RE: Renault Clio V6: PH Carpool

RE: Renault Clio V6: PH Carpool

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Jitstar

91 posts

166 months

Monday 7th December 2015
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Couldn't agree more with the article; bought mine on a complete whim - was available at the right time, and not a car I'd ever considered - but so glad I did.

Was to be a car I kept a couple of years, but now I can't see myself ever parting with it, despite the appreciation. What else could you buy that is as crazy a concept?!

Not the fastest, not the best handling, does not excel in any particular area - but just has the "it" factor.

skidskid

283 posts

139 months

Monday 7th December 2015
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dom9 said:
The Clio V6 must be one of the coolest cars to ever come from a mainstream manufacturer. I really do love mine to pieces! It's a shame prices are rising so fast and so high (though it's totally understandable based on build numbers and relative uniqueness) as I suspect most people will never get the chance to try one.
When I was a youth in the fens there was a guy who had a brand new E46 M3, the best car in town. Drove it hard to, he was a hero among those of us who'd just passed our tests. His wife had a brand new Clio V6 S2 in the blue pictured. Story goes she liked fast cars but wasnt to hot a driver and she pestered him to be able to drive the M3 so much he said he's buy her a sporty car. She chose a Clio V6.

I moved away not long after so not sure if he`s a widow now.

Snails

915 posts

164 months

Monday 7th December 2015
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I sold mine in July last year. I really wish I didn't have to. Unfortunately, since then prices have increased too much to even consider having another, which is a shame as I would absolutely love another!

ilovequo

775 posts

179 months

Monday 7th December 2015
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Searched classifieds there expecting to see clean cars at around £15k...
How wrong was I?
Market gone mad here!
Rare - Yes, Fun - Yes
Never worth £20k+ though

J4CKO

40,980 posts

198 months

Monday 7th December 2015
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ilovequo said:
Searched classifieds there expecting to see clean cars at around £15k...
How wrong was I?
Market gone mad here!
Rare - Yes, Fun - Yes
Never worth £20k+ though
You can pay 20 grand for a Kia Cee'd, which will depreciate, or you can have some fun and drive something interesting for a couple of years, then sell it at a profit, or at least not lose anything if you buy it right and dont ruin it.

I just managed a similar thing with a 350Z, ran it for 25 months and sold it for the same money I bought it for, so if it can be done on something much less rare these are a good bet and are young enough not to be utter dungheaps.

Ciid

211 posts

108 months

Monday 7th December 2015
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Renault could launch this one as the successor of the fantastic Clio V6.





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVjvTZ_BqIQ

d8mok

1,815 posts

203 months

Monday 7th December 2015
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I had a silver phase 1 car back in 2007 (i believe) Only kept it about 18 months as i wanted a red tommi mak evo as the clio wasnt quick enough. Oh how i wish i still owned it now as ill never buy another at the current prices...

There is a girl/woman ( whos not to shabby i might add) local to me who i see daily using her black phase 2, and shes owned it since at least 2007 when i had mine.

JMF894

5,425 posts

153 months

Monday 7th December 2015
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You only have to look at the prices of the Renault 5 Turbo 2 to see that the Clio is only going one way...............

Gilhooligan

2,210 posts

142 months

Monday 7th December 2015
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One of these in liquid yellow would be in my top 10 lottery garage.
My first car was a 1.2 PH2 in what can only be described as piss yellow. So have a soft spot for silly coloured clios!

IainT V6

886 posts

174 months

Monday 7th December 2015
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Good write up and you're certainly not the first V6 owner to sell up, regret it, and get back into one. I speak from personal experience...

I can think of one serial vee owner who at last time of counting was on his 4th hehe

roystinho

3,767 posts

173 months

Monday 7th December 2015
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Great write up Chris.

Still miss mine, had to sell unfortunately but would love another. They're strong money now though and I'm not sure they're worth £20k+ in my eyes

Lione1 Richie

173 posts

181 months

Monday 7th December 2015
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Nice article and glad you found another.

I was lucky enough to own an Iliad PH2 back in 2010, sold it for a profit (£14k) if I'd know what was going to happen to the prices I'd have keep it for a few more years!

Hilarious cars to drive but just too floaty over the front end to ever give me any real confidence in the car.

jontbone

214 posts

217 months

Monday 7th December 2015
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JMF894 said:
You only have to look at the prices of the Renault 5 Turbo 2 to see that the Clio is only going one way...............
yes Absolutely, I'm sure these will hold their value now as a minimum. What a bonkers car, so glad Renault gave us these, the likes of which will probably never be seen again. Wish I'd have bought one when the prices were more affordable to me.
Agree with the OP about the interior though, sat in one at a car show years ago and was amazed that it seemed to have a 'Campus' steering wheel!

Great write up OPclap, an enjoyable read

AlexRS2782

7,988 posts

211 months

Monday 7th December 2015
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Fantastic car - not the fastest overall in the grand scheme of things but always guaranteed to turn heads wherever you go smile The fact Renault built them was fantastic as no other manufacturer dared to build something similar.

Makes me miss my old one - '04 Phase 2 #175 in Black Gold - again frown With a K-Tec silencer, PiperX induction kit and a remap it sounded lovely on overrun smile





Edited by AlexRS2782 on Monday 7th December 21:14

Chris V6 255

58 posts

193 months

Monday 7th December 2015
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Thanks for all the positive comments guys!
It's genuinely nice to know that the V6 is appreciated outside v6clio.net community!

I just hope that someone at Renault has the balls to give the TwinRun the green light, would sell a kidney for that little monster!

WokkaWokka

696 posts

137 months

Monday 7th December 2015
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skidskid said:
dom9 said:
The Clio V6 must be one of the coolest cars to ever come from a mainstream manufacturer. I really do love mine to pieces! It's a shame prices are rising so fast and so high (though it's totally understandable based on build numbers and relative uniqueness) as I suspect most people will never get the chance to try one.
When I was a youth in the fens there was a guy who had a brand new E46 M3, the best car in town. Drove it hard to, he was a hero among those of us who'd just passed our tests. His wife had a brand new Clio V6 S2 in the blue pictured. Story goes she liked fast cars but wasnt to hot a driver and she pestered him to be able to drive the M3 so much he said he's buy her a sporty car. She chose a Clio V6.

I moved away not long after so not sure if he`s a widow now.
fk me that's an uplifting story laugh

I see one in Yorkshire now and then. What an amazing presence they are.

Edited by WokkaWokka on Monday 7th December 23:31

PirateBOB

2 posts

130 months

Tuesday 8th December 2015
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I also purchased mine on a whim, was back in 2013. A black gold phase 2 for 14k. These cars are so special and really get under your skin. Theres no car out there quite like it. Doubt I will ever sell mine.

dom9

8,031 posts

207 months

Tuesday 8th December 2015
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Go on then... Mine at the old house, with his brother and proof it leaves the garage!










roystinho

3,767 posts

173 months

Tuesday 8th December 2015
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Love that dom, now there's an expection that I would fork out more then I'd want for one

RWDKurt

163 posts

244 months

Tuesday 8th December 2015
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Great taste in cars, and looking at what your other half wants next, great taste in women too!