Hello Paddy, your right on the 86Bhp and 100Bhp Clio III's being like rocking horse sh1t, but when haggling with UK Renault dealers the current margins/discounts are typical ...
New factory order 10%,
New dealer stock 12.5%
"New" dealer pre-reg 20-30%
Used (pre-owned) 6mths old dealer 25-40%
Dont be fooled ... if they say no, then walk away another dealer will do the deal ... also check www.carfile.co.uk and www.drivethedeal.com
Hope it helps ... Happy hunting
Why is it the older I get .... the better I think I was ?
Currently in Truckbusuk's garage: Clio2 1.4RT Phase1(VF1BB0S) + Volvo XC90 SE Lux D5 Geartronic
Last edited by Truckbusuk; 13th September 2008 at 01:28 PM.
hadnt come across Parkers, thanks for that, any particular reason to avoid the FAP?
I don't know if it applies to the newer diesel Clios but I know some of the diesel Lags have a partculate filter (
)in the exhaust system. Apparently it can be a PIAT and have been known to cause problems causing reduced engine performance.
I take it that by buying a relatively young model you are hoping to have a few years of the manufacturers warranty. As technicaly you would be importing the vehicle it may be prudent to check if the normal 3 year warranty would continue.
The Particle Filter is an additional filter fitted in the exhaust system that is designed to filter out harmful soot particles from the exhaust gases and help protect the environment. The Particle Filter is fitted exclusively to diesel engines and reduces emissions of such particles to below the measurable threshold of 5mg per km, which is well below the Euro IV emissions regulation standard of 25mg per km.
Whether or not a Particle Filter is needed to achieve these standards depends on several factors: vehicle weight, the fuel injection system or the type of gearbox. Soot particles are collected in the Particle Filter and eliminated periodically by automatic regeneration.