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What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

For The Megane's engines are excellent, and it's comfortable, refined, cheap and safe

Against Cabin space is poor, and reliability and Renault dealer service can be patchy

Verdict It's outstandingly safe, well equipped and good-looking, but plagued by niggling faults

Go for… 1.9 dCi Expression

Avoid… 2.0 VVT

Renault Megane Hatchback
  • 1. Faults have been reported with the keyless ignition and door entry system, so check it over closely
  • 2. Electric windows can fail, and problems can strike the indicator and wiper stalks
  • 3. Squealing brakes – a common problem – can usually be cured by changing the original pads
  • 4. The hatchback’s boot is not overly large
  • 5. Sluggish, erratic engine response or starting problems can prove expensive and time-consuming to fix
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