I test drived a Clio 172 today and duly bought it. What a terrific car! I drove the following cars back to back at the same garage to decide which one to buy...
Toyota MR2 VVti
Audi S3 - disappointing actually didnt feel any quicker than the 172
Audi TT - ditto
Clio 172 mk2
Clio 172 Cup
I decided on the 172 although it was a close call between the 172 and the 172 Cup in the end I wanted my gadgets as well! Strange thing was that although I could just tell that Cups handling was slightly more resolved its engine was no where near as strong as the regular 172. Is there a big difference in engine quality from Clio to Clio?
Anyway my 172 looks great and the only thing thats wrong with it is the exhaust appears to be concealed by design. A car like the 172 deserves a decent visible exhaust. Im not mechanically minded so can anyone recommend a decent stainless steel exhaust I can get from a fitting shop that will look good, improve the performance a little bit but doesnt cost a huge amount. Same things goes for the standard suspension.
The car Ive bought is an 02 Clio 172 with 21,000 miles for £7,750!
[Edited by wrightc23 on 10 July 2005 at 1:56am]