What used Renault Megane estate will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Renault Megane estate?
Servicing shouldn't be too much of a problem. The work is mostly straightforward and intervals are variable - on-board sensors decide when the oil needs changing and the brakes could use a look at - so you can help to keep your own costs down.
Likewise, you can avoid the steep main-dealer labour rates by using a good independent garage. However, Renaults aren't the most reliable of cars, so as yours gets older, it'll make sense to budget for surprise repairs.
Fuel economy is also strong, with the diesels averaging 60mpg and the 1.6 petrols 41mpg. The 1.4 is slightly thirstier overall than the 1.6.