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RENAULT MEGANE Hatchback 2002‑2009
185 owner reviews for RENAULT MEGANE Hatchback 2002‑2009
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RENAULT MEGANE 1.5 dCi 80 Dynamique 5dr (Review date: 4th February '14)
Cant believe how many good reviews are on auto trader its crazy to me. Have owned a megane for 3 years and have had no end of problems. Every mechanic I have spoke to along the road to trying to make my megane more German has told me how bad Renaults are especially meganes.
The headlights take an hour to change, everything in the engine compartment is hard to get too, parts are as costly as bmw parts, electrical failures constantly, always something that isn't working.
SUCH A BAD CAR, AVOID
RENAULT MEGANE 1.9 dCi 130 Dynamique 5dr [Euro 4] (Review date: 16th January '14)
This is the third Renault Megane I have had and apart from normal servicing costs they have always been thoroughly dependable and reliable. I have had no problems with them, especially the diesels. Very safe - being NCAP 5 star rated, economical and cheap to tax and insure - I would recommend one to anybody who wants a good all round car.
Brilliant, Reliable, Safe and Economical Car
RENAULT MEGANE 2.0 dCi 150 GT 3dr (Review date: 16th January '14)
I bought the Renault Megane after owning many other sporty diesel hatchbacks and this is one of the best. It has a brilliant NCAP rating so was safe for the children, I've never had any problems like old Renaults used to have and I manage to get 50mpg+. It has all the modern features and I bought one with a panoramic roof which was great in the summer. It drives so smoothly, is very cheap on tax and insurance. Would definitely recommend this car and is terrific value for money.
Avoid avoid avoid!
RENAULT MEGANE 1.6 VVT Dynamique 5dr (Review date: 13th January '14)
Bought this car in 2010, in the 4 years we have owned it it's spent more time in the garage than on the road!
Poor quality interior carpets
Constant electrical faults e.g windows opening and then not closing or not opening altogether even Renault can't fix this
Constant engine problems
Battery dies for no reason
We paid Â£5000 for this car and in three years it has cost us another Â£5000 to keep it going!
As soon as we get it back from the garage we will be getting rid to another unsuspecting motorist
On the plus side low mileage as it's forever in the garage!
Renaultsport Megane 225 Cup RS Blue
RENAULT MEGANE 2.0 T 16V Renaultsport 225 Cup 3dr (Review date: 8th January '14)
I have owned this car for 3 years and it is outstanding as a hot hatch. I smile everytime I get in it and it never lets me down with how it performs. Of all my cars I've owned this is a clear winner by a mile in all aspects of ownership. Very smooth power, easy to drive, loves country lanes, sticks to the road, family love the car too...
Servicing is very reasonable but ..... Shop around and make sure it's serviced by Renault or Renault specialist. Basic service can be anything from Â£148 to Â£300.
Everyday running costs.... It is cheap to own but you get so much car for it. Air conditioning, electric everything, sports seats, looks and performance. MPG depends on how you drive, amazingly good on long runs (30mpg) and short bursts of fun (24mpg).
Everyone I know who likes cars, likes the RS Megane and can't believe the value for money secondhand!!
I've driven RS cars for 10 years, clio 172cup/182/197cup and even RS twingo...... With no word of a lie, Renaultsport know how to make these very special. If your thinking of getting one, you won't be disappointed....
Highly recommended ....
should have been aborted at concept stage
RENAULT MEGANE 1.4 Dynamique 5dr (Review date: 10th August '13)
worst car ever! I first purchased this in 2012 after passing my test and god how I wish I didn't clap eyes on it. I've spent a fortune on it and its just a drain to drive both emotionally and financially.
STYLING AND PRACTICALLITY
It isn't too bad on the eye however it would benefit from a bigger boot and a more spacious cabin.
Not too great, always refuelling and barely drive it as much as I used to, mpg is around 32mpg, high road tax, servicing and MOT costs are dependent on how the car has been looked after and mine had been neglected badly by previous owners. The engine could be more efficient to reduce the co2 and reduce the road tax band.
- steering wheel grommets do tend to snap
- electrical problems which have been mentioned.
- clutch cable that can start the car is way too short and ends up snapping.
- top mounts
- engine mount rubbers are shoddy so you're always jerking about when stationary
- thrust release bearing sounds horrid on over run
- road noise is horrendous
- high road tax Â£176 per annum
- boot space cant handle much
panoramic sunroof doesn't work well
- take the cigarette lighter out! if it corrodes then it'll blow a fuse and will cause you a whole heap of hassle such as window regulators having a mind of their own, radio plays up and knocks windscreen wipers and washer jets off. Renault in all their wisdom decided one fuse could handle the windows. sunroof, radio, wipers and jets and the lighter..... REMOVE!
- check the seals around the car they do tend to let a few drips of water in if it rains hard enough on the rear windows.
- the hands free locking buttons decide when they want to work.
As a daily hack its ok, wouldn't use it for long term though, i'm looking to chop it in for something a hell of a lot more reliable and cost efficient and practical. If you're the type of person who constanty likes throwing money at cars then this is for you. If you have sense and like having money to spend on better things then AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
Smooth, comfortable, stylish
RENAULT MEGANE 1.4 Dynamique 5dr (Review date: 10th July '13)
Very stylish medium-sized hatch, shape still looks modern today. Interior very pleasant and seats very comfortable.
Goes surprisingly well with the 1.4 engine, 100 bhp is a decent output for a 1.4, it's willing to rev smoothly and at motorway speeds will pull well.
Drives well too, ride is supple, steering is fluid, handling and roadholding is good.
Excellent - highly recommended
RENAULT MEGANE 1.6 VVT Dynamique 3dr (Review date: 10th June '13)
This is a very high-spec car. Mine's got full heated black leather seats, panoramic sunroof, and the 6 CD changer. As standard, it's got automatic headlights, wipers and key-less entry. Amazing on a car from 2004.
Bought this to replace a 1999 Focus 1.8, and there is no comparison - this blows the Ford out of the water. Much more refined at motorway speeds and much easier to maneuver!
Only downside is the 3 door is quite tricky to get in and out of the back - the sliding seats in the front are VERY heavy.
avoid, avoid, avoid at all costs
RENAULT MEGANE 1.5 dCi 86 Oasis 3dr [Euro 4] (Review date: 28th January '13)
ok, lets start with the few good bits....
>very cheap tax
i would not recommend buying this car second hand. it is plagued with electric faults. First of all the wiper motor failed (200 quid). After having a new part installed, intermediate/auto mode did'nt work. this resulted in another trip back. Then, within a few weeks, both front electric window motors failed!! was able to get a second-hand part from a breaker but this too failed after a month. After getting this fixed, the central locking mechanism failed. Overall, i spent almost £500 on parts and almost the same again on labour. I had a Clio before this and i experienced the same faults. I thought I just got a bad one, but clearly not. I will never again think about buying another Renault