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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.
  • 1.5 dCi 80 Dynamique 3dr

    andrew nixon , lancashire . Date: 09/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    i owned this car for a year and it has to be the worst car i have ever owned! thank god it was parked at work and someone smashed into it in a lorry and wrote it off last month. the first problem i had with the car was when the drivers window just dropped down into the door when i was on the motorway which cost £150 to fix. then the turbo stopped working and only kicked in after 4000 rpm which is usless, £350 to fix. then it needed a whole new breaking system to get it through its MOT that was another £350. and finally just before it was wrote off it broke down and needed a new alternator, another £150 to fix. oh and also it needed a new steering collum which would have cost £2000! all in all just a rubbish car to own really and i would never have a renault again as they have had enough of my money, however i did have a 1.2 clio dynamique before this car and that was a brilliant car.

  • 1.6 VVT Dynamique (Euro 4) 5dr

    Howard Josephs Date: 27/10/2008
    • 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

    My car

    We have owned our 2nd Megane for just over 2 years and it has been fault-free and excellent to drive and live with. It's smooth, safe and comfortable and very well equipped.

  • 1.6 VVT Dynamique 5dr

    Holly Webster , Angus . Date: 12/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    Just a few more points i forgot, from last review, other bits that have gone wrong

    doesnt start well in the mornings takes upto 5 attempts to start the engine,

    remembered the name of the tracking device it is the tracking rods have gone so the tracking is never perfect.

    its got a faulty battery at the moment only 10months old the battery.

    as before meganes are only good for their looks and in a crash DONT BUY ONE or atleast an 03 plate.

    fuel consumption rubbish

    oh also check the v5 docs, if i put my registration number in a valuation or insurance thing on line it comes up as a 1.4 even though the v5 docs and the car clearly shows 1.6, dodgy i would say but prob a printing mistake on the data base, even though it does feel rough like a 1litre engine most of the time especially on starting off.

  • 1.6 VVT Privilège 5dr

    Maren Marshall , London . Date: 07/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      56

    My car

    I have owned this car for just over a year. Absolutely no problems during the year. Love all the little 'extras' but particularly the keyless entry system.

    Previously owned Ford Mondeo, Toyota Avensis, Vauxhall Astra, Fiat Uno, and others.

    Have dealt with manufacturers and dealers with all of them and can honestly say that Renault are the best. They are very polite and helpful especially Renault UK. Purchased car with no owners manual so contacted Renault and they emailed it through to me whilst talking to them on the phone.

    Only negative point is that my mother and father are both quite tall and mum in particular has problems if sitting in the back. But head room is not a problem as has been found on other vehicles.

    Once again all in all a lovely car to own and drive

Renault Megane Hatchback

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