I have owned this car from new and am now getting ready to sell after having my fill of poor build quality. The Electric window motor passange side has been replaced twice, the start button has a the same wiring problem 3 times, the fuel cap lock kept sticking and it has now developed a leak along the passanger side window. All in a car that has doem less than 8000 miles.I have dealt with a main Renault dealer through all these problems, who have always been more than helpful, however, having to book a month in advance for a courtesy car is not ideal. The 1.6 engine is not ideal, as it is abit gutless, I would go for the 1.9 Diesel, however, once up to speed it is a pleasant cruiser. I like the car but have had enough! ALSO BEWARE FRONT INDICATOR BULBS ARE A COMPLETE NIGHTMARE TO CHANGE!!!.
In September, I picked up my 57-reg Megane CC 2.0 dCi 150, and I love it!
The car looks stylish and very modern, considering that it has been around for a few years.
The interior is well screwed together, with nice soft-touch plastics, which overall look very classy.
The engine is outstanding. The car pulls like a train. It feels much quicker and more eager than my old A4 1.8 turbo Cabby.
This car is also very economical. As a doctor, I use the car to visit patients on a regular basis, which can sometimes be quite a lengthy distance away. The car achieves in excess of 40mpg around town, and over 50mpg on long distance cruises.
Overall, I feel that this car is brilliant. I've had no problems with it at all - it drives really well, and is a nice place to be.
Anyone who is thinking of buying one should just go for it, but should bear in mind that Renault makes some truly awful petrol engines, so these should be avoided.
I am much more satisfied with this car than my previous car, which was German. It appears that the French are starting to get to grips with build quality.
I thought I should update my review from when I first received my Megane CC (2007 on a 57 plate), now that I have reached 12,000 miles. On the whole it has a been a good car, very economical given it's size and also pretty lively given the engine size, 6 gears are great for motorway jaunts and the cabin textures are better than previous Renaults, but no where near German standards. Like most people on here, it occasionally leaks from the seal where the roof joins the front pillar. A friend's VW Eos also does this, as does another's Volvo C70 CC, and as it is so occasional I've learnt to live with it. What I can't live with is the constant creaks, squeaks and groans from the car; rattling windows, the stupid boot tray squeaks, and the shuddering over anything less than smooth brand new tarmac. It's so annoying but like every Renault CD Player i have ever known, it skips and stutters. It hasn't been terrible, just not as good as you would expect for a £20k car, and like most French cars it's great to drive when brand new, but a year later it feels like it is about to fall apart. Call me boring but I'm getting rid of it for a Audi A3 Sportback S-Line which might, just might, last a little longer...
I have a 1.9 DCI – Dynamic 130, in silver. I have owned this car for a year now. Bought it with 14k miles, now has 23k miles. I am very happy with my purchase. Economy = excellent…town driving / motorway = excellent. Around 460 miles from a full tank of fuel. Build quality = Okay, not VW standard, but it is robust enough and solid. The paint work seems good as well. Costs = Road tax is £130 per year! 1st major service cost me £320! They say they get cheaper going forward. I have to get it serviced by Renault because it is still under warranty…
I find the car quiet, or it could be I have got used to the general running noises. It handles well enough.
Overall it is a nice cruising car, that doesn’t want to be rushed. If you are looking for a sports car, then I suggest look elsewhere as this isn’t it. It is a very nice day to day practical car even if it does not look it.. I can fit my golf clubs and trolley in the boot with space for more gear. Also it can take at least 15 bags of shopping..(if you eat that much)
I have had to take the car back to Renault for a minor electrical fault with the seat belt light….apart from that, fine…
If you are thinking of purchasing one, if you can, try and get the keyless entry version…it’s a dream.
The reviews on this site are a good indication from REAL DRIVERs…doing REAL DRIVING
p.s…it does not leak…the new Ford Focus CC does and I hear the Vauxhall does as well…enough said.
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Amazing car, once driven, never forgotton, forget all the pretenders like BMW Z4 and Mercedes SLK, they will never have the passion of a Porsche
I love this car! Handling is great, its fun to drive and even reasonably practical!