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Offline TeaJay  
#1 Posted : 09 September 2014 15:22:42(UTC)
TeaJay


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Location: Milton Keynes

Hi All

I'm currently driving a '10 RS250 Cup and have pretty much loved every second of the past 2.5 years of owning it; it's been a joy to drive and with my PCP agreement up in December, am starting to feel a touch sad that I will be saying goodbye to the beast.

But now I don't know what to do for my next car; do I stick with the Renault and potentially get an rs265 .. or maybe an rs275 but not sure the budget stretches or the time scales fit for that or go for something different. Couple of questions if I may on these:

1. Would I see much difference between my rs250 and the two newer cars? I know they have a few extra BHP but surely not enough to really feel it?

2. Probably not the best non biased forum to ask but I just don't see anything in the rivals at this price range and I guess that is what also is making me think another RS may be the best bet. I thought about a Focus ST for a while but decided there is no point as I think it may feel like a downgrade and also though maybe a 135i Coupe (I do'nt like the shape of the non coupe) which still might get the go ahead ... but there just isn't anything else out there :( Unless anyone can think of anything else?

I'm popping into my local Renault dealer on the weekend to start talks but would be good to get some information to take with me.

Cheers in advance :)

Tom
User is suspended until 26/07/2046 21:22:23(UTC) MrVix  
#2 Posted : 09 September 2014 15:27:48(UTC)
MrVix


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Location: Obsequious Henchman from the Renaultsport Forum.

My advice is stick with RS and try and stretch to a 275 Trophy.
Offline WB83  
#3 Posted : 09 September 2014 15:39:59(UTC)
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Get a 2nd hand 250/265 on finance not lease and then you won't ever have to give it back!
Offline TeaJay  
#4 Posted : 09 September 2014 15:48:01(UTC)
TeaJay


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Location: Milton Keynes

Originally Posted by: WB83 Go to Quoted Post
Get a 2nd hand 250/265 on finance not lease and then you won't ever have to give it back!


Yeah but I like the fact I get a new car every 2 - 3 years and it's covered by a warranty for the entire length that I have it; it's just nice reassurance ... having had a an entire engine replacement on a Pug GTi ... now that wasnt fun lol!

User is suspended until 08/09/4752 18:14:34(UTC) 172RS  
#5 Posted : 09 September 2014 17:08:49(UTC)
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The PCP trap.

The Scurge of modern little Britian.
User is suspended until 04/04/4757 06:08:35(UTC) The Jackal  
#6 Posted : 09 September 2014 17:14:02(UTC)
The Jackal


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Location: Eeee bah gum

Originally Posted by: TeaJay Go to Quoted Post
Hi All

I'm currently driving a '10 RS250 Cup and have pretty much loved every second of the past 2.5 years of owning it; it's been a joy to drive and with my PCP agreement up in December, am starting to feel a touch sad that I will be saying goodbye to the beast.

But now I don't know what to do for my next car; do I stick with the Renault and potentially get an rs265 .. or maybe an rs275 but not sure the budget stretches or the time scales fit for that or go for something different. Couple of questions if I may on these:

1. Would I see much difference between my rs250 and the two newer cars? I know they have a few extra BHP but surely not enough to really feel it?

2. Probably not the best non biased forum to ask but I just don't see anything in the rivals at this price range and I guess that is what also is making me think another RS may be the best bet. I thought about a Focus ST for a while but decided there is no point as I think it may feel like a downgrade and also though maybe a 135i Coupe (I do'nt like the shape of the non coupe) which still might get the go ahead ... but there just isn't anything else out there :( Unless anyone can think of anything else?

I'm popping into my local Renault dealer on the weekend to start talks but would be good to get some information to take with me.

Cheers in advance :)

Tom


The power difference is slightly noticeable between the 250/265

Go for something different, I don't think you are getting a different car in the 265/275 from the 250 IMO
User is suspended until 08/09/4752 18:14:34(UTC) 172RS  
#7 Posted : 09 September 2014 17:27:08(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: WB83 Go to Quoted Post
Get a 2nd hand 250/265 on finance not lease and then you won't ever have to give it back!


Result.

