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    C3RS "Sport Auto Edition" 19/99

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  1. Rs 265 hatch rust?

    Don't get turned away that easy. I don't know how it is with the Meganes but I'd guess they've the same warranty/guarantee regulations as a C3RS and there it's 12 years for corrosion. And that's what's the case here as it's not just a paint related issue which may actually be out of warranty by now. I'd have thought that Renault offers that MY Renault thing worldwide. Have you tried this here? https://www.myrenault-me.com/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2F
  2. Rs 265 hatch rust?

    ^Are we a little confused today? My Clio has a (anti) corrosion guarantee that runs 144 month/12 years. I'd guess that's the same for the Megane? You can check that by registering (your car) at "MY Renault".
  3. Buying Used: 2015 Clio RS 200 Sport

    I've already adressed this with the "1 out of 4" comment somewhere above. I've posted this because I just found these numbers and think they're interesting, show the size of the respective markets and put the whole thing a bit more into perspective.
  4. Buying Used: 2015 Clio RS 200 Sport

    ^That's a lie! On a more serious note. Here are the official world wide sales numbers for 2017 (starts on page 14). https://group.renault.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/march-2018-edition-facts-figures.pdf It isn't differentiating between RS and none RS models but it should put the sizes of the markets and the numbers in perspective.
  5. Buying Used: 2015 Clio RS 200 Sport

    You get/sell about 3000 Clio 4 a year of which 1/4 are RS if the numbers I found are correct. In Germany about 2000 Clio 4 get registered each month and if only 1/10 are RS...you'll get the picture. An other example would be that Germany gets 400 R.S.18 while you get 10. I know that some issues can get fixed by adjusting the "pressure ratio" but that has nothing to do with the "getting into gear" problems I mentioned but rather with some strange noises comming out of the drive train or a slipping clutch (feeling). That's at least what I got. What I also got is that more than just one person had the "round about issue" I mentioned above. About the power loss. https://www.autoevolution.com/news/renault-clio-4-rs-200-with-16-liter-turbo-actually-makes-181-hp-video-99092.html Just because it's not on here or the UK forums doesn't means the problem doesn't exists. Besides that I doubt that even half of the people will actually notice the difference between 160, 180 or 200 THP. Not to talk about that the issue isn't always prevalent and can be an on/off thing depending on driving style and other circumstances like temperatures. Like said it's a known issue and I've talked to somebody working at a Renault dealer who has a Phase 1 with exactly this problem in person just last month. It's nothing only existing in my imagination.
  6. Buying Used: 2015 Clio RS 200 Sport

    @stromlo: Go to post #11 and read what I've said there. If you think that the few C4RS you've down there are of any relevance as sample mass compared to the thousands driving around in Germany alone then I can't help you.
  7. Buying Used: 2015 Clio RS 200 Sport

    I'm just reporting what I know and I'm following this topic quite closely. I've even talked personally to the Renault mechanic who has this issue last month. His car is basically the test car for Renault at the moment. But yes...I'm just talking out of my arse, sure.
  8. Buying Used: 2015 Clio RS 200 Sport

    I'm sorry to hear that but with such cars you should always have some extra change in your pockets. I've my 6 year inspection next month and I'm already at 1.500,- € after some hard negotiations. Standard would be ~1.8k. No interest in an older Clio RS? They're great and reliable cars.
  9. Buying Used: 2015 Clio RS 200 Sport

    Like always you'll mainly hear the voices of the people that have problems while the ones without any will stay mostly silent. We've a thread called "Leistungsverlust" (loss of power) over at cliors.de. It has 49 pages by now. You decide if there's an issue or not.
  10. Buying Used: 2015 Clio RS 200 Sport

    I know that some don't have the issue but there are enough reports about Phase 1 cars EDC hick-ups. This seems to be especially prevalent at lower speeds when entering a round about for example. In some cases the EDC simply doesn't gets into gear. Seems like the EDC can't decide which gear it wants which can result in you sitting there without any propulsion which can be quite dangerous. I've also heard about problems related to the gearbox temperature. We had one C4RS throwing a failure during a tour which resulted in the car jumping into emergency mode which means it had to creep home with ~30 km/h. We've some people here that have the problem with the low power output. One of them is a Renault mechanic and they're trying to find out and fix the issue together with Renault Sport but so far without much luck. Quite some parts got exchanged and various software iterations have been tested without success. Some cars simply seem to be melones. @alecellis: Get a proper Phase 2 C3RS. It's the much better package in my book.
  11. Buying Used: 2015 Clio RS 200 Sport

    Do yourself a favor and get a Phase 2 Trophy (that's the one with the checkered flag style day/fog lights). With this version the EDC problems got fixed and it also shifts a little faster. The Phase 1 models are known to have issues with the EDC and sometimes have problems with the power output (not reaching the advertized 200hp).
  12. New to Renaults and Melboune

    You sure you bought the right car? I'd imagine a van with "Free candy" written on it would suit you better.
  13. C3RS "Sport Auto Edition" from Berlin, Germany

    New T-Shirt.
  14. C3RS "Sport Auto Edition" from Berlin, Germany

    It's a relatively small scene compared to others like VW for example but there are some RS enthusiasts around. Just take a look at videos from the Nordschleife and you'll see quite a lot of C3RS, C4RS and M3RS around. Meggis and C3RS are actually more rare than C4RS as these sold like sliced bread and you'll see quite a lot of them at least where I live. Thanks to absolutely ridiculous price reductions but most of their drivers aren't what I'd class as real RS fans. If you haven't seen the "RS Days 2017" thread already then take a look at the following link. Gives a good impression of our scene I'd say. http://www.ozrenaultsport.com/topic/30352-photos-from-the-rs-days-2017-in-meinhard-germany/ You also shouldn't forget that cars of German manufacturers are often a lot more expensive than what Renault (Sport) has to offer. Renault has a little over 4% market share here and you'll see quite a lot of their lower budget cars on the streets. I'm always amazed how many it actually are when I drive around. The answer to your last question is easy. I'm actually coming from a Mercedes-Benz family but my first car was a Peugeot 205 GTi 1.6 and that's what got me hooked on French cars. Unfortunately Peugeot doesn't builts anything that interests me anymore. I've checked out various types of 308 GTi and even an RCZ but I'm not a fan of turbos and especially not the new(er) downsized ones. That's why I was explicitly looking for a C3RS. I didn't planned to get a special edition at first and my first choice actually was an Albi Blue Cup but I was only second on the list and the first guy bought it. Then this car here came up and I thought f* it, checked it out and took it home.
  15. Rs 265 hatch rust?

    The round hole is actually there to let water out if it somehow gets into the hatch. It should be "outside" of the rubber sealing of the trunk. I've experienced about the same "bubbling" with my old car but that was 20 y/o Peugeot 306. A good painter and varnisher should get rid of that without much of a problem. You should just make sure to find out what is causing the problem in the first place before you visit one.