Used Renault Megane Cabriolet 1996 - 2003 review

Category: Convertible

Section: What is it like?

1996 - 2003 review
Renault Megane Cabriolet (96 - 03)
  • Renault Megane Cabriolet (96 - 03)
  • Renault Megane Cabriolet (96 - 03)
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What's the used Renault Megane sports like?

Based on the Megane Coupe, the Renault Megane Cabriolet lost its top and gained some weight. In truth, however, this is a car that's designed to look good rather than deliver sheer driving thrills.

The range was revised in 2000 and, before then, the ride was supple, but a little vague, with too much bounce. After the changes, the Megane had better body control, but at the expense of an overly firm ride, which passengers can find uncomfortable. Wind and road noise are both obvious, too, and you can expect some buffeting at speed when the roof's down.

In most other respects, though, it's not too bad, and passengers in the front should find it easy to get comfortable. The design of the dashboard and the quality of materials might not appeal to all, but the revisions introduced better quality materials.

Perhaps surprisingly, even practicality is quite decent. The Megane Cabriolet can take only two in the rear, but boot space is adequate for this kind of car.