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Hi Guys I am currently looking at both these vehicles to replace my Megane GT-Line;

http://www.carpoint.com.au/dealer/details/_/OAG-AD-14359124

 

http://www.carpoint.com.au/dealer/details/_/OAG-AD-14181514

 

My request to the more knowledgeable out there who have been down this twisty road is what should I be asking and looking out for on these models(known issues, visual indicators, general warning signs) . I am really leaning towards the Megane but under pressure from wifey also for the Clio!! I get the belt issue on the Megane but happy to get the work done from a good mech in Brisbane.

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On the Clio maybe get someone with a CLIP to scan the car and check how many Launch Controls it has done as there is a maximum number in the software until the next clutch pack change.

1,500 to be precise. Would be quite an ambitious individual to try that - an easier tell would be the tyres methinks.

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I have seen the Megane, it is (or was) at the Renault dealer in Launceston. It looks as good as it does in the photos, but I was only doing some tyre kicking while my car was being serviced. Recommend the road from Launceston to Scottsdale for a test drive, though watch out for rental cars in the ditch beside the road.  

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Many thanks will definitely keep an eye out for those rentals lol, yep my main concern is buying into a ex street thrashed vehicle so will be getting a thorough pre-purchase inspect done. The launch control software sounds like my old dvd players region settings but not limited to 4 changes luckily :)

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That Clio is listed wrong. Looks like a Cup and it's not a Trophy/Premium as it doesn't have leather seats.

 

There is a big initial price difference across the four models available so make sure anything you look at it actually listed as the correct spec so you can judge the price accordingly. 

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Yep I thought it was odd that it didnt have leather seats  - dealer says its leather inserts and did a carfacts report comes up as Badge Sport Trophy - pretty confusing trying to figure. Does anyone know of a foolproof way of Identifying a Clio sports trophy from a Cup

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Yep I thought it was odd that it didnt have leather seats  - dealer says its leather inserts and did a carfacts report comes up as Badge Sport Trophy - pretty confusing trying to figure. Does anyone know of a foolproof way of Identifying a Clio sports trophy from a Cup

 

 

My understanding is Trophy = Premium.

 

Most obvious Premium giveaways are Faux Leather seats (not inserts), climate control not just a/c and PDC + Reverse camera.

 

From the pics, this clio doesn't have a rear camera, it doesnt have feax leather and it has 3 knobs by the a/c, which is A/C (climate control only has two knobs and a bunch of buttons).

 

It's a vanilla Cup/ Sport with Cup wheels IMO, not a Trophy

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