Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Renault Megane R.S. hatchback?
The current Mégane RS has been on the market for only a short time and reported problems are few so far. 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.
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What are the most common problems with a used Renault Megane R.S. hatchback?
Oil pressure solenoid
There is an issue with the oil pressure solenoid in the engine of some examples made between 1 March 2018 and 31 May 2019. This has the potential to leave the engine starved of oil and lead to failure. You'll need to speak to your Renault dealer to find out if your car is affected, because it will need to be inspected and have a new solenoid fitted.
Is a used Renault Megane R.S. hatchback reliable?
Renault as a brand finished in a disappointing 30th place out of 31 manufacturers in the most recent What Car? Reliability Survey.
If you would like to see the full reliability list, head to the What Car? Reliability Survey pages for more information.
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