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    Well since the departure of the Xsara at the end of last year, i have since owned a Rx3. that has now gone and today i picked up a new Renault Clio Sport, in Black.

    This car is awesome, i can see what all the good reviews are about. So i will now be back out on the brisbane french car events.

    I also wish to change my name from Xsara, how do i do that

    Sorry Citroen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xsara
    Well since the departure of the Xsara at the end of last year, i have since owned a Rx3. that has now gone and today i picked up a new Renault Clio Sport, in Black.

    This car is awesome, i can see what all the good reviews are about. So i will now be back out on the brisbane french car events.

    I also have changed my name accordignly from Xsara.

    Sorry Citroen

    Hello Renault
    Nobody's perfect but at least you've partly redeemed yourself.
    Did you look at the C2 by any chance? Or is that the next purchase?


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    Alan, a C2 wouldn't even be able to eat a Renault sports dust ... You see the dust would have already settled by the time the C2 got there

    There's nothing in the Citroen range that can compete even remotely with the Renault sport and GTi180. You gotta wonder why

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xsara
    Well since the departure of the Xsara at the end of last year, i have since owned a Rx3. that has now gone and today i picked up a new Renault Clio Sport, in Black.
    Congratulations on your new purchase Julian. Welcome back from the dark side.

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    I want a Clio sport...

    I typed in the details for one on the AAMI website for full-comprehensive, car value of $24000 second hand. They want $2100 per year.

    Peugeot gti180 brand new, 1200 per year.

    Then I tried a new honda accord euro, $34250 brand new, $1299 per year

    Then I typed in my beloved 405 mi16 & they want $1100 per year full comp.

    Why does it seem brand new cars are cheaper to insure than second hand?


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    i got insurance from aami with mine,

    $1067 per year. full comp. i am 20.

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    serious???
    hmm, maybe the website quotes are a little inaccurate.

    can you do me a favour and go on it (www.aami.com.au) & type in your details for a brand new clio sport, value $33,990.
    it only takes a few minutes
    see what you get,

    i'll compare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xsara
    I also wish to change my name from Xsara, how do i do that
    Julian, how'd Clio suit
    It's available

    Enjoy the new car.
    How long till the next one

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason20
    I want a Clio sport...

    I typed in the details for one on the AAMI website for full-comprehensive, car value of $24000 second hand. They want $2100 per year.
    I remember when the 5 door Clios came out, some car insurers didn't have the the Clio Expression & Privilege in their database. So I ran some figures using the Clio Sport using fairly sensible senior demographic figures - it was coming back at $700 a year!

    This was obviously before the time that people realised what a Clio Sport was

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason20
    serious???
    hmm, maybe the website quotes are a little inaccurate.

    can you do me a favour and go on it (www.aami.com.au) & type in your details for a brand new clio sport, value $33,990.
    it only takes a few minutes
    see what you get,

    i'll compare.
    Bear in mind that holding everything constant, being in Brisbane as opposed to Sydney, Julian would get a lower insurance premium on average.

    Insure a car out in the sticks - pretty cheap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason20
    I want a Clio sport...

    I typed in the details for one on the AAMI website for full-comprehensive, car value of $24000 second hand. They want $2100 per year.

    Peugeot gti180 brand new, 1200 per year.

    Then I tried a new honda accord euro, $34250 brand new, $1299 per year

    Then I typed in my beloved 405 mi16 & they want $1100 per year full comp.

    Why does it seem brand new cars are cheaper to insure than second hand?

    That would be the BFYB factor kicking in

    It happened with WRX's, 200's and DC2R's. Cheap quick car gets introduced, young blokes buy them in droves after owning Excels and stuff, young blokes write a fair proportion of them off when learning how to drive. Insurance rates go up.

    The difference between the two insurance quote would be mainly due to location.

    My car in QLD: $700-800/year
    My car in dodgy suburb in Sydney: $2500/year.

    Same insurer....same everything.

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    i got $1308


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    Oh congrats on the new car btw

    Did you buy new? How much did you get off?

    I've left my number with every Renault dealership in Sydney expressing my interest in a used RCS. It's been two weeks and I've had no calls.

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    I got $1614.


    im 20 aswell with a "clean" record.

