ScottyB Posted 18, May 2014 Report Share Posted 18, May 2014 Hi Guys, Looking to purchase my first RS and need a bit of help in the decision making. I have read everything and watched everything online re the Megane RS 265 and it seemed to be the king of the hot hatches in the market today. I narrowed down in particular on the RB8. For me it just offered some good value in what it offers option wise and the current offers out and about on these as last demos etc fitted my budget well. I went to the dealership today for my first test drive and was probably ready to pull the trigger on an RB8 except, I drove the new Clio RS 200 as a comparable and now I am in a predicament as to which way I should go???? The Clio felt equally as quick and I couldn't wipe the smile off my face while driving it. The dealer then showed me the launch control function and wile mostly impractical for every day driving, it was a heap of fun and could be a nice something to play with every now and then. It felt just a little edgier than the megane which might almost be too good for its own good in comparison. It just didnt feel as on edge as the Clio which wasnt a negative, it was actually exciting. I did drive the megane first and didnt know the roads and where we were heading on the test so not sure if I was too cautious with the megane and a little more adventurous with the clio knowing where I was going (and where the men in blue could be). I do a lot of city driving with my work so the Clios dual clutch auto seems like a sensible option but I just can't get past the looks of the megane.In comparison the new Clio looks toyish and much like any other smaller cars out there today. I also am aware there is a new 275 coming in the megane which will have a different look, I equally don't like the look of the 275 for the same reason as the clio. The RB8 just looks refined and polished in comparison to its bratty little brother. Any thoughts out there as to which way I should go? Interested in particular to hear the day to day living with the megane being Manual and very stiff. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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