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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 22nd December 2005
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I'm up to 5k so far, and either I'm getting used to it or the performance is improving. The biggest headaches are waiting for the thing to go 'on boost' and ' turbo lag' (which is a lot more noticeable than I thought it would be.) Give me a normally aspirated petrol engine any day.

I'm used to the early gear change now. It was causing me some serious problems at first, as I'd hoof it out into a space on a busy roundabout only to run out of puff in first before I was ready to change up. For everything but outright acceleration, it wipes the floor with the old IDE , and it's an absolute dream for towing.

I'm in two minds over the 2.0 diesel. An extra 20 horses would be most welcome, but it's taken Renault this long to get the bugs out of the 1.9, and I was well aware of the dog's dinner that they made of the 2.0 IDE . They've gone to town on technology on the new 2.0, with piezo-injectors and all kinds of other clever gubbins, and going for untried and untested Renault engine technology sounds like a bit of a gamble to me. At least that's what I'll try to keep telling myself rather than wishing I'd waited for the more powerful donk
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I beleive the old carminat system would only allow video and not audio as an auxilliary input. The site to check on are or , for adapters. The unit fits into the wiring loom behind the glove box a simple plug and play item , but as mentioned before you need an NTSC compatable output on your DVD player. Typically these composite to RGB interfaces are about 130 pounds , they work well and for movies etc are really amazing quality. Alternatively you can get a car DVD player with 2 screens from argos for about 200 pounds.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 6th April 2006
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Excellent link mushroom

Here's the product finder link

Select renault - your model type - the stereo type you have - and off you go..

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