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  1. 18 points
    Hey guys - new Megane RS 280 owner! Wanted to join to see what other Aussie Renault Owners get up to in terms of mods & drive days. Loving the Megane RS 280 after coming out of an Amarok for work. Owned a 2014 Polo 77tsi previously and is great being back in a quick hatch (tad faster than the Polo hey). Manual late 2018 model, got the rims painted and loving the Titanium Grey. Tempted to get an aftermarket exhaust done soon, on the cards. Anyone aware of any ECU reflashes available in Aus too? Couple of snaps this morning from a cruise up Mount Glorious. 4 wheel steer is insane. Jacob 🙌🏼
  2. 16 points
    Manual, cup, alcantara, Bose, panoramic roof & Daniel Ricciardo signed side mirrors cover
  3. 14 points
    Hey all here is the newst addition to my financial mistakes fleet, a 172 phII in the almighty clearcoat peeling/faded metalic blue (rare factory option i heard) small mods include a diy air intake duct, pod filter, rs tuner (needs a retune asap), koni suspension, hektic sound system ulleh, 2 yes 2 fire extinguishers just incase habibs diy audio system catches fire or you crash and burn. Whatever is first i guess. Please say hello to Francine Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  4. 14 points
    Hello, just re-introducing myself. Was a member before, but for some reason wasn't, and now I'm back, Recently got my new RS280, EDC in Pearl White, formerly owned a Clio RS200 Cup
  5. 12 points
    Hi everyone, bought this Clio 172 off the forums here as my first car a few months back, my friends thought I was mad for buying a French car as my first, but after they saw it in person they're envious haha. I've been so busy, so have hardly had the time to properly enjoy it, but I finally got around to giving it a wash and a wax, as well as a little bit of interior cleaning.Tips for cleaning and refreshing the suede would be appreciated The condition of the car was fantastic when I bought it and it'd obviously been well taken care of. Definitely going to get some new rims for it soon; any suggestions are welcome!
  6. 12 points
    The looong awaited delivery date arrived yesterday. Finally part of the RS club! Haha Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. 11 points
    So, she’s all registered in my name, belt, water pump, dephaser, aux belt etc all sorted and four new RE003’s fitted (tyres were fine, but old). I’ve also removed the seat spacers, replaces all orange indicator bulbs and ordered a new gear knob cover. She’s running great! Engine, gearbox, clutch, suspension etc all feels really tight. You were all, of course, right about the windows. Quick touch is auto - completely opposite to every other car I have ever owned! Planning on an alignment and full suspension check over this week. Taken her for a couple of quick runs now the belts are done, but looking forward to finding the time for a proper run into the hills. She feels nice and nimble and should be a fun little beast. Two surprises thus far - the steering rack must be quite slow (you need to turn the wheel about twice as far as our 308 GTi) and the suspension is quite stiff (as expected with a cup) but there is a reasonable amount of body roll. In comparison, fast Peugeot’s I’ve owned in the past are generally quite compliant, but stay very flat around the bends. Not sure whether a rear sway bar is the way to go. Might get a bit more seat time first. Gave her a good detail today. She’s in bloody good condition for her age. Couple of pics below:
  8. 11 points
    Test drove a Megane RS(Orange) this morning and I was impressed by the comfortable ride. I wasn't after a hardcore hatch like a Ford RS just after one that was comfortable but handled well if I wanted to take it for a spirited drive. I believe that the Megane RS fitted the bill. I will take delivery of the car most likely mid next week. Some people may be surprised that I coming from a BMW M140i however the ride in the RS is superior and the handling is sharper. I'll probably miss the wallop of torque in the BMW but I couldn't really stretch it's "legs".I certainly will not miss the ride quality. I'll report back next week, hopefully Telstra will fix my phone line and I can use my computer rather than trying to type on a phone............ with pudgy fingers.😀
  9. 11 points
    hi all, just wanted to drop in and say hi. I've been snooping around these forums for a month or so whilst i tried to find a clio sport. I've wanted one now since released so about 18 years! Yesterday i finally put down a deposit on a silver 182 Cup. The Price was too good to pass up given the condition (albeit does have a couple of qn marks mechanically..) Bit unsure if this is the appropriate place to address my "qn marks" but it would certainly put my mind at ease if other forum members could chip in on a few things: 1.) it seems to have a drone from the rear of the car, i've read here wheel bearings are a common issue so leaning this way. Just unsure if it could be something really nasty? 2.) a small rattle from rear (i'm actually not very stressed about this so unsure why i'm even noting it!) 3.) i have seen the members here suggest only buying a car with a good service history and confirmation around items such as the timing belt... I'll be honest the logbook in this one was less than perfect and was unable to confirm when the timing belt was done. The owner is going to check with his mechanic around this. I am simply going to assume i need to get it done prior to really driving the car (i'm in no rush) as it has 178XXXkm on it. Otherwise she all looked good bar aircon that doesn't work and auto wipers that don't! can't wait! pic attached for viewing pleasure and look forward to meetings and all the contacts/resources here.
