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    Megane Sport 225
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  1. Those marks look like it's been hit by something, but perhaps the paint shouldn't chip so easily if it's regular use/wear and tear. Still not acceptable for a new car, I wouldn't take delivery if those marks were there when picking it up.
  2. Yes and yes. The Megane 2 is significantly bigger than a Clio 2, which must be one of the smallest cars ever sold in this country I would think (apart from the Mini, early Civic, etc, from the 60s and 70s).
  3. xeno182

    Help please

    I remember a few years ago when I sold my 182, the first person who came to see it didn't want to drive it! I drove it first, then I actually had to push him to have a drive (he wasn't a new driver or scared of driving from what I could gauge). Anyway, he bought the car. He said 'as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted it'!
  4. If it has taken a chip out of the windscreen then I would think the whole screen will need replacing. Happened to our Mitsubishi and couldn't be repaired. If not, maybe it can be repaired.
  5. The silver 225 in Cairnlea looks quite good - low k's, good condition and reasonably priced. Like apple says above, very different cars, you should go drive them first. The blue one must be a cup - red calipers, anthracite wheels, etc. Best 225 colour in my opinion. Not sure why he's got those silly protection strips around the car, hopefully they come off without affecting the paint. That car also looks a good buy.
  6. What's the deal with Albury? I assume it must be a NSW registration, or can they have either? In that case I'd go with the NSW car. And yes the steering wheel condition is a big one for me - pet hate.....melted Clio steering wheels.
  7. Not really cheaper considering you've got to go to NSW to buy it (otherwise buy unseen and transport costs), and re-register it, etc. Must be a pain in the a*** buying interstate.
  8. It's not just Renaults that sit around for months. Lots of other cars do as well, I've been looking for a "reasonably priced car" my son can learn in. The biggest factor I've found is the transmission. The cars which hang around the longest are usually MANUAL. Most people in this country don't know how to drive them. And of course all RSs bar the Clio IV are just that........
  9. The k's aren't too high. But the price is a bit high for the k's. I've been keeping an eye out for the one in Melb, but it hasn't been reduced at all for several months.
  10. I can recall a 200 Cup Trophee going for sale in Brisbane a couple of months ago, not much over 100k's for around $9K. Full service history and looked in great condition. Was sold in a few days.
  11. I've been on the look out for one of these also. Lately they are very hard to come by. $13K should get you the best 197 around. Like the poster above says, that money would get you a 200 perhaps with higher k's. I would prefer the 197 because of the non-cup suspension, a bit softer for a daily driver. Otherwise the 200 is considered by most to be a better car.
  12. Mine seems to be working fine (Meg 3), but what I have noticed is that the alert volume has been significantly reduced, and is not adjustable. This has been the case since the last service (and software update I would imagine). Prior to this, it was so loud the passenger (and sometimes the driver) would get a fright. I assume this is the reason they've made the change?
  13. With a price difference like that I would definitely go the cup.
  14. I've had a 172, 182 and a 225 before the 265. To me the 265 is a monster compared to the other 3. I'm no racing driver, and I'm simply too scared to take it anywhere near its limits....to the point where I question if it's really the car for me.
  15. Fair enough. If it's for somebody just coming off their P's, I would choose the Fiesta. The Meg is a far more hardcore proposition, if the driver is that way inclined. I suppose I'm speaking as a father here (with one son at early driving age)......
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