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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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39 reader reviews for Renault Megane Sport Tourer.
  • 1.5 dCi 106 Dynamique 5dr

    Barry Williams , Shropshire . Date: 18/04/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had mine as a company car since Aug 2006 and covered 18,000 miles. I'm really pleased with the car. I was a bit concerned when I decided to chose the Renault because for the previous 4 years I had been driving a Focus 1.8TDCI with 115 BHP. The Megane is much quieter than the Focus on the motorway and I find the economy superb. In the past 2 days I have done about 700 miles at around 70 mph and filled up to the brim before and after and averaged 61 mpg. The steering is very light and took some getting used to after the Ford. The Megane doesn't give you the sort of feedback you I had before but I soon got used to it and it is great to park. Don't be put off by the small 1.5 engine - it revs willingly and gives me plenty good enough acceleration. The 6 speed box is not the nicest I have ever used but overall I would recommend this car based on the first 9 months of use.

  • 2.0 VVT Dynamique 5dr

    John Dogherty , Leicestershire . Date: 29/03/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had this car for 40,000 miles and two-and-a-half years, and am about to change it.

    It has proved a comfortable load lugger for five people, or a tremendous carrier with the back seats down. On the motorway it is comfortable and quiet for long distances.

    However, although the 2.0-litre engine can pick up its skirts and run if pushed, it is not a car for press-on driving through the lanes; it is too big and is not firmly enough supended. To be fair, it was not designed to be hurled around the scenery!

    I have averaged 37mpg but have seen 42mpg on long motorway trips. I have had almost no problems, but lately the front passenger electric window has stopped working. I am still on the original tyres, with 3.5mm left at the front and 4.5mm at the rear. The spare is unused, so I have a problem understanding owners who get through a set in 25,000 miles.

    The brakes need care to prevent jerky stops and the gearbox seems somehow not quite to gel with the engine. It's not a problem unless you want rapid changes, though. In effect, it is a civilised long-distance estate car with a good margin of power in reserve and does what it says on the tin.

  • 1.5 dCi 106 Dynamique 5dr

    George Everard Date: 27/03/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      47

    My car

    After 2 years I am very happy with the car. The plastics and trim are somewhat lightweight, and I too have experienced water ingress in the spare wheel well. The main dealer and another garage were unable to fix this, but I sealed the gap between the rear lamps and the bodywork with silicon from top to bottom and this has completely solved the problem. My main gripe is with the main dealer, who's service, fault-finding and prices are by far the worst I have experienced and I shall not use them again. Not the best built car, but comfortable, roomy, economical, quiet and pretty reliable.

  • 1.9 dCi 130 Dynamique 5dr

    John Mitchell , Derbyshire . Date: 16/03/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I'm just about the change this car after 3 years and I can't wait! I've done 83000 miles in it and they've been the most unpleasant miles of my life. Firstly, the easy part. Whats's good about the car? The 1.9dci (130bhp) engine (when it runs) has good power and is nippy. That's it.

    After the first couple of weeks the brake system failed. Then the starting 'key' system failed and several electrical problems arose. I've also had issues with the cars road holding abilities - something to do with an elaborate tracking system. It's rubbish in the wet, go through a puddle and the wheels lose all traction. As for the build quality I got so annoyed with various rattles from the ludicrously designed dashboard that I ended up sticking blue tack between the gaps in an attempt to stop them. Needless to say it didn't. As I get close to handing the damn thing back it's now developed a leak in the driver's door, continues to float around corners giving the driver the uneasy feeling that they are going to go off the road and more electrical problems have developed.

    As it's a company car I've kept a log of the problems I've had and it's now running to 4-pages of A4!.

    Would I buy another Renault? I'd rather stick pins in my eyes.

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