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Greetings from the other side of the world. I'm Portti from Finland and I've been following this forum for few months but only posted my first post this week.

 

I'm a proud owner of a Megane III RS 265 Trophy #422 since March. I bought the car from Wien, Austria and drove it (and took a ferry) back to Finland. A story of my car with pics can be found on my Trophy site in http://www.pertti.com/en/trophy.

 

A couple of pics of my car:

 

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welcome to the forum!

 

Hope your enjoying the ownership experience. What are the plans for the car? It is a daily driver / weekend toy?

Keep the car standard or a few enhancements along the way?

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Welcome and congratulations on the new car!

 

There are a lot of RS250 owners here who would love to buy a Liquid Yellow one, which is unavailable down here so far. It didn't appeal to you in the yellow colour?

 

Also, I foresee a post in OP's native language from our resident Fin, SamR. :wink:

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G'day, as we say here in OZ Portti.

Thanks for sharing the pics and take care with the new toy.

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There are a lot of RS250 owners here who would love to buy a Liquid Yellow one, which is unavailable down here so far. It didn't appeal to you in the yellow colour?

 

Looking at his website, he wanted the Liquid Yellow, but couldn't find one at a reasonable price..

 

Nevertheless, Lunar Grey looks the goods!

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Awesome - thanks for posting and welcome to the forum Portti.

 

23% VAT - ouch! I hope income tax is more gentle for you in Finland.

 

I'm in the process of planning a trip to Europe with my family and will hopefully be in Helsinki in the first week of September, if only for 4 days.

 

Do you know of any good driving roads close by - keen to rent a car for a couple of days and head out of the city.

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Thanks for the replys everyone.

 

CHRIS-172 & chiapoco:

The car is my daily driver and at the moment I don't have any modifications planned. However I will have have to do some preparations for the winter which means that I will have to buy winter wheels + tyres and to have an electrical engine heater installed. These things are necessary since it can get pretty chilly up here.

 

nemz:

Like josh mentioned the liquid yellow would've been my number one choice but I got a good deal on this grey car so I took it.

 

trixie:

Unfortunately also the income taxes are high in here. And in relation to cars I had to pay the 23 % VAT and also more than 10,000 eur registration taxes for the Megane to get it registered in here.

 

With regards to your planned trip to Helsinki/Finland you are very welcome here. Definitely very different compared to Australia and also compared to most other european countries. With regards to driving roads are you hoping for some sight-seeing or are you more geared towards trying to find suitable roads for spirited driving?

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trixie:

Unfortunately also the income taxes are high in here. And in relation to cars I had to pay the 23 % VAT and also more than 10,000 eur registration taxes for the Megane to get it registered in here.

 

With regards to your planned trip to Helsinki/Finland you are very welcome here. Definitely very different compared to Australia and also compared to most other european countries. With regards to driving roads are you hoping for some sight-seeing or are you more geared towards trying to find suitable roads for spirited driving?

 

Here we pay 10% VAT (GST) but there's an extra 33% to pay on so-called luxury cars - anything costing over $58,000, or $75,000 for fuel-efficient cars (I think under 6l/100km combined). Luckily the RS range escapes that!

 

We're really looking forward to our visit - we spent a couple of weeks driving around Norway and Sweden in 2007 but couldn't make it to Finland then. I'm particularly interested in good twisty driving roads, perhaps with some nice scenery, that could be accessed from Helsinki in a day.

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trixie:

I will have to think about some recommendations for you. I'm not from Helsinki myself so don't actually know the roads around there that well. In general typical Finnish things are the lakes which we have 188,000. A lot of people have summer cottages by the lake where they also have sauna. If you would have more than 4 days then I would definitely recommend renting a cottage by the lake to get a good taste of typical Finland.

 

icecup:

 

My Abarth 500 has been sold. Based on your signature you've owned an Alfa 147 GTA previously. I've also owned a 147 GTA. How would you compare the GTA to your Clio 182?

