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Renault Megane Coupe

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rags04

Renault Megane World Series

RENAULT MEGANE 1.6 16V 110 Dynamique 3dr (Review date: 22nd July '14)

4

Brought my Megane in December 2013 and I have to say that I love this car. My wife refused to drive my previous car 51 Plate Audi TT as it was too fast. So made a deal with her to find something good looking and slower, The World Series fit the bill perfectly and I think it actually looks better than my beloved TT. The only downside apart from the wife driving it once in 8 months so im still designated driver is the lack of pickup. Its a sheep in wolves clothing and at the lights I don't even entertain the guys who want to beat me away from the lights. Im sure if I get a Renaultsport in the same colour the wife wouldn't even realise...until I put my foot down. So speed aside I cant fault the car as it is properly tooled up with everything that you would ever want and its great getting admiring glances from joe public but as I have already said this can lead to a massacre at the lights!!

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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klk650

great car

RENAULT MEGANE 1.5 dCi 110 Knight Edition [Start Stop] 3dr (Review date: 14th April '14)

4.8

purchased this car as a replacement for my 2010 1.5 dci 5 dr and must admit i am very happy with my purchase ride is a little firmer than the 5dr but it does handle better not to sure what tweeks renault have made to the engine but the performance does seem better with a lot less turbo lag so if you are after a good looking - well equipped - well priced coupe dont think you could do much better than this and you get 4yrs warranty - 4yrs servicing - aa cover and free road tax

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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laracroft

so glad there's only 30 in the uk

RENAULT MEGANE 2.0 T 16V Renaultsport 265 Red Bull RB8 3dr (Review date: 13th February '14)

4.8

So much fun to drive and sooo good looking. Full consumption is 26 to the gal..but you kinda forget about this when you have this much fun driving.

Although basically a 265 cup.. the rb8 works out cheaper to buy once you add the extras to the 265 that come standard on the rb8.

The insurance is really cheap considering the rarity factor of the rb8 in the uk which was a pleasant surprise

Sticks to the road dry or wet marvellously, but those potenza tyres really put a dent in your wallet at around £300 per corner. The

ride is stiff but the rocarro seats are very supportive. The blind spot due to the extremely tiny rear windows can be a bit of an issue which takes time to adjust to.

overall....whether an rb8 or 265 cup they are well worth the money . I haven't smiled this much driving a car in a very long time.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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jammym

Excellent and fits all my needs!

RENAULT MEGANE 1.6 16V 110 Dynamique 3dr (Review date: 15th June '13)

4.5

I bought this car, having been debating between a Mini One, Alfa Romeo Mito or a FIAT 500 Twinair. None of these come close to this car.

The Renault Megane Coupe's ONLY downside in this specification is the fuel consumption - so far I am getting 36mpg, which whilst not bad is a million miles away from the smaller cars.

BUT what you do get is a much nicer interior than all three, with as much equipment as you may want. It is a better handler and rider than the 500 or Mito in all situations, but the Mini One was a better drive but had a crashier ride. One thing to note on this point is the ride is bouncier than expected - its similar to the Mini but the dampening is better, so you get a soft bounce rather than crashy hit - and this is only really evident on motorways. The engine isn't anything special, particularly with modern small turbos now available, but its far from a dog.

It's been far more reliable than most would think - the Megane III regularly comes in the top 1/3 of owner satisfaction tables. Mine's a 59 plate and has only needed the usual bits changing over.

It's not the most practical, but is the equal of any city car or supermini I've been in - the boot is a real strong point, much bigger than the Focus I had before and most the time it is only me and maybe one other passenger so its perfect for us. I only knocked off 1-star because the radio is very awkward to use, and the Bluetooth phone/mp3 process is a bit of a faff.

Otherwise, I'm extremely happy with the car and for anyone looking for a used stylish, comfortable, driver's car this is an excellent choice, particularly after its taken its first 3 years depreciation.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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darrenclark

I've had this car for 2 1/2yrs and it has done all I've asked of it

RENAULT MEGANE 2.0 T 16V Renaultsport 250 Cup 3dr (Review date: 28th March '13)

4.5

I bought my car as an ex demonstrator at 6mths old and I have used it as a main car and in the last 4 months my only car. Once you get in through the odd shaped boot there is a lot of room in the car and I have carried everything from flat packed wardrobes to snowboards and kit, when not carrying kit though it will take easily 4 adults and 5 with a fair degree of comfort. The front seats are comfortable and dash well laid out. with loads of cubby holes and kit to make life comfortable and easier.

I have owned my car for 2 1/2 yrs and have had no problems. The car was serviced and has just had it's first MOT with not a single pick up. Some of the body panel gaps and finish inside is typicaly French but nothing that causes problems just a little untidy.

Fuel was a nice surprise, when driving conservitavely I can easily get mid 30's to the gallon but if you have a heavy right foot it quickly drops. Serviceing was what I would expect and with no repairs I can't comment too much on costs. Tyres for the 19" wheels can be pricey though.

And now the real reason you by the Megane. I test drove a couple of coupe's / Hot hatches and nothing touched this for the way it drives, it is quick and handles like it is on rails. It is communacitive and although quiet at low revs gives a low growl with a bit of throttle. I spend a lot of time on country lanes and it is faultless here and it always feels a shame when I am sat on the motorway with the cruise control on.

