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  1. It's what you are used to. My brother (who owns a clapped out Swift) and I drove my 182 from Adelaide back to Sydney in one hit in late August and it was great. Then two weekends ago I did Syd - Oberon - Goulburn - Syd in one day and loved it.
  2. I've been reading your comments in the Fairfax papers online recently (all the zeal of the recently converted, loved it) and wondered if you were on here. Welcome! Doubt you'll have any regrets.
  3. Hey mate, I actually work at the Uni & would be happy to take you for a spin, although mine is a 182 Cup (which, as we all know, remains the benchmark by which all other Clios are judged).
  4. Seamless. Thanks for all your work on the forum, Bremund.
  5. Looks like a 172 I used to see parked around Waitara. Enjoy!
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    Hey Halfmo, I bought a 2002 1.6L Clio Privilege a couple of years back and loved it. There is definitely something about Clio (& maybe Renault) handling that is different to other cars I'd driven, including many a Japanese hatch. I think, at their best, the French put feel into their cars. Clios are chuckable, grippy and zippy. Anyway, I liked my little Clio so much - and I gave it plenty like Griffyn says - that I eventually moved on to a Sport model. Best car move I ever made. Some things are very similar, like the steering being very direct in both, the heavy clutch and of course the rattles, but the Sport eliminates so much body roll on cornering (something I didn't really notice until I drove it & could compare) and of course the 2.0L engine just gags for revs. My 182 has a much grumpier patch when cold than my other Clio did! As for reliability issues with both cars, I really haven't had any (touch wood). Anyway, enjoy your little undiscovered gem.
  7. This thread is gold for a new RS owner like me. Interesting how many things are shared with the base model Clio I'm moving on from (and how many are not).
  8. Thanks smr248. Yeah, that's what my partner said about the plates too. As for the other Clio, I'll be moving it along as soon as I've tidied it up a bit. It's in good condition, has 88,000km on it, new tyres and had rego renewed only 4 days ago, so it should sell if I'm realistic on price.
  9. Well I got one. Bought an arctic blue 182 Cup off an inactive member on here (Hussey). In good condition except for a little kerbing on the rims, minor headlight oxidation and the belts need to be done - but at least it was priced accordingly. Once the belts are done I think I'll do the Old Pac Hwy/Putty Road loop as a way of getting to know the car better. It does have cool plates (CUP 182) but I am in two minds about keeping them. Kinda like anonymity in my plates. Think I'll keep it stock, but will definitely be on the lookout for a spare tyre - can't get my head around this goop thing. Anyway, I'm just stoked that I've finally gotten my hands on one of these gems.
  10. Hi Wolf. If I could spare a few days I would! That unit looks great - love the plate. Only thing is I don't really want stripes, and while I love French racing blue on these Clios, I reckon that blue has got to be complimented by stripes to work.
  11. Hi folks, I've been lurking for a while, well a long while actually. Bought a base model Clio (2002 Privilege 1.6L) last year for commuting and have really liked it. Have given it plenty and it hasn't missed a beat (well, apart from one wheel bearing and an alternator). I've been really impressed with its handling - it's awesome for a little runabout. Have to say this forum has been great for a lot of info (like where to service, how to fix minor electrical & cosmetic niggles etc). So I must thank the regulars for that. Having been a little impressed by Renault, I'm now looking to move up to a 182. Not really bothered if it's a Cup or not, do rather like the 'under the radar' look of titanium. I guess I'm really looking for a mint unit (as opposed to a bargain) that hasn't had the clacker tracked out of it. I'm in Sydney, north side. I don't have much by way of a car history - had a 1980something Audi back when I first started driving in the 90's. Then more recently a 3 series BMW which was nice but a bit ho-hum. The first car I ever knew was a Renault 12 my parents owned (stationwagon in that brown). Then on the way home today I saw an old Renault 4 parked at the station, and I thought 'gee, it's high time I introduced myself on OzRenaultSport'.
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