Any new Megane RS 280/300 owners?

Any new Megane RS 280/300 owners?

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deano23

110 posts

145 months

Friday 21st August
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Ed from Cyprus said:
Anyone placed an order on facelifted RS?

What are the final specs?

Our dealer not taking orders yet, but judjing by French site the new spec is all options in.

Can't make up my mind to Trophy or not. It's a good value but cup chassy for dayli....
Facelift looks a lot better inside. Wish I’d have waited for that one! Looks like they may have shifted the paddles on to the actual steering wheel too, rather than behind it which is much better if they have...

Ed from Cyprus

54 posts

95 months

Monday 24th August
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Just returned from a local dealer.
Specs and prices to be known here only in 2 weeks.
Anyway, reread and rewatched a lot of rewies over weekend and set my mind on manual Trophy.

The Rotrex Kid

22,259 posts

120 months

Monday 24th August
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Ed from Cyprus said:
Just returned from a local dealer.
Specs and prices to be known here only in 2 weeks.
Anyway, reread and rewatched a lot of rewies over weekend and set my mind on manual Trophy.
Interestingly it looks like the UK won't get the manual in the New RS (at least temporarily) due to Euro 6D full emissions changes.

Ed from Cyprus

54 posts

95 months

Monday 24th August
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I checked all European Renault sites.

Swiss don't have manual anymore.

Others seem to have both.

Looks like sport and trophy now both have sport exaust with valve,and could not find in description of trophy anything about light-weight Li battery.
Probably not available anymore.

Overwise in all countries specs are all-in, with Bose, camera, all assistence systems etc. Choices only for colours, rims, seats, sunroof and HUD.

Gareth1974

2,573 posts

99 months

Monday 7th September
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Hand washed the wife's Megane RS yesterday. I'm finding that wheels (standard 280 model) are just about the most difficult to clean I've ever encountered. It's diffucult to get behind the spokes to clean the inner part of the wheel, and each spoke has a difficult to access middle section. Its also hard to spot all the dirt on the gunmetal finish when wet.

I'm also struggling to clean the exhaust clean, there's already a build up of soot after 500 miles in which its been cleaned 3 times. It won't come off with a cloth, and I'm reluctant to use anything abrasive.

nickfrog

12,796 posts

177 months

Monday 7th September
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Gareth1974 said:
Hand I'm reluctant to use anything abrasive.
A small amount of Autosol will shift it without damage.

ToastMan76

244 posts

33 months

Thursday 10th September
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Anybody else able to build one on Carwow? Seems I cant find it on there or C2C anymore! How do I get my old Argos catalogue fix if I cant build and see the prices?!?

MyMidLifeCrisis81

2 posts

9 months

Saturday 12th September
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Gareth1974 said:
Hand washed the wife's Megane RS yesterday. I'm finding that wheels (standard 280 model) are just about the most difficult to clean I've ever encountered. It's diffucult to get behind the spokes to clean the inner part of the wheel, and each spoke has a difficult to access middle section. Its also hard to spot all the dirt on the gunmetal finish when wet.

I'm also struggling to clean the exhaust clean, there's already a build up of soot after 500 miles in which its been cleaned 3 times. It won't come off with a cloth, and I'm reluctant to use anything abrasive.
EZ car care brush for the barrels of the wheels. Even the large one can squeeze into surprisingly tight spaces.

Trif

494 posts

133 months

Saturday 26th September
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Anyone know what engine oil the car comes with from factory? Mine has come up with a low engine oil message this morning. I presume it has a dipstick to check as I couldn't see a electronic measurement (other then the message).

Zarco

13,548 posts

169 months

Saturday 26th September
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Trif said:
Anyone know what engine oil the car comes with from factory? Mine has come up with a low engine oil message this morning. I presume it has a dipstick to check as I couldn't see a electronic measurement (other then the message).
I expect there is an oil level display on start up if you press the buttons on the end of right stalk. It will show on the odometer screen. That's been the case on other Renault Sport models I've owned anyway. Obviously the dipstick is a better check.

Think this is a case of RTFM really smile

Trif

494 posts

133 months

Sunday 27th September
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Was working literally all of yesterday so couldn't check. Looked today (very busy engine bay we have!) and the oil was on the maximum marker and it didn't show up an error on the way home, so must be a dodgy sensor reading. I'll call Renault if it happens again.

Edited by Trif on Sunday 27th September 11:05

olo tation

16 posts

15 months

Sunday 27th September
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I've found it can be sensitive to not parking on a level surface, at my Dads house I sometimes need to park it sideways on a slope where the offside is higher than the nearside and the level warning comes on during start up which I don't see on any other cars in the same spot.

Trif

494 posts

133 months

Monday 28th September
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Ah, that would have been it!

rjosb87

1 posts

2 months

Friday 9th October
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deano23 said:
Ffs. Looks like I’m taking mine to the dealer then
Did you get it sorted? If so how did you do it?
Thanks
Ryan

TheFungle

3,800 posts

166 months

Friday 9th October
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Hello!

Looking for feedback on the Cup chassis on the 280 model.

Currently in an Abarth 595 Comp which I can't imagine is a worse ride than the Cup.

I've no intention of tracking but with lack of test drives available, I'm struggling to quantify the reports of stiffness.

Trif

494 posts

133 months

Friday 9th October
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I came from a Volvo S90 and find the cup chassis fine for comfort. Firm but not harsh on the road. Can be a little bumpy on a bit of poorly designed/installed NSL dual carriageway near me, but is fine everywhere else.

Luke.

8,892 posts

210 months

Friday 9th October
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I agree. I've got the 300 Trophy and every car I drive after feels broken.

MTech535

610 posts

71 months

Friday 9th October
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It is a bit jiggly, especially on poorly surfaced roads.

Stiffer than my old scirocco r set to sport.

Soon get used to it, then everything else feels floaty and wallowy .

TheFungle

3,800 posts

166 months

Saturday 10th October
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Is there ever a point where it bounces you totally off line?

The 595 suffers from that quite badly - even at normal speeds!

Great to hear of comparisons against other cars.

HipHopapotamus

108 posts

130 months

Saturday 10th October
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My Clio 182 was miles worse. Like the suspension was made of 2 blocks of wood tbh. I had a test drive in a trophy on a pretty badly damaged country road and you felt what was on the road but in no way did it thump or crash .. difficult to describe. I now drive a regular 280 and I don’t feel a huge difference in comfort - sounds like you’ll be fine vs the Fiat