Which used Renault Megane hatchback should I buy?
In terms of engines, unless you need the longer range from a tank of fuel that comes with a diesel we’d lean towards petrol power. The 1.2-litre TCe is tempting here, but in reality the vast majority of Meganes are fitted with the 1.6-litre VVT unit, making it the logical choice.
Renault offered a frankly bewildering number of trim levels over the Megane’s lifetime as well as numerous special editions such as the iMusic, Knight Edition and Limited, all of which can represent great value on the used market.
Even entry-level Extreme models (later called ‘Generation’) are fitted with air-conditioning, a CD player and electronic stability control, so are hardly sparsely equipped. Features such as alloy wheels, Bluetooth and USB connectivity can be found on most models above this, and a healthy supply of cars also include sat-nav (denoted by ‘Nav’ or ‘TomTom’ in the trim name). Rather than looking at a particular spec level therefore, our advice when it comes to the Megane is to search based on engine and mileage, and then choose a model with your preferred options.
Our favourite Renault Megane: 1.6 VVT Dynamique