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  1. Hey@Smrle69 yeah I’m 8 months in of my Meg4 EDC and done almost 10k kms so far. I’m still really enjoying the car, mine has been brilliant mechanically. I think the EDC is fantastic for how I drive. It’s so much better at changing gears then I ever was lol. Fuel economy probably shouldn’t factor into the equation with these cars, especially a trophy, but I think it’s pretty acceptable for a hot hatch. I’m averaging 10.6 and I drive very moderately. I do a lot of city driving though, last I checked my average speed is about 29km/h. Im loving the clearance underneath, I’ve been going along a lot of gravel and dirt roads these last couple of weekends and it’s handled them like a champ. I know most people don’t take their $65k hot hatch on dirt roads, but welcome to my life lol. I wouldn’t recommend if you are regularly driving with/as the passenger. The front window on the passenger side is frustrating as hell because a good 1/4 at least is not reached by the wiper blade so that seat rarely has a clear view out unless you regularly clean the windscreen. Seems like a strange thing but it’s been my biggest dislike. Auto park I’ve used once... It was a selling point for me but the parking in this is super easy. The ride is quite firm on the 280, the 300 is considerably more so because it has more racier seats and suspension is sportier. If you want comfort I wouldn’t suggest the 300. Bump stops that they rave about in the YouTube vids is good, but only for big bumps/holes when going at speed. Small bumps and slower speeds you feel every one of them. Some people have done some nice things with tuning the 280 into a 300. Removing bits to make it more crackly and poppy. If you are into that stuff then there is that. I personally wouldn’t do it while in warranty because I’ve been stung with that before. All round I think it’s a solid good car. Definitely not perfect, but hard to find a car that is. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. JamieN

    oscars

    Welcome! Great choice of colour if I say so myself lol. Nothing “standard” about the interior of a 280 😉
  3. Better late then never, so welcome fellow tonic 280 owner Awesome to hear you are loving it, completely agree with everything you have said here about it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Honestly Gambit I’m probably not the best person to be able to give a decent comparison. I can only go on what I had before which was a 2007 Mazda 3 MPS to this one. I love the look and feel of it. Everything I could want in that regards. It’s comfortable, once your inside, and a joy to drive. It does have a few ‘buts’... From what I’ve read, no one with a previous gen RS I going to jump in this and go “wow”. When I got in my last car for the first time I remember how intimidating the turbo spook sounded, the BOV firing and the torque steer was. This car is a lot more tame and the computer takes away all that aggressiveness that I was accustomed to - which is fine because I’m 35 now not 25. Something I didn’t pick up on in the test drive is just the lack of space. I have my wallet, car card, phone, a pair of glasses and I’m honestly struggling to work out where to put them. Wouldn’t have made me change my mind on the car but man it’s lacking. There is a funny little bit in the centre console but that my partner asked “what’s this used for” and the only response I could come up with was “paper clips?. I have only driven it from one side of Brisbane to the other in peek hour times so far. So I’ll refrain from commenting on the four wheel steer until I get to test it out on some twisties. The Rlink system is a bit meh. Definitely not catered for a couple who like to have both phones connected and easily switch between them to play music or something. I’m averaging 16.5L/100 at the moment in fuel. That’s me being semi conservative, so I hope that improves! Despite all that, 2 days in and almost got my first speeding ticket today. So it’s definitely fun to drive. Very happy with my upgrade. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. The looong awaited delivery date arrived yesterday. Finally part of the RS club! Haha Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. JamieN

    New owner!

    Gorgeous looking car. Congrats on the purchase! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I would have ordered 2 months ago if I wasn't being forced to wait until it could be test driven... Apparently the passenger needs to be comfortable too lol!
  8. I think it was this one- Black: Here are some other colours I found while searching - Grey: Silver: White: Red - Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I saw a black on YouTube too, that looked awesome with the black wheels and red brembo calipers too. But I just had this bad feeling if I didn’t get the Orange I’d regret it. Lol. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Ahh right, didn’t know that. Thought it was manual only. It’d be too rich for my budget either way [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. For me it is yeah. I’ve had a sports manual for enough now, time for an automatic. If you were to go manual then you would probably want to wait for the trophy version next (?) year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Haha yeah, I did take it with a grain of salt. Especially then also telling me that there is delays on not having the Bose system installed. I would have thought the paint comes before the sound system in the manufacturing process lol. Unless they are worried everyone will order the same colour (my fear too) so they offer a little wink to anyone who can convince the customer to buy a non-signature colour. But yeah the liquid yellow is the same that’s on the Clio RS. Then the Megane also has orange with the same metallic look. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Fingers crossed it is worse case and it’ll be sooner. I was told it’s because the paint is a 2 month process alone to coat. For anyone else reading this thinking of one, they are being built with the Bose sound and safety assist. To have those removed then there is also a wait. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Cricks at Springwood, QLD. Great group of people there. They could not have made the process anymore clear and straight forward. Didn’t enjoy the couple of phone calls I had with a dealership nearer to where I live (admittedly that is judging only one person). So decided to go out of my way and see this group and was very happy with that decision. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Hey everyone! Test drove and put the deposit down for a new Megane RS 280 EDC in Volcanic Orange yesterday [emoji7] First Renault for me. Hopefully not jinxing myself since the financing hasn’t been approved yet. But just so keen! I’ve been a little too obsessed by this car for the last 8 months when it was released in Europe. Stalking every Video, Website and forum (including this one) for information almost daily LOL! I’ve still got a crazy wait though, the dealership has set my expectation of a February delivery date for the orange or yellow. But the colour was just too good not to wait for. Current car is a 2007 Mazda 3 MPS that I’ve done 200k in the last 9 years. Joined the equivalent Oz MPS Club early on too and loved joining in on drive days when possible. I’m not a “car guy” but I love to drive. Thanks all! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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