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    Sportsbikes, sports cars, cycling, weights
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    Current: RS280 EDC, Jeep SRT, Yamaha R1M, FRB 86GTS
    Previous: R26, LY 8.08, black Trophy R, grey Clio A&D, PW 8.08 and lots of others

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  1. Same car apart from the wheels and paint. Pearl white is really nice but not sure if it’s worth 30000 extra km....
  2. It does. Compared quite favourably to the Meg, even won a few comparisons. I suggested it because it’s competent but not as hard core as a Meg 3. Also has a very opulent interior (once you get past the button fest).
  3. Yep. In stock form, a 265/275 is a lot faster than a BRZ in a straight line. Throw in a few corners (and not too many hills) and the BRZ will keep up. It’s the turbo punch the BRZ lacks. Both are wonderfully tactile cars to drive, with feel through your butt, the wheel and all the controls. You’ll feel the torque steer in the Megane of course, and after having my 86 for a while now, I’m starting to realise how uncorrupted the steering feels in the RWD platform - it’s absolutely fantastic. I used all my Meganes and the Clio in hill climb events, and apart from losing grip off the line, th
  4. Welcome. Noticed you have a BRZ PP. I had five Renaultsports in a row then went the other way and bought a GTS 86!
  5. You probably saw I brought that up but then deleted it just in case it brought on some PTSD - man was that bloke ANGRY!
  6. I’ve had both. We currently have an RS280 Sport EDC, immediately prior to that we had a Skoda Octavia VRS wagon will all the bells and whistles. Driving enjoyment: no contest. The Megane is head and shoulders above the Octavia. The Octavia, while quick enough, especially with the tunes available for VAG products, is very poor in comparison to the Megane. The Megane has much better ride control and damping. I can’t believe Renault engineered it to ride so well on 19s and 35 profile tyres! The Skoda crashes through bumps the Megane floats over, and leans very heavily on its outside front th
  7. Welcome! Ive had three Megane Mk3’s. Brilliant cars. Honestly, all I’ve done to them has been a Bluefin Stage 1 tune, resonator delete, engine mounts, better pads and Michelin tyres. They are close to perfect standard, all they need is slightly more poke and plenty of good tyres!
  8. There’s not much out there at that price point, especially interesting and auto. If you were going manual you could look at Clio 3s, Megane 3s or Fiesta ST. Maybe Polo Gti? You’ve got a nice car, with character, looks and performance. It’s hard to replace with your current parameters...
  9. What’s your budget range? Manual/auto? Etc. And bear in mind some cars have skyrocketed over the past 12 months, while some have only jumped a little bit...
  10. 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
  11. Agree somewhat. I think it’s coming off the boil.
  12. Bloody hell! What is it - a Skyline or similar?
  13. 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!
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