Any new Megane RS 280/300 owners?

Any new Megane RS 280/300 owners?

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notfub

21 posts

150 months

Monday 8th February
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resolve10 said:
Thanks for the advice on the actis - if I call a dealer and mention this is it something they will do under warranty or does it have to be causing regular faults before they will look at it?
I just asked the dealer to apply the software update before I collected the car. After a little bit of persuasion and pointing them to the thread on the renaultsportclub.co.uk forums, they said they would carry out the update. The battery had been changed six months prior to the car going on sale.

The Rotrex Kid

23,798 posts

124 months

Monday 8th February
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resolve10 said:
Thanks for the advice on the actis - if I call a dealer and mention this is it something they will do under warranty or does it have to be causing regular faults before they will look at it?
I’m pretty sure yours has been done. I’m back in Wednesday so will check. smile

resolve10

246 posts

9 months

Monday 8th February
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Turbojuice said:
Don't know about the current RS but I assume it's the same. The previous gen's juddering was due to the steering geometry which has a low ackerman angle. This means high speed handling is improved but when cold and at maneuvering speeds the front tyres skip. It's completely normal and once the car is warmed up the skipping no longer happens.

Everyone assumes it's the diff but it's actually not, proven by the fact it happens in non-diff equipped cars.
I stand corrected on this one, I assumed it was the diff but that makes sense.

Zarco

13,690 posts

173 months

Sunday 14th February
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Turbojuice said:
Quickmick said:
Thanks for the replies. Yeah a bit of juddering to be expected but a bit worrying that its got significantly worse recently. Best to get it checked as suggested.
Don't know about the current RS but I assume it's the same. The previous gen's juddering was due to the steering geometry which has a low ackerman angle. This means high speed handling is improved but when cold and at maneuvering speeds the front tyres skip. It's completely normal and once the car is warmed up the skipping no longer happens.

Everyone assumes it's the diff but it's actually not, proven by the fact it happens in non-diff equipped cars.
Yep. My 182 used to do it. Guess what? no LSD on that. The Mrs' Qashqai does it in multi storey car parks sometimes.

It's getting significantly worse because it's got significantly colder recently. Torque steer will increase with tyre wear. Has done it on all my Renault Sport.

rick293

3 posts

10 months

Sunday 14th February
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My FN2 with LSD does it. Trying to turn into a road end with full lock will result in wheelspin/hop unless I'm very gentle.

I've read through a lot of this thread. Really interesting seeing you guys coming from M2's etc to the RS.

I've driven the 280 and 300 trophy. Loved them both and will have one soon I hope. I have a racing blue 182 tucked away in the garage for winter.

Something about a Renault in general, I feel they seem to get below your skin, in a way that very few cars can.

snorkel sucker

2,544 posts

167 months

Monday 15th February
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Had the first service last week for my R.S Cup. Just over 5k miles in a year thanks to Covid but still managed to get the front tyres 78% worn!

Worth keeping an eye on them as whilst I expected them to wear I didn't expect quite that much!

likesachange

2,359 posts

158 months

Monday 15th February
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snorkel sucker said:
Had the first service last week for my R.S Cup. Just over 5k miles in a year thanks to Covid but still managed to get the front tyres 78% worn!

Worth keeping an eye on them as whilst I expected them to wear I didn't expect quite that much!
Weirdly at 4300 miles my OS front is near limit and NS has 6mm!?!

Unlight

474 posts

144 months

Monday 15th February
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What are people paying for the first service?

resolve10

246 posts

9 months

Monday 15th February
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rick293 said:
Something about a Renault in general, I feel they seem to get below your skin, in a way that very few cars can.
I think you might be right. I keep thinking it could be an extended honeymoon period because I can't drive it as much as I'd like with lockdown restrictions, but I use it quite a bit for work and have covered about 500 miles since I picked up my Trophy in early Jan. I still can't wait to get in it every day.

I do wonder if the ergonomic issues will wear me down over time, particularly the touch screen controls for the AC which I can't stand, but at the moment the driving experience more than outweighs the little niggles.

I prefer it to my M2 in the cold/wet. I'll reserve judgement on summer performance until we get some better weather.

The only thing that puzzles me is why so few people buy them. So much more character than a Golf GTi.

