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Renault Megane Coupe

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paulJ

Nice attempt at fun n frugle!

RENAULT MEGANE 1.5 dCi 106 Dynamique TomTom 3dr (Review date: 5th April '11)

3.8

Having grown tired of paying out to run a petrol BMW 1 series I needed a car for work that is economical and practical but one that didnt make me look like I'm driving my Dads car. The Megane coupe seemed the best choice available.

I was hesitant in choosing the 1.5dci worrying about a lack of power that would remove any fun in driving driving but I was pleasently surprised the moment I took the test drive. While it will never win any drag races it pulls nicley up to motorway speeds and the 6 speed gearbox is giving me just under 54mpg. Cornering at higher speeds does show that this model is more about appearance than performance though.

The gadgets are all faultless from the excellent Sat Nav to the handsfree card which now ensures I hate driving my wifes car as it needs a key! Outrageous I know!!

It is not ideal as a family run around due to the constrained rear seats but my two kids under ten fit in nicely and enjoy controlling the music from the back using the MP3-bluetooth connectivity, (although I now know all Justin Beibers songs word for word).

I have had the car back in the garage once due to the drivers door dropping slighly, which given the size of the door may be understandable but is also worrying due to the fact that it has fallen so soon.

Overall I'm very happy with the car. You will struggle to find a better looking, better equiped car with such fantatstic running costs.

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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claireM

Renault Megane World Series

RENAULT MEGANE 1.6 16V 110 Dynamique 3dr (Review date: 28th March '11)

4.5

The world series is a real head turner, I've lost count of the amount of times people have done a double take a traffic lights. The sports kit completely changes the look from a standard megane. However, it's a sports car in disguise, it's only a 1.6 engine so not the fastest but suits my lifestyle which is mostly city driving. I've had mine a year now with no problems at all, I love it!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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derekW

Swift but thirsty Gallic chic

RENAULT MEGANE 2.0 TCE Dynamique 3dr (Review date: 27th March '11)

4

Had the Renault for over 19 months now so feel qualified to give some feedback on its performance. I picked this model, initially because it just looks to drop-dead gorgeous, a real head-turner, particularly in the Cayenne Orange. It's used every day as a commuter and general everyday car. The looks aside, this car is very practical with a large boot and a huge rear space with the back seats folded down. The cabin is typically French, smart, sharp and a little odd. The huge speedo sits right in front of your view so no-one has an excuse for speeding! I love the look of it but others think it looks a bit cheesey and obvious. The finish in the cabin is good with no rattles or squeaks. The stereo is good and the i-pod connectivity a God send. Performance is swift with a 0-60 in less than 8 seconds, a fact which has lead some boy racers looking a bit miffed at traffic lights. There is some road noise and the tyres which were on the car were terrible in the snow so I have changed them and the car was much more polar bear than gummi bear this winter. On the downside, it is depreciating at a sad rate and the fuel consumption never gets above 30 mpg, no matter how I drive! The heater/air-con is rubbish with the cabin taking an age to heat up in winter. It has been absolutely 100% reliable and the keyless entry and start/stop button is a clever touch. This is a fast, handsome, practical car that drives well, stops well, is, for me, cheap to insure and very nice to own. If you want a swealtering cabin and 70 mpg give this car a body swerve. If you want some fun then go and get one, older ones are very cheap, such is the depreciation!!

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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rogerW

Stunning Renault Megane Coupe

RENAULT MEGANE 1.5 dCi 106 Dynamique TomTom 3dr (Review date: 7th March '11)

4.5

Stunning good looks this Renault Megane Coupe Dynamique TomTom 3 Door, has them all, with a 1.5 DCI engine you get economy and power. I was quite surprised the fist time on a motorway how quickly I had exceeded the national speed limit and there were plenty more horses available as well due to the Turbo charged engine. As a first time diesel usually a petrolhead I am very pleased. Inside the car is well appointed with it's keyless ignition and entry, push button start. the on-board goodies include Sat-nav by TomTom superb radio CD player, computer even dips your oil for you. Driving, the Cruise control /speed limiter are very useful and easy to use. Ride is harder and more responsive than the 5 door Model. Plenty of room in the front for 6 foot plus blokes but that means the rear passengers suffer, we tend to have the smallest child behind the driver because my better half is small so the front passenger seat is well forward thus leaving plenty of leg room behind her.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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gaynorL

Puts the joy in driving

RENAULT MEGANE 1.6 16V 110 Dynamique 3dr (Review date: 4th March '11)

4.8

'Get in and go' should have been the advert Renault used for this car. The headlights and windscreen wipers are automatic (and nicely responsive). If your phone is bluetooth enabled it will automatically connect to the cars speakers, allowing calls to be answered from the control panel by the steering wheel (which also controls volume for radio and calls).

The keycards are handsfree, great for when you are laden with the weekly shop and don't have a free hand to lock the vehicle - it does it for you. Double tapping the lock button also closes the windows without having to have the engine or electrics running.

Driving the car is a pleasure, the car does have sports suspension but is still quite smooth when going along. The onboard computer displays a number of useful things such as mileage left in tank based on the drivers current mpg.

Having superguard on the external and internal surfaces makes cleaning the car so easy, a quick wash over and it's done!

Running the car seems quite cheap, with an average mpg of around 30-35, and tax and insurance is affordable, however these obviously do change from driver to driver.

My only slight complaint would be that the aircon comes on automatically if you have the air vents set to windscreen, however the aircon doesn't seem to effect the petrol consumption very much and a simple push of the aircon button turns it off, so it's not much of an issue.

