I don't have one yet... but I will soon hopefully

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Jay's Eye View, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. Jay's Eye View

    Jay's Eye View Paid Member

    55
    Swindon
    2015 LY 200T
    Hi All,

    I have been a member on the forum for a little while now, but have just been reading all the great content and keeping quiet. I thought it was about time that I introduced myself.

    I currently own a Mercedes A250 Sport 'Engineered by AMG'
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    I wanted an A45 but I couldn't afford one ha ha. I bought my current car as I convinced myself that I needed to buy something sensible. It's been a great car but after owning it for a year and half, I have come to conclusion that I'm too young to drive a sensible car. Plus I'm looking to release some of the money to help fund a house purchase.

    I quickly settled on a Clio RS MK IV as I want something that will be okay to drive to London a couple of times a week, but I could potentially track at the weekends. I kinda fell in love with the way they looked when I saw them racing at a BTCC race. Plus I miss having a car that I can modify and tinker with on the weekends. This will be my second Renault, I had a Clio WIlliams 2 back in the day and loved that car!

    So the Merc is up for sale and I'm on the look out for my new stead.
     
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  2. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    RB R27#312 & an ///M
    Sound decision!

    Good luck with the search!
     
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  3. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Gold Member

    Medway, Kent
    Clio 200
    Welcome!
    I used to sell Merc's until 2009, so I know how nice any model can be with an AMG kit thrown on it.
    Fingers crossed you can sell and pick up a good deal on a 200T. The 220 Trophy's are going for around the £15-16k mark at the mo, so do plenty of homework!
    No doubt you have read through @Chris thread with his 200T - we will no doubt look forward to reading your progress thread when you find the right car.
     
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  4. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Welcome aboard mate :smile:

    Any questions feel free to fire away!

    Any colour/spec you have in mind?
     
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  5. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197
    welcome..nice looking merc..bet you will love your new RS..they are great cars..
    enjoy your stay here
     
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  6. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    Heathrow
    220T TROPHY
    Welcome to the Family Jay on my second MK4 200T then a 220T both fantastic cars but the 220 is so much better on track good luck if I can help just call
     
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  7. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Welcome aboard Jay. All Renault Sports are great. You won't be dissappointed
     
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  8. Jay's Eye View

    Jay's Eye View Paid Member

    55
    Swindon
    2015 LY 200T
    Thanks for the welcome guys.

    I have indeed. It has got me massively excited to get the car.

    Thanks Dude. Well after reading your thread and seeing some of your pictures, as well as seeing both white and LY in person last weekend, for me it has to be LY. I don't like the red and find having a black car soul destroying, as you find a new scratch every time you clean it. Silver looks alright but you hardly see any for sale. As for spec, I'd like to find one with everything, but that seems highly unlikely from what I've seen. Not bothered about leather, great if I can get it, but I may change the seats to something a bit more bucket like. Would like everything else, apart from the CUP pack. I am going to be changing the suspension anyway - I got a great deal on a second hand Scorpion exhaust and some springs which came with it, which have been sitting in my garage since before Christmas.

    The max I want to spend is £13K, so I just want to get the best car for the money.
     
  9. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    Heathrow
    220T TROPHY
  10. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator


    Yeah I was in pretty much the identical situation - I only wanted LY, I test drove a white one and whilst it was nice, it had to be LY on this shape clio, just brings it out for me - not important for some!

    Yes the right car is not easy to find - I was lucky with mine as it has everything apart from the camera and the cup pack - equally unimportant to me as I changed the suspension like you are going too do - although most of the cars are specd with the cup pack as it was a cheap extra.. The leathers are nice, but not rivalled to buckets if your going to be regularly tracking the car, they are lovely in the winter though as they are heated - but it was a £1600 extra so its rare to find one with them...

    I saw that exhaust and springs - I asked him if he would split but he never got back to me.
     
  11. Jay's Eye View

    Jay's Eye View Paid Member

    55
    Swindon
    2015 LY 200T
    In Swindon buddy.

    I was watching them on eBay and they didn't sell the two times he listed them. So made him an offer and luckily he accepted. I'm not sure about the springs, I had my mind set on coilovers. But I am going to throw them on and give them a try when I get the car. I want to fit buckets because I feel the car should have come with them anyway. Having said that, the seats in the facelift are really nice and if they looked like that I wouldn't change them. I was surprised how supportive and comfortable the standard seats are.
     
  12. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Welcome to the forum Jay, and good luck with the search for the right car!
     
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  13. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    Heathrow
    220T TROPHY
    If it goes tits up let me know @Jay's Eye View their is a white one at Renault Watford
     
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  14. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    Heathrow
    220T TROPHY
    @Jay's Eye View just to let you know iam on my 11th RS so far ask the guys
     
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  15. Jay's Eye View

    Jay's Eye View Paid Member

    55
    Swindon
    2015 LY 200T
    Jeez mate, you must really love them
     
  16. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    Heathrow
    220T TROPHY
    Yes but I do get looked after at Renault photo at Spa FB_IMG_1477027088752.jpg
     
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  17. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Didn't realise they had changed the seats in the facelift tbh..

    You don't mean the trophy seats?
     
  18. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    The Mercs a lovely car.

    Especially if your 73, retired, live in Swindon, wear a flat-cap and read the financial times for fun.


    You've clearly realised there's life in the old dog yet. So i wish you the best of luck in your quest to brighten up your garage :smile:

    BTW: I'm not exactly a Spring-Chicken either !
     
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  19. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    Heathrow
    220T TROPHY
    Younger than ME sweetness
     
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  20. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    If life is about NOT acting your age though....you are the winner Kev :smile:
     

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