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Renault Megane CC (02 - 09) review

(2002 - 2009)
Renault Megane CC (02 - 09)
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Which used Renault Megane coupe should I buy?

The CC got more engines than its predecessor - including diesels for the first time. There was a mild face-lift in 2006, which improved the engines and added some cosmetic tweaks.

The entry 1.6 petrol is too small, but the 2.0-litre petrol, or 1.9-litre diesel with either 106bhp or 130bhp, are much better. If you want to really move, the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit is good. However the 2.0-litre 150bhp diesel option is probably the best all-round choice, if you can stretch to it.

There is a four-speed auto option on the 130bhp diesel, but it's expensive and noticeably dents fuel economy. The more powerful engines come with a six-speed manual gearbox, but the five-speed 'box on lesser models is more satisfying to use.

Base Extreme models miss out on air-con, so we'd look out Dynamique models. Top-spec Privilege comes with climate control, CD changer and part-leather interior.

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Which used Renault Megane coupe should I buy?

The CC got more engines than its predecessor - including diesels for the first time. There was a mild face-lift in 2006, which improved the engines and added some cosmetic tweaks.

The entry 1.6 petrol is too small, but the 2.0-litre petrol, or 1.9-litre diesel with either 106bhp or 130bhp, are much better. If you want to really move, the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit is good. However the 2.0-litre 150bhp diesel option is probably the best all-round choice, if you can stretch to it.

There is a four-speed auto option on the 130bhp diesel, but it's expensive and noticeably dents fuel economy. The more powerful engines come with a six-speed manual gearbox, but the five-speed 'box on lesser models is more satisfying to use.

Base Extreme models miss out on air-con, so we'd look out Dynamique models. Top-spec Privilege comes with climate control, CD changer and part-leather interior.

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