I am selling my car as my circumstancies have changed but I would not hesitate to buy another if the chance arose

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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sohcahtoa56

Nick Harry

RENAULT MEGANE 2.0 T 16V Renaultsport 250 Cup 3dr (Review date: 20th September '12)

4.5

The RS250 is the best driver's car on the road. This is almost unanimously confirmed in the Motoring Press. Its slightly more powerful 265 version has set the world front wheel drive record for the Nurburgring! But it is also a mixture of sublime style AND practicality. It matches or beats the looks of, say, the Alfa Brera, and yet I can take a family of 4 with luggage to Western France. In other words the definition of "the greatest hot hatch in the world" as described in one motoring publication but without designing a box on wheels. It is averaging 32.6 mpg, and yet you can overtake 4 or 5 cars at once( and I'm not talking about motorways here), and take corners at G ratings only Ferrari could better ( one Top Gear test has this Renault cornering at GREATER G ratings than a Ferrari).

Renault Roadside assistance is included too.

Any gripes? Well, no hot hatch can match the genius of the Honda Civic Type R's rear seats, but I've transported an old freezer in the back. The doors' handles are located too near the hinges, so windy days need your attention, as leverage is reduced. And cup-holders are non existent ,barring a well under the key slot ( too shallow). Utterly superb.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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jmh4strs

Renault Meganne

RENAULT MEGANE 1.6 16V 110 Dynamique TomTom 3dr (Review date: 29th February '12)

4.8

I brought my Renault Meganne with the view to purchasing a reliable, larger 'adult' car from my previous cars. I wasn't quite ready to give up my sporty cars yet wanted something a bit more mature.

With its sporty exterior and comfy surround seats I was thoroughly impressed on my test drive of the Meganne.

The boot is extremely spacious and the sound system is brilliant when being designated driver on our way out at the weekend or using bluetooth and connecting my iPod on long journeys. Also on long journeys the built in sat nav is brilliant.

I am still getting used to using cruise control but finding it brilliant on quieter roads such as the m26! keeping my speed at 65 enables me to go further on my tank of petrol.

Although it is quite long and doesn't fit in my garage, I believe this car is brilliant for my age group (20-25) and looks as well as drives great.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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sohcahtoa56

Looks and awesome driving appeal put Megane 250 RS top of pile

RENAULT MEGANE 2.0 T 16V Renaultsport 250 Cup 3dr (Review date: 10th February '12)

4.5

How to claim the title "best hot hatch" as has the Renault Megane 250 in many publications? There has to be a balance between power, handling, practicality, and looks.

From any angle the RS 250 is stunning. A Golf will hold more in its more conventional box design, but the RS holds plenty enough. Only the now defunct Honda Type R better blends space with looks of such rakish elegance . The handling and driving are acknowledged as the best of all hot hatches.

A family of four such as ours can easily travel in comfort. Suspension on the supposedly harder Cup is extremely supportive. The outlook in the rear is restricted so a panoramic sunroof would be worth considering. I have options like satnav, rear sensors, free servicing for 3 years and Supaguarded white paint.

There are some gripes. Controls are very digital. My personal preference is for push /headlights, pull/dipped. These are always pull. Trip computer buttons are on the wiper lever and are sensitive. The inside door grips are located too far forward for sensible leverage. Most niggling is the fuel consumption which is stubbornly staying below 32 mpg despite sensible driving ( 34 officially ). My previous Type R was comfortably 34 ( officially 31!).

If you want to always be thrilled to see and be seen in a car at a reasonable price-£22395 for a 155mph, 0-60 in 6.1 secs, 250 bhp coupe which outlaps cars at 4 times the price- then look no further.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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allrounder

Renault Megane Coupe. Great, but not running for gold!

RENAULT MEGANE 1.5 dCi 106 Dynamique TomTom 3dr (Review date: 26th January '12)

3.5

I have owned my Renault Megane Coupe Dynamique Tomtom for a year and a half now, and I can't help but feel the novelty is wearing.

The car I usually go for are sporty, but practical which can be hard to find. This ticked all the right boxes! The equipment you get as standard on this model is amazing. Most of which will cost you a kings ransom in optional extras for equivalent cars. The new striking looks for the coupe model are fantastic also. I was amazed that the tax was only £30 per year, and can potentially deliver 900 miles to a tank on a motorway run! The car really suits my personal and business needs to the max. However, I suppose the good times can't always last forever.

Despite great looks, exceptional equipment and a good driving position, the car lacks in the handling department. There is a button to turn off the traction control, and as far as I can see, does absolutely nothing whether it be on or off! It sometimes struggles to slip into 3rd gear and the car rolls around quite a bit through the corners. There is also a huge acceleration delay when you initially take off from a stand still, which can be rather dangerous around the streets of London.

As a whole, I can't escape the fact that I really do love my Megane. There is loads of boot space, enough room for 4 people comfortably, and doesn't break the bank! But unfortunately, the underlying issues also can't be escaped. I would rate this car 10/10 if it was just slightly better as a "drivers" car, and not just a practical 2 door coupe.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

3 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

2 / 5
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paulw

RS250 Coupe

RENAULT MEGANE 2.0 T 16V Renaultsport 250 3dr (Review date: 19th January '12)

4.3

If you want a family run around don't buy this car but if you want a car that makes you smile everytime you get in it then this is the car for you.

This is a performance car so the ride is quite firm but the handling is superb.

My wife uses this car for work everyday and she loves it.

We are both in our forties so insurance is very reasonable but i would think it would be horrendous to insure for the younger driver.

we only cover around 6,000 miles a year in this as it is our second car so running costs are not too bad but if you like to put your foot down it will drink the petrol we average around 25 to 30 miles to the gallon.

To sum up this is a great car with excellent performance for a very reasonable price

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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