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  3 RS200
Evening.

I'm Rob, 26.

I'm new to the forum. I've been a Volkswagen lad for 10 years but last week I jumped ship and bought myself a Clio 3 RS200. It's a December 2012 Glacier White number with only 24k on the clock. I looked at a good 9 or 10 of them in all forms before deciding. I found the cup was harsh, ironic as I've been on bump stops for years now, and the recaros were very narrow, plus I've had a fixed back bride zeta in my past 4 cars. I couldn't get on at all with the paddles on the 200T, but they're a lovely motor. Sod's law I see a GW Trophy ever morning now!

My brother has owned the 172 ph2, 197 and an R26R from new (whilst I went to university and learnt how to down bottles of wine in 12 seconds instead) So I'm quite familiar with the Renault sport family of cars.

Going from a 20 year old Mk3 Golf tucking 17s to the RS is two ends of the spectrum.

Pics.- Took it to Elsecar resiviour the evening I collected her.

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Initial thoughts are;
I can now drive roads that aren't just the M62 and HOW have I never had A/C before.
Really enjoying it so far, it's quick and comfy and my missus doesn't moan about it. Quirkly french creeks and clicks from the interior haven't unnerved me so far. I have no plans bar the cup wheels in black, are they speedlines? Tying the knot in September so I'm sure a few of you know how that is....

For point of reference this is what I've done 30k in over the last 18 months.

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I think I already know what the majority of you think of the whole stance thing but, I love my old golf. Straight pipe on an old fashioned tuned 16 valver was great on a sunny Sunday but less so at 5.30am on the rainy Monday after. I'm keeping it anyway, but I don't know how I'll feel banging it off the floor after flying about in the Clio.

Anyway, I'm from Stoke but I've lived in Leeds for 6 years. Currently in Castleford (unfortunately) but looking to move closer to the centre again. Deffo interested in a few of these Yorkshire meets I've read about in the regional section.

I keep forgetting to lock it. I checked 3 times the night I brought it home haha. Keyless technology is mad to me, the newest car I've ever owned was a 1999 Polo before this.

Sound.
 
  3 RS200
Thanks for the welcome.

Had it for a little while; Few little bits I've come across so far - the door strap clicks on the drivers side - not the end of the world but it is annoying.

The brakes seem to squeal unless they're roasting and the pedal squeaks even at the slightest touch.

Bumper keeps almost popping out under the nsf headlight, it's started damaging the paint slightly.

Other than them 'french' (I assume common) snags I'm really enjoying it. Put about a 1000 miles on it and loved every second, still haven't had the chance to take to Mexico properly but the speed you can keep through the bends is ridiculous
 
  3 RS200
Welcome to the club, nice motor. I'll add you to the tag list for Yorkshire meets pal.
@renault Virgin is area rep, not that good be able to tell sometimes
Appreciate it mate nice one.

Funnily enough, someone 2 doors up from me has bought a GW 200 on a 10 plate so there's another in the yorkshire fold.
 

leeds2592

ClioSport Club Member
  Bean 182
Welcome.

I'm currently in Middleton but moving to a new build in Cas in the next couple of months so I may see you around :)
 

dann2707

ClioSport Club Member
I recognise your last pic on the original post, I got my wallet stolen by a one legged fellow in a pub at the bottom of that road or thereabouts. I wish i was joking.

My parents live in Kippax.
 

RichIsGod

ClioSport Club Member
  RS 200 CUP
The start of your intro sounds like a support group intro :tongueout: Welcome from sunny stoke :up:
 
  3 RS200
I recognise your last pic on the original post, I got my wallet stolen by a one legged fellow in a pub at the bottom of that road or thereabouts. I wish i was joking.

My parents live in Kippax.
Yeah it's pretty gutter round here so that sounds about right.

The start of your intro sounds like a support group intro :tongueout: Welcome from sunny stoke :up:
I'd need some support work matey I grew up near chell! Haha
 


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