and point taken on trophys ....... maybe its me that prefers the 200 , and your know doubt right in what we will loose , maybe need to try a trophy , but then a cars track manners arnt the be all and end all .....
oh and 37 .......... youngster
Dont think I'm one of these blinkered people by the way, not even got a trophy myself, just thought it might fit the bill.
Im into all sorts of different cars myself.
At least get her to test drive one though
There are a few on here quite a bit older than me, I beleive that Tony Hunter is around the 140 mark for example.oh and 37 .......... youngster
That said, there are a lot of real youngsters too, so dont be too surprised if the occasional thread reads like an Ali G script, but its a really good forum overall
Good luck on the search-
Feel free to whip over & have a test drive ( as per PM) I have all 4 in the range at the moment- 172,182,197,200
sorry steve not seen the pm , but will look and get in touch , 182 trophy might be closer to the 205 she had ,but a 200 might appeal as i suspect she may have softened after a few years with the s4 .
however don't be surprised if she get out of any of them and say its a bit underpowered , i have mentioned that not much will feel like her instant power 380bhp V8 , ecept maybe a another v8/v10 or 12 , however fuel bills are the point for the daily hack .
out of interest guys , real worl MPG , 35 with a motorway run to work ? (don't ask current mpg please )
Yeah we get 35mpg and above frequently on our 172.
It will return that quite happily at 80 ish.
If you want bad fuel bills, you should try my nova, lol
Hence why the M3 is going, & a newer Clio is being purchased for the daily grind ...
you running rwd in the nova ? and yes used to seeing single figure mpg from track cars , if we are trying the pissing contest start looking at boats LOL and really weep when are at gallons to the mile ....glad i don't have those .
glad to see 35 at 80 ish as thats a good figure and roughly what i was thinking . , to get high 40's need a dismal
ah ...you see sir dave your going for a newer clio when you have a trophy for the daily grind !! why and whats the thoughts ?
as thats where we are (but the audi or the 911 isn't going .)
you have a Nova chip ???
pic please I loved the Nova's
Looking to buy a house so need to reduce monthly outgoings. As such, im selling the M3 for a newer clio and stripping the Trophy back to rolling shell & putting it in storage. Newer clio should give me similar running costs to the Trophy but be a bit bigger/more refined for my 90 mile daily commute. However, it can also turn up to a trackday, hoon around, then drive home.
FYI, the Trophy will do 35mpg sat at 80-85 leptons. Is my average for the past 10k miles or so.
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I did a 60 mile trip in our 172 deliberately driving very steady and had 50mpg average for the trip which was on A/B/motorway, that was on the gauge though, which is about 47ish in reality as it slightly over reads.glad to see 35 at 80 ish as thats a good figure and roughly what i was thinking . , to get high 40's need a dismal
35 is very attaintable though, TBH on a long journey you actually have to drive quite badly to get below that.
interesting points guys , though knowbody has confirmed this dam cambelt issue yet , or why people stick every mod on the lis when its clearly wrong !! the bit that originally pissed me off .
What cambelt issue?
Sorry mate, must have missed that one.
Do you mean your comment that they should be changed on age?
If so I agree totally, but I dont know what the official renault line is on the subject, I wouldnt take too much notice of renault anyway though with these cars, the local dealer isnt likely to see huge numbers of the sports so to them its just another clio.
but would you agree at 5 years but low miles (as i am looking at lower mileage cars ) they should have had the cambelt done if they are genuinely well looked after , having had a 16v cambelt go its not a cheap job to sort after a mess .
just making sure i am not doing a seller a diservice buy suggesting they should be done .
Belts going is normally a case of a set of new valves and some guides, or a secondhand head, bottom end is normally fine, so its not really a massive issue to sort generally, but still better to just avoid by doing the belt.
Given that you have said you she is likely to do 60K miles and 4 years when owning the car, I would say whatever car you get unless it has proof of a very recent belt, you may as well just get it done straight away then you know its fine for the time you own it.
Personally i would rather buy a slightly cheaper car that hasnt had the belts done, then get them done by someone i trust, ie Fred @ BTM.
Rather than paying full retail for one thats just had them done by the dealer/a drunk bloke down the pub/NWP (in order of perference).
don't disagree with that chip , but then price can often need to reflect such things , sellers thing its not a buyers market , but hey it really is at the moment ,just some cars the choice is limited .
nice to see a nice bit of feedback and banter this morning as well , as active forums are useful and we always try and give back as well as take from them .