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    Default New arrival at the Luck household:

    New arrival at the Luck household:-v__dc12.jpgMegane Intens Sedan Cosmos Blue:

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    Nice, It sure beats my new arrival.

    New arrival at the Luck household:-img_5296.jpg

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    Noice! Love the blue and the wheels!
    cheers,

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    I'm sure the colour was chosen after consultation with the Carlton Football Club, the Bride is a staunch supporter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    Nice, It sure beats my new arrival.

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    Yours is much more a man's toy, don't you think?
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    Gee Kim an EDC trans and a petrol engine.

    Is your "purity" starting to ebb ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    Gee Kim an EDC trans and a petrol engine.

    Is your "purity" starting to ebb ?
    I'm not sure what mental image you have of yours truly but I hasten to point out that it is not I standing in front of the car................that is the new owner and driver!

    You will also notice that it's another Renault, replacing the 2003 Megane manual soft top that served faultlessly for 14 years.......
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    Looks nice.

    Some specs, Kim?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    I'm not sure what mental image you have of yours truly but I hasten to point out that it is not I standing in front of the car................that is the new owner and driver!

    You will also notice that it's another Renault, replacing the 2003 Megane manual soft top that served faultlessly for 14 years.......
    The mental image I have, is based on your past history dismissing petrol and DSG out of hand on every opportunity.

    So it's good that your wife has managed to allow you to see some logic in the car purchasing decision.

    Regardless, congratulations, on what is undoubtedly a excellent vehicle albeit unavailable at time we purchased. Or things may have been different.
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    G'day,
    I upgraded the buggy...
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    The decision was hers, but I must say I was impressed by the huge 1.2l turbo donk! Just a bit bigger than the one in my first new Renault R10. And three more gears to play with!
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    And three more gears to play with!
    Respectfully, you are deluding yourself, if believe you can change into a "better" or change gear faster than a DSG/ EDC.

    I've tried and the DSG is superior everytime. The occasional foray into sports mode on the highway to overtake, always impress 'tho.

    I'm yet to use "Launch". Because my mechanical sensibilities are overwhelmed at the "loading up of the transmission and stress on the engine. And "drags at the lights", or indeed elsewhere hold no interest for me at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pug206gti View Post
    G'day,
    I upgraded the buggy...
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    Too old or too heavy for the 110?
    Does the buggy go faster with NOS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    Does the buggy go faster with NOS?
    I doubt it would, but should make the operator happier
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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    Respectfully, you are deluding yourself, if believe you can change into a "better" or change gear faster than a DSG/ EDC.
    "Better"….On throttle yes, off throttle no.


    Until any type of auto gearbox become integrated with topographical data, they will still constantly pick dud gears when either going down hill or when approaching a sudden descent or speed limit change.

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    IMO driving a car suggests one has their right foot on throttle. The ones who coast are letting the car carry them.

    A driver is control of car.

    It stands to reason that Dsg needs road input work.

    I drive our dsg like a manual. And brake to a stop. Which allows the clutch/es disengage. Then power on smartly when wanting to get moving again.

    Coasting is freakin' disaster which makes the car think it has lumps in the petrol most times. Especially if you are half hearted on the throttle.

    However often the DSG will simply select the lowest available gear and be acceptably smooth.

    Reversing and low speed maneuvering are a bit of an acquired art. I tend to try to keep up speed . Which requires planning of the entire maneuver prior to commencement.
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    I'll hold my judgement of EDC boxes until later, but I swear my six speed slush-box in the Koleos has learned to change down almost as soon as my foot comes off the throttle, probably due to my habit of using the auto pattern on the way up and down-shifting manually when slowing. If the EDC can do the same, what's to worry about? It would be the best of both worlds, one would think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    I'll hold my judgement of EDC boxes until later, but I swear my six speed slush-box in the Koleos has learned to change down almost as soon as my foot comes off the throttle, probably due to my habit of using the auto pattern on the way up and down-shifting manually when slowing. If the EDC can do the same, what's to worry about? It would be the best of both worlds, one would think?
    Paddles make changing down, for engine braking purposes very easy.

    The speed at which Dsgs change through the gears is exhilarating.
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    All that technical stuff aside, that is a really nice looking motor vehicle.
    I hope the new owner is pleased with her purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Handley View Post
    All that technical stuff aside, that is a really nice looking motor vehicle.
    I hope the new owner is pleased with her purchase.

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    Thank you John! I can assure you she is!
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    Quote Originally Posted by schlitzaugen View Post
    Looks nice.

    Some specs, Kim?
    It has the 1.2 litre 97KW tce motor, 7 speed edc box and a list of features a mile long. It really is a well specced car for the price. Check out the specs here:
    All-new 2017 Renault Megane Sedan Intens | Renault Australia
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    Icon10 I am sure your good Lady will enjoy HER car Kim

    Well done and nice choice for your good lady. Now are you allowed to borrow it? occasionally of course. Nice colour.

    Best of Luck!!

    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenfuego View Post
    Well done and nice choice for your good lady. Now are you allowed to borrow it? occasionally of course. Nice colour.

    Best of Luck!!

    Ken
    I've been told I can drive it "later"......???
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    Saw one of these today at Gorrells and i would have to say it is one of the most attractive,nicely proportioned sedans I have seen in a long while.Congratulations and enjoy!

    Peter.
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    Congratulations on the new purchase Kim! It's certainly a very nice looking vehicle. I'm actually finding myself more and more attracted to the sedan over the hatch, but I prefer the wagon over them both. You're probably one of the first in the country to take delivery of one, as there aren't many available to buy when looking on the net.

    I've only driven a Megane Zen hatch, as a loan car for the day and I was pretty impressed with it's performance and the 7 speed EDC box around town, it was very smooth.

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