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  1. wentworthmeister

    Newbie contemplating a Clio 182

    Well, I got one. Finally! A beautiful example of the 182 Cup. More pics and info here: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=20169
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    What's old is new again

    Congrats! I hope to join RCCV once I get my car.
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    Newbie-VIC-Renault Clio 172 Sport

    Hi Adam and welcome. Damn you, I guess that's why he didn't return my calls! You've got yourself a very nice car there...
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    Another newbie considering a Clio 182

    There's currently one 182 (non-cup) in VIC, and it's a repairable write-off. How's that for choice?
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    Another newbie considering a Clio 182

    Nice work, that was almost too easy. We need some on the market in VIC dammit!
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    Newbie contemplating a Clio 182

    Right. But how do I go about getting the inspection done? It's not my car to take anywhere
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    Newbie contemplating a Clio 182

    I've got a question for you guys, how do I go about getting a pre-purchase inspection done on a used car for private sale? Do I pay the seller to organize it and then check the results? I've talked to a few sellers by phone, but I'm hesitant to go and inspect at a car on my own. I sort of know what to look for and what questions to ask (relevant to the clio), but I've never gone through this process before and it's a bit nerve-wracking.
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    Newbie contemplating a Clio 182

    Haha, you're really into the VN! I'm making slow process. I've talked to a few people selling their RSC, none have jumped out at me yet. Next on the plate is this one: http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/pri ... C08D335631 And this one is going for cheap in SA: http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/pri ... C08D335631 (viewtopic.php?f=48&t=19738) I really wanted a 182, but the only one in my budget is this one: viewtopic.php?f=48&t=19728, and I don't really like the colour. I might just have to settle for a mint 172. I hear Portal is selling his soon...
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    Newbie contemplating a Clio 182

    Thanks for the encouragement Tim. This'll be a major purchase for me so I'd really like to get it right.
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    Newbie contemplating a Clio 182

    Bah, where was I when this was for sale!? >> viewtopic.php?f=48&t=18948 I'd have been all over it at that price. Shame there's very few nice examples currently on the market. Who wants to sell me a pre-loved RSC with all the usual mods already done?
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    Newbie contemplating a Clio 182

    Certainly interested in a 182. Shame there's only 1-2 available on the market right now! I ride a 2007 Honda CBR600RR, lovely bike. Been to the track a few times, but it hasn't had much use recently. I'll go dig up the bike thread...
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    Newbie contemplating a Clio 182

    My VN on the track!? I don't think so. I'm not sure you understand, maybe I should upload a photo to explain. It's nearing the end of its life. Needs $2k in suspension and body work alone. That's more than double what it's worth in its current state. It'd be good for a laugh though, that's for sure.
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    Newbie contemplating a Clio 182

    Thanks! I'm well aware that the VN won't be making anything near what it did when new, so you're probably right in saying that it won't hard to find something in the vicinity. To be honest, a hot hatch will be a complete departure from the VN. Almost the opposite, in fact. I've been riding motorcycles for a few years, which has changed my riding/driving style towards a more corner-oriented one (as opposed to straight-line speed). Like most motorcyclists, I enjoy riding (and driving now) in the hills where the corners are. Unfortunately, the commodore isn't suited to this style of driving, so I thought a hot hatch would be the right direction to take. Plus, on the odd occasion that I drive my sister's Pug or my friend's Barina, I have a ball. They're both gutless, but I love the small, light, flickable car and the manual 'box. @buddy: Trust, me you don't wanna see the VN. I'm embarrassed enough as it is!
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    Newbie contemplating a Clio 182

    Melbourne, SE suburbs. I haven't driven anything yet, except my sister's vanilla Pug 206 which I struggle to fit in (I'm 6'2"). There's a few of each for sale in Melb, but the Clios seem to be priced quite high compared to the 206 ($14k+ vs ~$12k). Haha, the engine would torque itself out of the bay. The mounts are nearly gone as it is. The thing has been brilliant for the money, but it's falling to bits.
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    Newbie contemplating a Clio 182

    Hi all, Nice community you've got going here! After driving my VN bommodore for 4 years, it's time to move on to something newer. My criteria is something small and light, but without giving up too much power on the VN (~130kw). I looked at the WRX and Golf GTi, but neither really do it for me. I recently happened upon an article about the Peugeot 206 GTi 180, which led to the discovery of the Clio Sport 182. They both fit my criteria perfectly, and seem to be within my budget too. I'm not sold on either just yet, but I'm sure you'll all have something to say about that Anyway, I'm looking forward to hanging around and maybe owning a clio in the near future. Tom
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