Renault Megane Reviews from Croatia

2008 Renault Megane Expression 1.5 dCi diesel

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 1.5 dCi diesel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired5 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Perfect

Faults:

Nothing at all. Just regular maintenance like oil and filters.

Oh yeah, just one bulb has gone; so much for "bad" French electrics.

General Comments:

Best car ever! Was in big dilemma between the Golf VI and Megane, and after all this time, it was a well made decision.

Pros: Very comfortable, reliability 10/10, low consumption.

It has the 1.5 dCi 86HP engine, which is on the low edge regarding performance, but if you are not in hurry and looking for a small economic engine, look no further. Another plus is the engine is very elastic and can pull off if it's needed, especially over 2000RPM in second gear.

The huge boot is a big big plus. Much better than the Golf's. Enough space on the rear seats is another plus. Although people on other reviews say that it's cramped, that's not true; it's better than the Golf VI in the back seats. Just try move from one side to another on the back seats with your feet straight. In the Megane you can do it easily! In the Golf you need to twist your feet.

Other things I like on it; digital tacho, start button, great and responsive steering.

Cons: If you are not skilled driver, rear parking could be a problem, and parking sensors are a must!

Noisy engine when cold in winter time! After warming up, all is OK.

Cabin noises are OK, although could be a bit better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th January, 2013

1998 Renault Megane RN 1.4 8v

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.4 8v Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance143500 kilometres
Previous carFiat Punto

Summary:

Good car for driving up to 100km/h

Faults:

Well, as soon my father bought it the passenger window handle broke, it was built in error.

Later during the winter, driver doors could not be unlocked because the key would just turn around 360 deg res, funny it fixed itself in spring. Next winter it broke for good.

Apr-ox. after 45000 km one of wheel bearing got broken.

On 130000 km had to change all 4 wheel bearings.

Almost every year we had to change the last exhaust.

General Comments:

This car is very comfortable, but in seriously lack of power. Motor 1,4 8 V is a good motor for smaller car like Clio, but it is too slow for Megan.

I discovered this year that when it rains it leaks inside thru antenna.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th October, 2007

2005 Renault Megane Sportway Alize 1.6 16v

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired5 kilometres
Most recent distance800 kilometres
Previous carKia Sephia

Summary:

Very good car.

Faults:

Plastic which is covering the front speaker is all the time making some bad noise when listening to music.

General Comments:

This car is very comfortable and quick if you want it to be quick.

It spends 9ltr. per 100 km.

Exterior build quality is excellent.

Interior build quality is very good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th October, 2005

2003 Renault Megane megane II 1.4 16v 98 hp

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.4 16v 98 hp Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance12000 kilometres

Summary:

Very good car, but bad production quality control!

Faults:

Rattling noise coming from engine block between 3000 and 4000 rpm - happened 8 months ago (at 3500 km), still not fixed, waittng opinion from France.

Water pouring in from front right door speaker - dealer fixed it.

Replaced both head light bulbs.

Brakes screeching since 2000 km.

Bumping noise in front left wheel when on poor road.

General Comments:

I was quite happy when I got the car. It is a very good car to drive and operate, but the metal sound coming from engine block every time I change gear makes me crazy. The dealer couldn't solve the problem and after three times they told me that problem is solved and gave me the car with the same irritating noise, I changed the dealer and they placed the problems to the factory. I'm waiting for their solution for the past three months.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th May, 2004

26th Jul 2004, 07:01

Agree with you regarding quality. I drive a 2004 Megane 1.6. The dash rattles, especially on the passenger side - sounds like a Spanish dancer with castanets. It even rattles when I drive over smooth concrete in a parkade. Also there is a metallic banging noise from the LF suspension when cornering.

There are no functional failures, but my overall impression is that I would have been better off buying a Corolla.

23rd Nov 2005, 11:07

I have a 12 month old 1.6 VVT sport tourer. and have noted that there is a water leak into the left hand front door pocket. Can't see where it comes from, but as the door pocket is watertight, the water doesn't go away. Other than that I am very happy with the car.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 4 reviews