Took a cup for a testdrive this morning, and to be quite honest my mk1 172 is loads quicker!!! The difference was much more than I possibly thought. I thought maybe it would be about the same with so little miles on it. But to be honest I was disappointed.
Ok so it only had 2000 miles on it, but would have been ragged from day one, thus running the engine in quickly. Although not to its upmost I know.
Like the bloke who took me for the test, he said I would be mad to swap. Giving up a few creature comforts up for a car that has no difference in my opinion in acceleration etc.
I think the best performance bargin about must be a 2000 W-reg mk1 at about £8500. Also renault have decided not to limit the built on the cup now, cause of demand. Eventually I think well be seeing loads of these about.