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  1. Agger5

    Is a 172 for me?

    Hey man, each to their own I guess. I payed $1700 for belt, pump, a mount + labour. My friend did this on his type r for $800 if I recall correctly. Paul charges $800 for a full service + inspection, again, around $500 for a jap performance car. Don't get me wrong, I'm not bagging our cars, I love mine, but it's very important you take it to a specialized mechanic, do your research on the car and what it's had done to it, and at times this is morew pricey then your regular vehicles out there. Power Steering Pump in my car is around $1800 quoted by Paul, again a lot cheaper for others. At this point I am young, and I am enjoying it, as I said most my funds go onto the car because I don't have many other commitments apart from general savings, for others it may be a different situation so it may effect them more off- something like the belt HAS to be done, and while a specialist is at it, he's probably gunna find something else wrong with it too- coughing up $1200 plus for a MUST need part can hurt at times! Anyway, this is just my RS experience, and so far for $5k (the car at 78,000 kays), and around $2.5k for repairs bringing it up to good standard, I can honestly say I feel pretty good about it because I love my car. So, FerrisB, I am not in ANY way trying to scare you off bro, they are amazing cars and are pretty cheap to PURCHASE, but repairs for me can be heavy at times, so my advice as a newbie just like yourself is to find one that has a decent history and pay the extra $100-200 to have it inspected by a good mechanic (not a service/inspection, just a safety one/ diagnoses), if the car is decent enough or the repairs aren't too harsh enjoy for all it's worth my man, they're f**king awesome! Ps Matt, I am sydney based and always looking to meet up with fellow RS drivers- my friends own 200sx's, s2000's, Ralliart Colt's, XR4's and an XR8, so at times it's tough for me haha!
  2. Agger5

    Is a 172 for me?

    Honesty man it's not easy, but worth it! I'm a uni student and part time worker, and all my savings and wage goes on the car or things I want for that car. I got mine with very low Kay's, it's taken around 2.5-3k to get it to a decent way, and I'm still having issues along the way. These cars are sports cars, end of. In saying this servicing is normal, parts and finding a good spanner is the only tough thing my man Like all the lads said to me- go in prepared man, research h Your car and desired work shops like no tommorow and make a smart choice- the cars are amazing and worth it if planned correctly. Main things though: - find a good mechanic - get him to do a safety check - mounts and timing belt are a must - Truley work out your budget- at times it gets a bit hefty, so make sure your prepared! - enjoy a rare car thAtll give bigger, louder and common cars a run! Good luck mate.
  3. Agger5

    New 172

    Star-trek reference? Not for me haha.
  4. Agger5

    New 172

    Ah thanks man, appreciate it ! Booked in next year at Paul's for an RS Tune.... Weird as he doesn't have a computer in his office haha!
  5. Agger5

    New 172

    Paul charges $1100 iirc? Spoke with my mechanic who spoke with Paul- he's going over it again, if not done correctly he's covering everything for the belt and pump. Lucky. Imagine my car at full capacity- I thought it was a beast as is.
  6. Agger5

    New 172

    So, I took my car to Paul for a service- normal service at 80,000 kays, and of course, the mechanic who put my belt on 5,000 Kay's ago burnt me- timing is out of place and one of the tooths may not be functioning. Although this isn't mechanically dangerous due to the fact that the belt has been changed, the car is however running not up to scratch as the timing is retarded according to Paul. To get it up to it's standard capacity, Paul said he needs to put in a new belt system. I'm pretty gutted, $1,200 later. Paul said to speak to my mechanic about a refund, but I don't like my chances. Worse case scenario I'm booked in with Paul at the end of January, so I'll be eating out of a tin till then so I can get the coin saved. I would of gone to Paul from the start but he was booked for a whole month and the belt needed attending to and to be honest, I trusted this guys work. Sad day for me, I was just starting to really open her up and see how she went- now, I'm getting half the deal. May as well have a Scenic.
  7. Agger5

    New 172

    Bump. Quick question lads, is there a thread we have here on RS Tuning the 172? Just general FYI's, what it does, how Much, what it effects etc etc? Tried I search, I may be inputting the wrong key terms. Hope your all well!
  8. Haha, spotted my username did you? I often cruise down their at the Krispy Kreme for the charity events. Love seeing all the muscle cars and hectic turbos look at my car in disgust!
  9. Welcome man, love the Colour on it! Where abouts are you from?
  10. Agger5

    New 172

    So a mate (black eye now) slammed the passenger door by "accident", window got stuck in and havoc was caused. We undid the door panel which was f**king tedious however the window still crunches on the way down. Any web links or tips on how to take of panels and fix the pully system In the window? Did a quick search however Nothing on 172 or 82's sports and cups- only the clio scenic model. Any links or things you guys may have found helpful?
  11. Agger5

    New 172

    Sometimes it doesn't wanna go into 3rd or 4th and gets stuck... More then happy to throw it in to second, it sounds that good. Up a hill you notice 3rd alot more... On the stretch not much to be honest.
  12. Agger5

    New 172

    Dude, I hate them. I was running late today by the way... I know realize why I love my car. How does it accelerate like that on second, so much torque!
  13. Agger5

    New 172

    Got the car back today, soft engine mount for the one that wasn't changed. Not damaged, just wear and tear. The guy I got to is pretty good with euro cars, and has a large portion of his workshop dedicated. He changed my belt and pump with no issue, had the Renault tools and all.
  14. Agger5

    New 172

    It's in the shop now having mounts checked. Off topif, but has anyone else noticed how much these cars attract spiders? Big, hairy, ugly ones? Last week had a huntsmen the size of my face waiting for me in my boot, yesterday I go to open the door and have another huntsmen waiting for me! Little sh*t ran under my car, so f**king scared to drive it now!
  15. Agger5

    New 172

    You're nicer in real life sanner.
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