  10. 9 points
    Done deal! I'm now the proud new owner of this car. Thank you very much to Deb for offering her car to me in such terrific condition and the patience needed to manage an interstate purchase. The car is fantastic. I flew down to Sydney on Saturday and drove it back to Brisbane over the weekend. I'll post a more detailed introduction and review once I've spent a bit more time with the car but so far, it's just delightful. I know I'm preaching to the choir...LOL. A couple of things to do this week. I've got it booked in for a QLD roadworthy tomorrow which is necessary to change to rego over. Then the RACQ are coming around on Wednesday to repair a very minor stone chip I picked up on the windscreen near Tamworth on the drive home. It's tiny but best repaired and simple to do. This photo was taken today. I haven't even had time to wash it yet but you wouldn't know from looking at it the car had done a 1000k road trip, including several hours at night. A couple of bugs on the gloss black bumper but otherwise, it hardly shows any dirt at all.
  11. 9 points
    You’d be crazy to modify something so good from the factory, wouldn’t you? No...wait... As you were.
  12. 9 points
    Hi Guys, This is my second Renault ( my first car was a Reno 16ts) and I’m absolutely loving it. It’s a 2015 Cup premium with a lot of factory options I was told by the last owner. I really appreciate this forum as there is so much information from you guys , it made my decision to buy it so much easier. I am also looking forward to the Sydney pizza meet up some time. Anyway here is my new baby
  13. 8 points
    Hey guys just a friendly hello. Recently picked up a 2015 Clio R.S cup premium and absolutely loving it. Looking forward to connecting with this awesome community!
  14. 8 points
    A quick hello! Just picked up a Clio 197 supposedly for my son, but I suspect I'll be having more fun in it. I've had a range of cars including a couple of Alfas. In recent years though, an NB MX5 which I turbocharged and a few Hondas which I still have. The DC2 Type R is a stripped out, track only car and the FN2 Type R is road registered weekend toy with a K-frank in it. Very torquey, very easy to drive but oriented toward smooth roads and track days. And that brings us to the Clio. Picked it up in Singleton, and had a run through the back roads on the way back to Sydney. It's ultimately not as quick as the Civic, but I had so much fun it! A couple of things need attending to (engine mount, shocks wearing out, and steering rack bush) but MAN it was fun and so easy to drive. The car is at Renotech now getting the engine mount and drive shaft seal attended to. I'll slowly get to the suspension and steering rack...can't wait to get it back! I have to say though...much fewer 197s around than I expected.
