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My mate's just got a brand new Clio 182 (with cup pack).

Just been out for an 80 mile bash (just for the hell of it) in our cars.

We covered almost 90miles, and we were pretty much neck and neck [:D]

Around round abouts he'd fling it in with some lift off oversteer, whilst my R32 gobbled up roundabouts like a theres no tomorrow! Gosh that was fun!

On A and B roads we were so evenly matched!

Straight line accelaration was much the same, with almost nothing in it between us. 30-100 theres nothing in it at all. Only when we hit 135, did I pull away from him [^]

(apologies to the neon wearing peugout 307CC that we annilated, and blue neon wearing Astra Gsi that we murdered at 120plus - sorry mate, neons dont make your car fast)

Its been a long time since I'd had such a decent burn in my car, and boy was it worth it! Those 182's are seriously wicked little cars, and much respect for Renualt for building such an awesome pocket rocket

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The great thing about the 182 is how the handling gives you so much confidence in the car - which in turn makes it a very effective tool

I'm a fair bit quicker in the 182 than the VX220 - I dare say a decent driver would be quicker in a VX, but I'm not............
 

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I was really amazed at how the clio's engine seems to get a vtec type kick from 5k to 7k revs! Really powerful in such a lightweight car

Mob I know what you mean, seeing my mate fling the car around was something else.

I'm still trying to adjust my driving style to the new F1's i've got fitted. Dry weather grip seems very different to the Pilot Sports.

On the pilot's you could turn in and power the tail out of a bend. Whereas with the F1's the turn in is SOOOOO much sharper, yet the tail doesnt waggle on the way out.. which makes it feel less fun to drive quickly.

Maybe I gotta try to see if i can get them to lift off oversteer?
 

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Quote: posted by cjp2k on 01/01/2005 21:48:07

one of my mates (whos 21) is thinking of selling his mondeo TDCi for one... he wants a more powerful and fun car

Dunno how he will fit in it though, its nearly 6foot 5!

Chris

That was my problem.... i'm only 6'2 and i found it claustrophobic and cramped. And no doubt i looked stupid in it as well!
 

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There really isn't anything out there (NEW) for ?13000 or so that can touch these cars for what they stand for.

Proper little POCKET rockets!!

I was so suprised that his car was so evenly matched to mine! I couldn't gain nor shake him off over all those roads. Only over 90, does the R show it's heels to the 182.
 

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Telling me mate.

A girl I know has one of these things and we've had a tussle in our cars.

OMG! I wanted to overtake on a country road and she moved right behind me when I was overtaking 1 car. Then I moved out to overtake 3 cars in one go and she moved out again.

I only managed to just above make some distance as I moved out to overtake again and stayed out on a long country road.

BEWARE! These 182's are dangerous.
 

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Picked one up for the wife (soon to be ex) 2 weeks ago from Renault Leicester. Black/Gold with both cup packs and it does look good with the anthracite wheels.

I've not driven it since I collected it for obvious reasons[B)]and I couldn't thrash a brand new car when I collected it, but its basically the same as her old 03 plate 172 but with a few subtle changes and the cruise and speed limiter control is so easy to use compared to my touareg.[^]
 
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