I'll try not to waffle incase I bore anyone.
My name is Rohan, and on the weekend I purchased an RS 250 Megane.
Up until this point I have only owned MX5s, my latest one was extensively modified. Engine, suspension/wheels/tyres, full leather re-trim (done by myself), steering wheel, gauge cluster, front bumper... you name it I changed it:
It was turbo-charged and was very, very quick.
But it would be with this much power and a sub-1000kg weight.
I had a reality check a couple of months ago when I finished uni and was offered a job at the Bureau of Meteorology. The MX5 was modified beyond insurance, EPA and Police guidlines so I was forced to take it back to stock and find a car that can get me places without being arrested!
My criteria were tough to satisfy and I considered everything from a WRX, 130i, XR5 and Type R. I had looked at the Renault's but they were outside of my $15k price point, however, a friend on the MX5 forum (also on here, Hi Peter!) alerted me to an RS 250 for sale in Moe for a good price. I was skeptical but the car seemed well taken care of after contacting the previous owners by email (found on the service receipts).
You guys seem to have a really nice forum here, so I'm looking forward to chatting about Renaults with you all. Although I bought this car to solve a problem born out of car modification, I might be doing a couple of bits and pieces which I will share.