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Landfall

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About Landfall

  • Rank
    Junior
  • Birthday 04/06/1945

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  • Location
    Hobart
  • Occupation
    Retired
  • Interests
    Yachting
    Classic Cars
  • Car(s)
    RS200
    XR6Turbo
    VW Beetle Herbie Replica (Hot)
  1. Congratulations, you'll love it. No, the engine does not have to be run in like the olden days, but I would refrain from using launch control and Race mode for around 1,500km's. I noticed with ours that it really started to loosen up at the 5,000km mark. Enjoy
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    New Owner

    Tasmanians are too conservative, the dealer tells me that I have the only one he has sold. There are a couple of 265's.
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    New Owner

    Welcome. We have now had ours for two months and it just keeps getting better. Having washed and cleaned it a few times I am now really beginning to appreciate the quality of the finish and the amount of effort that has gone into the design features. Can't understand why there are not many more out there.
  4. Well done Curr, I've just turned over 3,,000kms in ours and tried the RS button. Its like turning this pussy cat into a ferocious lion, certainly raises the fun stakes. I've now got an XR6Turbo, old 1976 VW Herbie replica (105hp) and the RS Clio. Life doesn't get any better at 70+ As you said, growing up is optional.
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    New Rs200 Owner

    Have now had the RS200 for nearly two months and have managed to almost get to the magic 3,000kms. Impression of vehicle now very positive, both my wife and I love driving it, the ease in which it manages accelerate to a respectable speed in traffic, the handling and comfort levels are tops. Fuel consumption seems to be in line with sticker i.e. 8.1l/100 and improving. No complaints other than I would like to drive it more, but I have to sleep sometime.
  6. Hi Geoff, Well I'm another old timer (70), sold our MGA Coupe a couple of years ago because I could no longer get in and out without some difficulty. I also had, and still have a Falcon XR6Turbo which I love to get out in. A year ago I purchased an old 1976 VW Beetle and being an ex high performance mechanic, Porsches, etc I decided that the VW needed a few more herbs and stopping power. I wanted something to remind me of my old 911. So after a year modifying the Veedub to 4 wheel discs, adjustable race suspension and a few mods to the engine, 7,000RPM and 110HP I have a fun classic car. Two weeks ago we decided to trade my wifes new VW Beetle in on a Clio RS200. Hasn't got enough Km's on it yet to give it a good run, but what I have experienced so far exceeds my expectations. We live in the best place in Australia for these cars, Tasmania. Super roads and few gestapo just waiting for you. I hope you continue to enjoy your 265 and IMO you're never too old to appreciate a good car.
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    New Rs200 Owner

    Have managed to acquire an RX8 space saver. Also had my first fill of petrol today, the combined city and twisty country road average was 8.7l/100 not bad? I think the sticker said average was 8.1l/100
  8. Yes, the car has to be a write off. That's really bad luck and also another reason I have had a dash cam fitted within the second week of ownership. Hope it gets fixed up quickly so you can enjoy the fun.
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    New Rs200 Owner

    Thanks mmh, have followed this up.
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    New Rs200 Owner

    Busgo, if you really want to have a blast, go from Ringarooma across to Fingal via the forestry road, then across to Campbelltown. I used to have an ex Subaru RX ex factory rally car. My wife used to say that she could hear the car and me screaming with joy when we say the gravel. Faster on the gravel than the Midland Highway. Michael, if I've got the only one, that would explain a lot.
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    New Rs200 Owner

    Thanks Michael, I was wondering if and how many other RS200's there are in Tasmania. It seems like there are just the two of us. mmh, as the car won't be used for any long trips, certainly not out of the state, I will rely of the RACT and repair kit. If I was going to be out on long trips or out of the way places I would get a spare. We used to have a MB and I had a proper spare in the boot for that instead of the silly space saver, as we used it for trips to Queensland. vish, I'll be interested to see the fuel consumption figures, so far we have only done 200km's. Our usual distance covered each week is about 100km's no freeways, mainly local with a trip down to the marina, which means a max speed limit of 80kph and police often around. The last 10km of the road without police would be ideal for a real tryout.
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    New Rs200 Owner

    Thanks for the welcome guys, Cairnsy, Before completing the purchase just for interest sake I compared the performance figures with the XR6Turbo and was quite surprised. The Falcon 0-100 figures = 6.5secs compared with the RS200 of 6.7 sec. Top speed about the same. There is a huge difference between the feeling on the road, the Falcon being much heavier feels more secure, but a handful on the Tasmanian twisty roads. I haven't really tried a fast take off in the RS yet as it only has 1,000 km's on it and the handbook says to take it easy until at least 3,000km's. It will then be an interesting comparison. The biggest difference will be in fuel consumption (or should I say, lack thereof) MattySa, you can say that again, beat the scandal by a couple of days.
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    New Rs200 Owner

    HI, decided to trade the wife's new manual VW Beetle in on a new car. We wanted an automatic with four doors, looked around at what was available and the local Renault dealer had his one and only RS200 demo for sale at a heavily reduced price with 1,000km's on the clock. At first, before seeing the vehicle, my wife was not keen to own a Renault. I should point out that we are old timers, I'm 70 but have a history of racing and rallying, also owned a high performance workshop and was into building high performance engines. Recently finished restoring my 1976Beetle to competition standards with 110hp engine for weekend club events. I also drive a Falcon XR6Turbo, so I was not particularly after a performance daily driver for the wife. One look at the quality and finish, then a quick drive convinced us both, that this was the vehicle for us. Took delivery last week, Flame Red. Living in Tasmania means we have plenty of suitable roads to appreciate the qualities of this car. Love it.
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