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RENAULT MEGANE Estate 2003‑2009
29 owner reviews for RENAULT MEGANE Estate 2003‑2009
Wonderful spacious estate car
RENAULT MEGANE 1.6 VVT Dynamique 5dr (Review date: 30th January '14)
Love this car, best estate car out there. Have had a number of estate cars and this handles fantastically & is very practicle for our needs. Great as a family car and also as a work car/transporting large items as needed.
Great driving car, very good to handle & responsive. Very economical to run & thoroughly enjoyable to drive. Have always found the Renault garage & service centre extreemly helpful & accomodating. Would recomend a Renault Megan Sports Tourer to anyone looking for a smart, spacious and great handling estate car.
Megane 1.5 DCI
RENAULT MEGANE 1.5 dCi Expression 5dr (Review date: 18th July '13)
Plus point's. Very economical car to run, Urban average around 55 mpg. motorway around 65 MPG. Very comfortable and spacious. I drive several company pool cars, Inc BMW and MERCEDES. This beats them for comfort.
Now the bad. If it can go wrong itplete replacement of all suspension parts.Alternator literally fell to bits. As for the electric windows,Well they go beyond being bad. All components replaced twice, On all 4 window's.Now failing for the 3rd time.Temperature sensor gone.Window blind,s very flimsy, Only one works now. complete replacement of boot locking mechanism. Drivers door lock failed several times too.As did the aircon.
Overall, For comfort and economy it's hard to beat. The reliabillty of anything electronic and overall build quality is shockingly bad.I will never go near another Renault. The savings in low tax band and fuel, Are far outset by the repair costs, And inconvenience, of off road time.
Megane Sport Tourer 106bhp
RENAULT MEGANE 1.5 dCi 106 Expression 5dr (Review date: 5th March '12)
I have had this car for over a year and driven over 15,000 miles. Apart from a mini service i have not had to spend a penny on the car. This car is very practical with lots of boot space and special storage compartments tucked away around the car including in the front foot rest areas. Cheap Tax and Insurance group adds to the car's ownership appeal. We always have a double buggy in the rear along with boxes of storage items and never struggle to fit things in. It looks like Renault's partnership with Nissan since 2004 is paying off as all the electrics have worked fine. We had the expression model which still had Air-Con, Integrated sun-blinds and heated mirror. Would recommend anyone to buy a Renault from 2006 onwards.
RENAULT MEGANE 1.5 dCi 106 Dynamique 5dr (Review date: 9th February '12)
For a 1.5 Diesel estate it is very nippy around town and sits nicley at 70 on the motorway, althought in sixth gear at 70 i think the engine revs sit a bit high.
Lots of space for the wife two kids and the dog. The blinds mounted in the rear doors are a bit flimsy so check for damage on the blinds and the hooks at the top of the doors.
On the last 1000 miles we averaged 38.5 MPG this includes a few motorway journeys over 150 miles and round town. Car Tax only £95 per year.
Servicing is very expensive £310 for a 24000 mile service and when I asked why so much I was informed its becasue of the position of the fuel filter. Shocking.
But to finish on a high I love to drive this car and some times do forget its an estate.
RENAULT MEGANE 1.5 dCi Expression 5dr (Review date: 23rd January '12)
Good size, easily accesible boot. Lots of storage space.
Drives ok. The relatively small diesel engine doesn't feel underpowered for the size of vehicle. I felt it handled at least as well as my previous Laguna and Mondeo. Comfortable ride.
Relatively cheap to insure, tax and fuel. highest reading was 67mpg for motorway driving. Normal average was around 45mpg.
However, you can wave goodbye to anything you save on running costs by the amount you'll spend servicing and repairing it.
Water ingress problems corroding the fuse board causing starting problems. Bulbs blowing on a regular basis. The thing is full of different motors and sensors that all seem to somehow confuse each other - making diagnostics a time cosuming and expensive business.
In the space of a year, I had to replace an electric window motor (the window fell down inside the door so no choice £300+); the steering lock motor (£300+); the starter motor (£130); the camshaft position sensor (£100+); the fuse board (£150+); the fuel pump; the ball joints.
Everything was apparently 'difficult to get to' for the renault specialist garage, taking hours and resulting in high labour costs too.
The alarm kept malfunctioning to the point where I had to remove it. The keycard kept eating batteries (approx £2 a time) at the rate of about 1 a week.
For the love of God, do not make the mistake of buying this car!
RENAULT MEGANE 1.5 dCi 100 Dynamique 5dr (Review date: 22nd January '12)
Proper "Dad" car, but more than does the job.
RENAULT MEGANE 1.5 dCi 86 Dynamique 5dr (Review date: 20th January '12)
I bought this car back in June. I've already racked up 10K miles and the car has performed well over this time. The main features I was looking for when buying the car were low running costs, good on the motorways and plenty of room in the boot. It does nearly 60mpg mostly for my "fast" commute to and from work everyday, the tax is £60 a year and insurance is less than it was for my previous car (Punto). Nice and solid on the road and just enough power to suit all roads. There is loads of space in the boot the interior has a nice feel - my son always falls asleep in the back on journeys - helped by the integral window blinds, a nice feature. Not a stylish car and apart from the world's most difficult to change headlamps/sidlights no complaints.