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  1. Welcome to the forum and congrats on an awesome looking Clio. Keep an eye on the social thread as there is a small but enthusiastic group of Renault lovers in Brisbane. You might struggle to get an all Clio group for a cruise but a wider group with a smattering of Megs too is almost a certainty. There is a short notice drive thread too so you can post up a run if you are planning a leave pass and others will likely join in if you like.
  2. This is a pretty good way to do it. I bought a new vehicle once in Victoria (just worked out that way as vehicle availability and a great deal meant I bought it from Warrnambool). As the plan was to have it in Queensland, I bought it unregistered in Victoria, but had a VicRoads permit to drive (cost about $17 from memory) which was a piece of paper that needed to be taped to the windscreen. The stipulation was I had to get back to Queensland by an appropriately direct route. OK... 😆 They also never said the had to be readable on the windscreen by the way... OK... I flew
  3. Well done! One of the best spec and definitely the best colour ever! Any more details on the car? She looks amazing in the photos (such that we can tell).
  4. Sounds like a cheap fix... well done. Truly one of the best model Megs in definitely the best colour for them!
  5. I'd agree with this. Having tried both PSC2 and PS4S tyres (in 19s), I rate the PS4S tyres very highly as a performance road tyre. They have at least 95% of the grip when warm compared to the PCS2s (and probably 200% of the grip when cold), and last waaaay longer than the PSC2 tyres. I know there are other brands and models of tyre that are really good, but the Michelins are hard to beat.
  6. There is a definitive list on the forum here somewhere of what was and was not included in the very confusing list of model attributes that is the Megane 3 specifications. So very French in that way - I’m not skilled at the search and link but someone not doubt will be able to post that. I’m pretty sure all Trophy variants of the Meg 3 265 had the Recaros, 19 inch wheels and the xenon lights. If it’s missing these it was likely a specced up Cup and not a Trophy. Wheels could have been changed to 18s (I agree with @Matt205 by the way, go 19s as the steering performance benefits outwei
  7. It would be worth calling Qld Transport as they would be able to talk you through the process and would likely email the correct form to you. I agree with @PerthRS that it should be no issue with the power to weight ratio limit (which in Qld is 130 kW per Tonne as noted). I was reading about this point last year when looking at what I could "get away with" as a car for our daughter to be driving as a learner and then on her P plates, and can't recall now exactly where I read it. There is a moderately powered vehicle process for pre 2010 with a 125kW per Tonne limit, so you still should
  8. Prices in Brisbane are not quite as reasonable as Sydney I think but order of cost is true plus relative to a set of tyres the belt will last considerably longer than the tyres before needing replacement too... 👍
  9. Thanks Matt I stand corrected on the R Link. Agreed about the negative belt disease. If the car is a keeper, it's not a huge financial impost to change the belt which means it's good again for years to come, and they are amazing performance cars for the price. Few if any alternatives in the price range. That's what I was trying to say (apologies if it didn't come across that way). It could still be an awesome car to buy.
  10. The issue with the belts on these vehicles are two fold, and it is a risk thing: 1. It is a separate item in the service book so the car can have a great service history otherwise apart from the belt change, so it may still be a great thing to buy. 2. Preventative belt change is a risk mitigation thing. From the risk perspective, there are many stories of cars that have been operated well beyond the recommended interval for the belt replacement (both in terms of time and or kms) with no adverse impact. The risk is, however, if the belt fails, you have lunched your engine. Catastr
  11. Yes it was. It was an attempt to strip out some stuff from the higher specced cars to bring a lower price point, basing it on the French Police version, which also eliminated the push button start and there was also a separate button to turn off the stop/start mechanism I believe and dial rather than climate control aircon I understand (all based on the French Police requirements, which were lower spec). In Europe they may well have had different mixes of the Cup versus Sport suspension acrtoss the models whereas in Australia we received only the Cup suspension (excepy for the French Pol
  12. I can believe this. Plus if you happen to buy a LY Meg, it’s really hard to be incognito. And of course there is no “I’m sorry officer it wasn’t me. It was one of the other 6 white/silver/grey/black Golf/Polos immediately near me” defence... 🤔
  13. That is a pretty subjective question for sure as one person’s fun could be meh to another and great roads will be fun at any speed in a great car. That said, I found the Meg to be a very fine road driving compromise with substantial urge from low to mid range giving satisfaction at both above and below legal speeds. Plus the sublime handling means twisties are great fun at all speeds (and the more wicked you take the corners, the more wickedly exciting the fun). The turbo urge is a big part and the LSD another. Great balance and huge fun even at legal speeds, but also if you nudge above t
  14. Quick mods, capture this moment - @speedfiend41 being the voice of reason... 😱 Back to the OP. The biggest differences between the cars are age and price between a 250 and a 275 (kinda obvious, because they span the gap of selling new from pre 2012 to 2017 ishh) That said, there are compelling reasons for a pre-facelift (250 or 265). Firstly, only the pre facelift has bi-xenon lighting options in some variants - typically the higher specced ones that also have the Recaros and some other fruity bits. The lights on the facelift ones are woeful. And I mean woeful... Secondly, be
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