Newbie looking for a 197/200

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Malachi, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. Malachi

    Malachi Paid Member

    9
    Suffolk
    225 Lux
    Hi.

    I currently have a Renaultsport Megane 225 Lux, after selling my Clio 182 (after ten years!) and Volvo V50 last year.

    I have the itch to buy a Clio again, and was recently offered my old 182 back, however my wife was not happy with this 'backwards' step and my obsession with the 182. Therefore, I have decided to look for a later 197 or older 200 to fill this Clio-shaped void in my life.

    Anything I should be looking out for? Other than the usual 5 year/72k cam/aux belt service.

    Also, how do I get access to view the cars for sale on the forum?
     

  2. Dystant

    Dystant Detailing Dale Paid Member

    Manchester
    Clio 200 CUP
    Hi mate, welcome!

    To view the for sale section you need to be a paid member, only costs a fiver and is definitely worth it as it also gives you access to the 'How To' section which is invaluable IMO!

    In terms of things to look out for, have a read of the buyers guide.

    Good luck with the search :smile:
     
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  3. Malachi

    Malachi Paid Member

    9
    Suffolk
    225 Lux
    Roger that, thanks for the heads up.
     
  4. Christopher

    Christopher Paid Member

    710
    Manchester
    200 Clubsport
    Definitely buy on condition and past history rather than age and mileage.

    Cherished Mk3 RS' go on for years whereas abused ones are plentiful. Well worth seeking out a minter.
     
  5. Sean197

    Sean197 Boost Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T
    welcome mate, good luck in your search :french:
     
  6. Malachi

    Malachi Paid Member

    9
    Suffolk
    225 Lux
    Yup, definitely will do. I had my 182 for ten years and looked after it well, it wanted for nothing

    What should my price range be for later 197/early 200? I was thinking tops £5k.
     
  7. Christopher

    Christopher Paid Member

    710
    Manchester
    200 Clubsport
    For £5k I'd look at late 197s. R27 ideally.
     
  8. Dystant

    Dystant Detailing Dale Paid Member

    Manchester
    Clio 200 CUP
    If you stretched the budget to 6k you could get a decent spec 200.
     
  9. Malachi

    Malachi Paid Member

    9
    Suffolk
    225 Lux
    Yeah, I would be willing to wait for the right one. I've just spent about £600-700 on the 225 in the past two months, so it is fine for now.
     
  10. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Gold Member

    Medway, Kent
    Clio 200
    Is that all? :smiley:
     
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  11. Malachi

    Malachi Paid Member

    9
    Suffolk
    225 Lux
    It would have been more if it wasn't for the wife!
     
  12. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    Heathrow
    220T TROPHY
    Welcome to the Family have a look at the buys guide and good luck
     
  13. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Welcome to the forum Malachi! Any help we can give, please ask!
     
  14. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    Glasgow
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    Take your time mate gearbox is biggest issue, plenty of abused 'mint' examples out there! Receipts for all work done is a must.
     
  15. Malachi

    Malachi Paid Member

    9
    Suffolk
    225 Lux
    Cheers for the help guys, much appreciated. I take it is the same notchy 3rd gear issues, and kangaroo-ing from cold?
     
  16. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197
    Welcome Malachi..hope you find the right car for yourself..
     
  17. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed "the new red baron" Moderator

  18. Johnny 99

    Johnny 99 Platinum Member

    Inverness
    Clio Renaultsport 200
    Welcome. Dodgy synchro on 3rd & 4th can be an issue. Hope you find a good car.
     
  19. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Good evening and welcome to the forum.

    Suffolk you say (Actually i see !). Whereabouts are you from Malachi ?
     
  20. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    RB R27#312 & an ///M
    Welcome. Buyers guide is totally solid. Really helped us.

    Oh and they pretty much all have the bumper popping out near the drivers side headlight. And the same with the glovebox sagging on one side. Both fixable (guide in the brilliant how to section) so don't let them bother you!

    Oh and R27 ftw :poke:
     

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