Any new Megane RS 280/300 owners?

Any new Megane RS 280/300 owners?

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pjdj

11 posts

89 months

Thursday 3rd June
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Marcus_a said:
6500miles for my front tyres.... what did you manage?
I think you have done alright there. Mine are close to the wear indicators after 2500 and that includes rotating the wheels.

Out of interest what replacements did you go for? I feel the Bridgestone S001 are a bit of a weak link compared to the rest of the chassis.

Turbojuice

552 posts

56 months

Thursday 3rd June
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pjdj said:
Marcus_a said:
6500miles for my front tyres.... what did you manage?
I think you have done alright there. Mine are close to the wear indicators after 2500 and that includes rotating the wheels.

Out of interest what replacements did you go for? I feel the Bridgestone S001 are a bit of a weak link compared to the rest of the chassis.
S001 are definitely pretty crap. Common complaint amongst new owners on the forums.

If yours is a daily that does a decent amount of road miles throughout the year, I would opt for the Michelin PS4. They are more expensive than others but they last bloody ages and are a nice sporty tyre that retains a good amount of comfort. If it's more of a weekend car or you do a few track days, you can step up in sportiness to the Michelin PS4S or Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport. The Goodyears wear quicker but arguably give a little more grip.

SykesAJ

46 posts

106 months

Thursday 3rd June
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I've just changed all 4 tyres to the Bridgestone Potenza Sport, the new replacement for the S001. I was considering Pilot Sport 4S but found some good deals on the Bridgestones so held on for more reviews to come out. They reviewed really well here - https://www.tyrereviews.com/Article/2021-Tyre-Revi... so I went for them.

Best price I found for the Bridgestones was £567 at Halfords and F1 Autocentre vs £684 for MPS4S, so not a small difference.

They've only been on two weeks but I've been really impressed, I'd go so far as to say the car's come alive with them. My car came with some pretty tired S007 RSs on the front and S001s on the rear and the difference is remarkable. So much more confidence in the wet, not spinning its wheels whenever its damp and I'm amazed by the dry grip. Braking stability is transformed too. Of course I'm comparing box-fresh tyres with old worn ones but I'm really happy with them. Would recommend so far.

My local Renault dealer price matched so went with them but they've scuffed up the inside of the rim to fit the weights, made a right mess of it like they've gone at them with a bit of sandpaper! I'm not happy... Anyone had that before?

TheFungle

3,879 posts

173 months

Sunday 6th June
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pjdj said:
Marcus_a said:
6500miles for my front tyres.... what did you manage?
I think you have done alright there. Mine are close to the wear indicators after 2500 and that includes rotating the wheels.

Out of interest what replacements did you go for? I feel the Bridgestone S001 are a bit of a weak link compared to the rest of the chassis.
2500?!

Running the ContiSport on 18s here so keeping an eye on how they wear. I'm generally pretty gentle on tyres...

Danny_Ren300

3 posts

1 month

Sunday 6th June
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Got a question about servicing if anyone knows. There was some stuff on page 10 but it doesn't really help. According to that the service is 12k or every year whatever comes first.

I have had my car around 9 months but with Covid only done 6k. However, the dashboard at 5500 flashed up service is due in 1000miles. This has dropped quickly and is now due in 200miles. Has anyone else had this? I take it I need to get it done 1000-/+miles of when it says due?

If it is going to need serviced this regularly I think I am just going to get a service plan.


Zarco

13,997 posts

176 months

Sunday 6th June
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Danny_Ren300 said:
Got a question about servicing if anyone knows. There was some stuff on page 10 but it doesn't really help. According to that the service is 12k or every year whatever comes first.

I have had my car around 9 months but with Covid only done 6k. However, the dashboard at 5500 flashed up service is due in 1000miles. This has dropped quickly and is now due in 200miles. Has anyone else had this? I take it I need to get it done 1000-/+miles of when it says due?

If it is going to need serviced this regularly I think I am just going to get a service plan.
Are they variable servicing? (Like BMW).

If not, and it's anything like my MK3 Megane 275, the service clock/tracker will have been set wrong from new. Basically it was telling me it needed a service at 1yr old (a year early).

Danny_Ren300

3 posts

1 month

Monday 7th June
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Zarco said:
Danny_Ren300 said:
Got a question about servicing if anyone knows. There was some stuff on page 10 but it doesn't really help. According to that the service is 12k or every year whatever comes first.

I have had my car around 9 months but with Covid only done 6k. However, the dashboard at 5500 flashed up service is due in 1000miles. This has dropped quickly and is now due in 200miles. Has anyone else had this? I take it I need to get it done 1000-/+miles of when it says due?

If it is going to need serviced this regularly I think I am just going to get a service plan.
Are they variable servicing? (Like BMW).

If not, and it's anything like my MK3 Megane 275, the service clock/tracker will have been set wrong from new. Basically it was telling me it needed a service at 1yr old (a year early).
I guess that is what I am asking is it variable or 12k/yearly whatever comes first?

Suppose it could be that it is set wrong the service clock/tracker? What did you do just reset it?

Forgot to say in my first post that I am loving my 300 trophy in grey, it has been a great car, except the battery anxiety! Mine is on a 3 year lease deal. It gets lots of comments about how good it looks.


Edited by Danny_Ren300 on Monday 7th June 20:40

Zarco

13,997 posts

176 months

Monday 7th June
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Danny_Ren300 said:
Zarco said:
Danny_Ren300 said:
Got a question about servicing if anyone knows. There was some stuff on page 10 but it doesn't really help. According to that the service is 12k or every year whatever comes first.

