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DaveMc last won the day on 8 November 2018

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  1. DaveMc

    New Meg III RS Owner

    Welcome! Show us a pic when you can. Best to embed it with Imgur or similar.
  2. DaveMc

    First Renault--250 Rs Trophy

    Feel your pain. Acutely. I promised never to go back after my last car (pearlescent black paint), but this one as too good a deal to pass up.
  3. Hey mate, might be worth having a look into warranties. Renault shifted the Megane RS from a three-year warranty to a five-year unlimited km deal in July 2014, so that 2014 car may already have run out of warranty (mine has) whereas the 2015 car should offer another two years of worry-free motoring. Happy hunting. Dave.
  4. DaveMc

    First Renault--250 Rs Trophy

    Congratulations, you'll love it.
  5. DaveMc

    Megane Rs 265 At Last!

    Video of the Megane on track at Challenge Bathurst:
  6. DaveMc

    Newby, Defected From Jap To French.

    Sounds like you're having a good time! End up doing a harness? Looks like K-Tec make one for the M3RS. http://www.k-tecracing.com/show_product.asp?id=4130
  7. DaveMc

    I'm Thinking Of Buying A New 2016/17 Koleos Intens.

    Ok, can confirm now that the 2017 Koleos doesn't have active cruise - just emergency braking and a few passive aids such as blind spot monitoring in the top-end Intens. Have a look at the Foz, for sure. And maybe hang out for the new VW Tiguan in a month or so - it should have a very similar level of driver aids and safety kit to the latest Audis etc.
  8. DaveMc

    I'm Thinking Of Buying A New 2016/17 Koleos Intens.

    I think I can help here. And the answer is no, it doesn't look like Renault matches Subaru's EyeSight system in the Forester, Liberty etc. The Koleos' online brochures* etc don't seem to mention active or adaptive cruise control - only an "advanced emergency braking system" with forward collision warning. As the name suggests, this type of braking system is for emergency use - these systems generally work by sounding a warning alarm then ramming on the brakes at the last possible moment to avoid (or reduce the effects of) a crash. Not something you want to use every day! The Subaru system, on the other hand, is an impressive smart cruise control feature that easily handles stop-start traffic. I've got plenty of first-hand experience with this (and rival systems), and it really is a cool feature. In any case, I'm driving the new Koleos for work this week, getting into it on Wednesday. Will check it all out and report back, if you're happy to wait a couple of days. *http://renbr-edms.s3.amazonaws.com/REN0035/Koleos-Brochure-Mobile.pdf
  9. DaveMc

    Megane Rs 265 At Last!

    PI sounds tempting... though I'll probably do Mount Panorama instead. The Bathurst Light Car Club has a big meet on that weekend, and I'd love my Megane to meet the Mountain!
  10. DaveMc

    Megane Rs275

    Great choice! Enjoy the new ride.
  11. DaveMc

    Megane Rs 265 At Last!

    Yeah it is a pearler of an event. I loved the old Bathurst 24 Hour, this one really picked up where that left off. Sensational cars too - and next year will go off with M6, Huracan, 488, AMG GT, 991 etc joining the fray. Usually spend the day loitering around the pits/media centre but there's always time for an excursion or two to the top. Particularly for the start.
  12. DaveMc

    Megane Rs 265 At Last!

    Quite possibly. Been to every Bathurst 12 hour of the modern era, hopefully will be there for 2017 as well.
  13. DaveMc

    Megane Rs 265 At Last!

    Thanks mate. It is a unique place to grab a pic.
  14. DaveMc

    Megane Rs 265 At Last!

    I don't think it will be too clean. The last car was pearlescent black, rarely looked schmick. I'm much more keen on driving than washing cars! Yeah the Focus at the 'ring was pretty keen. It's fairly wet in that pic, he was giving it a good go! I was fairly cautious there, going out with an instructor to learn wet lines etc. The Renault's $27k insurance excess was also a factor...
  15. DaveMc

    Megane Rs 265 At Last!

    Thank you! No, I didn't drive that particular example on the 'ring... but I have had one in Sydney for a few days this week. It's bloody good, I brought it home and jokingly introduced it to my wife as "our next car", less than 24 hours after buying the Renault. She wan't impressed! Here's the beastie at The Rocks this week.