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  1. Brake Pads Worn

    Someone else had this happen: eventually Renault found that the handbrake wasn't releasing fully and paid for all the repairs.
  2. Diesel or Petrol

    Don't bother. The dealer will tell you whatever you want to hear.
  3. Automatic headlights

    So if you go to manual lights the main beam becomes manual too?
  4. Kadjar 4WD owners

    4.8 l/100km is 58.7 mpg, 5.3 is 53 mpg and 6.3 is 44.7 mpg. Your 1.6 makes 53 mpg which is very good; my 4x4 managed 52 on a motorway run yesterday and averages around 48 in winter, around 52 in summer. That is with the 4x4 in auto all the time. My 1.6 dCi 4x4 is no noisier than the two Mazda 6 2.0 diesels, Skoda Octavia 2.0 tdi or Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 CRD that I had recently. The only diesel I had that was quieter was a new BMW 535d, and that is to be expected.
  5. Kadjar 4WD owners

    The difference in fuel consumption is down to the 4x4 weighing 107kg more than the fwd version. That is like carrying an extra passenger all the time. I ran mine in 2wd for a short while to compare just after I got it, and it made no difference whatsoever to the fuel consumption. I now leave it in auto all the time and never use Eco mode. AOne, what engine does your car have, as I think you might be comparing apples with pears? The 4x4 has the 1.6dCi, which many reviews say is not as quiet as the 1.5dCi. Mine isn't the quietest engine, but it doesn't produce any noticeable transmission noise from the 4x4 system, so I think your quieter car may have the 1.5dCi engine, which would also explain the 15% difference in fuel consumption.
  6. Intermittent screen wipe rate is adjustable on the second ring on the wiper stalk, similar to the fog light controls on the other side.
  7. New 1.6 DCI 4X4 Owner

    Welcome James, and I hope you enjoy it. Mine was pretty good in the snow even with the standard Conti summer tyres. Performance is fine and I get 48-50 mpg too, which I reckon is good for the size and weight of the car and that is all done in 4x4 auto. No reversion to FWD for me, otherwise what is the point of having 4x4 when it needs it.
  8. How to start cruise control?

    It will also prevent the stop-start system working too.
  9. Hi, new member here <waves>

    Plenty of visits for petrol as many owners on here have reported, so you'll get used to it very quickly.
  10. How do you use start stop feature?

    Mine didn't work on the day I picked the car up, but has worked fine since. Sometimes it can take up to half an hour before it works, but I assume it is just down to the state of charge of the battery.
  11. Hi, new member here <waves>

    Welcome to the nuthouse, and back to paying for fuel. Which engine are you getting?
  12. Mandatory Update

    I checked the R-Link store tonight and a window popped up to tell me there was a mandatory update for the R-Link software. Downloaded it and it appears as a 3Mb file called "My Routes". Installation in the car took a couple of minutes, when it said that My Routes had been added to My Apps. Checked there and it appears that it gives more functionality for the My Renault smartphone app. It can now tell me the car's location and also send a destination chosen on a map to the sat nav. Not quite what everyone was hoping for but pretty good nonetheless.
  13. Prep for selling the KJ

    I don't think a dealer would be remotely interested in any bits you have added. They may even lower the trade-in price, particularly if they are not genuine Renault accessories.
  14. New Car needs a dash cam

    I bought mine from there. Not had any dealings with the service department yet, but the salesman forgot to take the balance of the deposit off me when I picked up the car. I had an embarrassed phone call from him a couple of hours later, as the sales manager had just asked him where it was.
  15. Evening

    Horsepower bar is a joke. It even indicates power and torque when the engine is stopped. Press the throttle and it will move.