I have had my car around 9 months but with Covid only done 6k. However, the dashboard at 5500 flashed up service is due in 1000miles. This has dropped quickly and is now due in 200miles. Has anyone else had this? I take it I need to get it done 1000-/+miles of when it says due?

If it is going to need serviced this regularly I think I am just going to get a service plan.
Are they variable servicing? (Like BMW).

If not, and it's anything like my MK3 Megane 275, the service clock/tracker will have been set wrong from new. Basically it was telling me it needed a service at 1yr old (a year early).
I guess that is what I am asking is it variable or 12k/yearly whatever comes first?

Suppose it could be that it is set wrong the service clock/tracker? What did you do just reset it?

Forgot to say in my first post that I am loving my 300 trophy in grey, it has been a great car, except the battery anxiety! Mine is on a 3 year lease deal. It gets lots of comments about how good it looks.


Edited by Danny_Ren300 on Monday 7th June 20:40
I don't think it's variable. My MK3 can be reset using the buttons on end of indicator stalk to access the menu.

Best thing to do is contact a Renault dealer and check. They reset it the first time for me (after I called them to book a service it didn't need for another year). It was subsequently not reset properly at another service so l learnt how to do it myself (I get the impression Renault mechanics aren't very good with these counters!!).

Someone on RS Megane Collective Facebook group told me how to do it.

damolong

98 posts

174 months

Monday 14th June
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My 300 Trophy is coming up to a year old now and just had a message on the dash that a service is due.

I can't find any official confirmation in my paperwork about the service intervals. The handbook refers to a 'service booklet' but I don't seem to have one of those.

Is it really every 12 months? I've only done 4,500 miles.

The Rotrex Kid

24,612 posts

127 months

Monday 14th June
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damolong said:
My 300 Trophy is coming up to a year old now and just had a message on the dash that a service is due.

I can't find any official confirmation in my paperwork about the service intervals. The handbook refers to a 'service booklet' but I don't seem to have one of those.

Is it really every 12 months? I've only done 4,500 miles.
Yes, every 12 months or (I think) 18k whichever comes first

damolong

98 posts

174 months

Monday 14th June
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The Rotrex Kid said:
Yes, every 12 months or (I think) 18k whichever comes first
Thanks. Is it just oil and filter?

Anyone got any experience of the dealer charge for this first service?


resolve10

358 posts

12 months

Monday 14th June
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Just got back from a few days in the Highlands with mine. Absolutely faultless 1,300 miles. I can't think of anything under £50k I'd rather take up there than the Megane.













Edited by resolve10 on Monday 14th June 13:13

The Rotrex Kid

24,612 posts

127 months

Monday 14th June
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Looking great mate!

SykesAJ

46 posts

106 months

Monday 14th June
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Great shots!! I was the other red RS up there at the same time - a pity we didn't know about it, as you said on Instagram, would have made a good photo!

It's absolutely brilliant up there, can't believe I've never been before. Looking forward to going back already. Shout-out to the tyre garage in Ullapool and Stornoway for happening to have stupid low-profile tyres in stock to keep me going too!

resolve10

358 posts

12 months

Monday 14th June
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SykesAJ said:
Great shots!! I was the other red RS up there at the same time - a pity we didn't know about it, as you said on Instagram, would have made a good photo!

It's absolutely brilliant up there, can't believe I've never been before. Looking forward to going back already. Shout-out to the tyre garage in Ullapool and Stornoway for happening to have stupid low-profile tyres in stock to keep me going too!
Yes it would have been great to get them side by side! Maybe next time. I've done two summer trips now which is great for the long daylight hours but I'm thinking autumn would be a great time to go. No midges, less traffic and scenery should look even more dramatic.

Did you see a blue Focus RS with the plate RS02 SPY or similar? I kept bumping (not literally) into that car everywhere!

Zarco

13,997 posts

176 months

Monday 14th June
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Love the Highlands trip thumbup

Did it with a bunch of mates off here in 2008 or 2009 and vowed to go back but not got round to it yet.

SykesAJ

46 posts

106 months

Tuesday 15th June
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resolve10 said:
Yes it would have been great to get them side by side! Maybe next time. I've done two summer trips now which is great for the long daylight hours but I'm thinking autumn would be a great time to go. No midges, less traffic and scenery should look even more dramatic.

Did you see a blue Focus RS with the plate RS02 SPY or similar? I kept bumping (not literally) into that car everywhere!
I saw one or two Focus RS's, I seemed to be in a holding pattern with an early V8 Vantage, which made for nice company.
Autumn's a good shout, the endless daylight was incredible but long shadows and sunsets would be absolutely dramatic.

Trif

515 posts

140 months

Saturday 19th June
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Does anyone know if Renault are able to collect cars for a service from your home address? Mine is due next month and I don't think I will be able to drive it due to injury. Ford did this for my Dad during Covid as he was shielding.

The Rotrex Kid

24,612 posts

127 months

Saturday 19th June
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Trif said:
Does anyone know if Renault are able to collect cars for a service from your home address? Mine is due next month and I don't think I will be able to drive it due to injury. Ford did this for my Dad during Covid as he was shielding.
No reason why not, just depends on the dealer. We collect customer cars.

Wonderman

730 posts

162 months

Saturday 19th June
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The Rotrex Kid said:
Trif said:
Does anyone know if Renault are able to collect cars for a service from your home address? Mine is due next month and I don't think I will be able to drive it due to injury. Ford did this for my Dad during Covid as he was shielding.
No reason why not, just depends on the dealer. We collect customer cars.
https://www.toomeymotorgroup.co.uk/renault/service-booking

Looks like do Click and Collect but they have an online bot you can chat to or give the service guys a ring