Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Renault Megane R.S. hatchback?
The present generation of RS has only been on the market a short time and reported problems are few so far. This is a sporty car, though, that will have been used hard by enthusiastic drivers, so it’ll be worth making the obvious visual checks to the bodywork and the wheels. Check too the exhaust for condition and any signs of blue or black smoke on start up. Also the condition of the brakes, the tyres and all the electrical equipment within the car. On the old model, seat bolsters could wear prematurely, so look at those carefully, and of course, check the service history carefully.
Owners report favourably on the last RS, and it seems to be the same case with the new one. Renault as a brand finished in a hugely disappointing 30th place out of 31 manufacturers in our most recent reliability survey. The RS didn’t feature as a standalone model, but the standard Megane hatchback finished mid-table in the family car class.
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