  15. 8 points
    Hi All , It's hump day and we are nearly there. For bulk of my life i was a Honda Fanatic having owned almost every Civic and an Integra , including an s2000. I was very hesitant at first to purchase a euro car primarily because of "repair costs and reliability" and because i loved the sound of the VTEC crossover and having the whole "2 cars in 1" due to the VVTL , fuel efficiency down low and when you put your foot down it came alive. What got me into the Clio was when i took off from a set of lights and i looked to my left and there was a white clio RS Sport right next to me which at the time i didn't know what it was and i was taken by surprise , at that time i was driving a civic FN2 so not fast by any means but decent for a road car. After a change in personal circumstances and after alot of research i bit the bullet and sold my civic to buy the RS , i was abit more reluctant to buy the RS after i found out the F4R engine was developed jointly by Renault and Nissan (at least what i have read) Whilst internally still struggling with the concept of me buying a clio (because Clio's are girl cars right?) i got over it and here i am. Initial Impressions: a lot more torque , now i understand why almost every car driver hates honda's , not having to wait for vtec and not having to shift so much to propel the car is a godsend , the exhaust noise is extremely addictive especially when shifting at mid-rpm's it sounds like a fighter jet breaking the sound barrier (ok a little bit of exaggeration but still amazing). but what i actually enjoy the most is going through corners and it handles almost as good as my Honda s2000 did , little to no understeer it is a literal go kart and begs to be thrown into the corners and really good grip to which i have yet to exceed the limits. I have owned the car for approximately 3 months now (driven around 2500km's) and it is surprisingly comfortable given it rides on 225/40/r18 stock which i attribute mainly to the recaro's and stiffer suspension overall , still absolutely terrible on Sydney roads but what car isn't. Negatives: random squeaks from the dash and i believe passenger seat rail , lack of armrest are annoyances but i have learned to live with them , but with this car what has truly infuriated me ALMOST to the point of me actually not buying another Renault again is simple DIY jobs like changing headlight bulbs or..as per recently whereby i was trying an LED H1 with 80w it fried a fuse (thankfully and...yeah my bad) and found out the fuse box is under the battery...AND secured by Torx Hex Key Bolts... like i have to say...what in the actual f**k were the engineers thinking when they designed this car , honestly almost drove me to madness but i got it fixed myself after a few deep breaths and patience. Besides that , it has been reliable so far , it has its quirks as does any car but most importantly it is actually really fun to drive and i have not been disappointed yet and i can't wait to see how it goes on the track in a few months time. Modifications that came with the car was some aftermarket engine mounts , a K/N Panel filter which i didn't have to buy as i am retaining the stock airbox as i believe it is one of the better setups and less attention from police is always good Modifications that i installed so far is just full scorpion exhaust system (there was no way i was going to spend $2600 on an akrapovic , at least not at this stage) , i have an oil catch can coming this weekend and a tune from Superchips AU to smooth everything out , i also have a rear wiper delete kit i need to figure out how to do (renault engineers like to make things difficult). My current dilemma is trying to find 17 inch wheels i can use my tax return dollars on to make for a comfortable ride for daily driving which seems like mission impossible because the default offset is 68 and the large brembo brake's don't help in this department. As a sidenote i currently run Castrol Edge 5w-40 (besides being Renault RN0710/RN0700 approved , one number denominates turbo and the other non turbo can't remember which) because after doing alot of real life testing i have found that it comes from a PAO ESTHER base and then its hydrocracked into a fully synthetic oil compared to say Penrite HPR-40 which is considered a group 3 oil , basically the Castrol from my experience burns alot less because its a higher quality oil and so far on the Renault i have only had to top up 400ml in my ownership. What an intro right? , guess i ultimately came here to say Hi to everyone but ended up giving a biography. Look forward to coming to a Renault meet and meeting you all and seeing your cars!
  16. 8 points
    Hello to all. We purchased our car 2 weeks ago. Looked at Honda, Peugeot, RS3 and STi . No fords, as they are not due till next year. Unfortunately all of the above other than the Subaru were no where to be found, so we went with the Cup. Adelaide seems to be a backwater if you want some sort of manual sports tourer Had never seen the Flame Red, so went on a hunch. Colour is excellent. Would be great to take it for a drive, but at the moment it sits in our shed under a car cover waiting for warranty issues to be sorted. Paint, Glass, chrome, door alignment and rubbing, interior trim. Is a December 18 build, so probably one of the last ones they did before Xmas knock off.
  17. 8 points
    I had an Evo X before that an STi, wanted to try euro cars for a change, my last car before the Meg RS was an 2017 Koleos intens. Now my plates are back on the gotta love that ass🤤😍
  18. 8 points
    Picked this one up about 6 weeks ago. Absolutely stoked with it. Very usable car (it's my daily), much more compliant and refined then I expected based on some reviews I'd read. Love the pops and bangs from the exhaust, the seats, heaps of features etc. Great car! Plus I just got it Opti-coated too which has made the paint way better than it was. Couldn't recommend it highly enough.
