steel2heal Posted 24, August 2011 Report Share Posted 24, August 2011 Hi guys. Just saying hello. I've just purchased a metallic blue RS 250 from Kevin Abood at Peter Warren Renault in Sydney (awaiting delivery). Mate! What great service and help. Very fair with all aspects of the deal! I must say, I'd never considered a Renault Sport car until recently. My daily drive for the last 5 years has been my beloved Mazda RX8 (MY05) and I'm dreading the day we part ways. I've had numerous track days with that car and really driven it at the limit. The beauty of the RX8 is it's superb handling due to the rear wheel drive and 50:50 weight distribution. Up until now, I hadn't driven a car of a similar price that offered that much handling performance. The only down side to the RX8 is it's relatively anaemic engine. Once you get the revs up - it's fine, but you don't get off the line with a bang if you get what I mean. When a workmate of mine (diehard Renault man) was banging on about the RS250 and giving me the "you should give it a go" treatment, I thought back to when I was at this year's Oz GP watching the Red Bull race off and how impressed I was with the cars performance which I thought was largely due to the drivers at the time. I couldn't be convinced that package with a front wheel drive set up could perform that well in the hands of an every day punter. After I test drove the car... no make that shortly after I started the test drive, I was sold! Mind blowing performance and handling for the price! It handled as well as my RX8 but the combination with the engine was what grabbed me. Finally I had the RX8 handling with the engine performance that had been lacking. Then I leaned on the brakes really hard and my next thought was "when can I get this thing to Eastern Creek!" Anyway, will let you know how it gets on once I have the car. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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