Any new Megane RS 280/300 owners?

Any new Megane RS 280/300 owners?

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culpz

4,638 posts

76 months

Monday 22nd February
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James-l4h2w said:
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
I'm guessing here, but usually the automatic versions of cars generally have shorter gearing compared to the manual versions. Could be different with the Megane though and it's not always the case. I'm guessing it's still the 6-speed EDC and not the 7?

HipHopapotamus

111 posts

134 months

Thursday 25th February
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Sorry, wonder of this has already been said but I've noticed my rear arches have a lot of scratches on them from stones. Is this common? Gonna take a beating when I return this thing!

olo tation

19 posts

19 months

Thursday 25th February
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Yeah, not sure if on here or another place but quite a few have the issue as when I read it I took a look at mine and saw that it had 3 or 4 big flakes of paint gone.

Wonderman

568 posts

159 months

Friday 26th February
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Wonderman said:
resolve10 said:
Picking mine up in a couple of weeks, thanks to The Rotrex Kid !

Starting to think about PPF for the front end, there's a lot vulnerable looking paintwork on the front bumper. Only problem with doing the bumper is it's then sods' law you'll end up with loads of chips on the bonnet instead, and doing the whole front end is difficult to justify on a car at this price point.

Would be interested to hear how people are finding the paintwork a couple of years on from new, particularly if anyone has a red one.
Just from cleaning rather than driving the couple of hundred miles I've driven is the arches by the rear door are dirt magnets and if wasn't a lease I'd be ppfing that area if you are paint fussy. IF the paint is as robust as my old 197 it did well (nimbus)
In answer to the arches post, yes I think it is a common thing

Ant RS

12 posts

2 months

Monday 8th March
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Hi I have the face lift rs 300 edc, I have noticed when I go slow when turning on full lock it seems like the tyre has come off the rim, not sure of a better way of explaining this, it obviously hasn't, but as anybody else noticed this or is it normal as it has the 4 wheel steering. Thanks

Luke.

9,505 posts

214 months

Monday 8th March
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Ant RS said:
Hi I have the face lift rs 300 edc, I have noticed when I go slow when turning on full lock it seems like the tyre has come off the rim, not sure of a better way of explaining this, it obviously hasn't, but as anybody else noticed this or is it normal as it has the 4 wheel steering. Thanks
If it's a slightly clunk/clonk type thing it's normal.

Ant RS

12 posts

2 months

Monday 8th March
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Yes it sounds like that. Great thanks.

sorrento205

2,838 posts

200 months

Tuesday 9th March
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rear wiper washer has stopped working scratchchin

Gilhooligan

1,894 posts

108 months

Tuesday 9th March
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Ant RS said:
Hi I have the face lift rs 300 edc, I have noticed when I go slow when turning on full lock it seems like the tyre has come off the rim, not sure of a better way of explaining this, it obviously hasn't, but as anybody else noticed this or is it normal as it has the 4 wheel steering. Thanks
It’ll be to do with the Ackermann steering geometry. The Mk3 Meganes do it too.

Ant RS

12 posts

2 months

Tuesday 9th March
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Gilhooligan said:
Ant RS said:
Hi I have the face lift rs 300 edc, I have noticed when I go slow when turning on full lock it seems like the tyre has come off the rim, not sure of a better way of explaining this, it obviously hasn't, but as anybody else noticed this or is it normal as it has the 4 wheel steering. Thanks
It’ll be to do with the Ackermann steering geometry. The Mk3 Meganes do it too.

Ant RS

12 posts

2 months

Tuesday 9th March
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Ant RS said:
Gilhooligan said:
Ant RS said:
Hi I have the face lift rs 300 edc, I have noticed when I go slow when turning on full lock it seems like the tyre has come off the rim, not sure of a better way of explaining this, it obviously hasn't, but as anybody else noticed this or is it normal as it has the 4 wheel steering. Thanks
It’ll be to do with the Ackermann steering geometry. The Mk3 Meganes do it too.
Great thanks

SykesAJ

33 posts

103 months

Wednesday 10th March
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sorrento205 said:
rear wiper washer has stopped working scratchchin
Mine too, thought it was a blocked jet but giving that a clean doesn't seem to have fixed it. Common problem?

sorrento205

2,838 posts

200 months

Wednesday 10th March
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SykesAJ said:
sorrento205 said:
rear wiper washer has stopped working scratchchin
Mine too, thought it was a blocked jet but giving that a clean doesn't seem to have fixed it. Common problem?
Been out today and it worked fine. Doubting myself now, wondering if it was user error rolleyes

resolve10

246 posts

9 months

Wednesday 10th March
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sorrento205 said:
Been out today and it worked fine. Doubting myself now, wondering if it was user error rolleyes
Mine is more of a dribble than anything else... it doesn't fill me with confidence put it that way. Having come from a coupe with no rear wiper at all I don't tend to use it much anyway.

Slightly OT but is a non-working rear washer an MOT failure if fitted?

rick293

3 posts

10 months

Monday 15th March
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Noticed this with clios, if the rear wash hasnt been used in a long time you need to hold the rear wash on for a good few seconds. Starts as a dribble then it will eventually have pressure.

sorrento205

2,838 posts

200 months

Wednesday 17th March
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First time i've seen the car in daylight today, its left white crud all over the back end like i've upset a flock of seagulls.

likesachange

2,359 posts

158 months

Wednesday 17th March
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A new trophy passed me last week in Black on M6 at Tebay (I was in works van) and it looked superb! If I was to order one I think now I'd have to go black over VO

resolve10

246 posts

9 months

Wednesday 17th March
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likesachange said:
A new trophy passed me last week in Black on M6 at Tebay (I was in works van) and it looked superb! If I was to order one I think now I'd have to go black over VO
The previous owner of your orange one traded it in for a black one apparently!

The 'problem' with the Megane is it looks good in all colours so you end up with colour regret... I love my red one but I would happily have a yellow, orange, pearl white, black or silver one.

likesachange

2,359 posts

158 months

Wednesday 17th March
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resolve10 said:
The previous owner of your orange one traded it in for a black one apparently!

The 'problem' with the Megane is it looks good in all colours so you end up with colour regret... I love my red one but I would happily have a yellow, orange, pearl white, black or silver one.
Funnily enough that’s not true as the previous owner has been in touch with me via FB and there’s a little story behind mine. So clearly salesperson told you a lie redface

Quickmick

65 posts

36 months

Wednesday 17th March
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I nearly went with silver but hadnt seen one in the flesh so went for black in the end. Here's a pic anyway.