Took the day off today so I could travel out of my way to a Renault Garage around 30 mins from my house to get my washer balls refitted. I have a local dealer about 10 mins away but I chose to take my car to Gravells. It is in a little rural Welsh town called Kidwelly which is a bit out in the stix and this is the only business in the whole town and it certainly shows ! What fantastic customer service they provide ! As soon as I parked up a mechanic waved and had a smile on his face, is this Renault ?????? I went in and booked my car in and what did I see ? Yip, a new Clio Cup sitting in the showroom, more of that later. After booking in my car I was walking over to the shop and the son of the owner of the garage walked over with me, he is assistant manager there and was asking me about the car. I ended up speaking to him for ages about imports, warranties, etc. and he said that he would have done the exact same thing and bought an import. He was a very nice guy too ! All in all I would highly recommend this garage to any Welsh Clio owners ! Superb !
As for the Cup, well I have to admit that I was not impressed. The only thing I liked different to the 172 was the wheels, they are stunning ! The interior just did not do it for me and with the loss of all the toys I dont think I would buy one over an import 172, but still a nice car of course ! The colour looks different in the flesh too ! I took loads of pics of it which I will try and post later if anybody is interested !
Oh yeah and they did a great job on the minor job of fixing my washer balls ! My car feels whole again !