I have owned the megane for just over 12 months. Performance is very good and fuel consumption is good. My only moan is that the service cost are expensive. As for driving it it seems to be a bit soft on the handling, but then again it is french and made for comfort rather handling. I hope this car proves to be reliable as I wish to keep it for the long term.
I've owned one of these for two years now (12 months old on purchase).
The car is relaxed, comfortable and refined rather than sporty. It's the most comfortable car I've ever owned: I have had four Saabs before switching because the last one (new-type 9-3) had a driving position I couldn't get on with. It seems to be equally at home on long motorway trips and country lanes. Consumption averages just over 50mpg, best 57 (motorway driving) and worst 42 (2 months of winter town driving).
The power steering is quite powerful but it isn't particularly a problem - the strong self-centring takes a little getting used to at first.
The load capacity is excellent - as much as a Laguna and more than a C-series, 9-3 etc.
The seat material and some of the trim etc could be a bit tougher, but at the price I probably can't complain. One very annoying design fault is that the indicator bulbs can't be replaced by owners with large hands - they are accessed with great difficulty through the wheel arch.
So far this has required three trips to the local Renault dealer, and the last time they had to take the wheel arch out to replace the light fitting (done under warranty with prompting from me).
Apart from the bulb problem I'm very pleased with the car and would recommend it. Just don't expect something sporty - the label is a complete misnomer.
Ive had this car for just over a year. Generally it has been fine. However, on three separate occasions the electrics went on different windows which caused them to remain open.
According to the experts this is a common fault on the Megane. The car also rattled from the dash which tried to be repaired by the dealer on two separate occasions with no real effect.
And be aware that many people complain that the brakes let them down. Mine squeeled continuously which I was informed was due to a build up of dirt not releasing the brakes enough. (If you do have this problem the dealer advised I jet wash directly onto the brakes).
I have found that the depreciation on the car is frightening and at recent part ex found prices dropping up to £200.00 a month. Be aware that new Megane is coming out and that this may have an effect.
However, I liked the car , despite all this. It was roomy, comfortable, easy to drive, responsive, quick and well equipped. I wouldnt put any one off owning one but Im sure if I had kept it past its warranty it would have cost me a lot of money somewhere down the line!!
We went for the bigger car for space for the dog etc. Very light on the steering however you feel every pothole. Also very noisy when going fast. Inside very comfortable but has lots of blind spots and difficult to see.
Found out that we only get 40-45 mpg. Not very good and eats up the petrol. I think need a look at from the renault dealer!!!
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