fifth Posted 29, March 2021 Report Share Posted 29, March 2021 Hey there, thought it was time to at least say g'day. Picked up my 197 late last year and absolutely love it to bits. Already got a lot of good info from searching this and other forums, tonnes of great knowledge out there so thank you. Looking forward to getting out to some meetings, cruises and track days. Never been on a track in my life and seriously looking forward to testing the limits of the Mk3, although more likely the limitations to be found will be my own rather than the car haha. Anyway it's been a long time between performance cars for me and I'm new to Renault in general but I can really see why people like them so much, the brand does seem to have a bit of a bad wrap out there, maybe just in terms of the general euro vibe of expensive parts etc coupled with the French factor, but I say anyone who knocks a Renault Sport has never really driven one. One drive will change your mind. Besides all that I kinda enjoy the exclusivity, compared to some other makes which seem to be a very common sighting. My own story is that my girlfriend actually has a 225, I didn't realise what she had at first but didn't take long to start putting things together and realised that her Meg is a genuine performance machine! anyway, we went for a picnic date up Mt. Nebo one day and she let me drive it back down, mistake! haha. One drive and I was hooked, I spent a lot of time trying to find something (anything) that could rival the Megane for a similar price point and I couldn't find anything, at least nothing that suited my taste, not without spending several thousands more and that just wasn't an option for me. A few months later and this 197 popped up on CarSales and how could I refuse, even though it made no financial sense to be getting a new car during a pandemic I made it happen and I've been in love ever since. I've had the cam belt done and I've just got a couple little bits to iron out before I'd happily give it a proper hard drive around a track but that hopefully won't be too long now. Picture is from the day I picked her up, took the long way home over Mount Glorious and through Mount Nebo.... Must do that again soon! 16 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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