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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I Know, your all going to hate me for even thinking of it !!

But, My girlfriend has asked me why i am getting a 993.

Her views are-

The 993 I can afford is going to be 7-10 years old.(24-28k)

No warranty.

You seem to see them on the road every day.

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She has said a Clio V6 is a better buy.

(a) Its newer and 90% hand built

(b) it will have a 3 year warranty on it

(c) I can get on New On the road for 21,700(As i work for Renault UK)

(d) you don't see them every day

(e) Insurance is cheaper (I replied "buy60")



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

get a mini cooper if you wanna go that route!!
or a Civic R or or or ...................!

if you wanna 911 ---you get a 911! if you have to justify it ...theres loads of reasons why not!its like.. wanting a house in spain and deciding on Bognor - not really the same is it!!!!

But u get a RENAULT--- you have a Renault !!
...........Get a 911------and youre someone! ..............

Porsche there IS NO SUBSTITUTE! Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Daniel

JUST had an idea for you!!

Get a new girl friend!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Chris..

This maybe the best way to go ! Laughing


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After 3 years, what would the residuals look like. I had my LHD 993 Tip Cab for 2 and a half years and lost about 3k. Would the clio still be woth 18 in 3 years time?.

My pal at work here races in the clio cup. I'll ask him if his is up for grabs, but it wont be comfortable for the girlfriend tho

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

get what you want not what she says you should get!

that is a very slippery slope and is setting all sorts of precedents for future life!

993 vs clio v6 there is no comparison, she probably just fancies Thierry Henry!

VA VA VOOM


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Porsche...there is no substitute" - in this case Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is this post for real !

clio v porsche 911


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Porsche's: you see them all the time? She's gotta be kiddin'!! 993s rarer still.

You can see a bleeding old Clio any time you want. OK, the V6 might not be exactly a cooking model, but it's still, well, er, a R E N A U L T...


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you need to ask the question...

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are looking for a Clio you might want to try this web site they have some great examples of how you might like to individualise it.

www.barryboys.co.uk

Get real buy the 993

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Martyn1. I forgot about that site

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the Renault is cool - drive both Mate- only you can decide - Funny enough I don't think the rear-engined Renaults depreciate too badly .... on Autotrader ther are only a handful - going fromm 18,500 to 21k.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least the V6 has it's engine in the right place unlike the rest of the Renault range. Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this the Renault that is an absolute pig to handle as soon as the road bends?

Thing is drive both and you decide, after all you are the person buying and living with the car. A lot of people don't like the 993 because it is not like all the modern cars eg 996, BMW, and this is the very reason why people love them as it is so involving and great to drive.

Your girlfriend is more likely thinking about the 996 which has become a bit of an exec repmobile.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does you GF own half your house or your estate in general? If no then ditch her immediately. If she does then emabark on a process of re-education and behavioural correction.

Good luck!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

reviving this. what are 911 owners thoughts on the V6 Clio these days, particularly the MK2 where the handling was supposedly much improved?

250bhp, manual box, mid-engine V6, tiny footprint...on paper sounds to me like a fantastic recipe for a Uk B-road blaster, much like the air cooled 911s are + up to and including 997s. Rare too.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love them, nearly bought 1 before I bought the 996T thumbsup

There is a Forum for them, it is very small (obviously) so the chaps on there pretty much know every car/prev owner/etc/etc...

Go for it if you can, got to be one of the maddest, Cool est looking road cars EVER!!! A bit like the very early R5 Turbo of old.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

badlands wrote:
reviving this. what are 911 owners thoughts on the V6 Clio these days, particularly the MK2 where the handling was supposedly much improved?

250bhp, manual box, mid-engine V6, tiny footprint...on paper sounds to me like a fantastic recipe for a Uk B-road blaster, much like the air cooled 911s are + up to and including 997s. Rare too.


Wow this is ressurection of an old thread I was only a baby when this thread started lol, I would say the same about the V6 clio as beemers etc Yes fast cars but as with all of that type of thing theres no event driving them , they are not iconic or special they are just fast bland boxes ok the clio does have some unusual body biys but most wouldnt have a clue what it was. the 911s are special with a presence on the road and driving owning one it so much more than just driving fast. Grin Thumb
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