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  1. 5 points
    Sorry guys I’ve been very quiet 🤫 but all last week I was working long days at World Time Attack! .........meanwhile during my lunch break and with the help n advice from @Safetyman 🙏 I bought the grey 265 trophy + from Melbourne. Should arrive any day now. It’s is in immaculate condition (apparently) as the previous owner had a severe case of OCD, love that! Only thing it does have some immaculate and unmarked steevas but I think I like & want the 18in tibors. Any for sale?? and thanks to all who contributed to my first post! 😉
  2. 4 points
    Welcome to the forum and congrats on your choice of car. The Meg RS is a cracking drive and the performance bargain of a generation as used vehicles. Look at the various Megane threads that explain the model differences (there are many and it’s very confusing indeed). To simplify things to be assured of Recaros go 8:08, RB7 or RB8 but lots of others have them optioned. If you go later than 2013, there is a good chance of 5 year warranty so possibly some warranty left on later ones. If you want to rock your world and don’t need rear seats, get a Trophy R, and it will ruin you for just about any car thereafter unless you can drop $200k plus on a performance toy. Good luck in your search...
  3. 3 points
    Hi folks, I bought me a Clio Trophy 220 at the beginning of the year ........and I'm Still feeling it! 😁 I took it to Marulan recently and I was impressed by the performance, especially braking, wow! - then drove it home.
  4. 3 points
    Hi Cj, Was in your exact position a month ago and the more I looked into the Rs the less I could ignore it. I’ve had the pleasure to drive some pretty incredible and powerful cars and I couldn’t really believe what I was getting in the rs for the price. I picked up a cup+ which came with the leather rs seats which look awesome and are super comfy. The rs monitor is really cool and comprehensive to and with a remap this car is just too much fun I can’t recommend it enough.
  5. 3 points
    You dont need a sales pitch to buy an RS..........Just Drive One fast Good Luck
  6. 3 points
    Hi All, A quick update. I managed to get myself a 2016 RS 275 Cup (non premium) in Flame Red. Getting it from interstate, so I will share some photos when it arrives and I have had a chance to take it for a few drives. Thanks for everyone’s help.
  7. 2 points
    They should all smell of cheese and garlic, they’re French!
  8. 2 points
    Without wanting to offend anyone with a Clio (sorry if I did) my first RS was a Trophy R so it’s pretty hard to see any other RS as equal or better. Thr OP was discussing a Meg and I can relate to his dilemma on that front. All RS cars are capable, special and fun. That’s why we are in this forum cos we know that!! Folks have different tastes, otherwise all RS cars would be four door autos wouldn’t they... Ummmm.... bugger! Carsales, gotta find a good Meg 3.... 😜
  9. 2 points
    The F4R is as old as the hills, capable of big numbers reliably. Remember too, it's port injected which to my mind negates one of the biggest longevity question marks over modern engines using direct injection. The carbon buildup that can be evident on some DI engines is chronic and insidious. PSA Prince, Ford Ecoboost, BMW 3.0t, Subaru FA20DIT... Renault are well above PSA, VAG or FCA in my estimation in terms of a car I'd be happy to own 5 years old and out of warranty.
  10. 2 points
    This is true. I don’t think I ever met someone who drove a Meg RS that didn’t buy one.
  11. 2 points
    And that is all you will need to do to become addicted.
  12. 2 points
    Mate.. that is a sales pitch if I’ve ever seen one. Really want to jump in one for a drive ASAP.
  13. 2 points
    Not only are Meganes a performance car bargain (and a bit of a well kept secret here in Aus) they are also generally highly reliable, especially as others have said if they are looked after. The bits that are less spectacular are some of the trim items like door handles which can break. Doors are huge and the fixings are either designed by Italians or are minimalist to save weight (tongue in cheek). Fairly easily fixed so not a reason not to buy one. Im with you on the Meg v Clio (sorry good Clio folks here) because the lsd and the perfohub setup is a miracle of geometry and engineering. Makes a front driver very neutral to drive and pulls the nose around around the apex when you are on it. Mind blowing the first time you give a Meg a little of the angry pedal through your favourite roads. Get out of a Meg into a Clio and it feels skittish (to me) -horses for courses as lots of folks on here love the Clio (so they are right too!). Change the belts on schedule, keep good oil in it and throw a sat of PS4S tyres on it and head to the hills. You’ll love it!!
  14. 2 points
    ...and if your biggest regret is selling your Type R, check out the Trophy-R (from 32:00)....[emoji7]
  15. 2 points
    Just in case you overlooked these as mentioned above
  16. 2 points
    Lol just beat me to it Jason! But I was lazy Chuck. Your posts are awesome and have all the info. 👍 To the OP, the 8:08 Chuck referred to for sale inQld looks immaculate. I have seen it about a few times and is definitely near the top of the quality spectrum for the model. There’s also a very low km RB8 for sale in Sydney that started too high priced but is close to the correct money now that could be a good option for you. Both have leather Recaros. RB8 also has the bi xenon lights and satnav as it has the later R link from the facelift models. Was the last hurrah for the pre facelift version so is fully loaded as a limited edition.
