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Renault Megane Hatchback (02 - 09) review

(2002 - 2009)
Renault Megane Hatchback (02 - 09)
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Which used Renault Megane hatchback should I buy?

There's more space for rear passengers in the saloon, but this five-door has extra versatility, so which you'll prefer depends on how you intend to use it. On balance, we'd opt for this five-door, and just put up with the tight rear legroom.

Once you've chosen the body style, the good news is that there are no bad models in the line-up, from the frugal 1.4 to the scorching 222bhp Renaultsport 2.0 turbo cars.

We most like the 1.6 (the most sensible petrol choice) and 1.5 turbodiesel for their relaxed driving style, and the 2.0 petrols have plenty of punch.

But, the dearer 1.9 diesels have the edge for all-round ability, especially if you do a lot of motorway driving. Given the cash, that's where we'd spend it.

Expression trim offers the best value, but all come with at least eight airbags, anti-lock brakes and a generous array of goodies. Extreme and Authentique are the entry-level models, while Privilege is the top spec.

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Which used Renault Megane hatchback should I buy?

There's more space for rear passengers in the saloon, but this five-door has extra versatility, so which you'll prefer depends on how you intend to use it. On balance, we'd opt for this five-door, and just put up with the tight rear legroom.

Once you've chosen the body style, the good news is that there are no bad models in the line-up, from the frugal 1.4 to the scorching 222bhp Renaultsport 2.0 turbo cars.

We most like the 1.6 (the most sensible petrol choice) and 1.5 turbodiesel for their relaxed driving style, and the 2.0 petrols have plenty of punch.

But, the dearer 1.9 diesels have the edge for all-round ability, especially if you do a lot of motorway driving. Given the cash, that's where we'd spend it.

Expression trim offers the best value, but all come with at least eight airbags, anti-lock brakes and a generous array of goodies. Extreme and Authentique are the entry-level models, while Privilege is the top spec.

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