Used Renault Megane Coupe 1996 - 2003 review

Category: Coupé

Section: What is it like?

1996 - 2003 review
Renault Megane Coupe (96 - 03)
  • Renault Megane Coupe (96 - 03)
  • Renault Megane Coupe (96 - 03)
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What's the used Renault Megane coupe like?

Spawned from the same model family that had a saloon, hatchback and even an MPV in the range, the Renault Megane Coupe isn't quite as attractive as the Cabriolet version, but it's still no ugly duckling.

In terms of space, the Coupe certainly lives up to its name - it's little more than a 2+2 because the shape of the sloping roofline makes getting into the rear difficult and restricts headroom once you're in.

By today's standards the quality and finish of the interior trim is dated and the design of the seat fabric isn't to all tastes.

Perhaps more of a disappointment is that it's not as sporty as you might expect of something called a coupe. Its handling could be more precise and it's a bit vague through bends, although, on the plus side, the Megane has a pliant ride.

However, there was a major range revision in 2000, which addressed some of the problems and turned the Coupe into more of a driver's car. These revisions, however, had a negative effect on the ride, making it ride much too firmly over bumps.