Renault Megane Reviews from France

2013 Renault Megane dCi Station Wagon 1.5 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture2013
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 1.5 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired6 kilometres
Most recent distance6621 kilometres

Summary:

With Renault Eurodrive, you can visit Europe at ease!

Faults:

Like on our previous road trip two years ago, we did not experience anything major with this car. This car took us wherever we wanted to go with ease.

The only things we don't like about this car are that it only had one cupholder, automatic locking, and a windshield washer that would have been useful, since we had more rainy days on our road trip, and to wipe all the bird poos off it!

General Comments:

Everything went well, from the time we met the guys at Renault Eurodrive to pick up the car for our road trip last April 4, up to the time we returned the car today April 30. We had so much fun with the car, and we went to many places in Europe that cannot be reached by a car. We went to The Hague in the Netherlands, Bottrop, Schloss Hugenpoet, Aachen, Frankfurt and Baden-Baden in Germany, then to Zurich and Luzern in Switzerland, then back to Germany in Garmisch. After that we went to Salzburg and Vienna in Austria. Then to Bratislava for a lunch in one of the famous places there, then off to Prague, Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber, Strasbourg, Reims, Nice, Cannes, Monaco, Fontainbleu, then back to Paris.

The performance of this car is good, although not as good as the one we had two years ago, when we had a 2.0 engine, which was very powerful for the car. Reaching 160+ kph on some stretches of highways is a little bit of a struggle, since the engine of the car is being strained already. The 1.5 engine is not recommended for German Autobahns, where there is no speed limit. I wish we just had the 2.0 engine now. On the positive side, this car is more fuel-efficient. We spent less money on gasoline on this trip.

The GPS is much more responsive now. It recalibrates quicker now, and helped us get to our destination without getting lost, or having to rely on our maps.

I would definitely recommend Renault Eurodrive to anyone who wants to visit Europe. Leasing a car is better, because you can see more of Europe without having to worry about fixed schedules, baggage check-ins, and security checks.

I wish the next owner would enjoy this car and will use it on another road trip. I hope I get to see this car again!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th April, 2013

1st May 2013, 16:20

No windshield washer? I find that extremely hard to believe.

2011 Renault Megane Station Wagon dCi 2.0 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture2011
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired6 kilometres
Most recent distance7709 kilometres

Summary:

We were satisfied with this car

Faults:

Unlike our cars back home, this car does not have conveniences like a cup holder and automatic lock.

When we were in Spain, the GPS system seemed to have a mind of its own. Why? Because before we got to our destination, the GPS would confuse us by making all of the wrong turns, and sometimes the GPS would tell us to do illegal stuff, like for example making all the wrong turns, and all that chaos in their rotondas, AKA rotaries as called by the GPS! Spanish infrastructure may be of bad quality, but the GPS should at least understand all of the roads and its surroundings. It worked fine in France and in Portugal, but in Spain, OH GOD!!!

Nevertheless, we did not have a problem with the GPS system in France and in Portugal, because everything was clear, and the infrastructure of France and Portugal are of good quality.

We did not experience any mechanical problems with this car.

General Comments:

This is our 5th vacation in Europe since 2005. Before, we took Eurail and later on the budget airlines like Vueling and EasyJet whenever we go around Europe, having good food and enjoying nice places, but this year we decided to lease a car.

Back in Manila, when we were planning our trip, we wanted to rent a Mercedes or a BMW from a rental company like Europcar or Avis. Then relatives and friends told us about this thing about leasing a brand new car. You get 4 weeks of it, and you get to pay less compared to renting Mercedes or BMW, wherein you get only 2 weeks, you pay more, plus the car you will get is not that new.

We decided to lease a brand new Renault Megane station wagon, and well everything was very good, from the reception of the guy at Renault, up to the driving impressions of the car. Driving this car is so fun and so nice. The car is very powerful and very fast thanks to its 2.0 engine; just right for the body of the car. Driving it on the motorway feels like you're really fast on the road, and the handling is very smooth. I also like it that this car has sensors, so whenever we parked the car, we would know if we were going to hit something or not. The car is comfortable in front, but can be a bit uncomfortable if you sit in the back, because there is not much legroom available.

Overall, the car served us well, and we were satisfied with it. When we got the car in Paris last April 26, we drove to Bordeaux, San

Sebastian, Aspeitia, Bilbao, Santiago de Compostela, Oporto, Fatima, Lisbon, Faro, Sevilla, Jabugo, Granada, Valdepenas, Madrid, Zaragoza, Barcelona, Avignon, Cannes, Nice, Monaco, Toulouse, Lourdes, then back to our base in Paris. We just returned the car in the Renault office today. We absolutely enjoyed our trip, and we were able to see many nice places and enjoy good food in the 28 days we had with the car. Much better than taking Eurail or the plane.

I hope the person who will buys this particular car shall be able to enjoy it too, and be able to keep it for a long time. I also hope he will also take it on a similar road trip sometime. One day I will get to see this car again!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd May, 2011

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 6 reviews