  17. 2 points
    Welcome! Good choice by the way... I guess it comes down to budget on respect to what you can get. Looks like you're looking at pre-facelift Mégane III either 265 or 250. The question re seats is very confusing on the pre-facelift 265 models which I think include cup, cup+, trophy, trophy+, limited edition sports (didn't come with cup suspension or LSD but had cloth Recaro Sportster CS seats), red bull edition RB7 and RB8, and 8:08. Then in case it was too straightforward some trophy+ came with leather Recaro Sportster CS seats as an option. I think the trophy came with leather Recaro Sportsters but not sat nav and reversing camera or cornering bixenon headlights. Then 2014 the facelift lineup returned to normal with cup and cup premium models but none from then on have the bixenon lights (which I have to say are a must IMHO). That's when the 5 year warranty kicked in. Where are you located? There's an amazing looking 8:08 in Qld that's just popped up for sale on the forum, has a $10K sound system in it. Mine's for sale (trophy+ with warranty still because though it's a 2013 I purchased it just after the 5 year warranty started) but after this weekend I'll be pulling it if it doesn't sell (I signed for a Focus RS LE contingent on me selling my car by Monday - I'm not interested in any other newer car at the moment so I'll keep mine in the meantime). Either way, if you're close by happy to give you a drive regardless of whether or not you're interested (I'm in the Illawarra)
  18. 2 points
    Oh now I that I know who u are of course! Yeah if I didn’t have my 2 seater evo I would’ve gotten the trophy 🏆 Rrrr 💯 % ! But so impressed with the trophy’s and let me tell you I’ve driven “ALOT” of different cars. Sure GT3s are much better and that goes with the price tag too! Bang for buck you guys are on a “good thing”!
  19. 2 points
    Congrats on the purchase! A shame the weather wasn't drier for WTAC, especially for the shootout at the end.
  20. 2 points
    Same model as mine, just fitted michelin ps4 sport tyres.
  21. 1 point
    Sorry, title posted for attention Hi first time Renault buyer, so obviously I suffer from all the usual non-Renault owning prejudices (the doors will fall off, it'll catch fire, it's likely to surrender etc). Apologies for that in advance. Having said that, I'm liking the look/practicality/compromise of a GT220 wagon. It's reasonably well powered, my daughter gets her Ls next year so we need a manual to teach her, and I often buy unnecessary large objects from Bunnings and occasionally carry livestock. They're getting on for 5 years old now, so warranty has lapsed. Are there any known issues with this model I should be on the lookout for? I realise with only 200 odd on the road the survey sample is small, but maybe someone's had experience with one, good or bad? Also are they belt or chain driven? I'm also thinking with so few examples in Australia, parts would be in short supply so any repairs would result in lengthy delays? Thanks for reading
  22. 1 point
    Glossing over the borderline inappropriate stereotyping for a moment, the engine is more or less the same as the RS meganes of the same era (which was also more or less the same as the previous RS Megane engine). They are belt driven and the RS cars have to have there belts changed every four years, despite more powerful Japanese engines having much longer belt change intervals. The brakes might be unique to the car, but remember there was also a GT hatch which would most likely be identical component wise. These cars are very much old tech, and nothing really is specced oddly or is too pricey. There's a couple of GT220 owners on here, I think @ace had issues with one he was dealing with? Maybe. My memory is horrible.
  23. 1 point
    Did we meet? 😜 I put you in the category of the very fine folks on here that love Clios - and rightly so. Great cars (esp Clio 3s). Just for me, the Meg is that little bit more that suits my tastes. To the OP, all RS cars are special and have their fans for good reason!
  24. 1 point
    Further on that reliability question - they are relatively simple, with well proven mechanicals that have evolved over generations of RS cars. They are very well known to take a beating on road and track and reach high km without any real issues. Nothing can be 100% reliable but following these forums, talking to mechanics who work with these cars daily, I don't hear about anything specific or characteristic that would give me any concerns about buying one. And the driving experience is so, so good - the more you drive, the more you'll love it - their toughness is icing on the cake.
  25. 1 point
    Flame Red as seen on the Clio IV. Metallic, slightly orangey in sunlight. I believe only available on Megane in the last year of production (2016). All the UK press shots of the '275 Cup-S' are in Flame Red. I believe its now an option on Meg IV RS. Capsicum Red was discontinued in 2015, and is just your standard bright red.