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RENAULT MEGANE Coupe 2003‑2010

4.2
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RENAULT MEGANE Coupe 2003‑2010

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matilda

Fantastic all round all year car

RENAULT MEGANE 1.9 dCi Dynamique 2dr Non FAP (Review date: 15th April '14)

5

Have had a Megane Convertible for some time and love them.

The 2008 models are more superior than ever before and great to drive, comfortable, roomy, roof up or down and the car looks fantastic too for a really good price compared to some convertibles. Would recommend this car to anyone as there is plenty of room in the rear seats too even though it has the sporty good looks so basically in my opinion its the best of all worlds. Hard top for the Winter and open top for the Summer, seats 4 people comfortably and the luggage space is the biggest I know of, loads of room for everything even when the roof is tucked into it.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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lea1979

Lovely drive, when it works

RENAULT MEGANE 1.9 dCi Privilege 2dr (Review date: 29th January '14)

2.3

Beautiful looking car, lovely to drive. Good on fuel and stunning with the roof down.

Without a doubt the worst car I have ever owned. I have had it 9 months and between me and the garage we have spent over £4000 fixing it. Once again it is off the road. Honest if your thinking of getting one don't. It will breakdown all the time and the parts are really expensive. I can't wait to get rid.

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

1 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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ghanaprincess

I love this car!

RENAULT MEGANE 1.5 dCi Dynamique 2dr (Review date: 1st September '13)

4.5

I've had my Megane for 5 1/2 years and have to say I have not had much problems with it. Our love affair started off a bit rocky with me smelling petrol in the first week of getting the car. Took it to the dealership and was told there was a recall on the fuel pipe or something. Once it was fixed I never had that problem again.

The panoramic glass roof is amazing. The only down side is that when it is really cold outside EVERYTHING frosts over and it takes ages to defrost. Also on a rainy day if there are more than 2 in the car there is a lot of condensation and you have to open the window or put the heating/fan on.

I've had this car through my single days and even with the birth of my 1st child. It actually did fit the car seat in the back (ISOFIX) but was a bit of a squeeze with my husband in the front. But it was do-able for the first 4years of my child's life!

The performance is great. The engine is very quiet for a diesel. It's not a sports car but it is great value and you feel great driving it. I would definitely recommend buying it.

Unfortunately, baby number 2 is on it's way and don't think my husband can squeeze anymore. So MPV here I come. :(

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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poodle

Quirky but fun

RENAULT MEGANE 1.5 dCi Dynamique 2dr (Review date: 29th July '13)

4.5

We bought this 1.5dci, just before a long trip down to Austria,Switzerland and France, May of this year.

We had been looking for a while and wanted a bright blue one, or black.

We bought it knowing about all the electrical problems most Renaults suffer from, My husband being a mechanic can fix most things.

A week after getting the car, the rear window stuck up.took it to Renault, they replaced the motor,(they pay 76% of the cost),away we drove, only to have the drivers side window stick down, back it went, they replaced. We then set of on our hols.

We were in Austria when the severe floods arrived.No leaks anywhere.Passed on to Switzerland, roof down all the time,lovely,other rear window stuck down!

I use this car daily for my commute of 30 miles and get 55-63 mpg,depending on how i drive. its really only a two seater,only enough room for children in the back.

The one accessory we bought was a wind deflector,Wow what a difference.Yes the front doors are heavy and humongous,and will quiet easliy bag into things.Super car. Love it.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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celtwin

Underpowered, Unrewarding, Unreliable, Under no circumstances buy one!

RENAULT MEGANE 1.6 VVT Dynamique 2dr (Review date: 10th April '13)

2.3

My wife's Astra was nearing the end of its shelf life, and so she decided to go for a convertible. She had admired the Megane in gold for some time, and when we saw one on a dealer forecourt whilst stuck in Olympic torch procession traffic last year, that was that.

Whilst we have had the car (i.e not in the garage) it has been quite pleasant, but this is without doubt the most unreliable car we have had in 30 years! The electrics are a nightmare..if the temp drops below freezing, the radio discharges the battery...don't ask me why, it does! The immobiliser will kill everything, simply because it can, that locks the glovebox, so you can't even phone recovery. If nothing else, this protects the Anglo Saxon language! The windows may or may not operate, and that will determine whether or not it is wise to drop the roof....and the list goes on.

