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Hello from a (Hopefully) soon to be RCZ owner

Introduce yourself to the forum here. What do you drive and what have you ordered?

agentfridge Newbie
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Hi all,

Been a huge lurker on this forum over the last few month soaking up as much information as I can!

I'm hopefully going to purchase a RCZ within the next couple of months

Still undecided between whether to go for a 200, HDI or if I go crazy (and kind find a decent one for a decent price an R!)

I'm massively limiting my market though as I really only want a Morocco Red one !

I'm sure I'll post on here nearer the time when I'm into "Purchase mode" but wanted to say hi before then!

I'm in Warwick btw

Thanks!

Mike


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Welcome.
I was welcomed by this great bunch long before I bought an RCZ. :dance:
It felt like I owned one long before I actually did, so immerse yourself in the RCZ world and enjoy the forum.
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"La Gata Negra" 2.0 HDI 2014 Swiss spec fully loaded.
"Bus" 7 seat 5008 1.6HDI 2014.
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:greetings-wavingblue: Welcome :text-welcomewave:

I can’t fault you on your desired colour choice, a very nice colour to get a beautiful deep shine.

If you get a 200, you will not be disappointed. The performance makes the car feel like it has far more BHP than it does, and it has plenty anyway.

As for the HDI, I don’t know of anyone who has one and has not been more than happy with it. The engine is certainly the more bulletproof of all the selections available, inevitably it has to be slightly less exiting than your other 2 options.

The R is in a league of its own, a racing car with a registration plate. Maintenance wise, the more expensive of the three you are considering, with e.g. brakes being on the pricy side, but this is outweighed by what the car gives you back.

I have a Moroccan Red GT 200 with all the “packs” fitted. I seriously could not be more satisfied with it. Having owned it nearly 5 years now, I still get excited every time I get to drive it.

When I got mine, the R had not been released. I knew it was on the way, but I also knew that as a brand new car it would be a bit out of my price range, so I bought the fastest Peugeot available at the time.

If your budget fits, buy an R, if you are after the best performance for your money, buy a 200, if you test an HDI and you are happy with its performance, get that.

Whichever car you buy, it will be smiles all round, and some very jealous friends :thumbup:
Mk 2 GT200 Moroccan Red

agentfridge Newbie
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Thanks DK.

Yeah, I really need to get out and test drive a 200 and HDI over the next month.

I think the R is probably a pipe dream as it is prob about 3 or 4 grand over my budget!

I need to do my research on all the "Packs" ! I'll get digging on the forum as I'm sure its all here !

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Hi and welcome

Dont Rush in and get the first one you see

It took me three months to find the right one

With the spec and colour etc.

Did travel 600 miles to see one put money down,but when I saw it no way was it like the pictures

When I did find My Grey Lady she was only one hour away..

So good look with your search

Les.
" The Grey Lady "
MK2 RCZ GT HDi (2014)
Mercury Grey
Lama Grey Half cream / black leather
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Sports kit
19" Alloys
" Always ready to go cruising and turning heads "

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Welcome Mike :beer:

Like yourself.... I was seriously considering the R, and again it was always over budget and considering it would costs an extra £150 pa to insure over the GT 200thp, plus an additional £150 compulsory contribution.... I decided to give it a miss and go for the Red Carbon 200, this model is an limited addition of just 300 world wide (only 45 with a 200bhp engine). You get the red stitching (same as the R) with this model and the xeron lights together with the 'Black Pack'. It is only available in Nerva Black and Moroccan Red. Diesel 163bhp. Petrol 156bhp and 200bhp.

You may find this link useful as it explains the different specs for each RCZ model and lots of other info: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/p ... 0/history/

Good luck and keep us posted :thumbup:
Red Carbon 200

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Well AgentFridge you wont be left out in the cold - get it LOL on this site, it's the best place for all your RCZ info and help.

I can't say anymore than what has been said before and concur with all that DKZ has said. My RCZ life started out with the GT200 and boy it ticked ALL the boxes for me, though now I do have the R I would be more than happy to have ANY model out of the RCZ stable.

Hope you do get your dream car whatever it may be and who knows if your up for it, you might wanna meet a few RCZ enthusiasts at one of the many meets throughout the year.

Good Luck M. :beer:
:lol: Laugh and the whole world laughs with you.... or is that at you? :eusa-think:

Former owner of Dolphin Blue GT200 fully loaded inc. Quads / Xenons.
Now on second white* R
currently sporting an Avery
Roaring Thunder Gloss flip colour wrap.

agentfridge Newbie
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So I kick started my RCZ education this morning with a test drive in a 2014 GT200.

It was a good job it was in black as if it had been a red one I would have struggled to have not put down a deposit!!

Loved it all round. Hard to compare the power as not driven any other RCZ's but was impressed.

Next stop on the test drive tour is the HDi !

Don't need a second car until October/November time so I'm in no rush. Gives me time to do my research properly and hold out for the one I want.

Cheers for the advice so far!

agentfridge Newbie
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completed my hat-trick today and test drove a 156 and a HDI (both Mk2 2014 GT's)

I couldn't believe how underwhelmed I was when I drove the 156. It just didn't feel like it had anything to it at all. Maybe its because I drove the 200 first but wow! it barely felt entertaining.

I wasn't that bothered about the HDi but thought I had better see what they are like. OMG!
It pulled so aggressively (in fact I almost knocked into a car on the way out of the showroom!) , It just felt like a good ride. I couldn't stop smiling! That surprised me no end! I had never considered the diesel.

So now I am even more confused! its down to the 200 or the HDi.

Problem I'm finding is there are very few Red 200's out there so that may make up the decision for me!

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Don't leave this post cold agentfridge, aren't you going to try the R ?

But hey if it's the HDi ........ I wouldn't kick it out of the ..... garage ( I knew what you lot was thinking ! )
:lol: Laugh and the whole world laughs with you.... or is that at you? :eusa-think:

Former owner of Dolphin Blue GT200 fully loaded inc. Quads / Xenons.
Now on second white* R
currently sporting an Avery
Roaring Thunder Gloss flip colour wrap.

agentfridge Newbie
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Ha... I'm tempted to test drive the R but its about £3k out of my price range and I think if I drove it I wouldn't see the other ones in the same light again!!!

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Hi all, I'm selling my RCZ R - full details just posted on the for sale section!


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