Renault Megane Review from Estonia

2000 Renault Megane RXE 1.6i 16v

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.6i 16v Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired54000 kilometres
Most recent distance68000 kilometres

Summary:

Never know if it will get you to your destination

Faults:

All 4 ignition coils exchanged.

Battery died at 55000 km.

Exhaust partially changed at 57000km (rusted through).

New rear brake pads at 61000 km.

Bodywork done near the back wheels because of corrosion.

Rear wiper stopped working.

Automatic transmission is going (it's a DP0), warning light on and gear change rough. Repair estimated at 800 EUR.

Major starting problems, possibly a fuel injector fault.

General Comments:

Nice and quick around the city, revvy engine with plenty of agility. Good viewing angles. Spacious inside, but looks small. Looks decent.

Mechanical parts are of horrible quality; exchanging any part without the help of Renault service has been made incredibly difficult.

When it runs without problems, it's great. The problem is - that is just 10% of the time. Feeling the need to pray when turning the ignition key is not good. Currently takes 3 times on average to start it. Will never buy a French made car again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th October, 2010

Average review marks: 4.8 / 10, based on 1 review