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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: United Kingdom
All points noted, it will just take some getting used to I suppose. The good thing about the pulling power of the Megane was its torque, so I hardly had to change gear on the motorway which leads me onto another point about the comments about the Megane and the Clio. Firstly I am swapping from the R26 which is 230 and not the 225 Cup version and going to a 2.0 TS not a V6 which, obviously is considerably more powerful than the 2.0ltr. I am only swapping due to a change in work issues and wouldn't have done so if i didn't need to keep a roof over my family's heads. Thats not to say I think the Alfa is rubbish, just completely different.
The R26 is widely recognised has a drivers car becuase of its handling, same as the Clio F1. Yes, the are cars out there that could keep up with the Megane and the Clio in straight lines, but take them around corners and great driving roads and I'll guarantee the Renaults will be somewhere in the distance way ahead of the Alfa 2.0,V6, etc. My brother ( who has had a 156 and a GTA ) will back me up with this as he ran the Racestar.tv Clio in the Clio Cup Championship in 2007 and 2008 ( on the BTCC support package ), now they are in the Mini's for 2009 but thats another story. One of his drivers ( Phil House ) has also tested the Megane R26R and says its awsome ( wish I could have one of those ).
Having said all this, which must seem like I love the Megane (which i do ), I must say if I could afford to get a Brera or a high performance Alfa 159 I would do.