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New 182 owner



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Hi, I've just picked up this 182. Can't believe how much better it is than I always thought they were. I'm surprised by how fast it is. Wasn't expecting it to pick up so well.

Its done 82k miles, it's in super clean condition, the dephaser/belts were done only 2,000 miles ago, and it feels mint inside, as it's got a lot of brand new trim & a retrimmed wheel.

This is my only car, and in the 2 days I've used it so far, it seems like a great daily. Comfortable (if firm) ride, easy to cruise at 70mph, good working sound system and it's so easy to park. Not used to parking such a narrow car.

Once tracks are allowed to open I will be out doing track days to see what the fuss is about with Clios.

I really like it so far!

Are there any things a new owner should do? My first job will be putting private plate on, but any maintenance, checks, mods, recommendations, to do straight away?



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Welcome to the club mate! What car did you drive before?
A toyota MR2, but this is my 4th car in the past 12 months. My two most recent cars (Civic type R and toyota MR2) I only had for a few months each. My last long-term car was a Fiesta ST which I thought was epic. This clio reminds me much much more of the Fiesta than it does of the civic. Which is a good thing :D as I loved my Fiesta.
 

Louis

ClioSport Club Member
Hi, I've just picked up this 182. Can't believe how much better it is than I always thought they were. I'm surprised by how fast it is. Wasn't expecting it to pick up so well.

Its done 82k miles, it's in super clean condition, the dephaser/belts were done only 2,000 miles ago, and it feels mint inside, as it's got a lot of brand new trim & a retrimmed wheel.

This is my only car, and in the 2 days I've used it so far, it seems like a great daily. Comfortable (if firm) ride, easy to cruise at 70mph, good working sound system and it's so easy to park. Not used to parking such a narrow car.

Once tracks are allowed to open I will be out doing track days to see what the fuss is about with Clios.

I really like it so far!

Are there any things a new owner should do? My first job will be putting private plate on, but any maintenance, checks, mods, recommendations, to do straight away?



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Who did the belts?

Get some decent tyres, camber bolts and alignment then just enjoy it first of all! I'd be removing the sideskirts and cleaning out all grime from behind them and also around your fuel filler under the arch just as a precaution. Bet it's never been done!

I'd then probably move onto refreshing general parts (balljoints, bushes etc) before spending cash on mods.
 
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Who did the belts?

Get some decent tyres, camber bolts and alignment then just enjoy it first of all! I'd be removing the sideskirts and cleaning out all grime from behind them and also around your fuel filler under the arch just as a precaution. Bet it's never been done!

I'd then probably move onto refreshing general parts (balljoints, bushes etc) before spending cash on mods.
Thanks for suggestions.

I'm looking through receipts at the moment. Can see it was done by just a local garage, but the seller said he took it to a local garage which he said has experience with clio RSes.

Tyres are good, if a bit old (Michelin ps3) and it's just had alignment done. As for cleaning arches and sills - they've all just been cleaned and undersealed by the previous owner.

Looking through the receipts is actually pretty reassuring! Can see loads of receipts for bushes, joints, and bulbs, battery, alternator, a few other things all within the last 2,000 miles. The previous owner had it as a track car so did very little mileage but seems to have taken really good care of the car.

I've not adjusted camber on a car before, is it worth doing on the front? And do you just need camber bolts or anything else?
 


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