Any new Megane RS 280/300 owners?

Any new Megane RS 280/300 owners?

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Zarco

13,614 posts

170 months

Thursday 30th July 2020
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The Rotrex Kid said:
Yeah absolutely don’t keep it next to your phone! Recipe for getting your keys locked in the car!
What happens exactly?

The Rotrex Kid

22,818 posts

121 months

Thursday 30th July 2020
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Zarco said:
The Rotrex Kid said:
Yeah absolutely don’t keep it next to your phone! Recipe for getting your keys locked in the car!
What happens exactly?
Only happened once luckily but my colleague left his key in the car on top of the phone while the car was running, seems the phone blocked the key signal, car thought the car was out and locked itself running. Very rare but it has happened!!

HipHopapotamus

110 posts

131 months

Thursday 30th July 2020
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Can someone show a picture of the key? Just so I can look for some kind of cover as I need it on a fob really. Cheers

The Rotrex Kid

22,818 posts

121 months

Thursday 30th July 2020
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Here’s what the genuine key covers look like.



Keys look like this


deano23

115 posts

146 months

Friday 31st July 2020
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Got mine yesterday, very impressed with the drive. Sounds much better than expected. Must say coming from a golf r, the infotainment isn’t great...think I can live with it...assume the bigger screen would be better, rather than the standard Screen I have ...(has anyone upgraded from standard and noticed a difference?)

Much more of an occasion with the drive though than the golf! Thumbs up!

Trif

495 posts

134 months

Sunday 2nd August 2020
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Another key question, are people turning off their keyless entry to reduce theft risk?

jimPH

1,682 posts

41 months

Sunday 2nd August 2020
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Have you all got the latest facelift version on recent deliveries? I believe the virtual cockpit is much improved

HTP99

17,703 posts

101 months

Sunday 2nd August 2020
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jimPH said:
Have you all got the latest facelift version on recent deliveries? I believe the virtual cockpit is much improved

Facelift build is from some point this month so no, they won't be face-lift versions.

Luke.

9,192 posts

211 months

Monday 3rd August 2020
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My Titanium EDC 300 arrived Thursday from G2L. Rides certainly jiggly but not terrible. Speed limit warning's were driving me potty and took me a while to turn the warning off, though think I've silenced my rear parking sensors too. And the menu's are terrible. Like going back 10 years. But otherwise, a cracking car.

Luke.

9,192 posts

211 months

Monday 3rd August 2020
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...and what were Renault thinking re the placement of the window switches?

HTP99

17,703 posts

101 months

Monday 3rd August 2020
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Luke. said:
...and what were Renault thinking re the placement of the window switches?
In the usual place?

Luke.

9,192 posts

211 months

Monday 3rd August 2020
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HTP99 said:
In the usual place?
Only if your wrists are broken.

deano23

115 posts

146 months

Monday 3rd August 2020
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Luke. said:
My Titanium EDC 300 arrived Thursday from G2L. Rides certainly jiggly but not terrible. Speed limit warning's were driving me potty and took me a while to turn the warning off, though think I've silenced my rear parking sensors too. And the menu's are terrible. Like going back 10 years. But otherwise, a cracking car.
Completely agree, and I wondered what that annoying noise was! Been driving me mad.

sorrento205

2,822 posts

197 months

Wednesday 5th August 2020
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Trif said:
Another key question, are people turning off their keyless entry to reduce theft risk?
yes absolutely!

Luke. said:
...and what were Renault thinking re the placement of the window switches?
Glad it's not just me. So awkward

Luke.

9,192 posts

211 months

Wednesday 5th August 2020
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Loving the keyless entry. What's the real risk if the key's not near the car?

Love the look of the car too. From behind reminds me of a mini Porsche Macan. Which I quite like. Oddly.

DidesCharlie

20 posts

8 months

Thursday 6th August 2020
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"Speed limit warning's were driving me potty and took me a while to turn the warning off,"

Can someone / anyone kindly help in telling me how to switch off the speed limit warnings? The manual tells me the option is in the navigation / alerts menu somewhere. I have set the "speed limit alerts" to OFF, but still get the constant beeping.

DidesCharlie

20 posts

8 months

Thursday 6th August 2020
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Lease broker said my car would arrive in July, and so I guess 31/07 at about 5pm is still within July. At least I got the car, I understand from my broker that a several cars ordered through them were later cancelled as Renault couldn't provide the build slots.

I am very happy with the car so far. I have no quibbles inside or out. Other than the speed limit beeping I am unable to switch off, I don't have any concerns. I like the fact that Renault have seen fit to add the "comfort" mode as this does render the car utterly docile when I need it to be (when driving with SWMBO). My car is an unadorned RS280, however I have had some spirited drives so far and can't imagine how lairy I'd need to be to miss the LSD. Coming back on power after (say) sharp 90 degree corners at NSL speeds the car feels utterly planted. Yes, there is a little torque steer which IMO only adds to the drama. I take various reviewers points about steering feel, but the accuracy is definitely there. I don't drive enough different cars to get wierded out by the 4WS, it just works really well, and I like the fact you can feel it pivoting the car round. The Continentals fitted to the 18" Estoril standard wheels seem to suit the car as road-focused machine. The various pops and bangs from the exhaust from the (again) standard exhaust sound fruity enough without being too aggressive. The gear shift IS notchy, but is a very short throw. It is also accurate, so no real complaints. I also like that I can use the handbrake lever as a wrist-rest for gear changing. I must say I'm more impressed with the interior than I ever thought I'd be. The (standard) front seats are fantastic, as is the overall driving position. Personally, I think the carbon/chequered flag "effect" trim is perfectly fine and generally all finished to a good standard. I thought the digital dash would feel weird with its smallish size and the analogue dials at each side, but in practice it just feels really focused, which is something the various modes only amplify.


deano23

115 posts

146 months

Thursday 6th August 2020
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DidesCharlie said:
"Speed limit warning's were driving me potty and took me a while to turn the warning off,"

Can someone / anyone kindly help in telling me how to switch off the speed limit warnings? The manual tells me the option is in the navigation / alerts menu somewhere. I have set the "speed limit alerts" to OFF, but still get the constant beeping.
I'll second this. Someone please help, it's a pain in the a*Se

The Rotrex Kid

22,818 posts

121 months

Thursday 6th August 2020
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Press here


Go to speed alert settings


Turn the top 2 off.

Should do it.

Oh and RTFM winkhehe

Edited by The Rotrex Kid on Thursday 6th August 13:14


Edited by The Rotrex Kid on Thursday 6th August 13:28

Essenn

183 posts

54 months

Thursday 6th August 2020
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Good little write-ups, initial impressions sound encouraging.

Hoping we have an answer to turning off the audible speed warnings when mine arrives in a couple of weeks biggrin

Edit - looks like it's been cracked while I was typing laugh