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Renault Megane Hatchback (96 - 03) review

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

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

A Megane won't be expensive to buy, and it won't lose much value while you have it, so it won't cost much in that sense. However, they aren't the most reliable of cars, so we'd budget for repairs as yours gets older. Routine spares are low-priced, but some expensive items may also be needed.

Servicing is easy, simple and, on later models, determined by the car's onboard electronics. So drive carefully, and you can add miles between scheduled garage visits. Keep away from main dealers, and you won't pay much.

Fuel economy is also good. The 1.4 promises up to 30mpg in town and 42mpg overall, the 105bhp diesel gives 41mpg and 54mpg. The 1.8 is thirstiest, but still posts a respectable maximum of 28mpg in town and 37mpg overall.