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  1. Honestly, as @Gambit, @Moosey, @lachlan8, @63x1092, myself and many others on here can attest, just buy anything that pops up for sale and convince significant other that you are doing to sell on for profit. They eventually lose track with careful shuffling. And the perfect RS is any that you happen to be driving at the time. Adding @rob 240 and @walkie86 to the above list of tragics....
    7 points
  2. Found my perfect RS after just one quick drive, back in 2004. And I still have it 😈
    7 points
  3. I waited 7-8 years to find the “perfect” RS. Even then, the condition was far from perfect! Five years later, still needing lots of fixes! 😆
    6 points
  4. Was going to same, is it really? So the 'expensive' timing belt service is not just a thing with these, every car with a timing belt requires changing, many mainstream boring cars have a lower mileage threshold with a similar expense. I really wish people would stop intimating this is a Renault exclusive thing and that it's "expensive" it really is no more than any other belt drive twin cam. Only comment here would be that you need someone with the correct tools to do it, but again most modern belt driven cars have specific tools to do the job correctly. The issue is exacerbated by many w
    6 points
  5. Memorising timing belt service intervals 😂
    5 points
  6. I live in SA, I’ve bought dozens of vehicles interstate. Here’s how it works mate. Usually I fly over and drive the car back. It makes for an interesting trip and I get to know the car. On a few occasions I’ve had a vehicle (most times motorbikes) transported. You DONT need to pay any stamp duty to the state you are buying the vehicle from. Sometimes, if the owner is nice, they’ll let you drive back home on their plates. They are responsible for notifying their transport authority of the sale. Sometimes, for even more fun, you can drive back with no plates on a temporary
    4 points
  7. How’d I make this list ? We only own 11 Renaults in this house hold at present. Ok 9 of the 11 are in my name.
    4 points
  8. Got around to rotating the wheels/tyres (front are a little bold) cleaned the wheels using gyeon iron and degreased the engine bay. Next up is to wet vac the interior and then cut/polish
    4 points
  9. Hi, Im Tony and I’m the latest owner of a black 172 that has been around Brisbane for a few years . I bought it from Bill, who bought it from Simon. I also know it was owned by Stewart. This little guy is my commuter and civilised track car So it’s staying stock. It’s quite tidy for its age but there is a lot to learn a few little things to fix. thanks for this great forum. Tony
    4 points
  10. In 2005 decided to trade our Honda S2000 (a flawed car - pity, great engine) for a RS Clio that I had read about. Went into the dealer, saw the car and bought it on the spot. Every time I drive it, even after 15 years, I am still impressed at how good it is - especially at Phillip Island !!!!!
    4 points
  11. This is a pretty good way to do it. I bought a new vehicle once in Victoria (just worked out that way as vehicle availability and a great deal meant I bought it from Warrnambool). As the plan was to have it in Queensland, I bought it unregistered in Victoria, but had a VicRoads permit to drive (cost about $17 from memory) which was a piece of paper that needed to be taped to the windscreen. The stipulation was I had to get back to Queensland by an appropriately direct route. OK... 😆 They also never said the had to be readable on the windscreen by the way... OK... I flew
    3 points
  12. Ok first things first - all the examples above unfortunately mean nix to you. You specifically need to know the rules for the state you are exiting and entering SA rego because all of those permutations will differ in some way, e.g. understanding NSW to VIC or VIC to QLD or QLD to SA will not help you at all for VIC to SA. For this, I recommend you consult the relevant state's website as well as your local SA road authority, and be prepared to try and work out what they are saying. Then, you will find it's productive to call one or both authorities to clarify any questions you have - I called
    3 points
  13. Mine is/was rough around the edges but these cars exude personality so I think you’re likely to love whatever you buy. There was a ph1 listed on FB today that looks interesting, seller a nice guy. Said he also has a friend considering selling a 182. When you start talking to people and keep your eyes open, unlisted cars start to come out of the woodwork.. In my short experience the RS community is pretty awesome all round.
    3 points
  14. I'm very much of the 'incremental improvement' school of thought. I first bought a 182, then when I saw one in my preferred colour sold the first one. Now I've done just that with a ph1. You can hang around and wait but generally they're all great fun and for some models (as mentioned above) it could be a very long wait! Renault's seem to have also become rather trendy with non Renault people which is both exciting and annoying.
    3 points
  15. Thanks mate! Its absolutely perfect. I bought it with Approx 35,000kms on it in October. Only 'modification' is the resonator chop. Looking to get it detailed and ceramic coated in the near future
    3 points
  16. I recently installed a Bluefin on my RS250 Cup Trophee and the car has been transformed. It's night and day different to the stock stuff. Want to get it dyno checked for my own peace of mind, but haven't experienced anything out of the ordinary to make me worried. In terms of installation, it took longer to get access to the OBDII port than it did actually going through the tuning process.
