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Used Renault Megane RS 2010-2016 review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Alternatives

Renault Megane RS
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Used Renault Megane RS 2010-2016 review
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Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Renault Megane R.S. hatchback?

The Honda Civic Type R has a similar no-holds-barred attitude to the RS, and in all its guises it’s tremendous fun to drive. We’d choose the present generation car if we could, but you’d need around £25,000 for that. The previous gen is a screamer, too, and as long as you can put up with an overly firm ride you’d get a great drive.

The Volkswagen Golf GTI is a perennial favourite. It’s not quite as uncompromising as the RS and the Type R but for many that’ll work in its favour. Spend as little as £5k on a Mk5 version and up to £25k on the latest Mk7.5 one, but buy any of them and you won’t be disappointed.

Overview

The Renault Megane RS is tremendous fun to drive, and older versions make a great used buy

  • Great to drive
  • Proving to be reliable
  • Grip and handling
  • Hard ride
  • Seating not especially versatile
  • Steering not as sharp as some