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James' Clio 220 Trophy



Old Tarby!

ClioSport Moderator
I've always wanted a MK4 Renault Sport Clio, and I said I'd have one once they dropped in price.
I started looking at normal early 200EDCs, but soon started to think I'd like to have one with a bit better spec, and I fancied something that wasn't very old. That led me to the 220 trophy.
Took a while to find one with the options I wanted, and I've had to settle for a higher mileage one but this came up about 3 hours away and went for a look today.
Never driven one before today but after a good 20 mile test drive a deposit was left.
Hopefully pick it up sometime over the next week once finances are sorted.

Spec is...
Facelift
Liquid yellow
Nav
Heated leather
Akropovic exhaust
Bose stereo
Reverse camera
Front and rear parking sensors

No RS monitor, but it has RLink so the RS monitor can be flashed onto it which I'll have done. I may look into a filter and remap but it probably won't happen, I'll just enjoy it for what it is.

I'll update with better pics once I've picked it up
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Daniel

ClioSport Moderator
  Whichever has fuel
Very nice Mr Beer, very nice.

A white one with a 30mm drop, some spacers and a filter/map will be the wife’s new car once they get to my level of affordability. Like you I’ve never driven one but let’s be honest, Renault have never made a bad hot hatch so I’m sure it’ll be fine!
 

Old Tarby!

ClioSport Moderator
Very nice Mr Beer, very nice.

A white one with a 30mm drop, some spacers and a filter/map will be the wife’s new car once they get to my level of affordability. Like you I’ve never driven one but let’s be honest, Renault have never made a bad hot hatch so I’m sure it’ll be fine!
It was a toss up between white and yellow, but the only white ones were phase 1 and crap spec. The 2 phase 2s for sale were 4k more expensive.

You can buy this one off me in a couple of years lol
 

Flat Eric

ClioSport Club Member
  182, Ecoboost Fez
Nice one James! I drove just a normal 200edc round Bedford on a Renault sport day and loved it and that's with the 'poor' box as people say. I bet this is a great car to drive.
 

Old Tarby!

ClioSport Moderator
Stage X for the R link stuff mate.

lovely car!
Yeah will be giving them a shout mate as they're not too far away. 150 quid for the RS monitor. Android auto is 75 but that looks DIYable

Nice!

What's happening to the meg?
It's going mate. Gotta go through the pain of trying to sell it. I absolutely hate selling cars!
I usually just sell my cars cheap to a mate who has a car buying problem, but he hates Renault's so won't have the megane :(

Nice, really like the mk4. I Fancied one myself but just couldn't stomach the mpg for 15k miles a year.
The official figures don't look too bad, but we all know how accurate they are. It'll only do 5k a year so it's not too much of a problem. The megane wasn't great, even being a diesel, as it only really gets driven round town. And with such short journeys it's only a matter of time before DPF issues etc creep in


Nice one James! I drove just a normal 200edc round Bedford on a Renault sport day and loved it and that's with the 'poor' box as people say. I bet this is a great car to drive.
It felt good on the test drive. Obviously won't get a true feel for it untill a few hundred miles in, but I was more impressed with it than I thought I would be. Didn't feel quite as quick as I expected, but I couldn't really give it death on a test drive, and with the excitement of driving it I probably wasn't paying much attention lol
 
  Civic type r
Didn't understand all the hate, up to date hot hatch I thought ,enjoyed mine , yellow the daddy,enjoy
 

Andy P

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172, Clio 220 T
Good Choice. Mine averaged about 36MPG. The Akropovic Exhaust is a must. I don't think you will be disappointed.
 

Old Tarby!

ClioSport Moderator
Dont go full ham with a description as it's probably out of budget and I'm limited on space anyway
Well it's only on 72k and one of not very many black Lux's

Only other one for sale on those miles is up for 3650. This won't be up for that much though as it has a couple of marks
 

Old Tarby!

ClioSport Moderator
Message me a price on the Meg and phase 1 ;) who needs viagra when you have cars 😂
I'd feel really guilty selling them to you. It would be like buying alcohol for an alcoholic, or giving cash to a homeless person so they can buy drugs
 
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Old Tarby!

ClioSport Moderator
This looks great.
I completely forgot you had a phase 1 too, did you have a thread for that?
I think there's a thread, but it only has the pictures from when I picked it up I think. I really need to get round to doing some bits on it. It's just too fuckin cold in the garage at the moment
 
  Clio 200 , Noble m12
R link is the touchscreen system thingy
o sweet cheers!
So are the Trophy 220’s a blast to drive? I come from a long list of Renaults including 5 turbo,172 cup, clio v6 and 200 so know the brand well. Thinking of getting back in a 182 but I like the sound of a turbo’d clio 👍
 

Old Tarby!

ClioSport Moderator
o sweet cheers!
So are the Trophy 220’s a blast to drive? I come from a long list of Renaults including 5 turbo,172 cup, clio v6 and 200 so know the brand well. Thinking of getting back in a 182 but I like the sound of a turbo’d clio 👍
I've not picked it up yet, so my review will have to wait lol
 

Old Tarby!

ClioSport Moderator
Well I've finally got round to picking it up. Few delays due to new year and then work stuff, but was working in Epsom yesterday and got my mate to drop me off in Stevenage on the way home today so I could pick it up.

First thoughts.... absolutely brilliant. 150 miles home, but was all motorway and then A50 so I've not had chance to have any proper fun in it yet.
Certainly gets upto motorway speeds pretty sharpish, and in sport or race mode the gearbox is bob on. Makes a lovely noise with the akropovic. Nice subtle burble on tickover, and a nice deep but unobtrusive noise when cruising or accelerating. In sport mode you get a lovely fart on gear change aswell.

I'll try get some decent pics over the next few days

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Old Tarby!

ClioSport Moderator
Massive thanks to @Sir_Dave aswell for sorting me a great finance deal. Much better than what the dealer offered me!

Anyone looking to finance a car, then give Dave a shout. He makes the whole process very easy, which is exactly what I needed as I've never financed a car before. He handled my constant stupid questions without getting annoyed at me haha
 

Sir_Dave

ClioSport Trader
Massive thanks to @Sir_Dave aswell for sorting me a great finance deal. Much better than what the dealer offered me!

Anyone looking to finance a car, then give Dave a shout. He makes the whole process very easy, which is exactly what I needed as I've never financed a car before. He handled my constant stupid questions without getting annoyed at me haha
Not a problem at James, glad i could help!!
Plus i can now look forwards to a fairly unbiased review of the 220 Trophy 😂 (y)
Oh btw, just because you saved a shed load of interest, doesnt mean you now have to spend it all on mods .... :unsure:;)
 


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