Originally Posted by Bumps
More food for thought. BMW price premium, if it hasn't already, will start to look increasingly unjustified IMHO, particularly as their quality appears to be heading south....
Oli, more on the Clio please this week, I'm interested to see what you think after a while, particularly with regard to the short gearing on the motorway. You're not alone in loving it, EVO felt the same about their longtermer (run by someone who owns a Zonda).
Renault's are cheap, but they have almost zero residual value after 3 years and any sensible sort of mileage.
BMW residuals may be weak, but they do at least exist.
As to build quality - I looked into a renaultsport megane F1 team 235 recently and they do seem to fall to bits incredibly often.