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Had a dive of my eldest lad’s RS Clio 200, full fat cup last night. It was OK, but nothing special.

Got in the T this morning - much, much better. The T feels light, nimble, engaging -just alive and up for a good thrashing.

The 200 was just dull by comparison.
 

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Had a dive of my eldest lad’s RS Clio 200, full fat cup last night. It was OK, but nothing special.

Got in the T this morning - much, much better. The T feels light, nimble, engaging -just alive and up for a good thrashing.

The 200 was just dull by comparison.
It's actually nice driving something different every so often, just to remind you how special these cars are!
 
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Just wondering,is there much difference between them in the steering feel?

I presume the later 200 is hydraulic as well?
 
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Yeah done the same owning a 200 cup and 275 cup s and both have something missing. The Trophy has that feeling like you need to drive it where a lot of new hatches just feel to complete- composed.
 
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Don’t say that, I sold my trophy earlier this year as I wasn’t using it. And have just managed to persuade my wife an alien green 200 is a good purchase..

are the 200’s not great? Gearboxes better than the 197?

thanks

pete
 
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Cars are more about lap times now I feel so are far more composed which is good when you are lashing on around a track but i feel makes them a less exciting or fun car in the real world. I bet you will love the 200 too and its just my opinion at the end of the day
 
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The 200 just had a lower ratio box I think so felt a little punchier accelerating. I test drove a 197 with everything on and it only had 7k on clock before I ordered my 200 back in the day. I think I can remember it wasn't night and day as the car is pretty much the same but I got a deal that meant I only payed 2k more for a factory order compared to the 197.
 
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We sold our 200 Full Fat Cup recently and kept the 182 Trophy. Definitely the right decision, as the Trophy seems to make even a garden centre trip that bit special. The Cup suspension was way too firm for us, and the Trophy is a smaller, lighter, more nimble package to drive. Given it a 12 hour machine polish valet this weekend :)
 
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