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Renault Megane Coupe (96 - 03) review

(1996 - 2003)
Renault Megane Coupe (96 - 03)
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What used Renault Megane coupe will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Renault Megane coupe?

If you're concerned with running costs, the later cars are the better bet. After the revisions in 2000, the service intervals changed from 12,000 miles to 18,000. This could save you a reasonable amount in garage bills and, if you opt for an independent garage you should expect to save an additional 17% in labour charges.

Fuel economy is also good, and, again, going for the post-2000 cars is advisable because they have more powerful and efficient engines. Fuel economy ranges from 43.5mpg on the 1.4 engine through to 37.2mpg for the 2.0-litre.

What's not so good is that independent warranty provider Warranty Direct reckons that about 42% of cars need repairs, so you may well have to budget for some unscheduled bills, which cost an average of £240.