.......well my wife actually owns it but if Im a good boy and keep the house tidy , shes going to let me have a go in it now and then!
This being my first post I thought Id say hello to everybody .Ive been "eavesdropping " on the discussions for a week or two to gauge opinion on the cup. We both own GTTurbos (mine from new) which are tending to be unreliable of late and although I do all the necessary work myself they can be both off the road at the same time which is not the idea.The cup seems to be a suitable substitute, and itll give me time to get at least one of the turbos back into shape.
Our cup cost £11499 from Renault (Derby)via a broker found on the internet ukcarbroker.co.uk (coincidentally based in Derby). It took nearly 4 weeks to arrive but this did have Xmas and NY in the middle! I picked it up today making sure the two badges were on and the black splitter was attached! (thanks folks!) I assume there is no remote control for the radio???.. Please advise. I drove back fairly gingerly so it ll be a while before I start comparing with the GTT.I think the PAS is going to be useful (as we slip into middle age) Ill keep you all posted anyway.
Two questions arise: Have any of you cup owners added your own spare wheel? I realise that there are pros and cons but I reckon its cheaper in the long run to pick up a steel wheel and tyre .What size (width) and offsett do I look for?
And.... does Mr Haynes(bless him!) have an up to date manual (or plan one) for the 172/cup. Well cant think of anything else for the Mo. ( Ive just noticed that !Normans pigeons have crapped on the bonnet)!!!! Ahh well.
Rewgards to all....Steve S.