After 50k in little over 2 years i think i have got the good and the bad sorted out in the Megane. On the plus side the power unit is an excellent provider of pull when you need it and good for 50mpg when you behave. (my wife manages the 50mpg while i'm more like 43/5). The gearbox is smooth and keeps the engine nice and quiet when cruising in 6th. Renault fall down on the little things they never seem to rectify, even when they say they will. There is an annoying noise from the door seals at 60-70mph, when on long trips it gets on your nerves. The quality of trim, especially in the luggage area, is very poor and often comes away from the fixings. The comfort levels are very good (i suffer with disc problems) and you can safely drive from one end of the country to the other and feel ok. Little pockets of extra storage are a nifty idea and the rear sun blinds are a welcome addition.
I have had this car 6 months.It is only just 2 years old and done 52k.I average 40mph around town.Very good luggage space,carries 4 adults and also a dog cage in the boot with ease.I have had it back in the garage 3 times in the last 3 months for starting problems,the dealer said it was one of those things with a keyless entry.On the last attempt they kept it for 5 days and found the problem.Overall a nice drive,and good all rounder,but i would only have another if i could get a diesel.
I've had this car for about 12 months.I previously owned a 2.0 Alfa 147 TS, great fun but a tiny boot and a baby coupled with sub 30mpg meant it had to go.
The 1.5dCi 80bhp is not the most powerful I've driven, but I get 55-60mpg on the run to work and without hurrying I can easy get 70+mpg and and with a bit of effort 75+mpg on a long motorway journey. Even with a boot full of luggage and four passengers I got 78mpg over 200 miles earlier this year.
The boot is vast, even with a 2 year old and all the luggage he entails we never struggle for space going on holiday.
The quality isn't up to VW or even Ford standards, there's the odd rattle but nothing has dropped off, yet. The stereo isn't the best either.
In summary, I bought it to be an economical car with a big boot. It does exactly that, no more. Would I buy another? No, but not because it's a bad car, but I'll just fancy something different. We bought my wife a Modus with the same engine, so there you have it. Does what it says on the tin.
In Portugal, the 1.5 dCi engine with 106hp is the most used, because of the high taxation on engine capacity we have in my country.
However, I am quite happy with this engine, and to be honest, the difference between this one and the 1.9 dCi 120hp - I use to drive also this version quite often - is not as big as expected, although the 1.9 dCi 120 hp is naturally more 'full and round'.
Overall confort is very good, roadhandling very predictable and reassuring, although the steering is completely disastrous, as we do not 'feel' the car.
It has a very nice gear box, is nice to drive and is very quiet on my ears - the 1.9 dCi is even quiter. A nice car
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