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Post by mdw Sun 22 Nov 2020 - 19:53

Just joined and on the look out for a Wind.  Im based in Kent but know I will have to travel to find one.  Had a look at one on a dealers forcourt today but it was too much money for the rough condition it was in however quite liked its querky nature.    Dont mnd having to do a bit of work or one ready to go. Private or dealer, high or low miles.
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Post by DarrenJ Sun 22 Nov 2020 - 20:24

Hi mdw are you looking for any particular spec or choice of engine?
There’s a small selection. On Autotrader at the moment, nearly all black or blue though there is a white one too.
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Post by mdw Sun 22 Nov 2020 - 20:33

Hi Darren
flexible on engine size but would probably prefer the upper spec levels.  
I had a look at the one in Maidstone but 4k for a car with no service history after 11000 miles,. needs a cambelt and other odds and ends seemed a bit rich to me.
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Post by pittstop Sun 22 Nov 2020 - 20:47

Definitely make sure the cam belt has been done. All UK Winds are close in age & all should have had it done by now but I bet some owner's haven't bothered using the excuse of low mileage.

If you want to enjoy the fun of using plenty of revs go for a 1.6 with it's close ratio gearbox & Renaultsport engine.

The 1.2 is; I believe; more civilised for every day & motorway cruising due to it's higher final drive ratio & turbo torque at lower revs.

Hope you find a good one.

Re spec: My heated seats & auto aircon are great in UK winter & Mediterranean summer.
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Post by DarrenJ Sun 22 Nov 2020 - 21:01

Was just writing the same as Pittstop. Cambelt should be done and if not would use that as bargaining on price....though I’d probably steer clear as would worry have skimped on other areas too.
Higher spec comes on the GT Line which was called Dynamique S I think on older age models. There is also a limited edition Gordini model though don’t see many for sale. But ‘normal’ Winds are already rare
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Post by DarrenJ Sun 22 Nov 2020 - 21:11

I don’t use it myself, but should mention there is Wind Facebook site.
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Post by bigjase1972 Fri 27 Nov 2020 - 7:55

There’s also the Collection special editions too! Still very rare with only 200 UK models, but you get all the toys and shiny bits on them.
Someone was advertising a black Gordini on the Facebook club site a couple of weeks ago.
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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Fri 27 Nov 2020 - 11:51

Never heard of the black Gordini..was it a respray / wrap ?
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Post by bigjase1972 Fri 27 Nov 2020 - 17:12

No they do black Gordini’s too mate.
Just black with the white stripes, white mirrors and white boot trims. 😊👍🏻
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Post by bigjase1972 Fri 27 Nov 2020 - 17:23

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Post by DarrenJ Fri 27 Nov 2020 - 17:28

Yeah the black Gordini has all black wheels too I think. Have also seen a white Gordini with grey stripes, but it was on an old car test website so that might never have been a production model
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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Fri 27 Nov 2020 - 21:19

@bigjase1972 wrote:No they do black Gordini’s too mate.
Just black with the white stripes, white mirrors and white boot trims. 😊👍🏻

Very nice 👍
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Post by Johno.0 Sat 28 Nov 2020 - 13:02

White Gordinis did make it to production but France only for some reason.
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Post by DarrenJ Sat 28 Nov 2020 - 15:23

Yeah spookily the French Instagram feed today they have a picture of two of them on a track day meet
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Post by Johno.0 Sat 28 Nov 2020 - 22:06

The blue on the inside of the black Gordinis makes them look a little strange to me. Black on outside with white then blue and white. Could never get my head round that.
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Post by bigjase1972 Sat 5 Dec 2020 - 21:46

There’s a black Collection available on the Facebook club page if you are still after one 48,000 miles.
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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Sun 6 Dec 2020 - 9:56

@bigjase1972 wrote:There’s a black Collection available on the Facebook club page if you are still after one 48,000 miles.

What sort of price / condition bigjase ?
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Post by bigjase1972 Sun 6 Dec 2020 - 12:29

For sale renault wind limited edition in Black very clean example 48000 miles full years mot pm me for more imfo or phone 07375886864
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Post by bigjase1972 Sun 6 Dec 2020 - 12:34

Just to say, it’s not me selling mine!😊👍🏻
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Post by bigjase1972 Sun 6 Dec 2020 - 12:42

Just found out they are asking £3600 for it.
Looks well in the pictures, but for some reason it won’t let me put them on.🤔
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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Sun 6 Dec 2020 - 15:54

@bigjase1972 wrote:Just to say, it’s not me selling mine!😊👍🏻

Thanks for the intel bigjase...
I'd guessed it probably wasn't yours 😂😂
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Post by mdw Sun 6 Dec 2020 - 20:39

Found one.  It's a 1.2 GTline tce.  26k miles 12mth MOT and new rear discs, pads and minor service for £3k.    Just got to sort the cambelt.    Also need to source a cover for the wiper pivot point and the cover above the hazzard light switch as someone has glued a satnav mount on it.  Other than that it's good to go
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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Sun 6 Dec 2020 - 21:40

Nice one.....what colour is it ?
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Post by mdw Mon 7 Dec 2020 - 6:55

@'Old'SeaDog wrote:Nice one.....what colour is it ?
Blue, not a huge selection of  choice with these cars is there😁
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Post by Barbs Mon 7 Dec 2020 - 8:41

@mdw wrote:
@'Old'SeaDog wrote:Nice one.....what colour is it ?
Blue, not a huge selection of  choice with these cars is there😁
Blue is the best colour.
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Post by bigjase1972 Mon 7 Dec 2020 - 10:44

Blue is a great colour if you can’t find a black one!😉😂👍🏻
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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Mon 7 Dec 2020 - 17:07

@bigjase1972 wrote:Blue is a great colour if you can’t find a black one!😉😂👍🏻

Brilliant reply bigjase 👍👍😂😂
I absolutely agree..and would add that the Blue probably looks cleaner for longer than the Black..and mine is Black, so I should know !!😂😂
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Post by bigjase1972 Mon 7 Dec 2020 - 23:10

Mdw try Renbreakers for the parts you need. They have one in they are scrapping for spares at the moment mate!😉👍🏻
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Post by pittstop Tue 8 Dec 2020 - 9:25

Hi MDW,

Re the Lotus engine.

Which car is that installed in? Was it one you have owned?

Do I spy a pair of Twin Choke Webbers on it?
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Post by mdw Tue 8 Dec 2020 - 9:37

@pittstop wrote:Hi MDW,

Re the Lotus engine.

Which car is that installed in? Was it one you have owned?

Do I spy a pair of Twin Choke Webbers on it?
It was in a 1988 lotus esprit n/a.    I rebuilt 5-6 years ago.  It was my dream car however when the uprated bare engine alone cost nearly double of the Wind I have just purchased it took the edge of enjoying it.  I had a Lotus excel se before that ( same engine).  They look like webbers but were twin choke delortos.   I added mapped ignition to it for reliable starting and other improvements without  over doing it. And with the tuned engine it waas very close to the turbo esprits in performance.  Parts were just too expensive and hard to source.  Then I had a couple of MR2 mk3s  which also didnt get used a huge amount as it was too easy to just jump in the day to day car.   However my heart is with Lotus and in a few years will be back in one.Hi, on look out for a Wind Dsc02910
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