    3 points
  17. i was lucky that while laying at home in bed with a busted collar bone, from writing off my first RS, my dream 8:08 in LY and the # was the year of my birth came up for sale. didn't stuff around and didn't haggle on price. probably overpaid by a couple of grand. But she is mine now and not going anywhere. I am hoping prices stay up, moving my Daihatsu soon if anyone is interested in a Copen, let me know
    2 points
  18. Had a test drive of a 172 this afternoon with a forum member. Absolutely lovely time, love it when community and automotive passion cross over. The best kind of people!
    2 points
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  20. Also, sorry to state the obvious, but clio2’s are a dying breed. Write offs, ppl turning them into supercharged road cars, turning them into turbocharged Honda engined track weapons etc
    2 points
  21. It would be good if people could just agree on them first 🤪
    2 points
  22. When do non Renault people become Renault people ? Is there a test 😉
    2 points
  23. Even in normal circumstances it can take a while. I remember test driving many 172s and 197s. It never panned out for whatever reason (usually crunching gearboxes). Both times I've bought Renault Sports have been more or less unintended. Just end up falling in love with the bloody things.
    2 points
  24. Agree !!! As Miles, at Renotech, explained to me once, we don't think twice about paying comprehensive car insurance to cover ourselves for accidents. How often do we actually utilise the 'benefits' of that? Belts are just another expense in driving our great cars. If you can't do them yourself, at least RenoTech know what they are doing. AND do it at a good price. I'd suggest if you have a problem with with that. 'Build a bridge and get over it'. IMHO. 😁🤣
    2 points
  25. Speedo at an awkward angle? Never noticed it. Difficulty in removing oil filter without making a bit mess, now that's annoying.
    2 points
  26. I have avoided getting a FMIC for several reasons. First, why I think I need one: When the ambient air temps are over 35C I can feel a noticeable loss of performance, so on the 10-15 days of the year when its really hot an intercooler would help. Over 40C it is so bad passengers notice it. BUT: an FMIC restricts airflow into the radiator, and can lead to increased oil and water temps So, on those hot days, do I really want to push the car any harder? Do I want to create a situation that compromises the engine's cooling system for the sake of better performance when it's really h
    2 points
  27. Plus need to be sure the juice is worth the squeeze with downpipe and intercooler. Downpipe appears to be somewhat effective, but IMO too many people reporting higher engine and oil temps with aftermarket coolers.
    2 points
  28. Yes. Three separate cars. Two Meganes and a Clio Mk3. Amazingly enough, all three cars survived the experience unscathed. 😬 Sarcasm off: A fantastic bang for buck mod. Plenty of extra power and torque. Enough that a Stage 1 tune was all I ever needed.
    2 points
  29. Just had the resonator removed and am more than happy with the results. Thanks for the advise!
    2 points
  30. I suppose ive never shared what car I bought over from the ACT 😂 2012 Liquid Yellow Megane Trophy 8:08. Number 65 of 100. Its an absolute hoot to drive! It will definitely be a favourite of mine as time goes on.
    2 points
  31. Let me be the boring voice of reason. Assuming you've not had it long, just enjoy it for a bit, grow into it and wait and see what you want to do. Gives you the chance to decide for yourself what's effective from what's fashionable. If its got average tyres on it now that'd be step one. Res delete is also valid if not done already for more noise without drone.
    2 points
  32. Its only been a few months now that ive decided i need some sort of RS in my fleet (172, 182 or 225), things im looking for: reasonably well maintained, within budget, not a completely thrashed engine/exterior. So leads me to the 'how long did it take you to find your perfect car?' Im always searching marketplace, gumtree, carsales etc looking for my 'perfect' rs. Sadly, even after 5ish months, im either too late or doesnt tick the boxes ya know, brings the hunt down a little. Anywho, just wondering how long i should keep going for, or will test driving one help keep the flame
    1 point
  33. Just buy one - as matt says - then SWMBO forgets and buy another better investment than super and way more fun along life’s rich journey PH 1 yellow PH 1 silver PH 1 V6 silver PH 2 track car PH 2 black PH 3 Demon when too many clios is not enough
    1 point
  34. Honeslty its one of the best bits about driving that car, steering that through a corner with all the tight powerflex and the skinny alcantara wheel in your hand is just sensational.
    1 point
  35. All depends on who you ask, doesn't it ??? And really what does it matter - as long as each owner is happy and thinks well of their RenaultSport.
    1 point
  36. Close lol. It’s a Camry... lol still at the fab shop though..
    1 point
  37. Found my perfect RS after about 1 hour although it was a demo 😬
    1 point
  38. Thanks for the reply’s guys. I think I might start with the voice of reason and see where I end up.
    1 point
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