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Mega hot hatch test

TarmoT

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Feb 25, 2018
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It looks like I have bought 2 right hot hatces at the moment:
I30n for hardcore track action
Megane R.S. Trophy with ECD for everyday usage + stock car track days

I am sooooooo pleased ;)
 

R Veloster N

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Mar 5, 2019
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Well Renault doesn't sell in the US and the Volkswagen R is crap in the US. So, that leaves the Hyundai and this means the Veloster N, cause the Elantra N-Line 1.6T is lethargic by comparison.
 

menlab

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Mar 31, 2019
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Why are they calling the i30N a hot hatch? Hot hatch is the Golf (R, tcr, whatever).
The N is a motorsports car and WAY superior than the golf ffs
 

Burger81

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Mar 12, 2020
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Considering the i30N's power deficit and it's heavier weight, I'm impressed.

Although the TCR must be a bit heavier with a DSG box? And the Mégane 4 wheel steer is quite weighty I assume?

I always hear that the i30N hides it weight so well as the chassis is so good
 

REM66

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Oct 2, 2019
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I back to backed the Trophy 300 and 280 RS cup with the N before I traded in my Golf R. I was heading for a Trophy but the Renault dealer was atrocious and a 3-6 month wait for even a solid white car didn't help. If you wanted yellow or orange it was 6-9 months wait unless you wanted a full option car for near £37kas they had a couple available.

Decision time and the wife liked the i30N more than the Megane.

I didn't find the Trophy too firm but the wife was less keen especially as we'd had a Cup Chassis Megane RS 3 years ago. The RS are very track focussed and it's a shame the UK with it's rough roads can't have the normal suspension with the rest of the Trophy bits, brakes and LSD. I'm very happy with my N and no buyers remorse at all and it's great to hit the N button and have it pop and bang when you feel like it.

I think the Trophy will be back on the radar again at change time as I just have a thing for those RS Meganes.