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Hot Hatch Owners

Discussion in 'Motors' started by J and j, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. kurosagi01

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 17, 2018

    Posts: 591

    Nice mate.
    I've just ordered a Eonon Android 9 head unit for the MPS, on offer for £243 with obd2 reader and rear camera as free gift, original retail price for £300+.
    Got the gearbox seal replaced now and changing gears feel slightly smoother now.
     
  2. Shikkaka

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 10, 2003

    Posts: 2,696

    Location: Nottingham

    Really like the look of those. I owned 2 1998 Renault Megane 2.0l 16v Coupe, loved them both and always been a bit of a Renault Sport fan. Tend to stick to Ford "Hot" Hatches as of late having owned the following

    Fiesta SI
    Fiesta Zetec-S
    Fiesta ST

    I've been carless for almost 2 years now due to starting a family, moving house and the Mrs having a Maxda CX-5 company car BUT, the date has been set, I'll be car hunting as of April next year. I can't wait to get back in something fun again, more than likely a Focus ST.
     
  3. roadie

    Mobster

    Joined: May 22, 2003

    Posts: 2,607

    Location: Hampshire

    I recently sold my Megane 265 Cup and replaced it with a BMW 130i. I wouldn't describe the 130i as a hot hatch! It is a lot more comfortable on the commute and offers similar MPG.
     
  4. Meaker

    Mobster

    Joined: May 19, 2004

    Posts: 3,508

    Mine was a fair bit more but a bit more niche.
     
  5. theone8181

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 27, 2013

    Posts: 3,492

    Does the 130 share alot of parts with the 135/140? Th irony being that a 130 is quicker than some of these hot hatches. Just wiki'ed it and im surprised it's not turboed.
     
  6. Gibbo

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 30,871

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Later versions like M135i and M140i are turbo but in fairness the 130i with the air intake and exhaust BMW performance offer is such a great sounding car and so well balanced many people prefer the older slower NA car for the sound and because you can enjoy it’s performance a lot more as your not breaking speeds limits after 1-2s of acceleration.

    Traction aside the modern M140i is a very quick car indeed and a simple remap makes them even faster.
     
  7. Diagro

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 3, 2012

    Posts: 8,792

    Which model?
    Also, MK1 or MK2?
     
  8. kurosagi01

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 17, 2018

    Posts: 591

    The GA9363 and Mk2 mate.
     
  9. roadie

    Mobster

    Joined: May 22, 2003

    Posts: 2,607

    Location: Hampshire

    My 130i has a modified back box off a 135i. I bought the car principally for the noise and character of one of the last naturally aspirated straight 6s and it does sound good. However, I feel like it could do with more induction noise. Something a la M3 CSL would do! That noise is spine tingling!
     
  10. Meaker

    Mobster

    Joined: May 19, 2004

    Posts: 3,508


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    Here is mine.
     
  11. theone8181

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 27, 2013

    Posts: 3,492

    Looks alright, just needs a fascia to finish it off:p.
     
  12. Meaker

    Mobster

    Joined: May 19, 2004

    Posts: 3,508

    Lol, at the time I'd dropped the screws into behind the front console so it was not sitting right. Got them back after tearing down the centre console.
     
  13. Meaker

    Mobster

    Joined: May 19, 2004

    Posts: 3,508

    Steering wheel is set to come back from Royal Steering wheels Tuesday :)
     
  14. kurosagi01

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 17, 2018

    Posts: 591

    Would love to get the steering wheel redone but I have no patience to wait and my car is used everyday.
    Here is photo of the Eonon installed.
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  15. theone8181

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 27, 2013

    Posts: 3,492

    To cover up the Mazda badge:D. Would you go leather or alcantara? I think alot of the guys that do steering wheels can lend you a spare while they do yours.
     
  16. shauncr91

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 28, 2007

    Posts: 11,382

    Location: Sheffield

    Never spotted this thread! Here's my Megane 275 Trophy, had it nearly a month now.

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    Had a load of goodies fitted last weekend: Airtec Intercooler, decat downpipe, bilstein B14's with adjustable topmounts, BMC panel filter.
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    Decat sounds amazing with the titanium Akrapovic exhaust, not quite happy with how it sits as want to raise it up just a touch. Set front camber to 2.5deg which feels pretty decent.

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    Off to EFI this weekend for mapping, cannot wait :)
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2019
  17. kurosagi01

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 17, 2018

    Posts: 591

    I did have a look at royal wheels and they can do some part exchange deal or something which they will source out one themselves and do the trim for it and I send mine after or something and why would I cover the Mazda badge lol its a worthy brand with one of my dream cars produced by them. :D
    Your images doesn't appear to be loading shaun.
     
  18. shauncr91

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 28, 2007

    Posts: 11,382

    Location: Sheffield

    Weird, they were loading on my screen. Should hopefully be fixed now :)
     
  19. kurosagi01

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 17, 2018

    Posts: 591

    I really like the Renault yellow, I was actually looking for megane 275 with the Recaro bucket seats before getting a 208 GTI and then when I sold that to get MPS I was also considering them then again but can't deal with wanting french again after my mixed emotions i've had in owning the 208 GTI.
     
  20. Meaker

    Mobster

    Joined: May 19, 2004

    Posts: 3,508

    Posting this from the car head unit :)

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