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    Clio 182 - thoughts?

    I'm looking for a new daily, since my wife will have dibs on my Audi while she's on maternity leave, so I have been looking at Clio 182s. Something small, and fun, that won't break my wallet or cause loss of license.

    Anyone have any hands on experience with these?

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    Meant to be great fun, known of a few cambelts letting go on them.
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    Yep i would... .well i wouldnt cos FWD, mass produced french hatchback ect... but if i do like em, well i dont cos FWD and mass produced french hatchback ect.. but they are decent wee pocket rockets ... well i say that but they are FWD and ma........

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    It is a very good choice, you will be pleasantly surprised


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    Worth considering a mk1 Fabia VRS

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    They're great little cars and come with a really nice spec for a cheap 15 year old hatchback.

    Xenons
    Auto-wipers
    Auto-lights
    Climate control
    Cruise control

    Common faults are lambda sensors and injectors, both are fairly cheap and simple to replace.
    The big cost item is the cambelt, it's a specialist job that if not done perfectly puts the timing out and robs loads of power.

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    Meant to be great fun, known of a few cambelts letting go on them.
    It's the valves that usually go not the cambelts (unless it's massively overdue a change)

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    Sideways Danny and FBT swear by them

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    Cracking cars, surprisingly capable on track too. Get one in
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    Picked up this little number
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    Good choice, enjoyed mine. Surprisingly capable, and not even devoid of a bit of torque. Comfy, and surprisingly, mine was almost totally reliable. Struggled with image a bit, but that aside, I'd own another.

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    A remap smooths out the power curve and makes the idle (especially cold) better.

    A couple of parts are out of production now, the cup springs, the high level brake light, spacer for the rear brake discs and I think the handbrake cables.
    Some aftermarket alternatives are around so it's not end of the world.

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