  19. 8 points
    Just saying the longest Hi I will start off with that I am an avid Mazda MX-5 fan so this is unusual for me to be on a Renault forum, although I am on Aussiefrogs already as I own a Peugeot 207 HDi Lemans as well. Between me and my Dad we have had 4 MX-5's 2xNB SE's, a NC LE and a ND GT. We recently sold off my previous NB SE and our newer ND with the NC being long gone so now only have my replacement NB SE that is pretty much just a pure turbocharged track pig with plates. We really want the newer 2019 spec upgraded 135kw ND after fanging a media one down in Tasmania, but don't exactly want to pay 45K+ for one that will be worth 25K 3 years later. We will have to wait a year or two for a good used one like we did with our ND we just sold so that has led us down the path of acquiring something different which ended up being a Renault Clio 3 RS Angel and Demon. So we did not even buy what I though I was going to, I was looking at Peugeot 206 GTi 180's, Clio 2 182 Cups or possibly a Clio 3 197 R27 if I found one in the right condition for the right money, In the end through my Dad watched a Clio 3 RS Angel and Demon tumble in price that we picked up last week from Adelaide. A Red one. Only 30000km's on the clock with a good service history and pretty good condition. Dad and I are both really picky so good condition means basically new car to the general public. I went halves with my Dad just like we did with the ND MX-5. So joining the Renault brigade with track usage in mind is a bit left field for me, but was actually my idea. Basically I wanted something a bit more practical for use at MX-5 club tracks days that not only I am capable of driving. Something my Sister and Dad can also drive with out fear that my current MX-5 SE instils. Currently my Sister has been using her Kia Pro'Ceed which is surprisingly capable around Wakefield Park. I managed high 1'12's in it! The Clio will be a good substitute for her as all 3 of us can go down in it together and she can sell her car before it dive bombs in price, My Dad doesn't drive much, he more officiates but sometimes has a session out there. We drove it back to Sydney, via the Grampians National Park, Bendigo and Canberra. No sore body parts at all. The Recaro's are really great for a long trip which I was sort of expecting based on other sport and arce seats I have had in other cars. No rattles or any other problems either, It definitely drove the way a 30000km car should. So after driving it 1600kms there is 1 thing I don't like. The normal headlights. are rubbish. At maximum height they still do not shine very far at all. The high beam is however excellent. The only other thing I would say is that it is a bit thirsty considering we were mainly on dead flat 100km/h roads. We ranged between 7.8 to 9.0L/100km. The lower figure was when we had the air con on less, And these are measured figures at the bowser, not the in car ones which were within 0.2 anyway. Even my track pig highly modified MX-5 SE can out do that, And yes that revs higher than the Renault at freeway speeds, 3400 vs 3100. There are a few minor issues with the car, none of which the car is at fault, more previous owners/dealers plus us being very picky. We will likely rectify all of them over time. Only 1 Card/Key thingo was supplied. Normally we always ask about this but some how completely forgot. As the car had 2 owners in QLD before being wholesale Auctioned to the dealer in Adelaide, I will have little chance in finding who has the 2nd key. Not looking forward to the cost of a new one, A bit odd considering every book and receipt was supplied with the car. Unfortunately, the dealers mechanic work shop (FORD) had no Idea and replaced the tyres that still had 4mm of tread left with rubbish Chinese tyres that are just plain dangerous to drive on. The funny thing is, they did not do it because of tread depth as that was fine, they did it because they thought the car had the wrong size fitted or so says the 120 point mechanical inspection report. The only problem is it had the correct 215/40/18 size and they put 215/45/18's on it!!! My guess is they saw 215/45/17 as per regular Clio 3's and mixed it up with 18's. I will likely fix the tyres by the end of this week. Will end up with 225/40/18 boots. Most likely Dunlop Star Spec 2 or 3. 3 of the 4 rims have minor gutter rash which we knew about. Easy fix. I have done 3 sets of rims myself in the past and these look fairly straight forward as well. The front bar is not fitted correctly to the left guard. It was taken off by the dealer to replace a radiator support bracket that apparently had corrosion according to the report. We saw it upon inspection and requested it be fixed. It also had loose bolts and missing clips under the bonnet, ie careless by the mechanic. 36 hours later when we go to pick it up, it still was not right (ie we know they hadn't taken the bar off to refit it) but at least it had the loose bolts tightened and clips fitted so it wasn't going to just fall off on the trip home. I will re-align it myself. It's not hard so I don't see why the dealer just didn't do it like they said they would. My biggest concern being a ex QLD car was paint condition. The Matte Red is actually in very good condition. It just needs a good proper clean, Will need to invest in some DR Beasley's products as that has been working wonders on a mates Veloster Matte finish. The only paint issue the car has is actually the gloss black roof and mirrors. Both were faded and filthy on inspection and both were cut by the dealer at our request when we saw the state of it when we went to pick it up. Oops it is now full of swirls and holograms. The problem is as far as I can see, the roof is actually a wrap, not paint??? The mirrors seems to be just shiny black plastic as well. So from experience with my Pug 207 HDi Leman's Vinyl stripe I know cutting it will have likely destroyed its UV protection and it will fade even