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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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137 reader reviews for Renault Megane Hatchback.
  • 1.6 VVT Authentique 5dr

    Rachel Evans , Cheshire . Date: 25/10/2013
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    I had this car for just over 2 years and had my fair share of trouble with it if i'm honest. I niavely stuck it out as I really liked the car and loved the shape and interior. After having it a year the key card became very temperamental until it completely stopped working and I couldnt lock the car at all! I also got the dreaded 'card not detected' error on the dash and the car refused to start when I put the key card into the reader.

    I did not get this fixed and continued to start the car with a peice of metal popped in at the same time as the key card that acted like a conductor and started the engine after a fair bit of fiddling around! How embarrassing!!

    The electrics were shocking, I was forever changing the light bulbs in it as the were always blowing. The handbrake lever completely broke on me and that cost me 200 to fix! Renault wanted 150 for a new key card then the fuel injection went which cost me another 130.00 but wouldve been more if the fuel pump was brand new but fortunately I managed to get a second hand one. The car also developed a starting problem where I would be sat for about 5-10 mins every morning trying to get it to start. In the end I seriously couldnt take it anymore and sold it cheap as spares and repairs!

  • 1.9 dCi 130 Dynamique 3dr

    adrian jenkins , tyne & wear . Date: 10/03/2012
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      47

    My car

    Owned a 1.9dci 130 bhp for 2 & 1/2 years.

    For-never let me down in 25000 miles. Good mpg, best tank full 53 worst 42. Decent performance. Comfy but grippy seats and easy to drive. Light cabin with the panaromic sunroof. Only costs apart from service, tyres was it failed the mot on a track rod end (or something similar)-£180.00.

    Against-tyres are £160 each for decent make (has 17" alloys) 2 faults the car has are electrical-air con, passenger window motor. Interior "feels" cheap in places, but nothing has fallen off.

    All in all a very good car-i have now bought a Zafira for family reasons.

    On a personal note i have had 3 french cars (& have 2 company vans) & found them all to be reliable, the worst car i had was a Seat. The bits that need replacing (ant there were a lot) always had a Audi badge on so i dont buy into this "German engineering" myth.

  • 1.5 dCi 80 Authentique 5dr

    josh pringle , durham . Date: 19/04/2011
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      57.8

    My car

    I have owned this car for a couple of years now and so far it has been great. But the plastic dashboard trim rattles and creaks as i drive along. apart from that its a great car the boot is a bit small but the engine has got plenty of grunt and will do over 60 mpg a lot of the time.

  • 1.6 VVT Dynamique 3dr

    Rhian Hill Date: 12/02/2009
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I would like to know if anyone has experienced the same issues with the seat belts.

    Recently when getting my baby out of the rear of the car I didn't notice the seat belt had not retracted back.

    The seat belt has a large solid plastic piece which stops it from returning.

    This caused me to fall out of the car, to avoid landing on my newborn I twisted and now have a fractured elbow.

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