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unclemark123

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668 posts

93 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
As per title. I'm looking for a clio 182. Either a cup or a trophy.
Is there anything in particular I should be looking for when buying? And how reliable are they?
I just got an insurance quote for £300 fully comp (40 y/o full ncb), anyone pay less?

Mark smile

michaelw3628

175 posts

91 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
Try looking at this thread just below for some opinions.
http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...
Reliability wise is good on the engine front but there are a few known areas to be aware of. Off the top of my head they are:
Engine and gearbox mounts, easy fix.
Headlamp washer leaking, not too difficult from what I gather but also not a major issue.
Airbag lights coming on, resistor or something under seat coming away.
Exhaust mounts on a 172 and in particular 182, exhaust is too heavy for a Shockingly poor design of mount, easy fit new one or get Prima racing upgrade.

I've got a 172 and a 182 and they are great fun. Well worth buying but be sure to look for history of Cambelt change every 5 years. Expensive job along with aux belt, water pump and Dephaser at year 10.

C2james

4,594 posts

50 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
if i was you try and go for the trophy.

amnesia182

483 posts

47 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
C2james said:
if i was you try and go for the trophy.
TBH I would get one with aircon, Xenons and cheap to replace suspension wink

As for reliability, mine has been great for the 18 months that I've owned it.



Jamesf288

416 posts

99 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
amnesia182 said:
C2james said:
if i was you try and go for the trophy.
TBH I would get one with aircon, Xenons and cheap to replace suspension wink

As for reliability, mine has been great for the 18 months that I've owned it.

The Trophy comes with aircon smile. Furthermore, the suspension doesn't need replacing, rather the Sachs remote reservoir dampers need refurbishing, after a certain period of usage/time.

Not wishing to sound picky, rather just trying to offer some helpful advice to the OP smile.
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thiscocks

1,224 posts

80 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
Jamesf288 said:
The Trophy comes with aircon smile. Furthermore, the suspension doesn't need replacing, rather the Sachs remote reservoir dampers need refurbishing, after a certain period of usage/time.

Not wishing to sound picky, rather just trying to offer some helpful advice to the OP smile.
As good as replacing considering the cost!

C2james

4,594 posts

50 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
thiscocks said:
As good as replacing considering the cost!
well not really, it costs roughly £200-£400 to have them worked on, to replace is more like £1200.

thiscocks

1,224 posts

80 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
compared to replacing dampers on a std clio its probably similar..

Anyway personaly Id go for the Trophy!

RacingBlue

939 posts

49 months

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Saturday 24th November 2012 quote quote all
Loads of info on Cliosport.chav.


heisthegaffer

653 posts

83 months

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Saturday 24th November 2012 quote quote all
I had one for nigh on 7 years, bought at 18months old, 8000 miles just sold it this summer at 58k miles, due to lack of use. Really missed it recently. Fantastic cars, I used my locally but a fair bit on longer runs from Herts to the south coast and Devon and found it perfectly comfortable on the motorway, yet others say it's noisy/bumpy etc. I found at 70 mph it seemed to settle down and gave great economy i.e 39 mpg - calculated by brimming the tank although the trip computer was 0.1mpg out so happy to use that.

I would look at a few as I would imagine they're getting to the age where work is required and there are lots of cheap ones so maybe maintenance has been missed.

Good lucks, pics etc when you get one.

P.S I am actually very jealous, I absolutely loved mine. Great fun and I thought despite the humble basics, it felt special. Especially when I hadn't used it for a while and the rough idling etc just felt a bit alive. Maybe I'm being daft or have rose tinted spectacles on but I don't care, it's how I feel!!
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