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  1. 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
  2. Bloody hell! What is it - a Skyline or similar?
  3. Welcome mate. You could probably go up one size in width but beyond that the handling may suffer - it won’t feel as sharp and responsive. Personally I’m a huge fan of Michelin Pilot Sports for mainly road use, they’re just a great tyre. There’s a few tuning options with these, from mild to wild. I’ve only ever had a Stage 1 tune (on my Meganes) because these cars aren’t really about straight line speed - it’s all about the corners!
  4. If you’re after a specific model it can take ages, especially right now. Limited models like 8.08s, R26s etc are even worse. I can’t see it getting better until we’re all allowed to travel overseas again. Then, all the toys people bought through excess funds/sheer boredom will hit the market to fund travel. Values may drop slightly, but I can’t see it just crashing.
  5. 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.
  6. Go find a decent secondhand one now. They came with a five year warranty - you’d still have a few years left...
  7. Shoulda changed tyres 😎 Those of us with 280s have complained long and loud about the original S001s - they’re crap. I changed to Michelin PS4S and the difference was night and day. No more axle tramp!
  8. The headlights on the RS280 are excellent. And it’s got enough gadgets to keep us happy. But it’s the driving you buy a Renaultsport for. They just feel different.
  9. Nice car mate, welcome. Res delete is $200 of joy. Lots of pops and crackles to keep you amused! Best road based tyres I’ve used are Michelin PS4S. You can get away with 245 19s (usually slightly cheaper) instead of 235s, and they’re bloody amazing. Track tyres - no idea... 🤣
  10. speedfiend41

    Finally!!

    Congratulations. Wow, that finally sold! I was looking at that one a couple of years ago before I bought my A&D. The previous owner was very hard to get in touch with - I’m glad you managed to wrest it from him. Cracking car - especially with those mods.
  11. Clio Mk3? Newer, a bit more power, better made. Yes they’re heavier, but the gearing is shorter to compensate and they’re a six speed. And like the Mk 2s, I think the price has bottomed out...
  12. Hi mate, welcome. Better tyres, decent pads and brake fluid and just cut laps. My 200 has an Akrapovic and a remap, which helps with the midrange flat spot. You probably won’t notice that on track, but the exhaust note is worth a few km down the straight. 😎 Spend your money on track time. The cars are pretty good standard, just stay on top of the consumables with the best quality stuff you can afford.
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