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  1. apple3337

    I want to buy a Clio RS NA

    Cheap to maintain. Basically an annual oil change and a belt every 4 years for about 1K. Tyres are cheap on the 17 inch rims. A very common size. Any half decent mechanic could do the oil but definitely go to a specialist for the belt. We can recommend them here depending where you live. You really ought to drive one though. They may not be your thing.
  2. apple3337

    I want to buy a Clio RS NA

    Sorry...NFI. Mods are not my thing.
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    I want to buy a Clio RS NA

    Well for 15K you are open to any Clio 2 or a really good Clio 3. IMHO I'd go for a 3. They are the last of the NA hot Clio's and will be hold their value very well. There's 2 on carsales that stand out to me. This https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Renault-Clio-2012/SSE-AD-5610171/?Cr=8 or this https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Renault-Clio-2010/SSE-AD-5554065/?Cr=9 Both low klm and really nice spec and colour. If it was me I'd go the yellow one. The last year they were built (2012) a very collectable colour. Get it checked out (Adelaide people jump in here as to where) and if it's all good...BUY IT! Fly over and come back via the ocean road. With those low klm I'd be amazed if there were any issues. Very solid cars these. Just make sure it hasn't been in a serious accident. The only thing to factor in is a possible timing belt change at 100,000 klm or 4 years. Allow 1K. That's it! Shout out if you want to drive one. Check out the videos that I put together here https://clio3victoria.weebly.com/ And if that doesn't convince you... I can't help
  4. apple3337

    I want to buy a Clio RS NA

    What's your budget? We can give a lot more specific advice with that in mind. BTW all the NA Clio's are awesome
  5. apple3337

    New Member, 2nd Renault Sport Clio

    Welcome. A member here is selling this car. Might do a deal for you??? It's also in the forum sale section. https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Renault-Clio-2012/SSE-AD-5628960/?Cr=5
  6. apple3337

    CLIO SPORT 197

    Just checked out the ad. Looks good value if everything is ok. Price seems very fair as long as its been looked after. 8000 to 8500 is about what its worth imho.
  7. apple3337

    CLIO SPORT 197

    Have you got a link for the car? Timing belt every 100,000 or 4 years whichever comes first. I'd get any car you are interested in getting checked first by Paul at Auto Paris in box hill. Generally they are pretty bullet proof. Maybe a synchro issue on the older cars. What's the budget?
  8. apple3337

    New member, new Mk3 Clio RS Angel & Demon

    Saw that on carsales. What a great buy. Nice pick up. You'll love it. Drive coming up. See the social section.
  9. apple3337

    First Renault just purchased

    Nice! Drive coming up in August. See social section.
  10. apple3337

    How to spot a rs200 cup?

    Maybe it's one of these (see link below. 2010 Trophee) but with a different set of wheels. IE: an early 200 sans keyless entry and start button. I'm tipping the black one above is a 2010 Trophee model. https://www.drive.com.au/motor-reviews/renault-clio-rs-200-cup-trophee-20100806-11mox
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    How to spot a rs200 cup?

    Buy this car! Hang out for a set of used Recaro's to fit later on. https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Renault-Clio-2012/SSE-AD-5185843/?Cr=11 Or this. https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Renault-Clio-2012/SSE-AD-5322550/?Cr=12
  12. apple3337

    How to spot a rs200 cup?

    Looks like a 200 but it's got a 197 interior, except for the bluetooth. Weird. Another test you can do. The 200 steering has adjustable reach and rake. 197 is rake only. The steering was sharpened up on the 200. Not sure how to test that. You'd need to take it to someone such as Renotech (google them) to check the chassis set up to confirm. IE shocks/springs are different on a 197 vs 200. They would know what to look for. It could have been a weird one made with whatever was in the parts bin at the time of manufacture. Maybe an early 200 before the keyless entry??
  13. apple3337

    How to spot a rs200 cup?

    ...but no keyless entry?????!!!! Where's the start button??? 200's don't have ignition switch!!
  14. apple3337

    How to spot a rs200 cup?

    Hmmm no. 200 is better than a 197. It looks like a 197 tricked up to look like a 200. Caution!
  15. apple3337

    How to spot a rs200 cup?

    You'll have to check the build or compliance plate. Sticker in the glove box will tell you too. All clios had the cup suspension. The best Clio's to buy are the 200's with Recaro seats. Low klm examples are getting harder to find but they do pop up. I'd keep an eye on the market for a while to get a feel for whats going on. If you see a good one, get it inspected and buy it if its any good. Clio 3 section has threads on this topic.