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vaughan last won the day on 27 June

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About vaughan

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    Sydney NSW Australia (was in Brisbane)
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    RSC 172 P2 (B1)
    RSC 172 P2 (B2)

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  1. vaughan

    I want to buy a Clio RS NA

    Welcome! The hot hatch market was extremely competitive when the Clio 172 was developed and released, so RS Clios are pretty-much fully tuned from the factory. Unlike other makes (eg, Honda) they already have headers and well-designed exhausts and intakes. The factory did everything to get power out, there are no cheap-and-easy things left (else the factory would have done it). So you're talking cams, ITBs or turbo conversions. The best mods are tyres first, then suspension.
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    New Member, 2nd Renault Sport Clio

    It will be Black Gold. Pearl Black was used on 172s.
  3. vaughan

    Help in deciding between Clio RS 182 Variants

    Is an un-numbered F1 the Limited Edition or something?
  4. vaughan

    Help in deciding between Clio RS 182 Variants

    Yes I’d run from that car. Owner has unrealistic expectations and appears to have NFI either.
  5. vaughan

    Help in deciding between Clio RS 182 Variants

    I’ve seen the list it would be good to post it publicly. Nothing looks unusual for a car that age. Brakes, batteries, belts are all consumable wear items. The car is way over priced the owner is dreaming.
  6. vaughan

    Help in deciding between Clio RS 182 Variants

    These cars are now 14 to 18 years old. If you’re expecting something with no problems you will never buy one.
  7. vaughan

    Help in deciding between Clio RS 182 Variants

    Cruise on the ESP 172 is easy to fit all the wires and ECU code is there, just add the parts: clock spring, steering wheel switches, clutch pedal sensor, cruise/limiter switch, three-hole panel. The clock spring is the most expensive and hardest to fit, requires removing the steering wheel but that's not a big deal. The airbag needs to be trimmed too for the switches, that's easy too. Earlier non-ESP 172s: I've tried fitting cruise control to one but it didn't work. The parts were used and am not sure whether something was faulty (think it was). The car was subsequently written off before I could get it sorted out. Other people have had more success, it has been done. IMHO the cruise control is really good. I prefer to use the speed limiter function because you use the accelerator as normal but the top speed is electronically limited. The limiter doesn't cancel every time you press the clutch or change gear, so it's good in stop-start heavy traffic.
  8. vaughan

    Help in deciding between Clio RS 182 Variants

    Consider the 172 as well. There isn't much difference between the 178 and 182, and the 182 Cup is only slightly different front suspension. The 172 is lighter than the 182 (the Phase 1 172 is lightest of all) and the 172 has a spare tyre and rear tow point, 15 inch wheels which are cheaper for tyres and lighter than the 16 inch alloys on the 182s.
  9. vaughan

    Help in deciding between Clio RS 182 Variants

    Regarding weight, apart from exotic cars like Lotus, the Clio 172 is the lightest car built since the mid-2000s. Additionally most cars with a similar weight like the Fiesta XR4 have less powerful engines. Cars with similar power like the Peugeot 206 GTI 180 are 100 kg or more heavier. To get a better power to weight ratio you need to either go turbo or get a V6 Golf R32 or Alfa 147 GTA. Neither will be faster than a Clio in the corners. IMHO buy based on service history. Higher mileage well maintained cars will be better that a low mileage car that’s had less frequent servicing particularly with belts.
  10. vaughan

    RS265 Sport LE Diff upgrade

    In Australia, all of them EXCEPT the Sport.
  11. vaughan

    Need some help!!!!!!!!

    You're providing them with the correct VIN number that's all you're required to do. Let them know in writing that the wrong model is associated with the VIN and you have made all the necessary disclosures. My guess is that the dealer selected the wrong model when the car was first registered, so Vic Roads has the wrong info. I recently changed rego on a QLD car and the engine number was some random barcode on the block.
  12. vaughan

    Need some help!!!!!!!!

    IANAL etc, but I reckon all you need to do is provide them with the VIN and get the insurance sorted. If their own internal database information is incorrect about the model of the car, that's their problem.
  13. vaughan

    Need some help!!!!!!!!

    Excellent, so it's not that then!
  14. vaughan

    Need some help!!!!!!!!

    Is this the build date or compliance date? It might be a 2015 build.