Hi all, Not yet an owner however I'm looking into Clio 197's and RS 200's, really like the little Clio they look a cracking car. I'm a Honda man myself, well not at this present time as I'm in a Skoda Fabia VRS diesel however my last few cars have all been Honda's. DC5, EK9 B20 and 2 CRX's and I'm missing the revs. Looking at clips of the Clio's on Youtube and dare I say it, they actually sound better than a Type R. I've had a read through the buyers guide and they seem to be quite a decent reliable car and I have a Renault Independent Specialist literally up the road from me which is handy for serviving, as above I really like the stance and look of them too - great looking cars. Imagine if/when I go for one it will be an 08 onwards model with the Cup chassis and improved rack as they're seemingly better. Can any pre-08 owners confirm what the steering is like on the 197 as there is a large gap in price between pre and post 08 cars and it seems you can get the 197 for a lot cheaper. Does the electric steering and different rack really affect handling that much? Many thanks. Crazylegs.