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    Read it & weep doods

    --------------------------------------------------------------------

    Premium Amount $434
    Quote Number QTE302506449

    Your available Options
    ACCIDENT RENTAL CAR $20



    Policy Type: COMPREHENSIVE
    Includes Third Party Property Damage up to $20 million
    Vehicle Use PRIVATE
    Quote Valid to 30/05/2004

    Your Car
    2004 RENAULT CLIO SPORT F/INJ 3D HATCHBACK 4 CYL 2.0L 5 SP MANUAL
    You advised your car has no unrepaired damage
    Purchase Date APR 2004
    Purchase Price $33,000
    Amount Covered $31,200
    The amount covered includes all non standard accessories and modifications noted on this policy

    Driver History
    Rating RATING 1
    In the last three years, number of:
    Licence suspensions, cancellations or disqualifications 0
    Accidents/claims where the main driver was responsible or the person responsible could not be identified 0
    Thefts 0

    Excesses
    STANDARD $450
    Additional Driver Excesses
    MALE DRIVERS UNDER 22 $400
    FEMALE DRIVERS UNDER 22 $300
    MALES 22 AND UNDER 25 $400
    FEMALES 22 AND UNDER 25 $300
    DRIVERS 25 AND OVER BUT LICENCED UNDER 2 YEARS $200

    An excess on your policy is the amount you have to pay towards each claim.

    Modifications
    You advised us there are no modifications on the vehicle.

    Non Standard Accessories
    You advised us there are no additional accessories on the vehicle.

    Endorsements
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    whoo hooo .....

    maybe I should get me one

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    Work that out, identical details for my '96 Xantia VSX slugomatic gets me a premium of $600bucks ....

    Work that one out, my insurance is less for a clio sport

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    Wow - teenage + 1. I didn't even have the money to pick my nose when I was 20, let alone buy a brand new $30K car - amazing.

    Oh, and congratulations too. Make sure you spend some time learning how to drive it properly. An advanced driving course will really open your eyes.....
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    Xsara,

    Congrats on your new purchase!

    mmm, there are quite a few clio sports around brissy. should have a clio sport meet in brisbane too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N5GTi6
    Wow - teenage + 1. I didn't even have the money to pick my nose when I was 20, let alone buy a brand new $30K car - amazing.

    Oh, and congratulations too. Make sure you spend some time learning how to drive it properly. An advanced driving course will really open your eyes.....

    thanks guys, although the insurance i pay may seem high for people over 25, it is actually very cheap for those 25 and under.

    I am getting an F1 pack sent out to me which has a heap of renault goodies in it, and included in that is a Mt Cotton driver training course, which i am going to take up. Should be a fun and awakining day out.

    Although, i dont want to sound cocky or a nieve 20 year old but i have spent some of my few short years behind the wheels of some amazing cars(E46 M3, Boxster S, Audi TT, Rx3 13B turbo, Mini Cooper S '03') all with different handling and power characteristics, and am also a sensible driver, i dont want to bend a car, have a clean history so far.

    Also living at home, and working a good job makes paying off a car like this easier. i have saved abit and managed to put cash of my own to half of the car's value into the loan, so that makes it much more affordable.

    Looking forward to seeing some clio's around.

    I also need to get an Aussie Frogs sticker again

    Cheers'

    Julian (or Justin if your Alan S)

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    I was quoted $846 full comp. on the NRMA website for a second hand Clio Sport.
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    im paying 750 over here in the uk for my xsara vtr not shure what that is in dollars

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    Did it again, $655 this time with NRMA contents insurance. Not sure what happened last time.
    B to the R to the A from the D
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    Quote Originally Posted by plasticpug
    im paying 750 over here in the uk for my xsara vtr not shure what that is in dollars
    AUD $1,838.44

    LOL

    Insurance is SO expensive in the UK. I pay less than half that for a Pug 306 (pretty much the same car in essence) with a more powerful motor aged 24.

    Ah well

    Another reason not to move to the UK
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    Bloody hell, everybody is buying Clio's. Why did you sell the RX3?

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    Ahh the rotor wasn't really that economical on a Uni Budget. was good fun over the holidays though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal
    Bloody hell, everybody is buying Clio's. Why did you sell the RX3?

    Cal.
    Hang in there Cal; you'll be able to choose colour & model when that start hitting the market in the future.

    Julian,

    Just out of curiosity, how hard on fuel was the RX3? I've heard before that some make a V8 look economical.

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    I know of a guy that used a 323 with a 12AT as a delivery car for his business. It had a Hitman tuned Haltech and was pushing around 190 rwkw. Economy was fine around town, something like 9-10l/100km which sounds OK to me. Of course if he gave it a hit every now and then, it didn't do so well.

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