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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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17 reader reviews for Renault Megane Hatchback.
  • 1.4e RN 5dr

    Mary Corrigan , Cheshire . Date: 14/09/2006
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this '98 car about a year ago from a back street garage with only 48,000 on the clock. It looks good especially in red but apart from that I wouldn't recommend this particular model especially if you've been use to elec windows and central locking like I was. Why they decided to put in an electric sunroof and no other electrics is beyond me.

    I have to force it into 2nd gear (apparantly meganes are notorious for this) and everyday there seems to be a new rattle in the cabin. Apart from all that it does drive quite well and I haven't had to spend any money on it apart from 2 tyres.

  • 1.4e RT 5dr

    mark weston , lincolnshire . Date: 29/03/2006
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had numerous problems with the gearbox and it seems to be getting no better, even though I have paid over two times what the car is worth just on these repairs.

    The car also seems to be like a random sound generator, with new noises being found every day.

    I bought this car on a budget and the only budget this car seems to have is a huge one with the nice people at Mastercard.

  • 1.6 16v RXE 5dr

    helen williams Date: 27/03/2006
    • 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

    My car

    I own a 1996 1.6 RXE. It is fantastic, and fuel economy is suberb. It has great pulling power compared to a 1999 T-registered Astra I used to own. It is fantastic on motorways and has ample luggage space.

  • 1.4e RN 5dr

    David Gibbs , Bucks . Date: 12/01/2006
    • Overall verdict
      2 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

    My car

    I drove a 1997 1.4 RN the other day and I was quite impressed with the driving position but that's the only good thing about it.

    The gearbox was very clunky and I had to physically force it into 2nd as it was so stiff.

    The brakes were in quite a poor condition as I later found out that their was a leak in the brake pipe.

    I suppose for an older car it is expected, but for any buyers wanting to buy an older Megane I recommened checking it over with someone with a good knowledge of cars or pay for an independent inspection.

Renault Megane Hatchback

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