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Hi all!
​Been a bit of a lurker for a little bit now.

Was on the hunt for another car after my pride and joy, a 2012 Kia Rio SLi, got written off at the wrath of a Commodore.

It was a quirky little car that was fun to drive and given a twisty road, could give blood noses to some more serious cars.

However, armed with an insurance payout and some more knowledge about cars than what I did when I got my P plates (and now being fully licenced), I figured it was the best time to step up to something that was... well, proper. And a little different, because that's just the way I roll.

 

Enter the Clio3 RS R27!

​Couldn't pass up on the opportunity of such an awesome little car.

​There's a few things that need to be addressed but I'll get to them slowly:

  • steering wheel is peeling (standard RS from what I've been reading)
  • seats need to be retrimmed and tightened (again, standard)
  • left side suspension top mount knocks (rubber is worn out)
  • few little scratches and dents in the paintwork
  • wheels scuffed
  • drivers door needs to be lifted a bit as it seems to shut contacting the top of the latch
  • NO BLUETOOTH (Cannot deal. Previous car had it and Bluetooth music streaming was a godsend)
​Overall I am super happy with this little monster and I am really looking forward to learning all about it and the community!

-YD

 

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Welcome mate! You are going to have a cracking time with that one!

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Welcome bro, looks mint in white.

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Welcome mate, we've met before unless I'm wrong. You were at a Swinburne University day at Winton?

I was in the yellow Clio 172.

 

Nice to see you found your way into the French car world. Sorry to hear about the last car!

 

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Welcome to the $800+ rim club. May your Renault rims be strong and free from cracks!

 

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Thanks everyone! I genuinely giggle every single time I start it up, every trip is a wondrous, fun adventure :dance: 

Welcome mate, we've met before unless I'm wrong. You were at a Swinburne University day at Winton?
I was in the yellow Clio 172.

Nice to see you found your way into the French car world. Sorry to hear about the last car!

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I believe we have! After watching your Clio banging laps out like nobody's business, the Clio seemed to (unconsciously) be at the top of my list for a replacement car.

​It was a saddening moment but cars can be replaced, people can't. I've popped some photos of a before and after (before photo was the Swinny day)
 

 

Welcome to the $800+ rim club. May your Renault rims be strong and free from cracks!

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Hahaha, oh dear. I sincerely hope there aren't any cracks, I really do like these wheels a lot :idea: 

 

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I owned an R27 a few years back. I found it to be very stiff. Stiffer than my 200 (it felt), but boy you can throw that thing at a corner at speeds you can't believe.

Enjoy.

BTW people, I got a rear seat to salvage Recaro bolster fabric from. I'll post up a thread to sell bits when I get it apart.

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