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  1. New RS 220 Owner

    Welcome to the forum and congrats on a nice looking car. You will probably be stampeded in the rush to swap the 220 OEM wheels for "lesser" variant ones on here, so be warned making statements like that... Hahaha You should get better fuel economy than the old Subie by a good margin, unless you are constantly tracking it or using race mode and launch control. In which case, you may reach those kinds of consumption figures. Just... My two bob's worth re the wheels is to drive it for a while with the OEM wheels and they may grow on you a bit. Certainly my view is it would be a retrograde step to downgrade the 220 rims to one from a lesser version of the car. Plus, when you sell it, the new buyer will likely be seeking the car "complete" with the OEM wheels. Enjoy your new car!
  2. I'm not sure about the depreciation on the IV - I was very irritated how much I had to pay for a three year old one! They do better than most RenaultSport models. That could be true Chuck. I was referring to what you can pick up a very good, low km late model one with warranty for as a percentage of the new cost. Great buying as used cars...
  3. Just catching up on this thread. SWMBO has the RS200 Cup Trophy, which was the designation at that time for what is now the Cup Premium - ie it has the RS Monitor, leather seats etc, and the Cup chassis (which includes the black 18 inch wkeels). She loves it, and it has been great, with just a little glitch with the transmission that required the ECU for the transmission to be replaced, which occurred under warranty. Hers has the 5 year warranty, and has over 45000km on it now with no issues apart from the aforementioned transmission matter. The interior of the up-spec ones with the leather seats etc are a very nice place to be, with quality of finish pretty high. I'm not sure how harsh the suspension on the ST is on yours, but the Cup suspension on the Clio is pretty firm. Later Trophy ones even more so I believe (haven't driven one of them so cannot report a personal comparison). Sport versions have a noticeably more compliant ride. FWIW, the used car buying of the Clios is pretty good too (that renowned Renault depreciation affects these as well), so you can get low km, newer ones for a great price, and have the extra warranty if that is a consideration fr you. Hope that helps.
  4. Rim Quality Or Tyres Clio Rs 2014

    It is possible for tyres to have the belts de-laminate. This is especially common in very hot climates and if travelling at high speeds. I had this issue once before in a Jeep Grand Cherokee on its original OEM Khumo tyres that had about 15000kms on them. They were three years old at the time, so similar timeframes to your vehicle it seems. One went out of round and over the course of a day while travelling up the Stuart Highway (were perfect order before I started the trip - even had them checked before departing on the 3500km jaunt), and degenerated from a slight wobble at slow speeds at the rear (just as you describe), to a full on vibration through the cabin. I changed the wheel to the silly space saver spare and continued to Darwin (at snail pace relatively speaking) where I had to replace all four tyres as the other three had started to delaminate as well by then. It was summer and the ambient temps were in the order of 40 degrees C, and obviously the extended travelling up the Stuart Highway at ... erm... 130km/hr... generated sufficient heat in the tyres to deliminate the belts. Have the tyres checked is my suggestion, as you may have a belt delamination failure in its early stages. If one has gone, the others may be not far away from being the same.
  5. This forum is without equal! Lots of folks with great knowledge and experience happy to share. The level of interest and responsiveness of members is truly amazing. And really good people to boot!!
  6. Sad but true here. There must to be a very good reason why Golfs are available in 17 shades of grey/black/white plus blue... And are the top selling hot hatch. Even the new Focus RS is available in colours of boring/boring/boring and blue... What happened to Tangerine Scream, Ford!!! Best colour ever applied to a Ford IMO. It appears that while many appreciate the "hero" colours that the hot hatch manufacturers set up on some new models, when push comes to shove, more buyers tend for the less-daring colours. Speedfiend's (and others') selling experiences tends to support this. When I bought my Trophy R, I went for the white (black roof) but it had enough "look at me, look at me!!" with the red highlights, stripes and red wheels. SWMBO loves her LY Clio, and wouldn't have any other colour for it. The new model Golf R has a variant of LY as the "hero" colour in the Euro advertising for it. It will be interesting to see if VW Australia brings that colour in, and if they do, how well it sells compares to all the other shades of boring. To the OP, welcome to the forum, enjoy your new Meg. get the one with the longer warranty - not because you'll need it, but because you'll have it.
  7. Rs 265...& Loving It

    Nope is in Sydney
  8. First World Problems ... What To Do With $35K?!

    Congrats!! Can't wait to see it ????????
  9. It's In The Genes

    And Bolwell pics please. Which one? Nagari? Congrats on the purchase and enjoy your new Meg!
  10. First World Problems ... What To Do With $35K?!

    I have a heap of Dr Beasley products from my A&D adventure if you want them
  11. First World Problems ... What To Do With $35K?!

    Hahaha autocorrected and missed that. Twice.... even put the capital at the front... doh.... Sorry Matt
  12. First World Problems ... What To Do With $35K?!

    Dr Beasleys Matt paint care products are awesome on Matt finished cars.
  13. First World Problems ... What To Do With $35K?!

    I reckon your quest turned out ok Tim.... ???? To the OP, well done. Good thing the 220...
  14. First World Problems ... What To Do With $35K?!

    Or a LOT more, as the case may be. If you tune up a manual, be sure to factor in a heavy duty clutch replacement in the near term, as this is the weak point in them. Engines are virtually indestructible at some insane power levels.
  15. First World Problems ... What To Do With $35K?!

    Performance packs no longer available on the new Golfs I'm pretty sure so you need be be looking at used. Good cars as they have the mechanical lsd in them same as put into the 40th anniversary model which is the pick of the GTIs