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  1. Not sure what's upset you so much. In general, this thread is discussing fuels, with a reference to the Renault 'recommended' 95. There is a lot of BS out there that 98 is 'better' than 95, or 'i get better mpg or acceleration when using 98 over 95'. Surely by discussing (for example) my 3000km run on 98 vs my next 3000km run on 95, has some validity? I am actually trying to show that the recommended 95 is recommended for a reason. ie people shouldn't waste their money on 98 in the RS280 engine. If this topic doesn't interest you ravnj023, then don't read it.
  2. What I was saying (or trying to) was that the price I paid for the car I bought from NSW was $8k cheaper than the exact same car here in Vic. Clearly the NSW stealer was needing it gone whereas the VIC one wasn't. So i guess the important point, is my last comment in the above post saying "Just need to find a stealership that needs to sell one that they have had on their lot for a while. Time is your friend. Take your time and wait for the right car at the right price. Set up a watch list on carsales or similar and you'll see the prices move." If you read my longer post with the 6 dot points, that's how you need to do it. In my case, I shopped 3 VIC dealers, in 3 different towns/cities, but they really didn't want to negotiate on cars they actually had in stock. I found this very odd. So I looked interstate and with the help of a member here, found one that was a good price. I then negotiated fairly hard, but being very pleasant. It's always very clear from the first few exchanges how negotiable the price is likely to be.
  3. Haakon - My comments are based on the label on the fuel tank that says 95 but 'people' tell me that 98 is 'better'. Personally I do not believe that 98 should produce any different results to 95. I hope that to be the case, as the auto engineers that designed the RS should know a whole lot better than me about what octane rating their designed engine works well on. I'm an ex-civil engineer, so I have a lot of time for us engineering types. Be back in 3 months with my 95 results.
  4. I've just done 3400km using 98 and got an average of 8.5L/100km I'm now switching to 95 for the same distance, to see if i see a difference I have a very regular driving route with almost no traffic, so the comparison should be apples vs apples
  5. NSW. I'm in VIC. Almost not relevant though. Unless you are in Tassie and the car is in Broome ! Just need to find a stealership that needs to sell one that they have had on their lot for a while. Time is your friend. Take your time and wait for the right car at the right price. Set up a watch list on carsales or similar and you'll see the prices move.
  6. OK. 1. Don't go into a stealership saying 'i want that car' 2. Do go into a stealership saying 'i want that car for $xxk but i'm also cross-shopping against a GTi / R / ST / STi ' etc...etc... DO NOT APPEAR over eager. 3. Find a stealership that has the actual car you want. They will be MUCH more eager to sell at a good price than a stealer who has to order it 4. What colour do you want (this relates to 3 above)? 5. What build date do you want? Remember that a late 2018 build is about to turn two years old. That is a strong lever you have. 6. Do shop interstate. I just got my RS for about 8k less than my state were prepared to go. It took me a 2 day round trip, which was actually very nice, a bit more paperwork, but a great saving. Good luck
  7. Nice looking beast. Enjoy it.
  8. Thanks. Have to say I was trying to get a Flame Red (like yours), but they are very limited, so went for colour number 2 !
  9. Eventually stopped raining here and got a couple of snaps of my new lovely. Looks great in the sun and is going very well.
  10. My previous Mazda 3 Skyactiv SP25 was exactly the same with 91 vs 95 vs 98 (power / butt dyno / fuel consumption) over 5 years.....
  11. I asked Renault Australia this question... "Hi, I have just bought a Megane RS 280. Just wondering the RON fuel to use. 95 or 98?" They replied, " Thank you for your online enquiry. Your Megane R.S. can use 95 or 98 RON. For future reference please refer to the sticker on the inside of your fuel flap." Fairly definitive. No words like 'recommended' or 'advised' or similar.
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