In all, this is a great car which I will be sorry to see go, however I am sure that the new owner will take pride in having not only a car that looks great, but a car that takes care of the little things automatically - it's surprising how these small things can make such a big difference.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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normanS

renault megane coupe

RENAULT MEGANE 1.5 dCi 106 I-Music 3dr (Review date: 25th February '11)

3

Car ok if your single, not suitable if you have friends cause theres no leg room in rear. Engine smoky at start up if being used for town use only, its not all that fuel efficent approx 38 mpg. On long runs driving like a granny [sorry grannys] you can get 60 ish mpg. Ours has approx 5k on it now and yes I did tell wife not to buy it but to replace the toyota with a newer one instead, oh well we all have our cross to bear. On a postive note it does corner fairly well when being pushed although I do not intend to push it to hard in case I end up pushing it from the out side if the older ones are anything to go by.

Practicality

1 / 5

Reliability

3 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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stephenB

Renault Megane Coupé - Looks the part but misses the mark

RENAULT MEGANE 1.6 16V 110 Dynamique 3dr (Review date: 23rd February '11)

4.3

After the gearbox in my 1999 Audi A3 spread itself across the A64 in spectacular fashion I was forced to buy a new car. I didn't want to get another secondhand car because of the pain and expense of maintenance. Anything German that wasn’t the most basic of base models was too expensive so I went French and signed on the dotted line for a brand new Renault Megane Coupé. First impressions were that it’s a very good looking car. Low to the ground, wide and with a unique face (the Coupé is more aggressively styled than the 5 door hatch) that makes it stand out in car parks and garner admiring looks from other road users. I opted for the petrol 110 bhp 1.6 Dynamique version which came with auto headlights, rain sensor, electrically folding wing mirrors, cruise control, Bluetooth, keyless entry and the always cool starter button (in a slightly hard to reach place on the RHD versions) and a whole host of other goodies that a few years ago were the preserve of your higher end cars. The RRP is around £16,000 but there are huge savings to be found if you shop about. Drive it carefully and you’ll get 39mpg. So it looks great and the toy level is high but what is it like to drive? Slot yourself in and you're faced with a big digital speedo which I love, the steering wheel is chunky and the gear lever makes a lovely snickety noise. I’ve never driven its big bottomed predecessor but apparently the interior quality has come on leaps and bounds and at first glance with its soft touch materials and a big swipe of aluminium effect stuff sweeping across the dashboard it certainly looks well built and more interesting than many German interiors. But after a day or two you start to notice that the shutlines around the dashboard aren’t quite flush, there is a squeaking noise coming from the seatbelts, the door hand grabs creak when you pull on them and you get a cold draft from the air vents every time you turn left. The steering feels great, it weights up with speed and is slacker when going slowly however the ride is very firm, every bump in the road is felt making long journeys on British roads a bit of a chore. An exercise in style over substance perhaps, it does what a Coupe is meant to do, it looks good and entertains.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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garethO

The French Revolution!!!!

RENAULT MEGANE 1.5 dCi 106 Dynamique 3dr (Review date: 23rd February '11)

5

I was a bit hesitant to buy a Renault Megane World Series because of the price, however once i got into the car. It felt like nothing else.

The running costs may seem expensive, however it basically pays for itself. I still have a 1999 megane and the cost of petrol is sky high, However im paying the same fuel cost as i use BP Ultimate but i am getting an extra 250 miles easily! An extra half tank, saving me £35 a fill on journeys!!

The tax is incredible, for a mere £30 per year you cannot go wrong.

My colour for my World Series is Cayenne Orange which is to be honest a real headturner!

This fits my life so well, it can be a pleasurable drive with the soundproof interier, or it can either be the sporty car that leaves onlookers twisted!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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brianS

Can a car make you happy? In a word YES!

RENAULT MEGANE 1.9 dCi 130 Dynamique 3dr (Review date: 14th January '11)

4.8

The Megane is a cracking car, the drive is effortless and with the 1.9 engine there's a bit of zip! The large futuristic speedo is brilliant (but a drawback is it is easier for your wife to see when your pushing the speed limit!)

There is some neat features with the Megane, such as automatic lights, rain sensitive wipers, see-me home lights but my favourite feature is the keyless entry where the car "key" can be used even if it is your pocket! No need to fumble around looking for your keys just open the door handle and your off. In a practical sense this is great if your hands are full with shopping etc.

I have to say the one main drawback of the Megane is the visibilty out the back windscreen, reversing is a nightmare and I would certainly recommend getting the parking sensors (something I regret not doing!)

All in all a brilliant car!

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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stuartW

Steady as you go

RENAULT MEGANE 1.6 16V 110 Dynamique 3dr (Review date: 13th January '11)

3.5

Not for those with racing driver delusions or fantasie, nor is it likely to tick any mid life crisis boxes.

That said the car is easy to drive and for a couple who spend a lot of time on holiday in this country and hence driving a lot, it has been ideal. The front seats are bery spacious although the rear is a little pokey and the windows at the back are more akin to portholes and small ones at that. If your reversing, it may be more effective to close your eyes than to try to look out of said portholes!

The car handles pretty well, though the fairly firm ride means potholes are perhaps best avoided. Fuel economy for the daily crawl to and from work averages about 32mpg but on 'holiday' driving it tends to be around 40 or so mpg.

Admittedly the car looks a lot faster than it is. The engine lacks any real power but for our purposes, has been perfectly adequate.

We have not yet been victim of the random Renault electrical issues which plagued our previous Megane, so not wiondows just opening themselves and no point blank refusal to start yet. Long may it remain that way! Build quality seems pretty good with the only ccomplaint that the number plate fell off having seemingly been fitted by Blue Peter using sticky back plastic.

Would I buy another? I'll tell you when I've finished paying for this one!

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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