RE: Renault Megane Monaco | Shed of the Week

RE: Renault Megane Monaco | Shed of the Week

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pSyCoSiS

3,324 posts

189 months

Friday 25th November
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That is a funky colour combo which I have not seen before on one of these. Not for me, especially not at this money,.

J4CKO

37,992 posts

184 months

Friday 25th November
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The Monaco version of a Renault is always the poshest, think there have been a few other Monaco editions. Renault 5 and possibly the 25, any others ?

Looks sort of ok, but the placement of the wheels in the body looks odd, big front overhang and none at the back.

I remember watching a tv programme and that had an Irish chap on who had built a “Leisure Club” under his house, sort of a concrete, unfinished playboy mansion grotto type deal, wonder if that’s the guy on the new who undermined his and his neighbours properties ? Anyone remember it or have any links to the news story ? This was an amateur efforts not like the ones nowadays where people in London carve out three story underground lairs and collapse next door.

cerb4.5lee

24,942 posts

164 months

Friday 25th November
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Bill said:
I can't decide if this is ghastly or ace, or both!
I'm like this too. It is in lovely condition for its age I reckon. It wouldn't usually be my thing, but I still find myself weirdly attracted to it though.

bangerhoarder

447 posts

52 months

Friday 25th November
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Always thought it was a shame Renault didn’t make a road widebody version of these in tribute to the F2 car - in yellow or blue, of course, together with the Clio Williams tune of the F7R (which you could get in the range). Apparently phase 1 cars did get an optional bodykit. Not many 2.0 16v Coupes about now - would still be a fun thing.

Pretty sure this has 110bhp rather than 89. They dropped the 8v in 1999.

Edited by bangerhoarder on Friday 25th November 08:04


Edited by bangerhoarder on Friday 25th November 08:08

boholoblanka

1,522 posts

122 months

Friday 25th November
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Pusikurac said:
This is the kind of car, you get for free from a cheap relative.
yeah a dead one.

shih tzu faced

2,010 posts

33 months

Friday 25th November
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J4CKO said:
The Monaco version of a Renault is always the poshest, think there have been a few other Monaco editions. Renault 5 and possibly the 25, any others ?
Yes there was a 21 as well. All three were metallic bronze with tan leather seats that looked like the’y’d been lifted from an executive airport longe in 1979. Always loved them! This blob, not so much but it’s ok.

coded2112

128 posts

205 months

Friday 25th November
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Yes i agree, bit of a blob but french, tarted up and wearing leather!!

Whats not to like lol

ballans

571 posts

89 months

Friday 25th November
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A proper flying aubergine. I really like it.
Definitely a deceased relative car.

grumpy52

5,138 posts

150 months

Friday 25th November
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I remember the Monaco trim level back in the day ,the independent dealer that I worked for would always grab them if one popped up on any of the trade sites .
They were usually below average miles, above average condition and came with very good history. Yes they often came in "different" colour combinations. They always sold quickly.
The Renault range from this era were all very comfortable to drive which helped to put up with the creaks and rattling that was standard across the make ,the Monaco level with its improved sound deadening did muffle noises pretty well .
It wouldn't surprise me to see this one with some big alloys and dropped suspension in its future .

shih tzu faced

2,010 posts

33 months

Friday 25th November
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coded2112 said:
Yes i agree, bit of a blob but french, tarted up and wearing leather!!

Whats not to like lol
Fair comment seeing you’ve put it like that thumbup

Rumblestripe

2,296 posts

146 months

Friday 25th November
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I rather like that, as someone else said a good station car. The colour balance of the interior shots looks "off" the dash has a green hue which suggests that the camera is compensating for poor light?

DaveyBoyWonder

1,798 posts

158 months

Friday 25th November
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A 20 year old Renault with dubious styling but weirdly appealing...

Snubs

1,041 posts

123 months

Friday 25th November
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EmailAddress said:
Ooh, fancy.
That's made my morning and i'm not quite sure why hehehehehehe

That tiny bit of faux wood on the dashboard though. Just....why? Surely it was already about 20 years out of date when this was new.

Dombilano

671 posts

39 months

Friday 25th November
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Pusikurac said:
This is the kind of car, you get for free from a cheap relative.
Then scrap

someoneelse

65 posts

166 months

Friday 25th November
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Disappointed that nobody has yet mentioned overtaking National Express coaches being a long drawn out affair…

Roboticarm

1,261 posts

45 months

Friday 25th November
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Had one and loved it, however that was a 1998 car back in 2006 and it took some work to find one with its rear arches in tact... This one might be the exception as by now most are rotten.

Drove well, handled okay, cruised well on motorway, cheap on insurance and fuel, sounded awesome with a performance back box.


Tintin1962

11 posts

48 months

Friday 25th November
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"Shed challenges you to find another sentence that has well well in it like that"
My next door neighbour Arthur Well had his natural water source inspected after he had performed some routine annual maintenance.
"You've certainly looked after your well well Well!" said the inspector...

georgeyboy12345

2,341 posts

19 months

Friday 25th November
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samoht

4,013 posts

130 months

Friday 25th November
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I remember being impressed with the 1.6 16V engine in this generation of Megane, keep it pinned and it really felt like it went for it at the top end.

If it's as good condition as it looks then seems reasonable, could get a good few years out of it for not too much money and half-decent to drive.

wpa1975

4,734 posts

98 months

Friday 25th November
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Good shed but should be in the mis-badged thread.