quicker now. But the swirls are killing me, so I will still likely polish them out and hope that regular application of Paint Sealant (synthetic Wax) will keep it going strong. Good thing it will be a Garage queen. The drivers seat has a little wear on the bolster. And I mean a little. The colour is a tad faded in a 1cm square area on the base and back rest bolster. Nothing a good leather condition and clean can't fix. There is no jack in the tool kit. Manual says there should not be one for RS models, but why have a wheel nut brace then as well as a hole for the jack??? Dealer noted in report and dismissed because of the manual. The original goo kit was missing which was replaced by the dealer with an aftermarket kit as per the report. Most of these kits are supposed to be replace every 5-10 years anyway. Typical poor panel and trim alignment French cars seem to suffer. Some of these I can adjust such as the drivers door being about 3-4mm to low. The car is going for a Blue Slip tomorrow to start off the NSW registration process. The only good thing about the Chinese tyres is the tread depth will be an easy pass. I will not be doing any major modifications to this car as it is pretty much fit for purpose out of the box for my intentions. Mods are saved for my MX-5. First as stated will be the tyres, and getting the front toe checked out and adjusted. I gather a little toe out on the front is a good thing like any FWD car? 0.5mm per side is my guess. I will be taking it to Marulan Driver Training Centre(now Pheasants Wood) to evaluate after this. I will be looking at tyre wear, brake performance and overall balance of the car. It is likely I will just put in some front Camber bolts as I can see visually there is not much front Camber. I already have a set of 14mm ones in the garage doing nothing anyway, Possibly a rear sway bar may be added later if there is to much understeer for my liking, And that is it. Not going to touch the Air Intake or Exhaust, keeping it nice and quite plus ECU seems to be an issue anyway from what I have researched if you touch the cat or headers. Like any NA car the gains are not that great for the $$$ spent anyway. I cannot see a reason to touch the springs or shocks, they are stiff enough as it is with factory CUP setup.
  20. 8 points
    New toy Picked up my Megane RB8 yesterday, booked it into Alpine Affaire today for a service inc timing & v belt kits, water pump etc. Looking forward to taking it to Phillip Island track in March!
  21. 7 points
    Hey Guys, As of this evening, I placed a deposit on a Jet Black Australian GP Edition Megane RS250, and should collect later this week all going well. I've actually been a long time Renault fan, although this will be my first actual Renault car owned. Can't wait to pick it up and enjoy it! Thanks for having me here.
  22. 7 points
    Morning all, Just thought I’d introduce myself and my recent purchase. I’ve been a French car nut forever, had the occasional English car, but mostly owned Peugeot’s over the years (505, MI16, GTi6, bunch of 205 GTis, 406 coupe, GTi180, RCZ, 308 GTi etc). I’ve recently purchased a 2005 Clio Sport 182 Cup as a run about. I’m not a huge fan of modern turbo engines (both the sound and the power delivery), so I’m hoping it will bring back some of my 205 GTi enjoyment, with a (little) bit more safety. So far it feels like a mix between the GTi180 and the 205 GTi – A good thing. I was never a massive fan of the look of them when they were released, but they’ve really grown on me, particularly as cars have expanded in size (particularly roof height) so much over the years. It’s tiny proportions make me smile. The car is in amazing condition for its age, no wear at all on seats, paint is in excellent condition and it is a one family car. Definitely seems to have been owned by car enthusiasts. It is reasonably high in ks (189k), but feels really tight and solid - no strange noises, rattles or clunks. It has a pretty good service history, although not all at Renault dealers. The last service (4k ago) was done by Renault with all fluids changed. It passed an ACT rego check through the Govt inspectors at Hume a few months ago, so I can’t see any probs passing again, although I note there is a minor leak from the gear selector which seems to be a common issue (I’m assuming not a simple fix?). Although the book is stamped, I have about 60% of receipts throughout its life, and the owner recalls the cam belt being done in the last few years, I’m not going to take the risk, so planning to get it changed in the next week or so for peace of mind. While I’m at it, I thought I’d ask a couple of quick questions if you don’t mind: · One thing that surprised me (given my 1990 MI16 had them) is the 182 (or this one at least) doesn’t seem to have a one touch drivers electric window. Is there a simple switch swap (from another model) to add this feature? · The steering wheel looks ok, but does feel quite scaly. Is there an easy fix for this, or recover with leather the only solution? · The rear mufflers don’t seem to be leaking at all, although the outside (of one particularly) has a rusty patch. Is this generally a sign of an impending failure? · The clutch actually feels really smooth, no shudder and no slipping. Given it has quite a few k on the clock, is this something that I’d likely expect to replace in the coming years, or do they generally last forever? I plan on giving her a good detail this weekend (not much to do – paint feels great), lowering the seat (removing spacers), doing the hose / cable tie fix for the LHS exhaust hanger which looks a little worn, fitting some RE003s (current tyres are ok tread wise, but getting a bit old), having an alignment and suspension check carried out (replacing any bushes / shocks if needed), but that’s probably it for now. Apologies, my intro became a bit more long winded than planned. Ben
  23. 7 points
    No, that looks normal, all sticky and shity looking.
