It was going well at the weekend, and I agree with you regards how it matched up to standard clios. I'm stacked at work but I'll get that vid up I have at some point so you can see what it looks like on track in motion
Glad you had fun on the track day Matthew.
Where you've said before about getting rid because you haven't "loved it"... do you think that's because subconsciously you have always known you don't actually own it and its going to be handed back, therefore you've not really bonded with it?
I'm surprised to see you say that as everyone that's had one of these says how good they are, and when ever i'm out on the road and I see one, they really do look the business!
What do they go for these days as a lease as id really quite like to have one....
Really good question mate.
I honestly dont know if Im being honest. Maybe it is that, as I dont own it and it will be going back I havent 'bonded' with it as such.
Dont get me wrong, its a bloody brilliant car. On a B road, its bloody amazing. The speed it can carry through the bends, without you feling like your about to bin it, is crazy. I think its fair to say on a recent meet/drive, the Clios (even a V6) found it hard to keep up down the twisty B roads.
Im not, if Im being honest, completly sold on the looks of the car. And that to me is a biggy. The side and front profile I love, but the back isnt great IMO. I tend to reverse into spaces so I dont have to look at it when Im going back to the car!! ha
I dont tend to keep any car longer than 18 months (my first RB182 was kept for 18 months and thats the longest Iveever kept a car). I get board of them really fast, so a longer lease than 2 years would be a total no go for me.
The car will be handed back before my insurance is up for renewal (Decmeber), and I wont be that sad to see it go if Im honest. Still some really good deals on them though if you are looking.
Good Afternoon Mr Walker
Thank you for your email dated 27/07/2015 in relation to your replacement tyres.
Replacement tyres should be of the same specification to those that were originally supplied, Network do not specify the brand to be fitted.
On a B road its brilliant. Around town on rubbish surfaces, its horrific.
After the trackday, the front tyres are dead. Litterally nothing left on them, so I need new ones.
Its due to go back in April 2016 (after 24 months) however my inurance runs out in December (multi-car policy) so Im going to hand it back in November 2015.
So, do I replace with decent tires for probably 1,500 miles of motoring arround town, or do I go bugets?
I asked Network ( as I thought I might have to replace like for like) and got this back...
That says to me, aslong as they are the same size, loding etc etc I can fit whatever I want...
Think Im going to fit 'non premiums' and save £100 in my back pocket.
Might get the cheapest, crappest ditch finders on just for the crack. I'll only have two months on them anyway ha.
That's what I would do. Can have just as much fun with ditch finders.. Just a different kind of fun!
My ST goes on Friday. It's odd, I'm not sad about that at all. Despite it being the best car I have owned, it's still very much a machine.
Shame your not down in Hampshire bud, as I could of sorted you out some tyres! :wink:
That's what I've put on the Bini. Really happy with them.Bridgestone RE050.
That's what I've put on the Bini. Really happy with them.
Supersports.On the subject of tyres.
I'm still on contact sport 3s.
I think I managed to find a new set before they ceased production entirely in the 197 size.
I love them. Even when I cocked up and got the lines wrong, they were very forgiving and didn't spit me out on any corners.
I have no idea what to get next if I can't find anymore of these
Mine replaced run flats. Phenomenal improvement. I'll try super sports next if the size is available.Amen. Not a lot wrong with them as far as I can tell apart from mid to high road noise levels.
Progressive, enough sidewall movement but not too much, 20k per set including two trackdays, £85 per corner fitted. So long as they keep making them I'll keep fitting them to my ST.
My original tyres are approaching 17k, think I'll easily get 20k + whats the record on here?
How are your rears more worn than your fronts?
Wonder if he's rotated them?Good question. On the odd occasion you go around corners is it a dab of oppo all the way?!
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