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Hi Guys,

I am new to the forum. Looking at getting a 2005 Megane 225 Sport cup. It's only $6990, however here is the problem(s);

171000 kms on the clock; and all the following have been replaced:

new clutch

new turbo

new brake discs

new brake pads

new timing belt

new water pump

as well as the following upgrades:

 

K-Tech Performance Engine and gearbox mounts 
Full Performance TURBO back exhaust system 
New Turbo Upgrade (unknown spec but spools very early) 
Large front mount Intercooler 
ECU tune 
Pod filter induction kit 

 

Do you guys think i am buying more trouble or is it a good deal? Honest appraisals of course, and what can i expect to pay for other spare parts which may need fixing in the future?

Thank you

 

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Well, those sound like enhancements, not problems. In fact, many of those parts are upgrades over OEM parts...so I’m struggling to understand the question!

The only question I’d ask is whether there is documentation that tells who has done the work, as some shops are better than others.

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Yeah sounds like it’s well spec’d

just check who did the tune and the work 

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Thanks for your comments ttimbo, the question is very simple... no matter what enhancements have been done to the car, it has still done over 171000 kms. Therefore what else can I expect to have to replace anytime soon, and can I expect a hit to the wallet compared to JAPANESE cars?? I don't know much about Renaults, hence my overall concern.

 

Thanks again guys

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My 2004 Clio 182 has done 187,000km. Original clutch, engine, gearbox and still runs strong, no oil consumption, strong compression.

IMO, as long as these cars have a good logbook with services completed by dealers or specialists, they’re very strong. But if you are worried, have the car checked out by one of those specialists

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They're overall pretty good cars. I've never owned a Megane II but it's the same engine as in the III AFAIK, and it's the turbo version of the Clio 4 cyl.

 

So yes basically, echoing the sentiments of others: the question is who did the maintainence work (and upgrades) - if it was a good mechanic, go for it!

 

 

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There’s a good stock one for sale in the for sale section. Less k’s half the price ..


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That would be mine pm if your keen 😀😀

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11 hours ago, Mase said:

There’s a good stock one for sale in the for sale section. Less k’s half the price ..

It's not a Cup though, is it?

 

14 hours ago, kappa1971 said:

new clutch

new turbo

new brake discs

new brake pads

new timing belt

new water pump

as well as the following upgrades:

 

K-Tech Performance Engine and gearbox mounts 
Full Performance TURBO back exhaust system 
New Turbo Upgrade (unknown spec but spools very early) 
Large front mount Intercooler 
ECU tune 
Pod filter induction kit 

As others have said, best to get a Renault specialist to do an inspection - Virage or Alpine Affaire are the main ones in Melbourne, I believe. I can't comment on the engine upgrades, though they do sound extensive so I'd be surprised if it wasn't originally a member on here!

New clutch / brakes / timing belt / pump - definite positives in my book. These are wearing parts and need to be replaced at some point, the fact they've been done is good. Timing belt is 4 yrs / 100K kms, whichever comes sooner according to owner's manual.

K-tec mounts - mixed reviews of these. The stock mounts disintegrate around 40-50K kms, hence some people go for uprated (solid) mounts - better longevity and handling. But these bring their own problems, with more vibration through the car and drivetrain. It's a personal preference, but I'm happy to replace my OEM mounts every few years at a cost of a few hundred bucks.

AFAIK, pod filters don't pass roadworthy checks in Victoria so you'd need to have a closed filter to pass RWC, then you can put the pod back on...

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