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NewyMitch

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Hi all,

I've joined the forum to hopefully get some more information on what I want as my next car. I haven't had a fun car for years so very keen to get into a Megane 250/265. These models appear to have fairly universal praise in regards to the handling.

I'm based in Newcastle and have had some interesting cars in the past. The most recent was an Austin Healy Sprite which was great fun but the eternal chasing of oil leeks wore me down.

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Mitch

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Well, they're awesome cars. Nothing much else to say, and if you're after fun, that's their middle name (after Renault Renault Sport Megane III RS 265 and a few other labels).

Post up what you're looking at and we can comment. The model nomenclature is confusing to say the least and often they're misadvertised.

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Thanks.

It's good to know there's no real issues I need to watch out for.

Something like this is what I'm after. Getting down to Sydney from Newcastle at the moment is quite difficult though.

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/2012-Renault-Megane-RS-250-Cup-Manual/SSE-AD-6564505

The only locally listed cars at the moment are out of my price range.

My main criteria is just the cup chassis and the LSD. I find it's hard to get my head around which versions here didn't get the LSD. From what I understand all 250's have it standard.

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Thanks.
It's good to know there's no real issues I need to watch out for.
Something like this is what I'm after. Getting down to Sydney from Newcastle at the moment is quite difficult though.
https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/2012-Renault-Megane-RS-250-Cup-Manual/SSE-AD-6564505
The only locally listed cars at the moment are out of my price range.
My main criteria is just the cup chassis and the LSD. I find it's hard to get my head around which versions here didn't get the LSD. From what I understand all 250's have it standard.
If that's all you're after, then just don't get the sports limited edition. Then you'll get your cup and LSD.

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Thanks.
It's good to know there's no real issues I need to watch out for.
Something like this is what I'm after. Getting down to Sydney from Newcastle at the moment is quite difficult though.
https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/2012-Renault-Megane-RS-250-Cup-Manual/SSE-AD-6564505
The only locally listed cars at the moment are out of my price range.
My main criteria is just the cup chassis and the LSD. I find it's hard to get my head around which versions here didn't get the LSD. From what I understand all 250's have it standard.
That car will have what you want. And, that Amazing colour that was not repeated in subsequent iterations.

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17 minutes ago, chuckovski said:
33 minutes ago, NewyMitch said:
Thanks.
It's good to know there's no real issues I need to watch out for.
Something like this is what I'm after. Getting down to Sydney from Newcastle at the moment is quite difficult though.
https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/2012-Renault-Megane-RS-250-Cup-Manual/SSE-AD-6564505
The only locally listed cars at the moment are out of my price range.
My main criteria is just the cup chassis and the LSD. I find it's hard to get my head around which versions here didn't get the LSD. From what I understand all 250's have it standard.

That car will have what you want. And, that Amazing colour that was not repeated in subsequent iterations.

Thanks.

I haven't seen many come up in blue which I think looks great.

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I haven't seen many come up in blue which I think looks great.
Unfortunately I'm nowhere near Kellyville, but if you see anything in the Illawarra you want me to check out, let me know.

There is a good possibility that the owner could take their car to Renotech in Hornsby or less likely Paul at AP Automotive for a pre purchase inspection. I wouldn't buy one without it how. I did twice with no issues in the past, one Megane RS, one Clio RS.

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47 minutes ago, chuckovski said:

Unfortunately I'm nowhere near Kellyville, but if you see anything in the Illawarra you want me to check out, let me know.

There is a good possibility that the owner could take their car to Renotech in Hornsby or less likely Paul at AP Automotive for a pre purchase inspection. I wouldn't buy one without it how. I did twice with no issues in the past, one Megane RS, one Clio RS.

Thanks for the offer.

That's a good shout about Reno Tech doing a pre purchase inspection. I'll give them a call this week to see how they go about it.

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If you can live with that horrible colour.....😋

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That car has been advertised in Brisbane for weeks, now it is in Newcastle with the same pics.

Previous guy advertising it was shonky, Was sold at a brisbane auction for around $8k as read on a thread on here.

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Run a VIN check, make a stupid offer, get a bargain. Job done.

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If I wait a bit longer it'll be in Melbourne and on route to my essential supermarket visit surely...

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Has recent Renotech service history so likely to be a good'n. You could always give them a call and.ask for an opinion.

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Has done close to 200k but price reflects that.

That 8:08 on Gumtree was advertised in NSW two weeks ago, now in QLD by the same seller. i exchanged a few messages and replies screamed dodgy, stay away. I made an offer and heard nothing back.

Buyer beware.

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1 minute ago, SLUGGO33X said:

Has done close to 200k but price reflects that.

That 8:08 on Gumtree was advertised in NSW two weeks ago, now in QLD by the same seller. i exchanged a few messages and replies screamed dodgy, stay away. I made an offer and heard nothing back.

Buyer beware.

That car is now sold wonder who bought it.

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With a bit of luck, the fan might just need a bit of warmth and dry air.

Otherwise, for the money if the history is there it could be a good buy.

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