Renault Megane

The Essentials

  • Price from £16,280
  • What Car? says: 2 star rating
  • Fuel economy: up to 70.6mpg
  • What is it? The Renault Megane is a decent all-rounder but it's a long way off the class leaders
  • Your Reviews

    "Lovely to drive but a squeeze for a family"



    We have a 61-plate GT diesel model. It's really fun to drive and comfortable for the driver and front-seat passenger. The boot has more space than you'd think and we've done a few camping trips in it as a family of 3. The fuel efficiency is excellent (compared to my other petrol-run car anyway!).

    My gripes:

    - There really isn't enough space in the back to make this a family car. DS is only 2 but I have to put the front passenger seat quite far forward to give him enough leg room. I'm 5'4" and get squashed in the front when he's sitting behind me. We now have a DD and it's a real squeeze to fit her baby car seat behind the driver's seat while still giving the driver enough leg room. No chance of getting a passenger into the middle seat between the two DC.

    - There are a few workmanship issues with the interior, which is a bit annoying. A plastic panel on the front passenger side has come away from the central column (no misuse, honest!) and there's a snapped strut in the opening part of the panoramic sunroof. Both happened within a few months of buying the car brand new.

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    "Reasonable running and repair costs"



    I've owned my Renault Megane Fidji, 51 plate, 1.6 petrol with manual gearbox for 8 years now, we bought it second hand with low mileage.

    I'm 5ft 4 and I find it comfy, my DH who is 5ft 11 struggles with the comfort and the slope of the windscreen/position of the seat. We both find the seats uncomfy over long distances. But for day to day use it's fine. DD's Britax first class plus rear facing fits in with no problems. Rear seats have little to no leg room, not comfy for an adult, anyhow.

    The boot is generous, I can fit my maclaren xt in no problems, with two collapsible crates full of toddler crud. Plenty of room for our shopping.

    Maintenance has been reasonable, rarely a problem [tho electrics have had their moments] and the running costs are reasonable.

    It's now 11 years old and though it shows wear and tear, the interior still looks tidy. We live in rural somerset and it gets lots of abuse on the lanes and roads around our way, hedges scratching, always muddy and pot holes.

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    1 person found this review helpful.


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