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Well, literally just got home from collecting my new car. A huge thanks to Jonathon (jpgibson) who has been great throughout the whole process, once he decided he wanted to sell! :wink:

 

Just a few quick photos as I just got her home. This afternoon will be a wash & detail, followed by a few little bits and pieces. She's currently fitted with a K-Tec cat-back exhaust and RSTuner remap (and goes great!), window tint & has just been serviced by Paul V 8)

 

More to come:

 

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Thanks again Jonathon and enjoy your new toy when you get her :D

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Well, literally just got home from collecting my new car. A huge thanks to Jonathon (jpgibson)

 

Nice one Alex. I would have bet a tenner that's what you were up too.

 

Top buy, was constantly telling myself, Don't buy Clio, after seeing that for sale.

 

Can't wait to see a few mod's Alex. Maybe colouring rims then .............

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Cheers fellas Gave her a quick wash and vacuum this arvo before I realised I had something on so going to try and rope rob 240 into some detailing action on father's day :wink:

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Bloody hell, you dont muck around do you?! Gone to a MUCH more deserving home.What's her new name? The photos look great btw. Almost as good as the ones i took with my phone!

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blue ones are faster ! cant wait to get the clay bar and random orbital out later today .

 

if alex hadnt have bought her , i would have for swmbo .

 

pleasure meeting jonathon ... hope to catch up on the next run

 

as to mods - we need a sik show car blinged clio with 20's on the forum , don't we ?

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Arrgh!!! Nice!! Gratz Alex, I've been wrapped for you since you broke the news. It looks awesome and I can't wait to see what you do with her!!

 

-Dan

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blue ones are faster ! cant wait to get the clay bar and random orbital out later today .

 

if alex hadnt have bought her , i would have for swmbo .

 

pleasure meeting jonathon ... hope to catch up on the next run

 

as to mods - we need a sik show car blinged clio with 20's on the forum , don't we ?

 

I love the fatherly support there Rob, wish my Dad had the same passion about Renault's unfortunately his is tied up in big box classic American cars.

 

BTW... Happy Father's Day.

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yankee classics are cool too . i test drove a HUGE cadillac soft top circa 1970 model a while back . white - red interior . it wasnt much to drive but it was an ''event'' to peddle it around . . didnt buy it as it didnt fit into the collection plans [ small / hard / euro / silly / track ]

 

drove walkies car this arvo , very very nice .

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Thanks everyone! Loving it so far - it's different to the 182 but certainly a step up in several areas. Overall it feels like a much newer, better put together car and with the K-tec exhaust and RSTuner remap, feels a lot "torqueier" than I remembered 197s to be. Very happy!

 

Just a few small plans for now as Jonathon had it pretty well sorted already:

- silvervision indicator bulbs

- debadge C L I O

- OZRS sticker

- LED parkers

- full detail!

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I used the excuse of having to go to the dentist to drive to work day, even if it cost me $20 in parking!

 

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Very cool...a nice blue flamer.

All the best with it, hope to hear from you one day,

cause i would lovvvvvve to see some nice black magnesiums - on a Blue 197 - WELL photographed.

Cheers Alex,

WOLF

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Haha cheers Wolf, by black magnesiums, you mean the R26.R wheels? Do they come in 17s??

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So when's the signature getting updated? :mrgreen:

 

Oops! Will get onto it. I've already done the new 'Garage' entry!

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I used the excuse of having to go to the dentist to drive to work day, even if it cost me $20 in parking!

 

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If you're at a loose end I'm happy to pm you my shopping list...

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Awesome work, looks like my exhaust found another great home :wink: Please keep it shiny.

 

Don't worry, Bert. I will 8)

 

I'd take good care of those Ultraleggaras too :wink:

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Congrats on the new car Alex!

I happened to spot a nice color like yours when i was in Monaco last month and this was on its way there! When i saw it i though to myself this is going to be the next color combo for me!

 

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^^^ haha no Braden, I look after my cars and treat them very well 8)

 

I'm driving down to Jervis Bay tonight and back on Sunday so keep an eye out on the freeway/Mt Ousley for me in the new beast!

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So did a back to back with buddy and his stock R27 a few nights ago. Some impressions were:

 

- Cup suspension feels stiffer and more planted. Non-cup still feels "sporty" though

- RS Tuner remap on mine increases mid-range torque but flattens out the "5k kick"

- Stock 197 seats actually go lower than the Recaros and hug you pretty well. I love the look and feel of the Recaros but probably wouldn't change the stockies.

- The K-tec exhaust sounds mean :twisted:

- Silver wheels suit the blue and anthracite suits the white, though anthracite would also work on the blue whereas silver wouldn't work on the white!

 

Overall, very happy 8)

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^^^ haha no Braden, I look after my cars and treat them very well 8)

 

I'm driving down to Jervis Bay tonight and back on Sunday so keep an eye out on the freeway/Mt Ousley for me in the new beast!

 

Mate, if you feel like a coffee or a stretch of the legs, swing past, I'd love to see the new beast....

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^^^ haha no Braden, I look after my cars and treat them very well 8)

 

I'm driving down to Jervis Bay tonight and back on Sunday so keep an eye out on the freeway/Mt Ousley for me in the new beast!

 

Mate, if you feel like a coffee or a stretch of the legs, swing past, I'd love to see the new beast....

 

Maybe Sunday arvo? Should have Coop with me in the car too. Will be in touch 8)

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Sorry Moosey, it was after a dinner we went to. Teki would have felt even worse if there was another Renault there.

 

Alex now fully understands that my Cleo is a F1 car. It's so fast!!

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Congratulations Alex! a fine choice!

and there's something i love about that colour..........

Sam.

 

Thanks Sam! What happened to your wee beastie? You sold it a little while back, yes?

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