Offline JMT  
#8 Posted : 09 September 2014 17:44:43(UTC)
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If you like the car id try the 275 trophy however their are some good deals on the golf r on pcp if you want to try something different
User is suspended until 08/09/4752 18:14:34(UTC) 172RS  
#9 Posted : 09 September 2014 17:48:25(UTC)
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If you really fancy a change and can't escape the PCP black hole then have a think about the 208 Gti 30 Anniversary. Going to be a hot little number, LSD, Brembo brakes, lowered, light, 210 bhp. Get it in white with black boots and it’s everything the old Clio 200 successor should have been. Smart buy of the year:

car
User is suspended until 26/07/2046 21:23:17(UTC) Roblynn1977  
#10 Posted : 09 September 2014 18:20:11(UTC)
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If you can afford it get the 275, if you talk very nice to Matt@renaultwolves am sure he would be happy to put some figures together for you.
Offline roystinho  
#11 Posted : 09 September 2014 18:27:48(UTC)
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Yep, if you like the 250 cup I'll bet any money you'd love a 275 on OhlinsCool
Offline JMT  
#12 Posted : 09 September 2014 18:53:37(UTC)
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What is all this talk about pcp and it's a bad idea.

For a minute I thought I was on the money supermarket forum and not a site designed for people who love cars? Who cares how people choose to pay for their car? If they have the disposable income and know what their getting into then id rather answer the question the op has asked and not give finance advice.

Offline DanF  
#13 Posted : 09 September 2014 18:55:40(UTC)
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Depends what you're after.

If you're after the same as you've got now then surely the simple answer would be a 275 trophy.

If you think after 3 years you fancy a bit of variation then you'd probably need to look at another make but what if going to make the set up to be better than the Megane for what you want it for. Smile
User is suspended until 26/07/2046 21:22:23(UTC) MrVix  
#14 Posted : 09 September 2014 18:56:40(UTC)
MrVix


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Originally Posted by: JMT Go to Quoted Post
What is all this talk about pcp and it's a bad idea.

For a minute I thought I was on the money supermarket forum and not a site designed for people who love cars? Who cares how people choose to pay for their car? If they have the disposable income and know what their getting into then id rather answer the question the op has asked and not give finance advice.



Probably not a good idea to stir it up then. I agree with you that it does not matter how you get hold of a car but threads like this will only stir the argument up even further.
User is suspended until 04/04/4757 06:08:35(UTC) The Jackal  
#15 Posted : 09 September 2014 18:59:00(UTC)
The Jackal


Posts: 2,112
Location: Eeee bah gum

Originally Posted by: JMT Go to Quoted Post
What is all this talk about pcp and it's a bad idea.

For a minute I thought I was on the money supermarket forum and not a site designed for people who love cars? Who cares how people choose to pay for their car? If they have the disposable income and know what their getting into then id rather answer the question the op has asked and not give finance advice.



Each individual has different circumstances

Some will like the PCP route, others won't

It all boils down to personal preference

I suppose there is no right or wrong way to do it

I for one certainly wouldn't pay cash for a motor ever again
User is suspended until 26/07/2046 21:22:23(UTC) MrVix  
#16 Posted : 09 September 2014 19:01:06(UTC)
MrVix


Posts: 4,183
Location: Obsequious Henchman from the Renaultsport Forum.

Originally Posted by: The Jackal Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: JMT Go to Quoted Post
What is all this talk about pcp and it's a bad idea.

For a minute I thought I was on the money supermarket forum and not a site designed for people who love cars? Who cares how people choose to pay for their car? If they have the disposable income and know what their getting into then id rather answer the question the op has asked and not give finance advice.



Each individual has different circumstances

Some will like the PCP route, others won't

It all boils down to personal preference

I suppose there is no right or wrong way to do it

I for one certainly wouldn't pay cash for a motor ever again


When are you taking delivery of that old Nazi waggon Jackel?Wink
User is suspended until 04/04/4757 06:08:35(UTC) The Jackal  
#17 Posted : 09 September 2014 19:02:40(UTC)
The Jackal


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Location: Eeee bah gum

Originally Posted by: MrVix Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: The Jackal Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: JMT Go to Quoted Post
What is all this talk about pcp and it's a bad idea.

