Thought it was about time to register myself on this forum. My names Ben by the way and I currently drive a Seat Ibiza 20V Turbo (boo, hiss, boo).
Its not a bad car for what its worth but Im 99% sure on changing it for another renault. Particularly the 172 or clio cup. I miss the NA engine as I use to have a 19 16v which was great fun.
I have been tracking the clio cup info on this site, magazines and now the official renault website and I must say am well confused as to what the real performance figures are compared with the luxury 172.
If theres not much in it then whats the point, apart from presumably better handling, lighter and limited edition colour.
Ive even considered getting a mk1 172 as you can pick em up for about £9k with reasonable mileage.
What do you guys think?
Ive test driven several times the mk1 and mk2 both in Aylesbury and Milton Keynes and was well impressed. Love the sound of the engine compared to mine. The sound is much more involving and the levels of grip are so cool when tackling roundabouts and twisties.