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    Default Renault Coupe Cabriolet Vs Peugeot 307CC

    Well which one would you go for? The issue with the Renault Cabriolet is the glass retractable roof, in the aussie sun, you would definitely fry under that.

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    Also performance wise, the Peugeot 307 by a mile? This is for a friend of mine who is trying to decide, she likes the driving performance of the Peugeot 307 CC, whilst prefering the design/style of the Renault Coupe Cabriolet.

    A very hard choice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uga Boga
    Well which one would you go for? The issue with the Renault Cabriolet is the glass retractable roof, in the aussie sun, you would definitely fry under that.

    Also performance wise, the Peugeot 307 by a mile? This is for a friend of mine who is trying to decide, she likes the driving performance of the Peugeot 307 CC, whilst prefering the design/style of the Renault Coupe Cabriolet.

    A very hard choice...

    tell her to find a friendly bank manager and get one of each

    as nice as the CC's are we are just in the wrong country for them with the hot sun we have here

    same goes for having a sunroof and even though we have one in the 604 it only gets opened up after dark
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    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE....can everyone sit in the Megane cc with the roof up and experience it before stating that the glass roof has a temperature issue!

    The glass was specially designed to block out 97 96 of the suns' rays and is really no hotter than a conventional roof. It was tested in South Africa prior to comming here to ensure it could cope with desert type conditions.

    YOU WILL NOT FRY AT ALL!!!

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    Haha,

    You want people to offer an opinion based on personal experience? This is AF remember

    I drove around Europe for a month in a glass-roofed 307 HDi SW and it was fantastic. I thought it was great, especially when you're touring around in a picturesque environment. It has a rather dark tint to it, and fitted to a car with climate control air-conditioning. I don't see a problem with them in this country at all, but sadly lots of people do - and therefore we don't get them.

    Thankfully the 407 Touring is coming with the glass roof (as far as I'm aware).
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    I'd take the Megane. I think it looks quite neat and from what I know AND EXPERIENCED of 307s I definately wouldn't be spending my hard earned on one.

    Yes, and that decision would be based on not sitting or driving or knowing much about the Megane at all!
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    Personally, I think the Megane looks nicer than the 307 CC (unlike the Megane hatch compared to the 307 hatch) but I haven't driven either so I won't comment on the performance side of things
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    Drove past a Megane CC yesterday, first I'd ever seen, and I'd have to say that I thought that it looked better than the 307CC -- which is saying something, because I think the 307CC is a v tasty proposition (lurv those tail-lights!) ... no idea about comparative prices, though -- I'm sure that'd just spoil everything ...
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    If your interested, I'm sure there was a Wheels comparo of these two recently. If you can find out what month it was I'll post it up for you.

    As for performance, its pretty much a no go for both. While the 180 engine seems good on paper, due to its peaky performance and lardy heft its still slow as all hell, according to Wheels. If your friend feels otherwise, thats all good though.

    Sales wise, the 307cc (62) outsold Megane cab (41) last month, so not much in it there either! I reckon the Megane looks better, and neither are even remotely performance cars... so what counts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergetov
    Megane looks better, and neither are even remotely performance cars.
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    The 307CC looks different in different colours ... The Aluminium, Aegean Blue and Obsidian Black looks hot IMHO... but in Aden Red, Mulberry, and the other Greys it doesn't work as well.

    The Glass roof of the Megane .. well you'll have a hard time convincing WA'ers it's not going to be a problem, just the glare alone and the fact you can't EVER get out of the light during the day, even if you wanted too, will be an issue. At night it'd be very very cool .. although I'd have to try it out, even then the high intensity lights they use on freeways these days will mean the "flicker" effects (as it cuts between the windscreen and the glass roof) may cause people some discomfort. Love to take one for a spin, but the couple that have been sold here, never really made the showroom floor, delivered direct to the customers. Doubt we'll even see a demo considering the small sales base here.

    The shapes are more similar (from a side profile) then I'd first thought ... as for the front, you can't mistake a Renault.

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    Go sit in the megane cc and look at the retractable blind for the roof.
    Cheap and hard to use one handed.

    The interior of the 307CC looks better finished and more stylish.

    When will the 307CC get the 2.2L engine from the 407?

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    I think it's horses for courses. I like both of them depending on which aesthetic angle you look at them. Both are cruisers not performance vehicles and were designed to serve the convertible market, so will perfrom adequately in their intended function. Similarly SAAB convertibles are in similar vein. M3 convertible is a whole new story however!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atan
    Similarly SAAB convertibles are in similar vein.
    The SAAB is way ahead in style and quality (and engine choice), but they are also way ahead in price $$$$ as well. Not to mention they are soft-tops.

    Be interesting when the VW-CC hits the market (based on a golf) what the reaction is. Don't think we'll see a Ford Vignale here anytime soon, but nice to see Phord got Pininfarina involved.

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    having seen both the meganecc, and the 307cc in the flesh i have to say i'd take the 307cc, i personally like the chunkier look of the 307cc, that said, i wouldn't take anything but the 307 sport.

    much must be said though about the fact that you can get an audi TT for only $10k more, especially if you're primary use is as a coupe
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    I like the Vignale Good to see Pinanfarina back in the mainstream again.
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