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      02-13-2011, 04:05 PM   #1
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Rather than upgrade my awesome 330d , I just decided to use the money for an addition. An R26 awesome fun.
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      02-13-2011, 04:08 PM   #2
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      02-13-2011, 04:10 PM   #3
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Hmmmmmm nice block paving, nice straight lines which is a good sign of a good installer.
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      02-13-2011, 04:23 PM   #4
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Nice,

Doesn't (or is it now "didn't") the R26 hold the fastest time around the 'Ring for a FWD car?
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      02-13-2011, 04:33 PM   #5
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Nice can't touch a clio though
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      02-13-2011, 06:35 PM   #6
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I was looking onto these but the Astra vxr is faster is it not?
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      02-13-2011, 07:22 PM   #7
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Nice,

Doesn't (or is it now "didn't") the R26 hold the fastest time around the 'Ring for a FWD car?
That's the R26R which is stipped out and almost a track car.

Having done the hot hatch thing for years before buying the 335i, I just could not go back to FWD.
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      02-14-2011, 05:45 AM   #8
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Nice.....but its no Clio........

Very nice though......couldnt live with liquid yellow mind but it is very much an "each to their own" colour. I'd be going for that silver/blue'ish one. Cant fault the car however.......until it breaks, which it will. Alot.

And from my recent experience, Renault prices are NOT far off BMW.

Wankers. The French.

Enjoy though.


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      02-14-2011, 05:51 AM   #9
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That's the R26R which is stipped out and almost a track car.

Having done the hot hatch thing for years before buying the 335i, I just could not go back to FWD.
Thanks for clearing that up.

Regarding the FWD vs RWD debate, I think there's a place for both in the world. There are plenty of highly competent FWD cars in the world and many which I would like to own.

RWD is all about the power-over
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      02-14-2011, 06:24 AM   #10
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The R26.R is INCREDIBLY quick around a track - the R26 isn't far off though. In fact I'll probably invite scorn but I would expect one to give a 335i/d a run for it's money. Not massive power but a very track friendly chassis. Awesome cars for the money. And way quicker than a Clio!
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      02-14-2011, 07:12 AM   #11
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And way quicker than a Clio!
How VERY dare you




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      02-14-2011, 09:39 AM   #12
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Nice car Steve, love the color.

I fancied one of these a few years back but opted for the 130i, wish I'd gone with the Renault in the end, enjoy! (see you on track sometime?)
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      02-14-2011, 12:53 PM   #13
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Very nice motor
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Was going to get a new car but thought bugger that I 'll just buy another one.....As you do.....

....git.....

Only kidding well done mate - I like the colour fwiw
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      02-17-2011, 08:48 AM   #15
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My girlfriend owned a clio sport 172, I used to love driving it, fastest car I've ever driven, and I hear the Megane is quicker! I almost got one a couple of years back, but went for a 350z.

I like the colour too, my nissan was sunset orange and it was like Marmite, people loved it or hated it. i feel cars like that should be noticeable, infact, I may respray the 335i bright green!!

Enjoy
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