I was the original owner of CL10RS (silver 182 Cup) which was sold to Ryan who is also a fellow member here. I used to go to a few drive days and went to a dyno day or two. I think I was also one of the first non-Gordini Clio's to have a stripe installed. Had to get a sign maker to fabricate it because online and Ebay sellers weren't available at the time.
Some of the earlier members I can still remember very well and so glad to see this forum just went from success to success consistently
I sold my 182 to get in the property market which I eventually did, never staying too far away from OZRS. I still get excited everytime I saw an RS on the road specially when I first saw a Megane 250 on the road. OMG the on my face would not stop for hours... Fast forward a year of driving my gf Mazda 3 which is fine really, but I started to get an itch and wanted to get a car for myself that is more FUN than just going from A to B while asleep. So I started trawling Carsales to see what's available when a childhood dream eventually popped up. I always loved watching rally on tv and always had plenty of toy cars in a distinct Blue with Gold wheels.
Next thing I know, I was driving a 2012 WRX in WR Blue! I know, Subaru has pulled out of rallying for a while but I was glad to have a childhood dream ticked! It wasn't the car I used to watch on TV and play with as toys but at least it came from that same heritage. The WRX itself was great, it was fast in a straight line, fast enough on corners and very practical. It's great to be able to drive to the snow and not have to pull over to the side of the road like the rest of the fake SUV's trying to fit snow chains while its dark and with heavy snowfalls. The car served its purpose well but it also did things that made me miss my 182 so much. Firstly it attracted too much attention from traffic light warriors and po-po! It drank fuel for the fun of it, it certainly wasn't as nippy as the Clio was which I think fitted my driving style more than a heavier AWD police magnet. Oh I was also paranoid parking it anywhere in public thinking it will be stolen as soon as I walk away...
Anyway the car is now sold, surprisingly more difficult to sell than the Clio...
Now I'm hoping to eventually get back in an RS one day. I'm not yet ready at the moment but I know now my next car will be an RS or nothing at all.
I'm particularly interested in the Clio RS 200, I think its roughly 2010-2011 models. But there are so many variations, I'm still confused at which one exactly. I know it will be in either of these three colours depending on what is available at the time I serioulsy look for one. Liquid Yellow, French Racing Blue or White.
For some whos owned both the 182 and 200, what do you think are the major differences driving wise?
Sorry my long winded post, just wanted to give an update on what has happened since I let go of the favourite car I've ever owned!
My next Clio will definitely be a keeper for life