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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

    Alan James , Hants . Date: 11/04/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've now had this car for six months. It's very comfortable with plenty of adjustment, and the space in the rear and back seat is superb. I equipped mine with cruise control, climate control, opening tailgate, and comfort pack, and it is now a pleasure to drive.

    Put aftermarket parking sensors on, as they are not in the option list - ensure that they are vertical as the bumper's shape is not ideal for them.

    Currently, I'm getting 56mpg according to the trip computer.

  • 1.9 dCi 120 Expression 5dr

    Ivan Petrovic Date: 11/04/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    After two months and around 3000km, my Megane Grandtour turned out to be a nice surprise.

    The engine is great, and has great pull, reasonable noise levels and low fuel consumption, though not the one specified in the leaflets.

    The steering wheel, lambasted in some tests, is good, although perhaps the 16-inch wheels instead of standard 15-inch versions have something to do with it. Other accesories (climatronic, CD changer, cruise control) are great toys to play with and they do what they are supposed to do up to now.

    Minor things that are not so good: both doors have a mind of their own - sometimes they bounce back when you try to close them. Also, boot space is not quite flat when you lower the back seats.

    It's a highly recommended set-up - the tourer with the strongest 1.9 diesel!

  • 1.6 VVT Oasis 5dr

    Ben Harrison , Kent . Date: 20/10/2005
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've owned this car for a month now. A bigger car was needed after the arrival of our first child. We've already put 800 miles on it without using it for commuting.

    Performance is good, not exceptional, but that was to be expected. Gear change is very smooth. Ride is comfortable round town and on long M-way journeys, and handling better than expected for an estate. It's achieved good levels of fuel economy for a big car.

    Build quality is very good, as are equipment levels. We particularly like the double sunroof - which gives plenty of light. Unlike others, I've had no problems operating dash mounted GPS receiver for navigation.

    Load space, and cabin space are excellent - it easily swallows up e.g. pushchair, couple of large suitcases, & travel cot, without the need to put down any seats.

    Renault have provided good service so far, but can't really comment on reliability yet - will update the review in a year's time.

  • 1.6 VVT Dynamique 5dr

    George Everard , Avon . Date: 10/08/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is a very easy-going, relaxing car to drive.

    Handling and road-holding are remarkably good for this class of car and noise levels are low.

    The 1.6 petrol engine initially feels underpowered but warms up very quickly and proves to be very quiet and refined. The Variable Valve Timing (VVT) system provides excellent torque at low revs, pulling up hills in top gear that I would normally have to change down for.

    Economy during the first 1500 miles was not brilliant, but now that the engine has loosened up it is averaging 37 mpg, mainly in local driving. A recent 700 mile trip provided 41 mpg, fully loaded, on mixed roads.

    The 5 speed manual gearbox is a dream to use and although the variable ratio electric power steering initially felt extremely light, it makes city driving and parking very easy work. At lower speeds in town however some 'kickback' is evident through the steering wheel over bad pot-holes or a series of bumps.

    Motorway driving is very relaxed and a light hand on the wheel is all that is needed to keep the car in line.

    The low sill at the rear is ideal for our two labradors and the ride quality is good enough to prevent them being thrown about even on very poor roads.

    The driving position is very good and I'm glad to return to comfortable Renault seats after a couple of German cars! It is not built as well as a prestige car, but you get a hell of a lot for the money.

Renault Megane Sport Tourer

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