Any new Megane RS 280/300 owners?

Any new Megane RS 280/300 owners?

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SykesAJ

44 posts

105 months

Tuesday 13th October 2020
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TheFungle said:
Is there ever a point where it bounces you totally off line?

Absolutely not in my experience, it's very composed over mid-corner bumps and changes. The Megane replaced a MINI Cooper S and even without Works suspension that would hop or shuffle with bumps. The Megane is FAR more refined than that.

The ride was my biggest concern before buying our 280 Cup, I'd read so much criticism. Now eight months in and yes it's firm, sure, but for me it's perfectly suitable for the character of the car and entirely usable day-to-day. The only times I notice the ride now are low-speed over really bumpy roads but I don't notice it anywhere else now. Perhaps I'm more tolerant to a firm ride, I'm also used to my VX220 which is fairly stiff so perhaps my judgement is clouded, but I really don't have a problem with the Cup. Have done many long motorway schleps without complaint too.

On an 'enthusiastic' punt along interesting roads it's absolutely terrific, I certainly haven't driven anything that grips quite like it. There's some really clever work gone into the suspension. From my limited exposure to Abarths I expect you may find the Cup a bit more compliant.

I'd have been interested to try a Sport chassis but as we were buying used, and all the early cars (2018) came with Cup Chassis, this was largely irrelevant to me.

Ed from Cyprus

54 posts

101 months

Wednesday 14th October 2020
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Finally they started to take orders on facelift RS here today and it's only EDC now as well.
Really not sure what to do.
The car supposed to be daily, but my traffic is absolutely not congested and I wanted manual so much.
Previously I had Porsche 981 with PDK and was so sorry I did not get it manual for more involvement.

Trif

510 posts

139 months

Wednesday 14th October 2020
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If you want manual, this can be on your driveway in about 3 weeks: https://www.gateway2lease.com/cars/renault/megane-...


The Rotrex Kid

24,347 posts

126 months

Wednesday 14th October 2020
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Trif said:
If you want manual, this can be on your driveway in about 3 weeks: https://www.gateway2lease.com/cars/renault/megane-...
Probably not in Cyprus wink

Ed from Cyprus

54 posts

101 months

Wednesday 14th October 2020
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Yep, not here.
For the last 2 years they sold only 2 pre-facelift RSs, both EDC.
Just wonder why Renault axed manual RHD cars as in UK sales were good enought, I suppose.

Trif

510 posts

139 months

Wednesday 14th October 2020
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The Rotrex Kid said:
Probably not in Cyprus wink
Oops.

survivalist

3,601 posts

156 months

Friday 16th October 2020
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Trif said:
If you want manual, this can be on your driveway in about 3 weeks: https://www.gateway2lease.com/cars/renault/megane-...
How does this stack up against the 300 Trophy. Also is this a good deal? Been looking for a 275 with Recaro and Akra, but this may be a better deal.

Trif

510 posts

139 months

Friday 16th October 2020
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It is essentially the same car, including the asbo exhaust button.

deano23

115 posts

151 months

Saturday 17th October 2020
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Someone posted earlier in here about how muting the sat nav mutes the stupid speed warning chime. Tried this but doesn’t seem to do the trick. Anyone managed to do this and if so could advise how they did it please? Thanks

Ed from Cyprus

54 posts

101 months

Monday 9th November 2020
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Manual facelifted RS and Trophy appeared on Irish site today , meaning the factory can actually do manaul RHD cars.
Sent another request to my dealer to clarify with the factory if manual car now can be ordered. Fingers crossed.

Wonderman

692 posts

161 months

Monday 9th November 2020
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Ended up with lease 280 finally arrived the day before lockdown...my apologies must be my fault, done more cleaning than driving so far.

The Rotrex Kid

24,347 posts

126 months

Monday 9th November 2020
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Ed from Cyprus said:
Manual facelifted RS and Trophy appeared on Irish site today , meaning the factory can actually do manaul RHD cars.
Sent another request to my dealer to clarify with the factory if manual car now can be ordered. Fingers crossed.
They did add them to the UK site as well but in error

Ed from Cyprus

54 posts

101 months

Monday 9th November 2020
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My dealer told me today that although manual RS is on Irish site, production of manual cars will start only in March, thus it may appear on Uk site again by that time.
Was pushing me EDC, but I told it's manual or nothing, so still waiting when they actually start taking orders closer to production start.

davidc1

1,184 posts

128 months

Tuesday 10th November 2020
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Just saw a grey one on 18s in swanley kent. Reg hmz. Looked mega.

The Rotrex Kid

24,347 posts

126 months

Wednesday 11th November 2020
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Our facelifted RS has arrived, just some pictures of the new bits. It's a very nice improvement over the last model.







HTP99

18,270 posts

106 months

Wednesday 11th November 2020
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Infotainment improvements look good, hate to admit it though, I'm glad we've managed to avoid having to have one.

Anyway I don't think Megane, in any spec, will be long for the UK, I see it being dropped next year at some point.

Edited by HTP99 on Wednesday 11th November 20:05

nickfrog

14,432 posts

183 months

Thursday 12th November 2020
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HTP99 said:
Infotainment improvements look good, hate to admit it though, I'm glad we've managed to avoid having to have one.
When I bought mine the dealer said they sold x5 within weeks of having one in the showroom vs x2 prior to that for months without one.

SykesAJ

44 posts

105 months

Thursday 19th November 2020
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Wow, that central screen is much more like it! The whole central console is just a massive improvement, looks great.

The rear-lights are a bit more subjective but they certainly look more modern, smoother, and the repositioned turn-signals widens the look of the car a little.

The all-screen binnacle makes much better use of the display, more meaningful differences between driving modes and I guess you can get maps and nav in there now?

HTP99

18,270 posts

106 months

Thursday 19th November 2020
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nickfrog said:
HTP99 said:
Infotainment improvements look good, hate to admit it though, I'm glad we've managed to avoid having to have one.
When I bought mine the dealer said they sold x5 within weeks of having one in the showroom vs x2 prior to that for months without one.
We ran a Trophy for a year, we didn't sell 1, we actually have very little interest or enquiries on them where we are based.

resolve10

305 posts

11 months

Thursday 19th November 2020
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I'm looking at a 2019 Trophy, but I've read a few horror stories about the lithium batteries (DESS?) completely draining and immobilising the car. Is this a real thing to be concerned about or just a few isolated cases? The car would be in daily use, but quite a few short journeys of 3 miles mixed in with a few longer runs - about 8k a year in total.

Thanks