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  1. I'm in QLD and bought my Clio from NSW. Flew down and drove it home on its current NSW rego with the signed transfer papers in my possession. Arrived home and paid for a RWC. Needed a few things (leaking shocks) but that was OK. Took the RWC to QLD transport office and registered it in my name. Paid stamp duty in QLD. Handed the NSW plates to QLD transport. No idea if they just binned them or sent them back - probably just binned them. Nothing for me to pay in NSW. Seller could potentially have asked for a pro-rata refund from NSW registry but it didn't have long left
  2. Caduceus

    New Clio Owner

    Yes. 18x8 OEM. She’s fat.
  3. Caduceus

    New Clio Owner

    I regularly swap wheels between 215/45/17 (standard Clio 3 size) and 235/40/18 (as big as will physically fit and almost nobody does this) on my Clio 3. The handling difference is definitely noticeable but not necessarily worse - depends on what you are looking for. I have never once thought "this car needs a LSD" while running the oversized tyres. And it will absolutely outbrake the skinnier 17s. But steering feel is heavier, turn in can be a bit mushy and it is less responsive to trail braking on the track (good or bad depending on your style). For slalom and roundabout type work, t
  4. Caduceus

    New Clio Owner

    Yes. A common fitment on the A&D and some other special editions of the Clio III which come with factory fitted 18x8 wheels. The original tyre spec with those wheels is 215/40/18 but they often end up with 225/40/18s on them. And I think you have a typo in your post showing 18" wheels with 17" tyres. I know what you meant though.
  5. Still got these! My God, you packed them well and they would have survived even the most ham-fisted courier. But yes, they were easy to deal with from a receiver's perspective. Using the 17s with RS4 as my dailys and have my 18s for track with Yoko A052. Once I wear these out I'm going to reverse this situation and daily 18s with RS4s since I prefer the look of 18s on the A&D and love the RS4s on the street. Then I'll put A052s on the 17s for track duty. They are the best track tyres I've used but they aren't suited to street use - too expensive and too short lived to waste d
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    Hey hey!

    You mean this problem? I solved it by downsizing my regular coffee order from Grande to Tall. Want a soft drink? It's cans or nothing. Plastic bottles won't fit. If you are desperate for a taller drink, the Clio has a single cupholder at the rear of the centre console intended for the rear seat passengers. It takes a bit of contortion with the left arm and shoulder but it's do-able. The Meg may not have this? I sure wouldn't trade the Renault for a Hyundai just to get a better cupholder though
  7. That car's got 178,000km on it. No thanks.
  8. We all know RS Clios are awesome. I have one. My daughter learned to drive in it and now has her Ps. She's been looking around at cars and eyeing off vanilla (non-RS) Clio 4s on Carsales. With a budget of 10-12k she can easily pick up a <5 year old model with low ks. Even though has no problem driving my manual, for some reason she wants an auto so I guess that's the 1.2 turbo. So realistically, are these decent cars for the money or would she be better off looking at other cars in the same class like Fiestas and Polos or even the next size up in i30s, Corollas etc? We're
  9. Good choice. You should be happy with the results. What were the old tyres you had on it?
  10. Yes, you are correct. But a whisker indeed - overall diameter increase of 16mm. 15mm is the limit in most states. I've certainly heard several reports of the handling being better on the narrower (more stretched) tyre.
  11. Also, if you want serious performance, 225/40/18 is also a valid choice and far, far more choices, including some ultra high performance, street legal semi-slicks suitable fro track use. Hankook RS-4s are my personal favourite in this category.
  12. 1. Go to an online tyre site like tyresales or tyroola. 2. Search by size and see what's available. 3. I'd also suggest you look at 215/40/18 - they are a legal fitment to your car and more common than 205's in that profile and diameter. In my opinion, they are also a better fit on a 7.5inch wide rim which is what you have. 4. When you see what is available, consider your budget and what you are looking for with regard to performance. Given it's a sporty car, a high performance street tyre like Michelin Pilot Super Sport is a good choice. If budget doesn't stretch that far, s
  13. I used to fit a 29" duallie into the back of a VW Up! Mind you, the front passenger seat was all the way forward and tilted towards the dash (unusable). Now with a Clio, I can fit the same bike in the back with the passenger seat in a normal position. So it's easily done. Front wheel off, obviously.
  14. Probably not but they do compromise your roadworthiness, insurance and wallet if you get caught with them. Not being judgemental - you guys can do what you want - but they are not a legal modification in any state of Australia in case you weren't aware.
  15. From my recent experience, it's seldom worth the bother trying to chase interstate rego refunds. I posted this on another forum. I recently purchased a car from NSW and just had it registered in QLD. So I thought I would enquire with NSW RMS about getting a refund on the unused portion of the rego. Vehicle has 3 months left with the expiry date 8th October. The maths goes like this: 1. Registration component is non-refundable. We only refund the road tax component on a pro rata basis. This is $280 for 12 months so pro rata is $70. 2. In order to do this,
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