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    Frenching Intensifies - 2018 Renault Clio

    What do you do when you really like your current car, but the warranty, free services, tyres, brakes and most importantly, your windscreen wipers are all running out... You buy a newer version of it, of course! Mindless consumerism at its best. And of course, there has to be an upgrade of some sorts, so it needs to have more toys.
    We ordered ours in early January, afetr kicking the Aduvester people out of the house we basically drove straight to the dealership and ordered it. There was again a bit of a wait while our Clio was made to our spec, and in late April, we took delivery of it. Fast forward almost three months (and about 8000km) and the forums are finally fast enough for me to bother writing this thread.
    So, I present to you, the 2018 version of the Renault Clio, this time in a darker blue, and with the "Intens" trim level (requsite wife accesory behind the wheel):




    Yes, those are LED headlights.

    And, LED taillights

    Interior also got a bit more colour than the old one


    Finally, climate control.

    Engine, still the same as the old one, as it's plenty for day to day use
    Last edited by Adunaphel; July 22nd, 2018, 4:37 PM.
    1986 BMW E23 735i Goodbye...
    1996 BMW E36 328i Touring Executive R.I.P.
    2001 Mercedes-Benz W203 C220 CDI Classic ...Aaaand it's gone
    2003 BMW E46 330dA Touring Lifestyle Edition
    2014 Renault Clio Tce 90 S&S Expression Pack Introduction
    2018 Renault Clio Tce 90 Intens
    Rental roulette: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

    #2
    No verification, could be anyones. Rules are rules man.

    (also, so much tubing in engine, is the TARBO behind engine?
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      #3
      It has a handbrake! I approve.

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        #4
        SO MUCH SPORDY RED TRIM in the interior!

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          #5
          Originally posted by public View Post
          SO MUCH SPORDY RED TRIM in the interior!
          This.
          I approve!
          ?
          "I'm sure Burger King is doing great in Germany, but they're not exactly stopping making schnitzels."

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            #6
            Very nice! Also, a good color choice in a world of whites, silvers and grays (although I'm guilty, too....). Just French enough to be both interesting and comfortable to drive. Yet another enticing new car that's not available on this side of the Pond.

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            Originally posted by public View Post
            SO MUCH SPORDY RED TRIM in the interior!
            But not too much to be distracting. The red certainly makes for a much less gloomy environment.
            And cloth instead of leather! This would definitely be my choice of interior options!

            Originally posted by DanRoM View Post
            It has a handbrake! I approve.
            Yes, thank you! I hate the thought of handbrake levers disappearing. Must we lose everything to electronics??

            SL
            Last edited by SquareLeft; July 24th, 2018, 8:02 AM.

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              #7
              Will this make an appearance at Ringmeet?

              i approve!
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                #8
                Those seats are adding atleast 20hp per piece, I'm sure!

                Anyway, great little car. - What sort of engine is under all the plumming?

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by DanRoM View Post
                  It has a handbrake! I approve.
                  Originally posted by SquareLeft View Post
                  Yes, thank you! I hate the thought of handbrake levers disappearing. Must we lose everything to electronics?
                  Clio has always had a proper handbrake.

                  Originally posted by 93Flareside View Post
                  Will this make an appearance at Ringmeet?
                  It will

                  Originally posted by lip View Post
                  Those seats are adding atleast 20hp per piece, I'm sure!

                  Anyway, great little car. - What sort of engine is under all the plumming?
                  90PS 900c three pot TARBO
                  Last edited by Adunaphel; July 24th, 2018, 8:05 PM.
                  1986 BMW E23 735i Goodbye...
                  1996 BMW E36 328i Touring Executive R.I.P.
                  2001 Mercedes-Benz W203 C220 CDI Classic ...Aaaand it's gone
                  2003 BMW E46 330dA Touring Lifestyle Edition
                  2014 Renault Clio Tce 90 S&S Expression Pack Introduction
                  2018 Renault Clio Tce 90 Intens
                  Rental roulette: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by public View Post
                    SO MUCH SPORDY RED TRIM in the interior!
                    Originally posted by Redliner View Post

                    This.
                    I approve!

                    As someone who also bought a car with colored trim, I also approve.

                    1997 Audi A6 Avant 2.8 quattro - 12/2006-04/2007 - Totaled
                    2005 Audi TT 1.8T quattro - 07/2012-11/2012 - Traded
                    2013 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 - 11/2012-
                    1992 Mazda Miata 1.6 - 03/2013-07/2017 - Sold
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Adunaphel View Post
                      90PS 900c three pot TARBO
                      Three pot TARBO club!

                      Power to weight ratio looks about the same, we should race.


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                        #12
                        According to factory specs, yours should be quicker to 100 by about 1.2s, probably because you don't have an eco gearbox with long gears.
                        1986 BMW E23 735i Goodbye...
                        1996 BMW E36 328i Touring Executive R.I.P.
                        2001 Mercedes-Benz W203 C220 CDI Classic ...Aaaand it's gone
                        2003 BMW E46 330dA Touring Lifestyle Edition
                        2014 Renault Clio Tce 90 S&S Expression Pack Introduction
                        2018 Renault Clio Tce 90 Intens
                        Rental roulette: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

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