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  1. What are you saying? It's straight out of the Naughty But Nice catalogue... 😝 Agreed the car looks to be well cared for. The 200 with the Recaros (listed as a 197) could be hard to go past as well. a lot of value in that spec.
  2. Apologies to the OP I accidentally posted in the other similar thread to this one.
  3. Compared to the little robotic Luigi changing gears in the Selespeed in the Alfa, the EDC will feel like a Ferrari in the gear changing department... 👍🤣
  4. Like others have said, they are a well-sorted and feature-packed small car that has few peers in the price point they can be had for. And they are almost without doubt the best looking small car in the hot hatch fleet. At the age you are looking, there are two variants and two trim levels. Variants are the Sport and Cup, distinguished by the Cup's black wheels and red brakes where the Sport has silver for both of these. Cup suspension is a little lower and firmer than Sport and it has 18 inch wheels instead of the 17's. Trim level are the base model and the Trophy (which later became the Cup Premium). This version has the leather seats with seat warmers, climate control and a better R Link system in the infotainment plus a number of minor other changes. The Cup Trophy is the pick (in my view) and is a terrific place to sit and has all the sportiness that you will need in a small family-friendly hatch. You will not pay much more for the full-fruit version, so go for that. Liquid Yellow is the hero colour and is amazing in the shape of these great little cars. Achilles heel in them are the EDC which can have transmission ECU issues, so check it isn't doing anything that seems odd when you drive, and especially has no shuddering or warning lights on the dash appearing anywhere. Make sure the battery is in good condition because the EDC controllers are electrically operated and a failing battery can make it seem like EDC issues, and if there is a gearbox issue, it cannot be diagnosed properly without a very good condition battery. The other issue, which is a much lesser problem, is the turbo inlet pipe which is a strange two-piece design that fails without warning when it goes. Nothing catastrophic, but you will be limping along with no power when it happens back to your dealer where the replacement part is circa $700 to fix. Aftermarket options exist, but doesn't help you much if the car is undriveable until you source a new one. Overall, they are a very fun and economical car toy drive and have an exhaust growl that is up there with the best out of the box. I'm not sure what Trophy 220's are going for, but one of them is a notch up again, with little improvements everywhere in the drivetrain (more punch, quicker gear changes and slightly more sporty suspension again), and more is always more, right? Enjoy shopping, welcome to the forum, and we look forward to seeing you posting about your new ride soon!
  5. Red Bull Clio as your first Renault RS! Well done, and very nice machine there. Welcome to the forum and enjoy your new go cart. The combination of the relatively large and torquey engine with light weight and well sorted drivetrain and suspension makes them a great thing. Red Bull version has lots of kit and great seats, and is up there with the best of breed in my view. They do sound amazing as the revs pile on, and I imagine the exhaust gives it a nice grumble to boot. There is a thread on here somewhere about the 17 inch rims to suit the Clio so a bit of a search and you will find the info you are seeking. Certainly options are slim, but I believe it is achievable. Enjoy!
  6. Best of the Mk 4 Clios in the best paint colour ever! Enjoy... 😁
  7. No152

    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.
  8. No152

    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
  9. No152

    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.
  10. And Ohlins suspension I hear. Both would be great additions to the Sport LE
  11. Great pick up. We look forward to meeting you at the end of year function as well!
  12. Or this... https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Renault-Megane-2012/SSE-AD-5732201/?Cr=3 Member on here I believe?
  13. 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
  14. No152

    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!
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