(25th September 2018) 2004 Renault Megane Diesel Manual Hatchback by Petey
Although a fairly basic spec model, (no electric mirrors or rear electric windows or fog lights), my first car after passing test and it was bought from a cousin as her first car. In the family for 8 years, easy to tax, (only £30), low insurance group essential for me as younger driver, and great MPG as I usually got close to 50 miles per gallon. Servicing was always cheap too and apart from one regulator for drivers electric window, (£35 from breakers yard), a new battery (£70), after incorrectly wired dash cam drained the original one which was 9 years old at the time a rear brake caliper, (£55 in readiness for the 3rd MOT I put it through), I would not consider this car expensive to maintain.
The 1.5 dci engine is not the most powerful but more than adequate for starter drivers especially as I seldom had more than 3 passengers travelling with me, mine has over 155,000 on the clock and ran as smoothly the day I sold it as when I first got it, testament to merit of good servicing and strong build. All in all, despite many forums often being really critical of this French brand for electrics etc my experience has been very positive. Many of my peers have purchased several makes of cars during the time I owned this car they have spent considerably more both running and maintaining them, in fact I was twice able to come to their aid when two different cars broke down in the winter cold snaps.
If you are not a fashionista and are looking for a car that is kind to your pocket then this has to be a contender.
(24th December 2015) 2005 Renault Megane Diesel Manual Hatchback by 3130
I have owned my megane now for over ten years have over 160000 miles on the engine. main problem would be the electric windows but they can be easily fixed for about £50 a door. but I do change the oil every 9000 miles. this car as given me great serviced and don't know how I will replace it when the time comes
(18th March 2015) 2003 Renault Megane Petrol Manual 6 speed Hatchback by Luke McCorry
One of the best cars I've ever owned. 90k miles with nothing more than a MAF sensor, electric window regulator and boot catch (besides regular servicing). I picked the best engine in my opinion, the 2.0 VVT petrol with 6 speed manual gearbox. Averages 34MPG, road tax is a bit steep at £265 pa. It's very quick, sits just above 1000rpm in sixth gear at 40mph. Mine has lots of extras, panoramic glass roof, full black heated leather, climate control and keyless start. Ride can be a bit crashy with the upgraded wheels but they do look much better than the standard ones. I've bought many cars since, but still have the Mégane and have never found anything quite good enough to replace it permanently.
(23rd November 2014) 2003 Renault Megane Diesel Manual Hatchback by pudding pop
These cars are crap if i could have given it 0 stars i would have, electrics crap car locking and opening itself all the time, i need a key fob to start it and a different 1 to lock it, my driver side door fell of and after fixing the problem it is almost ready to fall of again, my injectors have went twice in two weeks, only thing good about these cars is the cheap tax and easy on fuel, if cars goes over 45 it will shake and rattle no point on taking 1 of these onto motorway anyone thinking of buying 1 of these keep your money in your pockets as you will have nothing but problems with it and i have researched the problems and i am told they are all the same, BUY AN AUDI
(22nd April 2014) 2007 Renault Megane Diesel Manual Hatchback by Mervyn Fleming
Crap electrics, eg windows going down and not going up,sunroof opening and not closing,alarm going off at random.also had to replace the turbo twice in two years, no more French crap for me just bought a Ford Fiesta
(11th June 2013) 2010 Renault Megane Diesel Manual Coupe by Megane****
This was my second renault megane (bought in 2012) - my first ever car being a renault megane approx 10 years ago! I've been lucky to drive many 'high grade' company cars, but with a change in career, this was my first personal purchase of a car. The car looked really sporty, was very comfortable to drive, but one of the best things was its low running costs - diesel version. It fell into a low tax bracket and the insurance was very palatable! This is a fantastic car, with all the style of a car twice its price!
(2nd April 2013) 2005 Renault Megane Diesel Manual Hatchback by mickycub
In 2009 I bought a used Renault Megane 1.9Dci (2005) with 27k miles on the clock. I paid £6k for it and initially was very pleased with the car and it's performance. It gets plenty of mpg, and is actually a really nice car to drive.
But then the problems started. First the electrics started to go. The electrics in the driver window failed and needed to be fixed. Renault agreed to pay 50% of the bill. The glow plugs need to be replacement on a reglular basis (check injection message will appear on the trip computer)
Then, with 76k miles on the clock, the megane started to burn an alarming aount of oil. I replaced the oil filter and gave it a good flush out. But to no avail. One week later the Turbo blew on it. This can cost from £600 to £1000 to replace.
I ended up selling it on for virtually nothing after doing a lot of research on the web and came to the conclusion that the blown turbo was only the beginning of the problems.
Before you buy a Renault Megane (03 onwards), PLEASE PLEASE do some research on the web and I guarantee you will look elsewhere. Just do a search for "Renault Megane turbo failure" or "Renault Megane engine failure" and you will see just how common this problem is with the Renault Megane.
If I could go back in time I would never have bought it and I can assure you I will never buy another Renault.
(21st March 2012) 2011 Renault Megane Diesel Manual Hatchback by heather gibson
I owned a megane back in 2001 and then changed to ford and vauxhall over the last 10 years but im glad im back with Renault, the overall car is fantastic brilliant spec sat nav and bluetooth and im gettin over 60mpg on a combined cycle and never had one bit of bother compared to my ford and vauxhall which were in the worshop two or three times in the first year. If your after value for money and a great driving car its hard to look beyond the Megane diesel