What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

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

Against 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 Sport Saloon
  • 1. Electric windows can fail, and problems can strike the indicator and wiper stalks
  • 2. Faults have been reported with the keyless ignition and entry system, so check it over carefully
  • 3. Squealing brakes – a common problem – can usually be cured by changing the original pads
  • 4. The boot is large, but with a narrow opening and a long drop to the floor
  • 5. Sluggish, erratic engine response or starting problems can prove expensive and time-consuming to fix
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