Any new Megane RS 280/300 owners?

Any new Megane RS 280/300 owners?

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framerateuk

2,565 posts

151 months

Monday 13th May 2019
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nickfrog said:
Just ordered a 280 manual on flat white paint and just Cup for November delivery. I'll be using Android Auto so the big screen doesn't help as I think Android only uses the top of it anyway.
You can actually get Android auto to use almost all the 10" screen by changing the resolution to 720p in the dev settings of android auto. There's no noticeable resolution drop (it actually makes it cleaner) and leaves only a small 1cm black bar top and bottom.

nickfrog

14,669 posts

184 months

Monday 13th May 2019
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That's good to hear thx. Will consider if worth £300 before spec lock.

evojkp

13 posts

243 months

Monday 13th May 2019
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Ordered a trophy last month and got a provisional date of mid August. My 275 trophy is already away, so a few months wait until new one arrives. Ordered Silver manual with recaros, bose and camera. Also organised for the wheels to be redone in black prior to collection. I really do not like the 'red' accents on them. They do look good up close as a stand alone item, but dont feel they work in the overall package. But thats just me I guess.


I did try an EDC trophy and it did give me a concern that getting a mnaual was the wrong box, but I stuck with it. The EDC box is excellent. Shifts are sweet in full auto and when in manual they work really well. The paddles were my only concern as they did not feel 'right' being so high and only covered the top section of the wheel. I dare say you would get used to it, but it was enough to ensure i stayed with the manual.

nickfrog

14,669 posts

184 months

Monday 13th May 2019
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I agree the red accents are OTT. A pretty simple fix with a wheel paint satin black spray though.

Turbojuice

552 posts

56 months

Monday 13th May 2019
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nickfrog said:
I agree the red accents are OTT. A pretty simple fix with a wheel paint satin black spray though.
For me either black or matching them to the yellow paint would look the business.

evojkp

13 posts

243 months

Tuesday 14th May 2019
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nickfrog said:
I agree the red accents are OTT. A pretty simple fix with a wheel paint satin black spray though.
I had thought about that as the finish on them is very good in the flesh, I had thought about just getting the red removed and gloss black done to match the other gloss black on it. Got a few months to make my mind up.

sorrento205

2,851 posts

203 months

Friday 24th May 2019
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Is anybody else experiencing difficulties with their order?
My lease order for a trophy is apparently on hold until the next model year, what does this even mean?!?

gutbobs

66 posts

141 months

Friday 24th May 2019
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There a thread on the official renaultsport forum about delays with orange and yellow paint, but nobody is talking about it being that long

nickfrog

14,669 posts

184 months

Friday 24th May 2019
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sorrento205 said:
Is anybody else experiencing difficulties with their order?
My lease order for a trophy is apparently on hold until the next model year, what does this even mean?!?
I hope not as I need the car in October for the end of the track day season. Mine is just a 280 so perhaps it's just the Trophy.

Butter Face

24,591 posts

127 months

Tuesday 28th May 2019
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Some picture whoring of our Trophy demonstrator which arrived today, it's bloody gorgeous.









nickfrog

14,669 posts

184 months

Tuesday 28th May 2019
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Brilliant but will potential customers ever get a chance to drive it? wink

Butter Face

24,591 posts

127 months

Tuesday 28th May 2019
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That's what it's here for hehe

gutbobs

66 posts

141 months

Thursday 20th June 2019
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I've just had a call that mine has arrived at the dealers.. but I can't get it until a week on Saturday frown - not the dealers fault, just my availability. Gives me a chance to sort the insurance, I suppose.

nickfrog

14,669 posts

184 months

Monday 24th June 2019
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gutbobs said:
I've just had a call that mine has arrived at the dealers.. but I can't get it until a week on Saturday frown - not the dealers fault, just my availability. Gives me a chance to sort the insurance, I suppose.
Exciting times, good news. Mine has been brought forward to mid-September but I have already got new PFC pads and RBF600 for it laugh

Weezywee

337 posts

40 months

Thursday 27th June 2019
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So tempted to pull the trigger on a standard RS 280 (povvo spec!). Has anybody got an idea on the true MPG, I do roughly 20k per year so as much as I love the car, its a big consideration! For reference commute is 80% motorway, 20% A road

nickfrog

14,669 posts

184 months

Thursday 27th June 2019
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Difficult to say. My guess is you'll get 30mpg long term average, perhaps 32mpg if you try...

gutbobs

66 posts

141 months

Saturday 29th June 2019
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Have just got home in my Trophy. Love it! In sport mode the exhaust might be a bit much in town.. I think I upset a bunch of people at a bus stop

Butter Face

24,591 posts

127 months

Saturday 29th June 2019
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gutbobs said:
Have just got home in my Trophy. Love it! In sport mode the exhaust might be a bit much in town.. I think I upset a bunch of people at a bus stop
It's better in race cloud9

gutbobs

66 posts

141 months

Saturday 29th June 2019
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Haven't tried race mode yet... Maybe tomorrow!

nickfrog

14,669 posts

184 months

Saturday 29th June 2019
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Post some pics too. Mine arrives in 2 weeks... was supposed to be October... must have benefited from the shortage of tango paint. Will pick up September I guess..