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Post by acegeezer » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:05 pm

Well I finally changed cars after 6 years of R3 ownership.. my boy is off to University today and he was really the main reason I kept the car for so long.. plus of course I loved her too :)
He has been wanting a Megane RS for a fairly long time and has been on at me to change cars.. with the understanding that after his 4 year University time, I will then pass it over to him :lol: .. and well I found a really good one!

Well the RX8 has gone to a new member on here (Alex) forum moniker 'turnips' I'm sure he'll be active on here eventually ;) The RS was a bargain really.. 2012 plate for £5800 :thumleft:

I picked the RS up from Ilkley last month.. Black, with sparkly bits in the paint (very much like the R3 Sparkling black) she has 50k on the clock with FSH plus new P zero's all round and the guy even threw in an additional 4 X Continentals with 6mil tread :)

I will be getting another 8 at some stage if I see a good one or maybe if Pete does ;) probably after I pass this RS across to my Son though.
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Post by kopite72 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:55 pm

But but but it's got metal things that go up and down and the calipers are in the wrong place :lol:

Just joking Johnny boy, I knew you'd sold the R3 a while back but best of luck with the new car :thumright:
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:31 pm

It's a beautiful car John and Impossible to flood which can be such a good thing when moving cars on and off the driveway and popping round the block to the Shops :thumright:

Glad to see you posting up here too :thumleft:

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Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:49 pm

NICE John 8)

Test drove one when they first came out :thumleft:

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Post by acegeezer » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:19 pm

Mark, I was toying with getting the latest and final model either 280 Cup or 300 Trophy .. but the £30k+ price tag stopped me.. looking at a 4 year University placement for my Son with a mind boggling £70k+ predicted cost.. I postponed that leap in favour of something nearly as good but at a considerably less reduction in the Bank balance ;)
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Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:29 pm

The very latest Megane R.S Trophy-R is £51,140 :money:

That's the base price before options :lol:

If you want Carbon fibre wheels then they'll set you back another £12,000

Carbon-ceramic brakes are a further £9,000

That's a grand total of £72,140

32 Megane R.S Trophy-R models are coming to the UK & only 2 of those,in the UK,will get the carbon-ceramic brakes :o

Exclusivity doesn't come cheap :lol:

So about the same price as those Uni fees :whistle:



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Post by acegeezer » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:20 pm

Haha.. how right you are Mark, but I cannot really penalise my boy and say I prefer a car over his education, now can I? :lol:
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Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:29 pm

:whatshesaid:

Ian is right...your lad will get over it :lol:

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Post by acegeezer » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:37 pm

Yea right.. and miss out on all the addons that Uni gives ;).. if you get my drift :lol:
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You should see my underwear :lol: I'm talking Bridget Jones diary next level sh*t here :lol:
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8) :-k Now that I'd like to see Ian :lol:
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:lol: :lol: WTF?!!!
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Well that got derailed quickly :shock:
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Post by brix79 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:07 pm

Ha, not if you have the right people working on it.. ;)

Shame to see the R3 go John, but I'm sure you'll enjoy the Megane. And besides;

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Post by acegeezer » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:13 pm

There's every liklihood I'll be back in an 8 soon enough John :thumleft:
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Post by turnips » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:06 pm

I was wondering if you'd found a replacement yet John, all that talk of a little SUV for the dogs...but this seems more you.

I'd been holding off posting on the forums until you'd let everyone down gently. Now you've outed yourself...well I tend not to post on forums much anyway unless I can add something to the discussion, and currently I'm still reading through a large backlog of forum topics!
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Post by acegeezer » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:13 am

No.. Alex we have an SUV too now :lol: .. a little battered but a very functional CRV, cost all of £800 with quite bit of mileage on it 118k, but fully dog functional, the vehicle will be doing more standing than driving though!
This is my son talking me into getting something sporty to replace my R3 :roll: :lol: .. Talking about the RS ;)
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I hope the R3 is going well for you and that you are enjoying the exhilaration and your smile is still there.. I have to admit to missing her, a bit sad I know, but a six year romance takes some letting go :(

Good luck with the 8 Alex :thumleft:
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Post by turnips » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:15 am

Ah good, as long as the dogs are getting a dedicated car all is good, I had horrible mental images of them hunched in the back of the Mégane! :thumright:

I'm still having plenty of fun in the R3, visited a company last week for work and everyone was drooling over it, plenty of comments on how well you've looked after it!
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Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:20 pm

How's the Renault going John :?:

You must have polished it at least twice by now :p

Any news/reviews/more pics for us would be greatly appreciated :D
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Post by kopite72 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:27 pm

Spoke to John recently Mark,he said he's missing the paranoia of a seal or a bearing throwing a wobbly,he's also reaaaaaally missing the opportunity to experience low compression but most of all he's missing the horrendous fuel costs :lol:
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:nod: John & me both :^o :lol:
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Spoke to John recently Mark,he said he's missing the paranoia of a seal or a bearing throwing a wobbly



I see there's a new supplier of RX8 parts these days...




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