Renault Megane Review from Czech Republic

1999 Renault Megane RXE Break 1.4 16v 70kw

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.4 16v 70kw Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired10500 kilometres
Most recent distance53100 kilometres
Previous carRenault Clio 1.4 RT

Summary:

Big family car with a lot of fun for good price, and with low running costs

Faults:

I have this car nearly for one year, guarantee has expired before 3 months - I have two small problems in last year:

Oil was disappearing out of the oil van - only a little bit.

Some noise coming from the rear left window - problem with a rubber part.

In Renault service they repaired these two problems very quickly in guarantee - so no problem, they have also replaced the battery - they told me it was from some bad series or something.

General Comments:

I like this car - it is only a 1.4 liter engine, but with nearly 100 HP it is doing with such a big car amazing things. My personal record is 220 km/h. So you can drive very fast if you want or need, but on other side, running costs are very low.

In the city (Prague) it consumes about 7.5-8.5 l/100km, on the motorway if you are going about 150km/h about 7l, and on roads outside the city about 5.5-6.5 l/100km.

This estate has useful volume of 1.6m3 - the largest in the segment.

This car is really comfortable and brings lot of features as standard in this class - for example 4 airbags, ABS, full electric windows, locks, mirrors... for very good price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th February, 2001

Average review marks: 9.2 / 10, based on 1 review