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2005 Renault Megane 1.6 16v petrol

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired47 kilometres
Most recent distance28700 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

I would recommend this car since it is quite handy and offers the best luxuries in its class

Faults:

Up until this day I have changed the following (I might add that they where changed free of charge under warranty)

1- Twice I've changed the A/C internal Blower

2- Rain Sensor

3- Steering Wheel Solenoid Lock

4- Car Battery

5- Complete Window Lifting Mechanism (Passenger Door)

6- Car Horn.

Otherwise, general comments like high internal cabin sounds while driving from the doors and console especially.

The a/c takes a while to kick in and make an effect (I doubt it will be very efficient in the Gulf area).

Brakes also make a lot of noise at low braking speeds. The ABS kicks in a bit too frequently when braking on slippery or bumpy roads.

Plastics are a little on the cheap side compared for example to a Peugeot 307.

General Comments:

Fuel efficiency is great on the highway at 100-120km/h.

Manual transmission is great for acceleration. 0-100km/h in about 10 seconds with no load.

Very stable on the highway at high speed. The maximum I reached was 210km/h no load and 195km/h with the car fully loaded. I think it can do better if I change the wheels and tyres to sporty ones.

Megane II Sedan offers a very comfy and spacious ride. Probably the roomiest in its class. Great Boot space too.

Generally, it is a great looking car, but some work can be done on the quality side to ensure perfection.

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

Review Date: 18th May, 2006

2005 Renault Megane sedan 1.6 petrol

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance25000 kilometres
Previous carSsangYong Musso

Summary:

Nice, but needs IMPROVEMENT

Faults:

Well until now I've changed the following:

1) both front door window lifting motors

2) the water tank of the wipers

3) Both front lower arms

4) both front internal door hands.

And the brake pads noise is a must even if you bought a new pads or not and sometimes the steering wheel doesn't lock automatically plus now the clutch is making a strange noise.

And internal cabin noise coming from everywhere.

General Comments:

This car has a nice design and nice performance and fuel economy with a great stability control and lot of options to be satisfied.

But it lacks power with this all electrical stuff in the car you feel that it takes time to realise that you are accelerating.

Feels like this car is hiding many problems in the future.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th May, 2006

2005 Renault Megane 1.6 16v

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired34 kilometres
Most recent distance6000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz E-Class

Summary:

Most beautiful Sedan

Faults:

One of the number plate lights goes off sometimes..

General Comments:

After ownin the car for 6 monthes I can say I'm very happy with the car..

The design of the car is amazing.. it looks great from every angel.. though some people would need sometime to get used to its looks..

Inside the Megane is very roomy.. with everything and every button at the right place.. u don't need a lot of time to get used to it..

On-board Trip computer provides you with all the info you need.. Oil level reader-Fuel used-Average fuel consumption-Current fuel Consumption-Estimated range-Distance travelled-Average speed-Mileage before service-Tyre pressure-Time-Temprature.

Step-Tronic Gear is very responsive, has a manual mood for sporty driving...115 HP engine feels strong and car takes off easy with nice engine sound at 130 Km/H.

Car has Automatic operating head-lights-Windscreen wipers.

60L fuel tank capacity..8-9L/100Km is what car usually consumes in the city..

Power assisted steering took me sometime to 'feel' it.. it has a very strong ABS brakes that will make you feel very confident while driving, additionally it has EBD, Emergency Brake Assist, ESP.

Plenty of Storage Compartments!:Door pockets-Front door armrest-Underfloor Storage in driver's and passenger's footwells!-Front center armrest-Glove box-Sunglasses holder-Cup holders-Rear armrest storage-Rear Parcel shelf storage compartment.

Other stuff like good Air-con..Radio CD player with 6 speakers.. Electronic mirrors..Doors close automatically when car moves.. Fog lights..6 Air bags.etc.

All in all it's a great car.. Previous Car was a 1984 200E..it was a great car as well specially the engine..but I'm very happy with the Megane so far..i'd recommend it to anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th December, 2005

21st Oct 2006, 10:51

I'm sorry, but I think you are only descriping the car from its manual or something, I'm going to by a Megane PhaseII, but most of the comments even for pepole from outside Egypt has the same issues regarding window motors, poor parts may be it is because the car is made in Turkey.

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 7 reviews