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I think someone has posted this before about the humble clio being recognised - some bloke in a Zetec Fiesta has just had a go and looked a bit stunned when he got the treatment! Mind you, I quite like the fact that it is not recognised that much to be honest - anyone else find this?
its a zero image thing, I think. When people I know ask what car I drive, they look disappointed when I say a Reno Clio. I then used to mumble that its quite powerful, small car big engine etc, but that was lost on them. Going any further and saying, its not just a clio, its renosport clio 172 just isnt worth it. This isnt the reaction you get when you tell someone you drive a Golf GTi.
That said, I could not give a shi5 anymore what people think - I like my car whether they know what it is or not.
never mind the BHP, some are amazed by the cc - they say is it a 1.6 then? and you say....er, not quite and they go er, a 1.4? and you go, nah, up quite a bit. They darent conceive its more than a 1.8 and you look at their faces when you go nah, its not a 1.8, up just a little bit more. BRING IT ON 2000cc!!
At least the 172s have had some advertising! The Clio 16v barely got any - guess it didnt need any to sell. So people are really surprised when what simply says "Renault" and "Clio" on the back gives them a very, very serious whopping!