 

Here's my two previous cars:

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Tervetuloa Portti! Suomi on aika kaukana Australiasta... Miten löysit meidän sivuston?

 

I haven't been to Hollola, but have been to Helsinki, Kotka, Turku, Hämeenlinna, Tampere, Vesanto and of course Jyväskylä for the rally :D

 

I didn't think you could buy Renaultsport cars in Finland, I guess that's why you travelled to Austria. Did you consider taking the car to the Nurburgring on the way home from Vienna?

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Welcome mate!

 

Loving the yellow seatbelts and black wheels 8)

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icecup:

Interesting comparison between the GTA and the Clio RS. My thoughts are quite similar when comparing the GTA and the Megane RS. In relation to the weather it is now midsummer and the longest day of the year is today. Up north the sun doesn't go set for two months at this time of the year.

 

SamR:

Terve terve. Tämän keskustelupalstan löysin alkuvuonna googlaamalla kun etsin tietoa Megane RS:stä.

 

I gather that you are originally Finnish. Were you born in Australia or have you moved there from Finland?

 

With regards to RenaultSport cars in Finland the Clio RS is not for sale in here but the imports of the Megane RS 250 started a year ago. The Megane RS 265 Trophy has not been officially available around here. I think that most of the previous generation RS models have not been officially sold here either but there are some self-imported cars around. A trip to Nürburgring would've been nice but it was not possible this time.

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No niin mä vähän arvasin että löysit meidät googlen kautta. :wink:

Synnyin täällä Sydneyssä, ja opin puhumaan Suomea koska molemmat mun vanhemmat ovat Suomesta.

 

I've only been to Finland 3 times, but am planning on visiting again next year :)

 

Good to hear the Renaultsport cars have found their way to Finland!

 

Ja hauskaa juhannusta!

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  • 4 weeks later...
...couldn't make it to Finland then. I'm particularly interested in good twisty driving roads, perhaps with some nice scenery, that could be accessed from Helsinki in a day.

 

Now I have a recommendations for you. I've asked around and it seems like a trip to a nice small town of Porvoo could be a possible nice day-trip from Helsinki. The fastest route from Helsinki to Porvoo is 51 km but that route is pretty boring. An alternative route with nice twisting smaller roads could be as follows:

 

Helsinki - Sipoo (Boxintie) - Pornainen - Pukkila - Myrskylä - Porvoo

 

That would be 153 km and 3 hours according to Google Maps:

 

http://goo.gl/maps/Cw93

 

 

Wolf: Not much of a RenaultSport scene here in Finland since there are not that many RS cars around.

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Hey thanks Portii!

 

Porvoo sounds like a good place to visit, and those roads are exactly what I was looking for. Excellent, much appreciated :)

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...couldn't make it to Finland then. I'm particularly interested in good twisty driving roads, perhaps with some nice scenery, that could be accessed from Helsinki in a day.

 

Now I have a recommendations for you. I've asked around and it seems like a trip to a nice small town of Porvoo could be a possible nice day-trip from Helsinki. The fastest route from Helsinki to Porvoo is 51 km but that route is pretty boring. An alternative route with nice twisting smaller roads could be as follows:

 

Helsinki - Sipoo (Boxintie) - Pornainen - Pukkila - Myrskylä - Porvoo

 

That would be 153 km and 3 hours according to Google Maps:

 

http://goo.gl/maps/Cw93

 

 

Wolf: Not much of a RenaultSport scene here in Finland since there are not that many RS cars around.

 

Hey Portti - just back in Helsinki enjoying a beer. We drove the route you recommended - brilliant, especially once through Pornainen as we had little traffic and the roads can be challenging at times with plenty of crests and dips.

 

Porvoo is pretty too.

 

Scored a Merc C180CGI which was a bit soft but still good fun. We've only seen a single Ph2 RS Clio and a 197 in 4 days here!

 

Loving Helsinki, Finland, the people and the brilliant road etiquette. Thanks again!

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