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The Renault Sport Thread
« on: July 26, 2013, 08:57:18 am »
Cool video here from EVO's Harry Metcalfe. We never revived this model in New Zealand but it sums up why the Clio II was so awesome.
Some interesting view points on Hot Hatches and references to the VW too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTTI-aMKn60

I apologize if this is not appropriate on VASK, just thought I would share as its a cool video. 
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Re: Clio RS 182 Trophy
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2013, 01:11:38 pm »
Excellent video, thanks for that.
There is a Fiat thread here, so maybe there is room for a Renault one also
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Re: Clio RS 182 Trophy
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2013, 03:06:57 pm »
Never driven a Trophy but have driven the standard Clio Sport and they are wonderful little cars.

Much under-appreciated.

A fellow in Palmy has been trying to get rid of his low mileage Clio Sport  for near on a year with no takers.

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Re: Clio RS 182 Trophy
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2013, 03:27:32 pm »
These are generally well under rated by all but a few real enthusiasts.
Mind you, Renault marketing in NZ has been woeful for many years and I imagine the average man in the street wouldn't even recognise one
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Re: Clio RS 182 Trophy
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2013, 04:04:11 pm »

The marketing budget has been minuscule for years, there are pluming companies with a bigger spend... this could be soon to change though and the brand is growing rapidly  :-X

I know there are a few enthusiasts around, a few own them on this forum.

Happy to start a thread with updates on exciting new models etc if it is of any interest to anyone, the target audience is very small in New Zealand, its very much a niche brand here.


Never driven a Trophy but have driven the standard Clio Sport and they are wonderful little cars.

Much under-appreciated.

A fellow in Palmy has been trying to get rid of his low mileage Clio Sport  for near on a year with no takers.

:(

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=518521087

They are a great drive, its one of those cars that need to be driven hard to be appreciated and when you do it all makes sense, if you don't understand it you have not/can not drive it to its potential.
The GT86 is the same, have heard some fantastic comment on that car based on figures and slow test drives.


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Re: Clio RS 182 Trophy
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2013, 04:11:36 pm »
Phil on the forum has a Clio 182, they are a car I would like to have a steer of.
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Re: Clio RS 182 Trophy
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2013, 04:11:56 pm »
Driven an 86 in semi-anger and I found it meh !

Would rather punt an MX5...

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Megane RS265 on the other hand...

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Re: Clio RS 182 Trophy
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2013, 04:17:31 pm »

Have driven the GT86 and Megane back to back and they are very different cars, both very good but the GT86 is more fun at legal speeds and the experience is a lot more tactile, as a weekend fun car for someone who perhaps is not into all out speed the GT86 is a great car.


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Re: Clio RS 182 Trophy
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2013, 04:26:31 pm »
The marketing budget has been minuscule for years, there are pluming companies with a bigger spend... this could be soon to change though and the brand is growing rapidly  :-X

I know there are a few enthusiasts around, a few own them on this forum.

Happy to start a thread with updates on exciting new models etc if it is of any interest to anyone, the target audience is very small in New Zealand, its very much a niche brand here.


They are a great drive, its one of those cars that need to be driven hard to be appreciated and when you do it all makes sense, if you don't understand it you have not/can not drive it to its potential.
The GT86 is the same, have heard some fantastic comment on that car based on figures and slow test drives.

I for one have a long term interest in things Renault having owned a few in the past.
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Re: Clio RS 182 Trophy
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2013, 09:30:40 am »
Never driven a Trophy but have driven the standard Clio Sport and they are wonderful little cars.

Much under-appreciated.

A fellow in Palmy has been trying to get rid of his low mileage Clio Sport  for near on a year with no takers.

:(

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=518521087

Didnt he start off wanting 20K for it? Wouldnt it be worth more 10-12K?
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Clio RS 182 Trophy
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2013, 10:07:37 am »
Never driven a Trophy but have driven the standard Clio Sport and they are wonderful little cars.

Much under-appreciated.

A fellow in Palmy has been trying to get rid of his low mileage Clio Sport  for near on a year with no takers.

:(

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=518521087

That looks good. Saw it on tm a couple months ago and thought worth a look as replacement for better halves car. But never followed it up.

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Re: Clio RS 182 Trophy
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2013, 11:39:38 am »
Never driven a Trophy but have driven the standard Clio Sport and they are wonderful little cars.

Much under-appreciated.

A fellow in Palmy has been trying to get rid of his low mileage Clio Sport  for near on a year with no takers.

:(

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=518521087

This sold to a lady yesterday.
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Re: The Renault Sport Thread
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2013, 06:33:39 pm »

This is a bargain for someone. I have a friend with one and it embarrasses a lot cars/drivers on the road/track... think Type-R without the image  :)

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The Renault Sport Thread
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2013, 09:48:07 pm »
They are such cool cars.

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Re: The Renault Sport Thread
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2013, 10:06:50 pm »
Are the clio sports turbo? Agree they are very under rated cars and when lowered and with uprated ARB's there's very few cars that can keep up with it on the twisties
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Re: The Renault Sport Thread
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2013, 10:25:34 pm »
I love my 182. Spent a bit of money on it lately getting it all nice again and will be bringing back some more go fast/handling upgrade bits with me from the UK when I am over there for work in November. The Cliosport scene over there is very healthy.

I am pretty certain it is quicker then the M3...especially on tighter twistier roads. Poor M3 doesn't get driven as much since I got the 182.

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Re: The Renault Sport Thread
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2013, 10:36:08 pm »
these old ones are na, manual gearbox and 3 doors.

latest one is turbo'd, flappy paddled and 5 doored.

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Re: The Renault Sport Thread
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2013, 07:58:21 am »
these old ones are na, manual gearbox and 3 doors.

latest one is turbo'd, flappy paddled and 5 doored.

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The way the world is moving unfortunately
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Re: The Renault Sport Thread
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2013, 08:31:09 am »

Yes, gone are the days of big engine in a small hatch.

I love my 182. Spent a bit of money on it lately getting it all nice again and will be bringing back some more go fast/handling upgrade bits with me from the UK when I am over there for work in November. The Cliosport scene over there is very healthy.

I am pretty certain it is quicker then the M3...especially on tighter twistier roads. Poor M3 doesn't get driven as much since I got the 182.

Performance should be similar to the M3 only you would not be as comfortable driving a E30 M3 to ten tenths.

What mods are you doing to the 182?


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Re: The Renault Sport Thread
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2013, 10:03:53 am »
I drove the 200 at Nurburg and found handling good but the engine frustrated me.. Seemed to only like being driven on the cam and that didnt feel all that fast. Loved the gearbox though. From what I have read they got heavier so the 182 is the one to go for
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