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Well, at last have my new car. Still requires the drivers door window regulator, but they are waiting for the part and I got too impatient with them, and computer needs reset for the type warnings since they changed the part on the wheel.

First thoughts.....

Extremely comfortable, more so than expected, always either had velour or full leather, but the part leather is prefferable now, so thats a cool thing.

Nice inside, lots of little cubby holes for store, and the kids love the center armrest in the rear with the cup holders, something that I def needed, and they have heaps of room, alot more than the S60 I used to drive.

To my surprise the steering was as stiff as the Volvo was, I guess due to the larger wheels it has, and I have to admit it also handles corners the same as the Volvo which came with sports suspension, however the ride quality is far better than the S60 whilst handling equally as well.

Brakes seem a little soft, not sure about them yet, Volvo had very good brakes, but I have not stamped on them yet.

All in all, its a very nice drive with a weird yet cool paint job.

Looks blue from one angle and green from another, very nice.
 

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Enjoy your new car, don't forget the pics.
Regards Leroy
 

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Cruises wonderfully at 90 on the motorway, very smoothe ride and can hear myself and others in car talk, which is nice.

Weird having 6 gears, have to remember to go from 5th to 6th, lol.
 

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You'll soon get used to using 6th and then find yourself trying to select 7th :rofl:

Glad you like the new motor! Enjoy and drive safely etc etc ;) :)
 

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Well, have driven it around town a little, and it is a delight to drive, handling is very nice also, and I do like the internal ligthing at night, white, very nice, perhaps a little bright but adjustable.

I am certainly glad I got this, and from what I can see the warranty pretty much covers most things, with exception of things that can be caused through wear and tear.

Tomorow will have tyre sensor reset to cure the warning that my front right wheel is missing (whilst I am driving, kinda funny really) and at some point will drop it back in to have my window repaired. all under warranty.

Im pleased as punch.

No funny noises noticed, nothing creakes or rattles, everything is verty silky, and I did notice how if when accelorating you dont push the pedal hard, it pulls away at a nice smoothe slow speed, cruising so to speak, but push it a little more and you feel the turbo kick in, much punchier than the older lag 1.9ddti, and more noticable.

Great car so far, looking forward to more driving tomorow (job interview near Ashford)

Oh, and my wife and mother say they think the car is a teal colour, though from one angle its green and another its blue. (kids love the blinds and rear armrest, lol, sad eh!
 

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I only have one pic I took today, not had time to take any others, but I am sure you have all seen them, lol.

Note, the pic shows it as blue, but its not its teal, and looks green from a different angle.

 

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ok now I have a couple simple questions, well one actually.

As far as I can make out, this is what the car seems to come with.

CD Head unit
CD Changer in boot
Lec windows front and rear
Lec mirrors
Lec folding mirrors (cool)
Tilt/slide sunroof
Air con
Strange ladies voice???
Tyre sensors
Extremely bright headlights
Fog lights
Trip computer

Can anyone think of anything I might have missed.

Someone said it has the rain sensors, but its summer so hard to tell, lol.
 

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Rain sensor - put the wiper stalk to 'intermittant' and throw a bucket of water over the windscreen ;)

Seriously though, the rain sensor is at the top in the middle of the screen right behind the rear view mirror.

Have you found the retracting wing mirrors yet?
 

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From what you're saying about the colour, I think you have the same as me: Nordic Green. It's kind of dark blue most of the time, but green when the sun hits it right.

One thing to add to the list is total closure: Press and hold the lock button for several second and the indicators should flash rapidly a few times. The car will deadlock, and if the sunroof or any of the windows are open, they will close.

If you have more than one keycard, then you'll also find that the driver's climate setting and stereo function (radio/cd etc.) should be memorised separately for each card.

The rear view mirror should also be photochromatic. Look around the back of it (the non-mirror side) and you should see the front sensor. Cover that with your finger in daylight, and watch the glass turn dark (the mirror tints when the light on the mirror side sensor is brighter than the light on the non-mirror side one.) That should keep you amused for at least 5 minutes :p

Just take care of those alloys when it comes to potholes and speed bumps - they're the dreaded Silverstones, and they're more inclined to warp than the USS Enterprise.
 

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can anyone tell me how to open the fuel flap???:crazy:
Just press on the frontmost edge when the car is unlocked and it should open. Make sure you've unlocked the whole car (two presses of the unlock button or one long press) and not just the driver's door.

If you can't open the flap with all of the doors unlocked, then the solenoid has stuck (I've had this happen.)

The solenoid locking bar is made out of plastic, as is the filler flap. If you're careful about it, you can quite easily prize the locked flap open without damaging the paintwork.
 

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Sounds like you've found a nice one, good work!! Nordic Green, same as mine. I had the very same trouble with the fuel filler cap this very morning and Horatio is absolutely right. Its quite flexable and will allow you to prise it open, good security Renault!! Enjoy your new car
 

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Looking good haggis. Sounds like you'll get some nice cruising out of it.

Good luck with the job interview, if you haven't already had it:)
 

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Rain sensor - put the wiper stalk to 'intermittant' and throw a bucket of water over the windscreen ;)

Seriously though, the rain sensor is at the top in the middle of the screen right behind the rear view mirror.

Have you found the retracting wing mirrors yet?

Thats funny, cos at 11.43pm last night I suddenly remembers reading it had retractable wing mirrors, and dashed out to the car to see if it did, and was pleased when I noticed it did, lololol.
 

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Looking good haggis. Sounds like you'll get some nice cruising out of it.

Good luck with the job interview, if you haven't already had it:)
The interview laster one and a half hours, longest one I have ever had, very casual, and the role itself looks like it will involve me in loads of things, so I am crossing my fingers, toes, ears, nuts etc.

Looks like I an currently no1 for the role out of 2 other interviewies, and a possible 3rd one, should know by mid next week.
 
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