  24. 7 points
    Hi, just picked up 2019 Megane R.S in tonic orange
  25. 7 points
    Hi everyone 🙋‍♂️, New to the forum having been told about it on more than a number of occasions. Should have joined sooner! Thought I'd share a few pics of my 2010 Renault Clio RS 20th Anniversary Edition. This is Number 13, lucky for some! Have had this little weapon for nearly three years now, purchased off an enthusiast who was recommended to me by a mate (suspect he's on this forum too). My partner and I are a single couple living in the city, we love how spritely it is for urban driving and its actually really versatile in terms of storage space. We can go away for a camping weekend with 6 man tent, gas, bbq, mattress, 2 bikes and tools, etc and it all (just) fits. Never mind this 4wd caravan rubbish. I only go on about this as its performance is obviously very well documented and I enjoy this about the car too. Next I plan on heading to the track for some initial track-day experience! Anywho, enough waffling, thanks for having me. Luke IMG_2928.HEIC
  26. 6 points
    Others can chip in if I've forgotten anything but the only "issues" regarding reliability are: Interior door handle breaking - can be avoided or worked around and can be repaired Door lock solenoids - replaced about every 5 or so years for some but generally you get warning that it's going Oil seep from head bolts - easy fix Some broken gearbox bolts prior to 2013 (I think) but can be upgraded for under $100 Audio not the flashest but can be improved Genuine battery has an approximate life of 5 years - easy fix As you can see, they're not really "reliability" issues. More inconvenience issues. Very different to failed gearbox mechatronics units, cooked pistons etc. (VW group) There are plenty of high mileage Renaults out there, turbo and NA, and more than a few have seen hard use on the track. Some mechanics will generalise and it comes down to simple fear, ignorance and resistance to change. They only work with what they know and anything outside of that knowledge must be bad. Parts prices for general service items (oil filters, air filters, brake pads) are equivalent to Japanese parts prices. Major service items (timing belt, water pump every 4 years or 100k) will also be similar in cost when compared with Japanese. And before you're swayed that a timing chain is better than a an old fashioned timing belt, do a google search for timing chain stretch and see how many Japanese vehicles are afflicted with the problem..... Like any brand car, If you look for car with a documented service history I think you'll find yourself with a reliable long termer. Add to that a fairly level headed knowledge base on here should issues arise 😊
  27. 6 points
    Hi Guys! Bought this about 6 months ago but hadn't got around to introducing myself and it. Came from a GTI and have been so impressed how much more fun the megane is. Keen to start modding soon. Look forward to getting to know everyone! Jamie
  28. 6 points
    Hi everyone. Thought i’d drop a line and say thanks to all ozrs members for there help and replies. Ive owned a lot of cars, (246 to be exact) and honestly this is one of the best forums i’ve been in. i’m actually glad i bought a reno as i nearly bought one new when they came out from berwick reno and the rest drive thru the hills pushing well let’s just say enough. Definitely be looking at a new rs megane next year.
