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Goatman last won the day on 25 September 2016

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About Goatman

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    2014 Megane 275 Trophy in Liquid Yellow (Nikki) - First Love
  1. Goatman

    Finally Got My 2015 Megane Rs265 In Liquid Yellow! :)

    What an apt username - the Meg will definitely keep you grounded at speed but with that liquid yellow you will not be missed. Welcome to the club and enjoy the new ride!
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    Newbie Looking For Advise On Rs Model 250/65

    Well done! You will love your new ride
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    Hello

    Yeah would like to get my hands one your tyres
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    Advice On Purchasing Clio Rs 3

    Hello all! So this is it - finally landed myself a 2014 Meg RS275 I will start another thread to formally introduce Nikki to the RSers here Thanks again for all your advice! Cheers The Goat
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    Advice On Purchasing Clio Rs 3

    Hi all! So after all the sleepless nights thinking of Clio vs Megane over and over, I have decided to go down the path of a Megane RS275 Trophy Reasons being: 1) The 275 still has 3 years plus factory warranty (gives me a "peace of mind" for my current circumstance) 2) The 275 is bigger, more practical (I have a 4 year old and a wife that requires a little more space and comfort) 3) The 275 is quick from the get-go - I love an NA but since this will be my daily drive, I wouldnt mind having one that gives me these "simple pleasures" without needing to put on my rallying skills - sure the Clio is more raw and mechanical but on a day to day basis, the Megane would do it for me now Apologies for disappointing the Clio supporters here but also thank you for the numerous advice etc. - really appreciate them! I will be flying down to Sydney this Friday to collect the car and will be driving back to Brisbane (haven't decided on which route yet - some say NEH is longer but a bit more fun?) Will post photos once the car is in the garage! Cheers Damon EDIT: The Clio is still in the books - if my employment circumstance were to change for the better soonish, Clio would be the weekend toy
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    Advice On Purchasing Clio Rs 3

    Hello all! Apologies for the lack of update re: my journey into the elusive RS world. I have been reading on the Clio a lot and I must admit that there were some issues faced by owners here that had made me think twice i.e. engine failures in particular and gearbox synchro issues. As I am not in the position to fork out possibly more than 10 thousand dollars for a new engine etc. I have re-considered my purchase and now targeting used RS Meganes from circa 2014 onwards (those with the 5 year warranty for peace of mind). I have test driven a couple and they are great machines (but I honestly prefer the more "mechanical" - go kart like Clio, it's just a little more special to me having also test driven a Gordini) Does anyone in Brisbane know a go to person to perform a thorough inspection? I know they are still within the warranty period but me being paranoid, I feel like I should get someone within thorough knowledge of the car to assure me. Oh and one last question, 265 Cup or 275 Trophy? I just couldn't get over the pops and crackles from the 275..... Cheers Damon
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    Advice On Purchasing Clio Rs 3

    Hello all! Thanks again for the great advice / tips. I am in the advanced stage of negotiations and will be getting the Renotech boys to get the pre-purchase inspection done sometime soon! I can't believe this is (almost) happening! I have one other question - does anyone here have any experience transferring rego from NSW to QLD? I have read many forums but it all seems confusing to me. My understanding is: 1) Pay for the vehicle 2) Seller to provide Notice of Disposal 3) Prepare a letter / agreement to evidence the private sale 4) Drive back to QLD (I hope I will enjoy this bit the most) 5) Take off NSW plates 6) Hand over plates to Transport QLD 7) Register the car as though it is a new registration (I believe I will also have to do a roadworthy cert beforehand as they do not recognise the NSW equivalent?) Is my understanding correct? Cheers! Damo
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    Advice On Purchasing Clio Rs 3

    Wow! I did not expect so many replies / feedback in one day guys. Thank you so much for all the good information and validation that my "observation" of the Clio RS 3 as the little hot hatch impossible for anyone to ignore. I think I will take up No152's aka Jason's offer for a close-up inspection of the car itself - I've seen some from afar (they usually are way ahead of my Mazda 2). Who knows I may not like it up close and personal? But we all know that is impossible right? The other thing is that with so many variants of the 3 on the market, I have no idea which ones to go for - most of them are within my budget i.e. 15 to 20k for a 4 to 5 year old but choices, choices choices. Specs aside, I really like the yellow on the AGP - it shouts Renault Sports to me really. I will keep everyone posted about my journey and definitely with the QLD members for the catch ups / drive days etc. - fingers crossed all's good! Cheers Damo
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    Advice On Purchasing Clio Rs 3

    Hello all! I have reading about the Clio RS 3 a lot lately and have been intrigued by its cult status. I spoke to the wife about my intention to get one for myself to kick off my mid life crisis phase. I live in Brisbane and there is none for sale here now. Saw a couple of nice ones i.e. Cup Trophee and Aus GP in other states on Carsales and am quite keen. It would be great if you could give some feedback as to the ownership of the RS3's - the ones I am looking at are circa 2010 / 2011 with less than 100Ks. I would be getting an independent specialist to perform thorough check as well - any recommendations for who to use in the Sydney area and what to look out for specifically? Also, are there any Rs3 owners in Brisbane here? I would like to get in touch to hear about your views and more so the availability of independent specialists here (I know there are plenty in Sydney etc). One last quick questions - does it fit a child seat at the back and those with a little family, how easy is it to get in and out of the back? This one is a question from the wife - fail to impress her on this equals no Clio for me. Thank you all.
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