Used Renault Megane RS 2018-present review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Advice for buyers

Renault Megane RS
  • Renault Megane RS front tracking
  • Renault Megane RS 2019 rear left static
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  • Renault Megane RS 2019 front left static
  • Renault Megane RS 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Renault Megane RS front tracking
  • Renault Megane RS 2019 rear left static
  • Renault Megane RS
  • Renault Megane RS rear tracking
  • Renault Megane RS 2019 front left static
  • Renault Megane RS 2019 RHD dashboard

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Renault Megane R.S. hatchback?

Luckily, with the current Mégane RS reported problems are few. This is a sporty car, though, and will have been used hard by enthusiastic drivers, so it’ll be worth making the obvious visual checks to the bodywork and wheels. Also check the exhaust for condition and any signs of blue or black smoke when you start the engine. Look at the condition of the brakes, the tyres and all the electrical equipment within the car as well.

Pay particular attention to the wheels of Trophy-R models that come with the optional carbonfibre set. First off, check that both sets of wheels are present with the car, and make sure all they tyres have a decent amount of tread on them. Also check that the carbonfibre wheels aren't damaged in any way; these cost £12,000 when new and will, therefore, be very expensive to repair or replace.