Used Renault Megane Sport Saloon 2002 - 2009 review

Category: Family car

Section: Our recommendations

2002 - 2009 review
Renault Megane Sport Saloon (02 - 09)
  • Renault Megane Sport Saloon (02 - 09)
  • Renault Megane Sport Saloon (02 - 09)
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Our recommendations

Which used Renault Megane saloon should I buy?

There's more space for rear passengers in the saloon, but the five-door has extra versatility, so which you choose depends on how you want to use it. On balance, we'd opt for the five-door, although the rear legroom is very tight.

Once you've chosen your body style, though, the good news is that there are no bad models in the line-up, right from the frugal 1.4 at the base of the range.

We 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, too.

But, the dearer 1.9 diesels have the edge for all-round ability, especially if you do much 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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