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  1. Cheers guys. We were supposed to swap cars but I was having so much fun in the Renault that I didn't even get into his car - so can't comment on the finish either. There's nothing better than a perfectly rev matched heel and toe downshift on these roads once you've got comfortable with manual chuckovski. Hang in there and don't look back - you'll curse every auto you drive after you master it (DSG or not)!
  2. Hey mate, was in a similar predicament to you recently - I ended up going with the brand new RS265. Not saying it's the right thing to do and I can't comment on buying advice of the used ones but at the end of the day for me it came down to - if I was putting down $28k+ for a car I'd be driving for the next 3-5yrs and can afford to stretch it to $40k, at least I get piece of mind of 5 yr warranty, updated electronics and no previous owners. By the time I'm looking the sell, the used car would be almost 10yrs old. I test drove a 2013 Rs265 which mechanically drove just like a brand new model but the electronics were already starting to be glitchy. Don't forget electronics age too - think about how slow an iPhone runs 2years after you buy it compared to brand new. On the other hand you save $12k by buying used and could put that aside for any potential repairs. Either way is probably not a bad option - I decided i would rather pay the premium for added convenience and peace of mind.
  3. Hey all, Just took delivery of a new RS265 Cup three days ago and have already put 500kms on it and loved every moment of it... The funny thing is I wasn't even in the market for a car but after a cheeky test drive of the Mk7 GTi and RS265 Cup back-to-back I ended up falling in love with the Renault and putting down a deposit shortly thereafter. Big thank you to Nathan and Wayne from Sydney City Renault - they looked after me well and would recommend going through them if you're in the market for one. I've always been into good handling cars and have preferred steering feel over outright power so Renault Sport was a no brainer for me. As a P-Plater I always had my eyes on the 182 Cup and when the RS250 came out 5 years I fell in love with the styling of it (let alone the handling) now 5 years later I own one! (Just as a sidenote, I wasn't a fan of the new front end initially but it's definitely grown on me) So after taking delivery on Wednesday night in the torrential Sydney rain, I've finally got to stretch its legs. Went for a drive with a mate in his CLA45 AMG through Royal National Park (Waterfall entry)>Stanwell Tops>Bulli Pass>Macquarie Pass>Jamberoo Pass>Wollongong and then the highway back to Sydney. Having done these roads numerous times in decent handling cars when I was younger all I can say is WOW. That LSD redefines the limits of FWD cars and to my surprise my mate commented on how good my exhaust sounded - I think he got to enjoy the sound from behind me moreso than I did in the cabin. Mind you, his exhaust is one of the best sounding 2.0L turbos I've ever heard (sounds like a rifle firing every time the DSG upshifts). Overall the car is everything I want/need and couldn't be happier. I'm sure you all know how it drives so enough stories and more photos. Looking forward to being part of the Renault Sport communitiy and just quietly, I'm keenly looking forward to the next NSW drive day *hint hint*
  4. Sounds like I was reading my own car history in reverse! started in a base 05 fiesta then went to an NB mx5, always been interested in the 182 cup and am about to take delivery of a new RS265. Great minds I guess!
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