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I finally got approved! Thanks so much to tubbsy for the help.

Apologies to the admin as well as i haven't filled out interests or locations when i registered

 

 

I am not yet a Renault owner but i am currently looking for a pre owned 182 cup in NSW

Preferably in Racing Blue with stripes

 

So glad i can seek advice from you experts on this forum :D

 

Nice meeting you all

 

Ben

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Hey there Ben, sorry for the delay in getting you approved and thanks for your patience - it will be well rewarded :D

 

Apologies once again. I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay.

 

Funny you mention a Blue 182 Cup with stripes - I'm getting mine on Wednesday :D and cannot wait!!

Was scheduled for tomorrow but the finance company screwed something up. If I can persuade you into getting a 172, you can buy ours LOL

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Yes, there are quite a few with good mileage and in excellent conditions, but all interstates...

 

@Dish, i had thought about getting a 172 as well, as it was lower in price, so that i don't have to save anymore money,

but i am so attracted to the twin exhausts and 16" charcoal rims on the 182 :D

 

btw, can I change my email address to a hotmail account?

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hahahah well if you really wanted you can get a 182 style exhaust from K-tec and get the bumper sorrounds....

 

and charcol rims, anthracite turinis FTW 8)

 

but its a good choice there mate, id probably say its the hero colour for the 182 (along with blood orange) stripes are easy to get aftermarket. a forum member does them made to order. :P

 

Originally the FRB with stickers came on the F1 and LE editions and also have the larger rear roof spoiler.

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The cup refers to an uprated suspension package.

 

The Trophy is a limited edition model that was the pinnacle of the Clio 2 range, it came with an exclusive colour (capsicum red), revised suspension and recaros standard.

 

The others are effectively incentives to lure people in, or a different colour (like the Inferno Clios of which there are only 25-odd in Oz)

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What are the differences between a cup/LE/F1 182?

 

I know there is a 'team' edition and 'trophy' edition in europe, are they correspondences with different names?

 

if you run a search you may be able to find a better discription.

 

Basically as Griffin said:

 

std 182 (silver alloys, same engine, body everything else.)

 

cup 182 (carcol alloys (same wheel diff colour), uprated suspension package involving wider track?, larger front hubs, bigger anti roll bar and possibly stiffer springs, (not sure if its any lower)

 

cup F1, limited edition of 30 FRB 182 cups that had the white 'gordini' stripes, commerative plaque signed by alonso and fisicella.

also had a bigger rear tailgate spoiler and i think a front spitter (clio F1?)

 

LE was essentially a continuation of the F1 with the stripe package, spoilers however it came in blood orange as well as FRB.

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No, not the Tassie car (which was tempting considering the low kms), but I know the history of the car we're getting. Even though it's done 3x the kms it's been babied, never smoked in, never tracked etc etc.

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Ok cool, that means there is still hope for me and the tassie car! (if someone wants to pay 17K for mine and he sells it for 20 :( , I know im dreaming)

 

Don't forget to post photo's up here mate, sounds like you picked up a minter! Remember 3x nothing kms is still nothing kms!

 

If you don't mind me asking how much did it set you back? Drop me a PM if youd rather not make it too puclic (I can keep a secret)

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so how many km's do you consider as high mileage for a renault?

 

There are one or two older Renaults that have made it 4 to 5 hundred thousand without opening the engine, there's one in Melbourne that has done 700,000 and it's still going strong (gotta love the 16s!).

 

Depends how well you treat them :wink:

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so how many km's do you consider as high mileage for a renault?

 

There are one or two older Renaults that have made it 4 to 5 hundred thousand without opening the engine, there's one in Melbourne that has done 700,000 and it's still going strong (gotta love the 16s!).

 

Depends how well you treat them :wink:

 

Yes my 16 did silly kms..about 400 before a ring wore. It was well cared for. I expect similiar staying power from the F4R obviously less due to being pushed a bit harder :wink:

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glad to hear that, 400 is a really big number mate, the car must have very well taken care of!

 

So what do you guys think about the renault maintenace cost? I know it is a bit higher than many Jap and some German factories, but i almost went broke with my previous car. Hope renault parts and services are less costly...

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Hard to comment without compartive prices. IMHO Renault part prices are higher than equivalent priced cars from Asia but this would obviously be linked to volume and base line cost to produce the product. There's nothing sinister going on :) Opinions vary greatly on reliability due to a stigma thing that's carried through from the 60's. I drive Renault as I like the fact I have a very capable but different car in this market. It's a sort of underdog, focus group, community type thing :) I also think as with many cars to buy one with 40K on it and it's been looked after will often see any issues with the car present and be fixed by 40K. Then you'll get 200K of pretty well hassle free driving all things being equal.

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Dealerships (at least in Melbourne) I don't terribly enjoy visiting.

 

I use a guy who is a Ren/Pug/Cit specialist, and love his work. If he says something needs changing, it does.

 

 

There was an interesting comment on dragyn's last service:

 

Front pads low - replace at next service. Will last a hillclimb, but not circuit work.

 

Hers has done 65000 now, so that's fair enough.

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