It is a very pretty car, but rudely underpowered, and then thirsty when you try to eek some performance out of it. But it is the total lack of any reliability that ruins the experience with this car. Good luck!!

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

2 / 5

How it drives

2 / 5
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jackb

Typical Renault

RENAULT MEGANE 1.6 VVT Dynamique 2dr (Review date: 30th January '13)

1.8

- 2 days after I got it the service light and airbag light both illuminated on the dash so it had to go back!

- I had the roof down and the drivers side rear window got stuck up so it had to go back!

- I had the roof down and the passengers side rear window got stuck down (Fortunately this was during a heatwave and a friend knew how to reset the windows on Megane's)

- A coil has failed in the engine (common problem on Megane's!)

- Water sloshing underneath the back seats!

- Dephaser Pulley and associated bits need replacing!

- Since taking it through a car wash there is a small leak directly above the drivers window switches.

- Recently the exhaust gas has smelt strongly of petrol.

- In really cold winter weather it cuts out immediately after starting if the revs aren't kept on for a few seconds.

- Engine and gearbox mounts have had it.

- You have to be telepathic to drive it smoothly - the clutch is diabolical!!!

The list is endless, be warned!!!

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

1 / 5

How it drives

1 / 5
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eddiem

Renault Megane Cabriolet 1.6 VVT Dynamique

RENAULT MEGANE 1.6 VVT Dynamique 2dr (Review date: 28th May '12)

4.8

Just about a year ago now,my wife had a longing for a cabriolet.

She started with a Peugeot 206 that looked nice but very thirsty and totally impractical in every way.Then I found a Peach of a car in the form of this Cabriolet. From the test drive I was smitten and persuaded her to own the vehical.One year later,we both love the car,It is practical,good looking with the top up,stunning with the top down,a little slow at pulling away,but soon has a smile back on your face when you are cruising.The boot is quite cavernous for a cabrio and even room for shopping with the top down.Rear passanger room is adequate,seat adjustment,and rake and reach steering is excellent.looking forward to many years of driving pleasure with this car.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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franbrad

Renault Megane Cabriolet

RENAULT MEGANE 1.9 dCi Dynamique 2dr (Review date: 26th May '12)

3.3

I only had my Megane for 3 years and I bought it as a 2004 registration. It was my dream car which turned into a nightmare. Fair enough it looked fantastic and driving it was great. Expensive on fuel when driven at speed but if you cruise steadily it could do from 48-50 mpg so not too bad. However from the day I bought it I had nothing but trouble and in the first few weeks of having it, I had to pay out for various things that were wrong with it. I went back to the garage I had bought it from and they refused to do any of the repairs. Even though it had passed its MOT, I found the brakes needed doing almost immediately. The struts needed replacing and I lost count of the other areas that my garage found wrong with it. In 3 years I visited my garage 10 times with it. The final straw was when the turbo went which damaged the engine. The turbo cost £800 to repair - money I could barely spare when I had paid out £300 the previous month for the EGR.

Renault???? Not sure I would ever touch one again!!!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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cornlar

No signs of ageing

RENAULT MEGANE 1.9 dCi Dynamique 2dr (Review date: 9th February '12)

4.5

Soon to have its sixth birthday, I still love my Megane convertible. Fast, sleek, sexy - perfect for this fearless female. Not a lot of room in the back for long-legged passengers, but the roomy boot makes up for this. Surprisingly quiet for a diesel and the top goes down in a miraculous 11 seconds. Equally good for round town driving, shopping, pleasure trips and long touring holidays. Took it down to Austria and back last summer without a single problem. Stood up to all the powerful German cars bombing down the autobahns. Roll on the next one when I've saved up!

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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ninja

Convertible for all seasons

RENAULT MEGANE 2.0 VVT Privilege 2dr [Euro 4] (Review date: 19th January '12)

3.8

Convertible for grown ups as the British weather isn;'t suitabl;e for all year round soft top.

Glass roof up feels like a saloon, glass roof down i's what it's all about.

Not a family car or about town run around.

The type of car everyone should enjoy at some point in their motoring life.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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