We use cookies on whatcar.com to improve your browsing experience and to provide you with relevant content and advertising, by continuing to use our site you agree to this. Please see our privacy policy for more details. Continue

What Car? says

2 out of 5 stars

For It's inexpensive and the later models are well equipped

Against It has a frumpy image, it's dull to drive, unreliable, and the interior is cheap-looking

Verdict A safe, cheap and spacious small family car

Go for… 1.4 Expression

Avoid… 1.9 DTi 80 Sport

Renault Megane Hatchback
  • 1. Make sure the clutch works properly, because replacing it is a complicated - and expensive - job
  • 2. Head gasket failures have been reported, so check the inside of the oil filler cap for the sludge that can warn of problems
  • 3. Auto gearboxes have a nasty knack of failing, and rebuilds are costly
  • 4. Immobiliser faults can strand cars, although repairs can often be carried out at the roadside
  • 5. There have been complaints about poor-quality paintwork, and the body-coloured bumpers are prone to marks
Haymarket Logo What Car? is brought to you by Haymarket Consumer Media
What Car? is part of Haymarket Motoring
© Haymarket Media Group 2015