Leaving Audi........

CraigI

Registered User
Posting in this forum as most of my time has been with the 8V.
It's been a four year journey, through 6 Audi's but I've now left the family for something more suited to my requirements.

Started off with a S5 Coupe, moved on to a S3 Sportback, then a RS5, S3 Saloon, and, no more than fleeting experiences with a 1.4 A3 and a TT diesel.
RS5 is the one that I'd have again, the NA V8 and Torsten set up bringing a good blend of drive, character and all wrapped up in a great looking package.
I did not gel with the Haldex cars, although the saloon with the magnetic ride is a vast improvement and it looks great.
Love the interior of the TT and Audi have found a truly sporting seating/driving position there.

However I yearn for something more purist, possibly even more back to basics, so am heading home to Renaultsport.
I've also previously had 6 Renaultsport's (two Megane's, two Clio's and two Clio V6's), so know all about what they provide and stand for.

Popped into my local Renault dealer last weekend as we were at a loose end and they had a couple of run out Megane RS Cup-S in, with a huge amount of discount on each. A weeks negotiation later (with Renault and the wife) and I got to where the man maths made sense and I picked up this today:

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I won't go into how brilliant these cars are to drive (trust me they are), but they've been at the top of their game for a few years now and I've yearned for one again ever since I chopped my last one in for the S5.
It's got all the things (and options) that I need - Mechanical LSD, fully adjustable Ohlins suspension, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tyres, Akrapovic titanium exhaust, Recaro seats, a gearstick and some interior niceties (Alcantara touches, keyless entry, RS monitor that gives you the info on how the car is performing, touch screen entertainment thing).
I'm not a fan of the wheels, so will likely look to change those for something more my taste in the Spring.

I'll hang around here as I enjoy the banter (especially with those sensitive RS3 souls), and my wife still has her S5 Sportback (we've already discussed replacing that with the new S5 Sportback once there are Black Edition deals out there).
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Hardcore indeed, nice colour,enjoy
 

Snake Pliskin

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Car looks cool ( & vibrant ) :)

Need a pic of the rear though :sunglasses:

As Jassy says, very hard core but will corner like a missile I'm sure.

You may miss the Audi quality, especially in the cabin, but I'm sure it will give you plenty of driving enjoyment .... & keep your Osteopath in business lol :)

Enjoy !!!
 

Simon L

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Should've kept the RS5 Craig......................what were you thinking?? :scared2:
 

S32B

Registered User
Need a pic of the rear though :sunglasses:
A man after my own heart, you can't beat a nice rear ;)

Joking aside I notice they do 2 types:

Renault MEGANE 2.0 T 16V Renaultsport 275 [Cup Chassis]
Renault MEGANE 2.0 T 16V Renaultsport 275 Cup S

What's the difference for the £3k?
 

Simon L

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CraigI

Registered User
A man after my own heart, you can't beat a nice rear ;)

Joking aside I notice they do 2 types:

Renault MEGANE 2.0 T 16V Renaultsport 275 [Cup Chassis]
Renault MEGANE 2.0 T 16V Renaultsport 275 Cup S

What's the difference for the £3k?

They don't do any now.
Last few rolled off the production line around 2 months ago, this is one of them.

The Cup S is more stripped down than the other one (which has a lot more creature comforts), however the one I got had around £10k of options added, mostly aimed at the way it drives.
 

Simon L

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Ohhh you bitch :D

I know mate bit lame to be fair lol

Not having the best of days........forgive me Craig, hope you enjoy your new car :)
 

pburv

Registered User
Posting in this forum as most of my time has been with the 8V.
It's been a four year journey, through 6 Audi's but I've now left the family for something more suited to my requirements.

Started off with a S5 Coupe, moved on to a S3 Sportback, then a RS5, S3 Saloon, and, no more than fleeting experiences with a 1.4 A3 and a TT diesel.
RS5 is the one that I'd have again, the NA V8 and Torsten set up bringing a good blend of drive, character and all wrapped up in a great looking package.
I did not gel with the Haldex cars, although the saloon with the magnetic ride is a vast improvement and it looks great.
Love the interior of the TT and Audi have found a truly sporting seating/driving position there.

However I yearn for something more purist, possibly even more back to basics, so am heading home to Renaultsport.
I've also previously had 6 Renaultsport's (two Megane's, two Clio's and two Clio V6's), so know all about what they provide and stand for.

Popped into my local Renault dealer last weekend as we were at a loose end and they had a couple of run out Megane RS Cup-S in, with a huge amount of discount on each. A weeks negotiation later (with Renault and the wife) and I got to where the man maths made sense and I picked up this today:

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I won't go into how brilliant these cars are to drive (trust me they are), but they've been at the top of their game for a few years now and I've yearned for one again ever since I chopped my last one in for the S5.
It's got all the things (and options) that I need - Mechanical LSD, fully adjustable Ohlins suspension, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tyres, Akrapovic titanium exhaust, Recaro seats, a gearstick and some interior niceties (Alcantara touches, keyless entry, RS monitor that gives you the info on how the car is performing, touch screen entertainment thing).
I'm not a fan of the wheels, so will likely look to change those for something more my taste in the Spring.

I'll hang around here as I enjoy the banter (especially with those sensitive RS3 souls), and my wife still has her S5 Sportback (we've already discussed replacing that with the new S5 Sportback once there are Black Edition deals out there).
I told you they wouldn't mind a few picks of your French **** Craig...lol
Great looking car mate hope it gives you lot's of pleasure...Enjoy....
ps Some pics of your new alloys in the spring would be great.....and some of the rear end before then...Ha Ha
 

S32B

Registered User
They don't do any now.
Last few rolled off the production line around 2 months ago, this is one of them.

The Cup S is more stripped down than the other one (which has a lot more creature comforts), however the one I got had around £10k of options added, mostly aimed at the way it drives.
Ahh nice one thanks, enjoy the new car :)
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !

jassyo06

T-Cut King !

jassyo06

T-Cut King !

jassyo06

T-Cut King !

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Car looks cool ( & vibrant ) :)

Need a pic of the rear though :sunglasses:

As Jassy says, very hard core but will corner like a missile I'm sure.

You may miss the Audi quality, especially in the cabin, but I'm sure it will give you plenty of driving enjoyment .... & keep your Osteopath in business lol :)

Enjoy !!!
Osteopath busy....??? mate....am forever takin Sea Sick pills for the BC syndrome...lol
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
So does the Megane have rear seats??

Enjoy, if it handles like the one in the above video then you're in for a fun time.


Oi.... Perv ........What Wet T-Shirt Competition did she win.....lol
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Lol..Should take a closer look at the cropped bottom part of the pic....Mmm yes please!

Yer even more of a perv....lol...Disgusting.....lol hawd own a minute te a check it oot...lol
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Hey I'm not the one stalking color blind female RS3 owners...:whistle2:


That Strawberry Flavoured Mineral water is surely taking a effect the night....time ye got aff the sos....lol
 

lfcrule1972

Winter is coming...
Nice looking car, I came from a Citroen DS3 so know that not all French horror stories are true :)

What do the wheels look like currently ?
 

lfcrule1972

Winter is coming...
Oh I like those........ Always been partial to black and red wheels :)

Thanks
 
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