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172 i take it? personally i am a fan of the newer 172 but theres certain parts of the mark 1 172 which i prefer to like rhys said guess its which one u prefer the look of, getta mark1 for cheaper thou bout 10k or so round me at the moment theres a few
I know I will probably get slated, and people will think I am being biased, but I really dont like the look of the Mk1.
I was speaking to my GF last night about how different a car they looked and how much better the MK2 is (dont know if she was listening though ) I had the choice of MK1 or MK2 and I would only get a MK2.
I had the choice of a mk.2 brand new for £11,600 and a mk.1 for £11,400 with 600 miles on it. I chose the mk.1. I greatly preferred the looks back then of the mk.1s but now ive grown to like the mk.2s as well.
Well i had the choise of going for a used mk1 a year 1/2 ago or buying a import mk2 for the same price. I went for the mk1 cuz i felt it looked more mean and it looks nothing like a std clio, where (now here i might piss mk2 owners off) the mk2 i feel looks like a std mk2 clio with big wheels and a bit of colour coding. I will say i have grown to like the mk2 much more now. Here in Aberdeen there must be 3 mk2 172s for every mk1 172 you see, honest. Im glad i went for the mk1. Both very nice cars. Depends what you want.
Each to their own I say. What I tend to find with both cars is they look better from certain angles. Sometimes both can look pretty ordinary but other times they can look really mean. The mk2 has grown on me a alot and I think its abit unfair to say that it doesnt look much different from standard Clios becuase when Ive seen them driving towards me you can tell straight away that its a 172.
ROBFENN -"ive been looking in the gallery, and 2 be honest the mk1 looks a bit boring compared."
Come on Rob, boring i dont think so. Take a look at my car in the gallery. No other looks the same as mine. I drive around the city and i know people are looking thinking that clio is sh*t hot.(hee hee) My clio is the dogs nob. How you can use the term "Boring" when talking about a 172 i dont know. You have a 1.2 extreme !! but i wouldnt say that was a boring car.
Well then ive had the pleasure to own a mk1 172 and now own a mk2 i think they are really gud cars in their own ways, Both have good and bad points, at the end of the day its up to you what shape u go for.and some1 said the mk1s look dated i dont c how if the mk1s look dated then that means the 16v and Williams are, but they arnt so thats that lol
robfenn and KDF thats a bit harsh. I could be equally nasty and say that everyone ive spoken to when i told them i had a 172 said ewww, i hope its not the new shape one. I happen to like the new shape 172s, probably equally to the mk.1s. This topic has turned to a personal opinion declaration.
at the end of the day i dont think many people are going to say.... "my favourite is the MKx as I think its brilliant but I bought the MKy" are they ?
.ok so some people might do.....but i would never buy a car for any reason other than i liked the look of it... warranty doesnt come into it.. if it has some then all the better... if not then i have to dig a bit deeper into my wallet from time to time !!!
We aint all gonna agree on this or we would all be driving round in either MK1s or MK2s but not both !!!!
I like mine best, and as i said, I dont dislike the others i.e MK2s but i wouldnt buy one for the reasons I gave above.
MK2 just because I think it has one of the best fronts on any car around today, and overall looks like a better car. MK1 is still an excellent car, I just prefer the MK2, also has a better rear end which is what most people see anyway.
MK1s have cult status, they are the original and more aggressive 172, to me it seems like the car has been toned down with the mk2(evo mag agrees with this!). As mentioned before, its raw and feisty, with more exhaust note, and is slightly quicker, you also dont see as many around!!!
The front end of the mk1 looks more distinct from the lower range cars of that model, unfortunately the mk2 front end has not much differing from the normal clio. This is obviously my opinion and not meant to slate mk2 owners in any way, I know how protective people get over their cars!! I know I do!!
I choose a mk1 over a mk2 for these reasons, and got myn in dark odyssey blue, which looks the nuts!! and its pearlescent!!!