For a minute I thought I was on the money supermarket forum and not a site designed for people who love cars? Who cares how people choose to pay for their car? If they have the disposable income and know what their getting into then id rather answer the question the op has asked and not give finance advice.



Each individual has different circumstances

Some will like the PCP route, others won't

It all boils down to personal preference

I suppose there is no right or wrong way to do it

I for one certainly wouldn't pay cash for a motor ever again


When are you taking delivery of that old Nazi waggon Jackel?Wink


Won't be too long now MrV...Wink
User is suspended until 08/09/4752 18:14:34(UTC) 172RS  
#18 Posted : 09 September 2014 19:07:58(UTC)
172RS


Posts: 3,720

And for you goose stepping owner types - please note Ive kept it on topic with a alternate recommendation phased in with a bit of PCP advice. Quality.
Offline Kirsty172  
#19 Posted : 09 September 2014 19:20:51(UTC)
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Posts: 4,950


golf r. cheap as chips. nothing compares for low cost pcp. works out cheaper than a leon cupra 280. go figure.
Offline Georgeski  
#20 Posted : 09 September 2014 19:26:49(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Kirsty172 Go to Quoted Post

golf r. cheap as chips. nothing compares for low cost pcp. works out cheaper than a leon cupra 280. go figure.


That would be my pick at the moment (unless I had the money and managed to secure a 275R)
Offline Marc_250  
#21 Posted : 09 September 2014 19:31:13(UTC)
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Posts: 5,118

Originally Posted by: Kirsty172 Go to Quoted Post

golf r. cheap as chips. nothing compares for low cost pcp. works out cheaper than a leon cupra 280. go figure.


Given the Golf R is so relatively cheap, where does that leave the GTi these days? For its class its power output seems yesteryear and the R would appear only a small financial step ahead....
Offline CraigI  
#22 Posted : 09 September 2014 19:39:05(UTC)
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Posts: 988

Can't comment about a Golf R, but its sister car the S3 is as dull as dishwater.
Don't think there's a huge amount of difference between them........

275 remains the best driving hot hatch out there, so that would get my vote especially if you like the 250.
I've had 4 cars since my 250 and none have come close to the drive of that car.
Offline gordini  
#23 Posted : 09 September 2014 19:44:19(UTC)
gordini


Posts: 407

I'm currently driving a '10 RS250 Cup and have pretty much loved every second of the past 2.5 years of owning it
same here!

i have a 10 plate 250 and ready for a change, have phoned 4 garages about the 275 as i would see this as a natural
replacement. only one garage has returned my enquiry and he priced my 250 £3500 below what garages are asking for them on the forecourt! needless to say iam disapointed, and coming to the conclusion dealers are only interested in selling
1.2 Clios etc etc.
so thats 3 garages who are that busy they cant return a call, Renault must be that busy they cant keep up with demand!
hope you have better luck than me, not that the 250 is a bad car, in fact its that good i might have to keep and RENAULT WILL MISS ANOTHER 275 SALE!

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Offline PBCup  
#24 Posted : 09 September 2014 19:46:03(UTC)
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Posts: 10,735

If you don't want to get rid then don't.

Just keep to 250.

Offline DanF  
#25 Posted : 09 September 2014 19:51:14(UTC)
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Posts: 706

Originally Posted by: gordini Go to Quoted Post
I'm currently driving a '10 RS250 Cup and have pretty much loved every second of the past 2.5 years of owning it
same here!

i have a 10 plate 250 and ready for a change, have phoned 4 garages about the 275 as i would see this as a natural
replacement. only one garage has returned my enquiry and he priced my 250 £3500 below what garages are asking for them on the forecourt! needless to say iam disapointed, and coming to the conclusion dealers are only interested in selling
1.2 Clios etc etc.
so thats 3 garages who are that busy they cant return a call, Renault must be that busy they cant keep up with demand!
hope you have better luck than me, not that the 250 is a bad car, in fact its that good i might have to keep and RENAULT WILL MISS ANOTHER 275 SALE!

It's probably 0.9 tCE Clio now Wink

It's a shame that the others haven't replied though. Depends where you are and how far you want to travel but you could always give our sales team a call and I'm sure they would be glad to help you Smile
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