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  1. There's plenty of commonality with non GT Meganes as well as the RS versions so I wouldn't really worry about parts and servicing complexities. As mentioned, they are well-proven without too much unusual or tricky tech and most people's experience is pretty good. Plus they are the last of their era so generally that means that reliability issues (esp if a manual) are sorted. The GT 220 benefits from the expertise of Renaultsport so is a great drive. Finally there are two excellent independent Renault mechanics in Sydney who will know these cars inside out, so if a problem was to develop you can avoid a fair bit of mucking around.
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    Potential owner ✋🏼

    Me too...but that's because I love my Clio 182 too much. If I could have only one car, I reckon a 275 might be it though.
  3. trixie

    Potential owner ✋🏼

    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.
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    Help in deciding between Clio RS 182 Variants

    Exactly - just OEM. Then a month later the car went over a kerb at Wakefield and damaged the internals of the gearbox....thanks to Davejay we replaced it with a lower km second hand unit, but of course much of the work was done all over again! Anyway the car is so much sweeter now [emoji173]️
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    Help in deciding between Clio RS 182 Variants

    Ours needed a brand new clutch at 160,000km due to the thrust bearing shitting itself. There was still plenty of material on the plates..... Anyway, new clutch was way lighter than the old, even though we'd had a fresh cable recently, and did take a few days to adapt to the weight to depress vs the spring effect on release. So sweet now.
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    Newbie - thinking of RS280

    Um so Wikipedia don't know....
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    Newbie - thinking of RS280

    Does anyone know if the Megane GT's is a wet clutch Getrag unit?
  9. The Clio has a really comfy back seat.
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    Love my Meg like I love beer kegs

    Hot! Nice pick-up Lachlan - welcome to RS ownership!
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    Price range ?

    Really? Maybe you're doing it wrong?
  12. trixie

    182 Clio Cup - Needs mods!

    I'd be almost tempted to suggest none at all to maintain the value and use it as transport. A stock Clio II is becoming rarer and more desirable. Otherwise the first question is what are you planning to use it for?
  13. trixie

    Megane Iv Gt

    I've been considering something similar and did have a drive a while back. Definitely worth a try, ideally a longer appraisal. For me ride/body control, engine and gearbox were superb but cabin design and finishes not quite to class standards and hated the seats/driving position. Undecided re the 4WS too. Perhaps that, and the seating, would make more sense on a lengthy drive.
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    Another Frb182

    The previous owner worked at Trutrack in Melbourne and fitted Eibach Sportlines and custom made Konis with a plate welded on and the different bolt spacing drilled. It has solid top mounts with extra camber and castor plus upgraded engine mounts so NVH is increased but the ride is acceptably compliant and nicely controlled plus it's good to have the easy adjustability to fettle balance or tighten things up for track/motorkhana.
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    Another Frb182

    Only when the beer runs out.
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