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  1. Best of the Mk 4 Clios in the best paint colour ever! Enjoy... 😁
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    Probable new owner

    If you thinking the 208 GTI perhaps check out an Edition Définitive- lots more kit in them including LSD over the normal 208 GTI and no more weight. Lower and wider (by a bit) and more mid range in the tune. Clio is good but if you hanker for a manual, you are fresh out of luck. Gearbox it’s achilles heel for sure.
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    Probable new owner

    I had a 2005 Mini JCW and it was a cracking drive for its time. We also had until very recently a 2014 Clio Cup Trophy. I have to agree with @rob 240 in his eloquent assessment. The Clio is more modern in pretty much every respect (if that’s what you are seeking). Is your Mini manual or auto? If it’s manual, the EDC gearbox in the Clio May take some getting used to as it has its own quirks. Lots of info on the forum about that. Ride wise, my Mini was a bone rattler. Clio Cup chassis is stiff but not as harsh as the Mini was especially before the run flats were binned
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    Delivery kilometer

    If it was a demo it would have a record of the registration of the vehicle by the dealer in the papers for the car. If you are the first owner in the papers (normally pasted in the front of the ownership/warranty book) then not a demo. It is possible they may have allowed someone to drive it on dealer plates between when it arrived and when you took delivery (i have been to dealers that allow this) which may explain a few extra kms. But not a demo car as such probably.
  5. And Ohlins suspension I hear. Both would be great additions to the Sport LE
  6. Great pick up. We look forward to meeting you at the end of year function as well!
  7. Or this... https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Renault-Megane-2012/SSE-AD-5732201/?Cr=3 Member on here I believe?
  8. Good choice there - you are likely to have received a better trade on on the FiST than you would likely get trading the wife... 😜 Welcome to the forum btw and enjoy the new ride
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    RS265 or RS250?

    The 265 is the facelift model ad is 2014, so may well have warranty left if the NZ warranty situation was the same as here in Aus. Plus the 265 has the R Link 2, which gives the SatNav and the reverse camera etc.. not available on the 250. Overall, I'd be inclined to go with the newer car for the price differential - with both at similar kms. Either way, both will be huge fun on some of those twisty Kiwi roads you guys have over there. Welcome to the forum, and enjoy whatever RS you get!
  10. Without wanting to offend anyone with a Clio (sorry if I did) my first RS was a Trophy R so it’s pretty hard to see any other RS as equal or better. Thr OP was discussing a Meg and I can relate to his dilemma on that front. All RS cars are capable, special and fun. That’s why we are in this forum cos we know that!! Folks have different tastes, otherwise all RS cars would be four door autos wouldn’t they... Ummmm.... bugger! Carsales, gotta find a good Meg 3.... 😜
  11. Did we meet? 😜 I put you in the category of the very fine folks on here that love Clios - and rightly so. Great cars (esp Clio 3s). Just for me, the Meg is that little bit more that suits my tastes. To the OP, all RS cars are special and have their fans for good reason!
  12. This is true. I don’t think I ever met someone who drove a Meg RS that didn’t buy one.
  13. Not only are Meganes a performance car bargain (and a bit of a well kept secret here in Aus) they are also generally highly reliable, especially as others have said if they are looked after. The bits that are less spectacular are some of the trim items like door handles which can break. Doors are huge and the fixings are either designed by Italians or are minimalist to save weight (tongue in cheek). Fairly easily fixed so not a reason not to buy one. Im with you on the Meg v Clio (sorry good Clio folks here) because the lsd and the perfohub setup is a miracle of geometry and engineering. Makes a front driver very neutral to drive and pulls the nose around around the apex when you are on it. Mind blowing the first time you give a Meg a little of the angry pedal through your favourite roads. Get out of a Meg into a Clio and it feels skittish (to me) -horses for courses as lots of folks on here love the Clio (so they are right too!). Change the belts on schedule, keep good oil in it and throw a sat of PS4S tyres on it and head to the hills. You’ll love it!!
  14. Lol just beat me to it Jason! But I was lazy Chuck. Your posts are awesome and have all the info. 👍 To the OP, the 8:08 Chuck referred to for sale inQld looks immaculate. I have seen it about a few times and is definitely near the top of the quality spectrum for the model. There’s also a very low km RB8 for sale in Sydney that started too high priced but is close to the correct money now that could be a good option for you. Both have leather Recaros. RB8 also has the bi xenon lights and satnav as it has the later R link from the facelift models. Was the last hurrah for the pre facelift version so is fully loaded as a limited edition.
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