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Yeah I know what ya saying, the climate is superb. Just tap in the temp and sit back. The cup interior is very plain, but having said that would look nice with some race seats in. Wish Renault would hurry up with their tuning bits for the Cup. In the back of this months EVO they said May?..... possibly!!!
Build quality? lol Renault really could do with a kick up the arse concerning that. My 172 has developed soooooo many rattles and clonks etc its driving me CRAZY. Still its a great little hot hatch, just dont expect solid build. To be fair my car hasnt broken down, but im VERY glad of a 3 yr warranty.
I dont think the cup is any worse than a standard 172? prob hear more of the rattles due to less sound proofing?
As Im gettin a mk2 172 in the distant future I was hoping all the build quality issues would be ironed out. The build quality on my current Clio (95, mk1 1.4RT) is top quality Id have thought they could have only gone forward! I aint got no rattles, clonks or owt, the only thing thats gone wrong is the light behind the clock! Ive had it 2 1/2 years and covered 40k (80k total) in it, so its not doing bad!
Ive read on here so many people with rattling passenger seats, wouldnt it be cheaper for Renault to invest in sorting the problem in production, rather then have to fork out in warrenty repairs afterwards?
Its all our lovely French cars ya know, fun, fast but crap build quality!!! My mums Peugeot 106 has only 20k on the clock on a R reg and it rattles and clonks all the time!!!!!
I have to agree about the French car thing, it does seem to often be the case. Im sure very few of us pick out cars on build quality alone. If that was a major concern to me Id never have had the 306 or the Clio. The Focus came with the job. Still, it was good enough to make me consider an ST170 for a while.
I almost placed a deposite down on an RS towards the end of last year. The company I worked for was in a bit of a state at the time so I bottled it. They went under in January and I lost my job. Thank god I didnt do it.
I got the Clio because it does everything I want and was cheap as chips. Now if I loose my job again Ill at least own a car. No more Easyrenta Yaris for me.
Yeah its got the looks, but from my exsperiance you really need to work that engine to get the best from it. Great on a thrash but a real pain on the motorway. Its basically the same engine as in the 2.0ltr zetec, just different cams and a six speed box. Think they did some head work to, bits and pieces to the manifold etc, but have a look at the torque curve. Big hole in the mid range! My 1.4 Zetec Fiesta could wipe the floor with the Focus for 5th gear responce, and not just due to the shorter gearing. To hold 70 on a hill took full throttle in 5th gear in the focus!
oh through the gears thats what i would expect, but if he was behinde you in say 4th or 5th, you in the same gear at motorway speeds (say 80-90) you would leave him for dust. But round the bends mmmmmm that would be close, they REALLY hang on