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Mk1 Clio 1.4 rt

Hi all, got rid of my megane, it was hard as it was such a lovely car to drive, when it didn't want its problems!

However due to moving out i downgraded to a cheap run around for a few months so i picked up a r reg clio 1.4rt. It had a couple of problems, electric windows (which i fixed with 2 switches from a mk2 clio that were 2 from the scrappy!) and the remote locking not working unless I'm pointing at it from about 2 inches away! Ive ordered a new ir receiver so I'm hoping that does the trick!

Anyway my main question is, how nippy are these rt's supposed to be? I thought they were meant to be pretty quick (just like a little bit of power to back me up!). Don't get me wrong the car itself drives fine, theres no leaks, rattles or hesitation and although I've come down from a 1.6 the car just doesn't seem that quick. 0-30 is fine but getting to carriageway speeds takes a age!

The car itself has done 130,000 so i respect thats a lot, is it just a worn out engine? or i don't really know when it was last serviced, it seems to have had bits and pieces done here and there how ever I've changed the air filter and i plan on changing the oil and filter and getting a new set of spark plugs. Could any of this restore a little bit of power, is there anything else i could do or is this just the car as it is with me being paranoid?

cheers guys
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