultimately boring. And every car enthusiast needs to have owned one Alfa...preferably black with a lovely tan leather interior. The love lasts about 10 months [emoji15]
  12. First World Problems ... What To Do With $35K?!

    Absolutely the ZF 8 adaptive damping! Make sure it has Michelin PSS with good tread depth. I have offense to Renault...but an entirely different and (IMHO) a much better daily drive...but, if you love FWD...!
  13. First World Problems ... What To Do With $35K?!

    But..."daily drive"?
  14. First World Problems ... What To Do With $35K?!

    It had to be said! [emoji106]
  15. Old Noob

    Sure was, Adam. Easiest for me as I'm in Canberra. It's a lovely car, well-maintained....and the Akra is addictive