  29. 6 points
    Hey y’all was told by a friend to join up on the forums! Just purchased the Megane rs280! Photos up soon, received the car after sunset unfortunately
  30. 6 points
  31. 6 points
    Hello everyone, new owner to the Renault game. I have just got myself a 2014 Clio IV RS 200 with the CUP pack in LY. I have owned the car for about 2 weeks now, love it to bits. Always puts a grin on my face when I get behind the wheel! So far the mods I have done to it is center res and secondary cat delete. This was then replaced with a 3" power bomb. I have gotten the panel filter replaced with a high flow k&n filter aswell. Also currently own a '92 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR Vspec II. This is a great community and I enjoy acquiring more knowledge through the tech discussions regarding these awesome Renos! Hope to be joining the monthly meets in the future 👍🏽 Cheers Ron
  32. 6 points
    It is a megane RS 280 Auto with standard interior
  33. 6 points
    Hi - my first post as just took delivery of a Clio172 Ph1 this morning arrived from Adelaide. Just parked her up in new home and off to register in NSW today. I hear that Renotech are the mechanics to use? Keen to get involved with track days, etc. Any advice appreciated. Thanks
  34. 6 points
    Hi guys, Just brought this. Not looking at track days, this will be my daily.
  35. 5 points
    Hi Everyone. Soo i had to sell my golf r 7.5 and buy a new you with a much less budget. Glad to say i got a one owner rs250 and love it. Now i know it’s somewhere in the forums but wanted help to see where to go or what to do for some more horses in melbourne. And what upgrades should be started with the and where from i’m struggling to find anything. Thanks for any advice or help in advance. P.S. i should mention i owned a Civic type r before............. 😉
  36. 5 points
    Some nice water beading on the matte paint this morning. Who would have thought 😁
  37. 5 points
    Hi All, Longtime car enthusiast, first time Renault owner. My business partner recently threw a spat about me and my old Land Rover when it broke (crank angle sensor), so he told me to go spend $30k on something with warranty. I haven't owned anything less than 8 years old before, so buying something new/near new was daunting. I test drove everything from the Corolla, Ranger, Amarok, 308 GTI270, Octavia vRS, Superb, etc etc and none of them seemed right. The Octavia was unreal to drive, but I just wasn't feeling it when I walked away. The Superb was superb, but once again DSG is trash. The Corolla was too slow, the Utes crap and I couldn't find a Pug. The GT205 wasn't even on my list, as I was intent on manual (always had manual). I walked into the dealership to take a peak at the RS as it was just released and the GT caught my eye- reminded me of a recent Caradvice comparo with the Octavia. Took a drive and fell in love the first time I took a corner with 4Control....! EDC isn't perfect, but it's a damn sight better than DSG. I ended up buying one from Western Australia with the roof, sound and lights. Only thing I didn't get was a decent colour (price was just too good to pass up), but seeing as we live on dusty acreage- silver turned out to be a smart choice. Since then, I've had it for about four months and 10,000km. It's been hilariously glitchy and creaky (Oh France....), fuel economy was a blatant lie from Renault, but otherwise a real pleasure to own. I also took it to Lakeside for its first trip to the track yesterday and was not disappointed- I can't wait to get back out there.
  38. 5 points
    We should keep a tally of ex Clio II owners regretting their decisions to move on.
  39. 5 points
    Hi Guys! Proud new owner of a 2006 Megane Sport 225 phase 2. Was advertised as a Cup but have doubts as to whether it is or not. First ever Euro car and loving it. It has some sqeaking and cabin rattles when driving on rough roads or bumps but otherwise it's in pretty good condition. Interior was well kept. Being a 13 year old car wasn't expecting it to be perfect. It's stock as far as I can tell although owner did mention something about possibly having aftermarket cams? Good service history although will need to do belts soon I think. Will probably have a heap of questions down the road so apologies in advance but hopefully I can contribute and help others out as well through my struggles that I will have at some stage I'm sure 😅.. First mod will probably be some new speakers 😂
  40. 5 points
  41. 5 points
    I've only had the car a few days but I'm loving it.The suspension is more compliant than my M140i.The handling is sharper as well.I really need more driving time with the car.The acceleration pick -up is very good not to mention the crackling sound of the exhaust note.I am also very inpressed with the fit and finish of the car.I used to work at Ford and I know what to look for. Anyway just a very short review and a picture,I will post more in regards to my review of the car as I do more Klms.
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