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hey guys... my name is Chris and I am addicted to Renaults. To be honest I used to love the German cars but my dad bought a 182 RenaultSport Clio Cup and it opened my eyes. It's an absolute weapon and a real hoot to drive. I have just bought my first house so unfortunately, have had to put off my plans on buying a Renault for a few years. I was thinking of getting a Clio Cup or a Megane R26 however my girlfriend is not so keen. She thinks they are quite ugly but I am going to try and convert her! I was just wondering do the F1's and the R26's only come in two door form? I would love a four door Megane (it's sporty yet can be a family guy should we have any kids) and have ogled all the pictures of the Meganes you guys' own.

 

Anyway I don't have much to contribute but will certainly keen an eye on the forums for news and especially at the for sale section in case a tasty Megane pops up!

 

- Chris

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hey Brendan, thanks for the reply! I have just noticed I wrote "family guy" as opposed to "family car" haha. I must be watching too many cartoons. I will definitely take your advice on board and keep my eye out for a five door cup model.

 

- Chris

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hey Brendan, thanks for the reply! I have just noticed I wrote "family guy" as opposed to "family car" haha. I must be watching too many cartoons. I will definitely take your advice on board and keep my eye out for a five door cup model.

 

- Chris

 

LOL, after rereading your first post, i just picked up on your "family guy" typo too, haha, love that show :P

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Welcome!

 

That 182 Cup of your dad's must be pretty rare in Tassy!

 

Hope you find what you are after - as mentioned, I think the 225 Cup sounds like the car you are after. Comes with luxuries the first F1 didn't have too :wink:

 

Steve

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hi everyone, thanks for the kind replies. My parents live in Victoria, so unfortunately the Clio is in Victoria. If it were in Tassie I would drive it all the time. They were going to give it to me however the insurance would have killed me (I am 23) so I got a Holden Astra instead. The Astra is alright but it's no Renault Sport!

 

I reckon the Megane would be the car for us as we may have a child in the future. But then again I could get a Clio and it would be fine until the baby has grown up a bit and then I could upgrade (in terms of size... no offence to Clio owners!) to a Megane? Decisions, decisions...

 

- Chris

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hi everyone, thanks for the kind replies. My parents live in Victoria, so unfortunately the Clio is in Victoria. If it were in Tassie I would drive it all the time. They were going to give it to me however the insurance would have killed me (I am 23) so I got a Holden Astra instead. The Astra is alright but it's no Renault Sport!

 

Insurance isn't THAT bad :? I just did an online quote for 23yr-old male living in Hobart City, 0 claims etc for $869.00

 

Which Astra did u get??

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hi everyone, thanks for the kind replies. My parents live in Victoria, so unfortunately the Clio is in Victoria. If it were in Tassie I would drive it all the time. They were going to give it to me however the insurance would have killed me (I am 23) so I got a Holden Astra instead. The Astra is alright but it's no Renault Sport!

 

Insurance isn't THAT bad :? I just did an online quote for 23yr-old male living in Hobart City, 0 claims etc for $869.00

 

Which Astra did u get??

 

I agree with walkie86 here... I've got a TS Astra and a Clio, the Clio is only $50 dearer per annum through NRMA... maybe cause I'm an old fart and have all my insurance with them? BTW. the RSC agreed on insurance price is $28K, the Astra is $22K.

 

Don't discount the Astra, it handles nice enough to keep much more powerful cars honest in the twisties.. I know its no Renaultsport but those Tassie roads would be great drive even in a Daewoo Lanos!!!

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maybe my dad told me the insurance was too dear so he didn't have to part with his awesome Clio Cup?! Haha. I don't blame him.

 

I have a 1999 Astra CD. It has everything I need including CD player, aircon, power steering etc. It's a good car but I reckon I will eventually get a Megane Sport Cup. My girlfriend and I had our eye on a Golf R32 or GTi however I am trying to convince her to get the Megane. Wish me luck!

 

- Chris

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maybe my dad told me the insurance was too dear so he didn't have to part with his awesome Clio Cup?! Haha. I don't blame him.

 

I have a 1999 Astra CD. It has everything I need including CD player, aircon, power steering etc. It's a good car but I reckon I will eventually get a Megane Sport Cup. My girlfriend and I had our eye on a Golf R32 or GTi however I am trying to convince her to get the Megane. Wish me luck!

 

- Chris

 

Hey mate the R32 sounds porn, but isn't nearly as focused as my R26 same goes foe the GTI

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maybe my dad told me the insurance was too dear so he didn't have to part with his awesome Clio Cup?! Haha. I don't blame him.

 

I have a 1999 Astra CD. It has everything I need including CD player, aircon, power steering etc. It's a good car but I reckon I will eventually get a Megane Sport Cup. My girlfriend and I had our eye on a Golf R32 or GTi however I am trying to convince her to get the Megane. Wish me luck!

 

- Chris

 

Hey mate the R32 sounds porn, but isn't nearly as focused as my R26 same goes foe the GTI

 

Agreed!

 

Chris, would be keen to know your comparison.

 

So, there is a Renault dealer in Hobart? Or just a service department?

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Hey chrish welcome to the forum!

 

is your dad's 182 orange with stripes, rego FS **** ? If yes I saw it in Hobart last week :wink:

 

R26's are 3dr only but don't let that worry you. My car hauled 4 adults + luggage around for a week and 4000kms in TAS and everyone was plenty comfortable. Getting in and out of the back seats is a piece of cake (and the kids won't slam the back doors into other parked cars...)

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I think there is only a Renault service department here in Tasmania but no dealer. If I were going to get one I would have to go interstate.

 

I will have to compare both cars but I really do like the Megane as it's very unique. Exhaust note isn't a massive concern for me but the performance, features and safety are (something which Clio's and Megane's have in spades.)

 

My parents live in Melbourne and so my dad's (it's actually my mum's however my dad has commandeered it!) French racing blue RSC is located there. I think he may be a member of the forum?

 

I wont be buying for a couple of years so I have a bit of time to decide which kind of Renault I want and I have to save my pennies as well as I just got a homeloan.

 

- Chris

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I regularly use the Clio as the family car for day trips. One tall 5 yr old and a standard sized missus plus me at 6ft 3. Went on a week holiday in it as well with a baby pusher too. When there is a will..there is a way :)

 

Also have the Laguna for the real family car. Huge boot, well laid out, lot's of cubby holes etc. Fits a much stuff as the Camry did. :wink:

 

Most bigger cars are full of air 98% of the time :wink:

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