What should I look for in a used Renault Megane coupe?
Lots of imports were available when the car was new, so you need to check the specification carefully. Renault should be able to tell you from the VIN if the car is a grey import or a car sourced through a dealer. However, don't necessarily be put off - buying imports isn't a problem as long as the price reflects that.
On the other hand, if you suspect the clutch is on its way out, you might want to reconsider - it's a complicated job to replace and won't be cheap. Some cars are plagued by starting and ignition problems, and on others the heater can fail.
The jerky automatic gearbox is known for its faults, so if you really want one, make sure you're completely happy with its operation.
Some owners have complained about poor-quality paintwork, so check panels carefully, as well as body-coloured bumpers, which are prone to marks.