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    Default Megane Sport 175dci opinions/experiences

    I’m looking at one of these currently. Does anyone here have experience of them? Problems or things to look out for? I understand they’ve got a timing chain instead of belts? Cheers, James.


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    I really liked mine. It absolutely flew and used stuff all fuel! But not enough to get rid of the old 406 to keep. Parts availability is the problem with them. I had to get an ac compressor out of the UK. However there's heaps of 175s over there so if you don't mind waiting for parts there not bad!

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    Thanks! No problem getting things from the UK, I already do this for my current cars. No other problems?


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    I bought my 2009 Cup new, and have done 150,000 k's.
    Just replaced the very first set of brake pads and front discs.
    Just love driving it. Effortless cruiser, heaps of torque,hardly
    notice any engine noise.
    Surveyed the route for the Great Alpine tour last weekend.
    Superb handling in the twisty stuff (even with bikes on the roof)
    It is different to a petrol 225, but more "mature" in many ways.
    So it requires a little more feel, rather than a thrash machine.
    If you are a ratbag driver don't buy it. Sensible? Then YES!
    No timing belt a real advantage - I am over doing them!
    Only issue I have had is replacement of front window regulators,
    a pig of a job!
    Original equipment Continental tyres were OK, but a little sensitive
    to road camber. Michelin PS3's and now Ps4's are excellent.
    Any other tyres, throw them away - regardless of advertising claims.
    Low profile and a heavier front means you have to watch out for
    deep potholes as these can destroy the thinner and more supple
    Michelin sidewalls.
    Mine is a keeper.
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