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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 86 Dynamique 5dr

    Adam Pendlebury Date: 13/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      61.3

    My car

    What a car!!

    I've just sold a two litre petrol automatic Ford Mondeo that was returning, on average, 33 miles per gallon. With the credit crunch getting worse this was proving to expensive to run. I do over 1400 miles a month travelling to work. Fuel was costing fortune.

    I decided to sell the mondeo and after doing some research I decided to by a 55 plate 1.5dci Renault Megane(86). BEST decision I have ever made.

    It's not quick and it hasn't got the room of the mondeo but....what a car! I've averaged 61.3mpg per tank of diesel. That equates to 730 to 750 miles on a tank. (Diesel at 123.9). It costs me £35 to tax A YEAR!! I'm 27, 4 years no claims, no points and insurance fully comp is £320.

    The dynamique model. Full e/w, e/mirrors, A/C, CD, Trip, Alloys, met paint, auto lights/wipers etc... etc...

    Anybody looking for a good, cheap to run, well equipped car should seriously consider a Megane. I cannot stress enough how good this car is.

  • 1.9 dCi 120 Dynamique 5dr

    Paul Konig , Berkshire . Date: 09/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      53

    My car

    I've driven 109,000 miles in my 54 Reg Megane and most of them have been fault free. The car is excellent on the motorway (c53mpg sitting at 70mph) and very quiet. Very competent cruiser with comfy seats and good stereo.

    It's not exactly exciting on country roads.If you've got tall friends it's not fantastic in the back, and the boot's not great either but then it's only a small car. No Focus beater but I'd definately get another one.

    Only things that have gone wrong: cable linking the 'start' buton to the clutch lever broke within 1,000m and at 80,000m the battery decided to discharge of it's own accord but apart from that it's been great.

  • 1.5 dCi 106 Dynamique 5dr

    Paul Allery Date: 04/08/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      55

    My car

    Just an updsate: after 18+ Months/17000 miles, NO Problems whatsoever. I'm a professional driver and my working cars are primarily an Audi A6 2.0Tdi SE (2008 model) but with regular stints in Mercedes E200K/BMW735i/BMW520i/BMWx5 and occasionally a humble Renault 1.6 Laguna Expression. The Megane is a superb motorway cruiser, at a cruise contol set 78mph with 4 adults and some baggage it holds 6th gear effortlessly on any motorway hill I've tried. Around town it's light controls are delightful althoughwhen pushed through mountain roads it's adequate for most it's NOT a sports car. The steering mounted audio controls are better than anything offered by Messrs Merc/BMW/Audi. On a day off I honestly don't miss the works cars in anyway. All in all I'm very happy and will not think twicw about buying another Renault... But NOT a Laguna!

  • 1.4 16v Dynamique 5dr

    Colin Kelly , Nottinghamshire . Date: 24/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38

    My car

    We own this Megane and a 1.6 Sport Tourer. Initially we thought we had hit a bargain: it has stylish looks, quality build, excellent price etc etc.

    However after two years the interior started to fall apart, the breaks squeal incessantly, and the engine constantly misfires when idling, is difficult to start in a morning and blows smoke when it eventually starts.

    We have lost track of the number of times our Meganes have broken down (usually for defective ignition coils) or been back to the dealer who constantly says "well we can't find anything wrong on the diagnostics".

    I will not buy a Renault again.

Renault Megane Hatchback

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