Luke.

9,499 posts

214 months

Monday 15th February
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resolve10 said:
So much more character than a Golf R.

resolve10

246 posts

9 months

Monday 15th February
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Luke. said:
resolve10 said:
So much more character than a Golf R.
Even more so. I'd personally rather a GTi TCR than an R.

pjdj

10 posts

86 months

Monday 15th February
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resolve10 said:
I think you might be right. I keep thinking it could be an extended honeymoon period because I can't drive it as much as I'd like with lockdown restrictions, but I use it quite a bit for work and have covered about 500 miles since I picked up my Trophy in early Jan. I still can't wait to get in it every day.

I do wonder if the ergonomic issues will wear me down over time, particularly the touch screen controls for the AC which I can't stand, but at the moment the driving experience more than outweighs the little niggles.

I prefer it to my M2 in the cold/wet. I'll reserve judgement on summer performance until we get some better weather.

The only thing that puzzles me is why so few people buy them. So much more character than a Golf GTi.
Glad you are still enjoying the Megane - I still prefer it to the M2 I used to own in almost every scenario. If anything I think it gets better in the dry as the standard Bridgestones are not the best in the wet/cold.

The ergonomic issues haven't quite worn me down - but it got close when I had to reset everything when CarPlay stopped working.

..And the RS thing definitely gets under your skin - I am hopefully purchasing a Clio RS200 tomorrow if it all goes to plan.

snorkel sucker

2,544 posts

167 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Unlight said:
What are people paying for the first service?
Just shy of £300 which I thought was a bloomin' rip off.

Ant RS

12 posts

2 months

Thursday 18th February
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Has anybody got the new facelift model yet and if so how have you found it. I know the new interior is apparently a big step up.
I picking mine up on Saturday, rs 300 EDC with the upgraded seats, liquid yellow and 19" alloys.

Wonderman

568 posts

159 months

Thursday 18th February
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My RS280 Cup (manual) hadn't moved since drive by the family at Christmas to drop stuff off (from a very safe distance), started on the button no problem yesterday, a couple dabs on the brakes removed the fluff from the discs. A nice drive to the shops was had- only 400 miles on the clock and already love it more than the Golf-R I had for ~22k miles

resolve10

246 posts

9 months

Thursday 18th February
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Wonderman said:
My RS280 Cup (manual) hadn't moved since drive by the family at Christmas to drop stuff off (from a very safe distance), started on the button no problem yesterday, a couple dabs on the brakes removed the fluff from the discs. A nice drive to the shops was had- only 400 miles on the clock and already love it more than the Golf-R I had for ~22k miles
You're fine with the 280 it has a regular battery. It's the Trophy versions that are a nightmare.

Just vacuumed mine out after a muddy walk yesterday, forgot I had my keys in my pocket so the car was 'primed' ready to start. I must have only been 10-15 mins with the doors open and 'battery low, start engine' appears on the dash grumpy

That's after being daily driven for 2 weeks (and 50 miles of driving yesterday).

I've worked out the only way to clean the car is to unlock the car, leave the keys in the house then sprint outside to open the door before it relocks itself. This gives you access to the inside without waking up as many of the systems.

It's a farce tbh, I hope Renault are working on a proper fix because the one they've rolled out already clearly isn't doing enough.

James-l4h2w

12 posts

49 months

Friday 19th February
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Looking at a 2019 Trophy, I seem to find conflicting info on the length of the warranty. Could someone confirm if it is 5 years?

likesachange

2,359 posts

158 months

Friday 19th February
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James-l4h2w said:
Looking at a 2019 Trophy, I seem to find conflicting info on the length of the warranty. Could someone confirm if it is 5 years?
certainly mine has a 5yr and is a 2020 car

resolve10

246 posts

9 months

Friday 19th February
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It changed from 3 years to 5 years in December 2019 I believe.

James-l4h2w

12 posts

49 months

Saturday 20th February
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resolve10 said:
It changed from 3 years to 5 years in December 2019 I believe.
Thank you for your reply. Yep, spoke to a dealer who confirmed the change smile

Is there a difference in gearing between the manual and EDC? I do a 120 mile round trip commute once a week and would be nice if the gearing in the EDC was a little longer than the manual