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2006 Renault Megane Break 1.5 dCi105 Confort Expre 1.5 dCi105

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.5 dCi105 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 kilometres
Most recent distance16000 kilometres
Previous carFord Mondeo

Summary:

Better than I expected

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Averaged 4.9l/100km (almost 60 mpg imperial) with cruise control set at 136 km/hr (around 83 mph) between Monte Carlo and Montpellier - so seriously economic.

Quiet at those speeds.

The small engine plays above its weight for acceleration.

The suspension is too soft - OK on motorways, but not on back roads.

Don't like the electric power steering.

This car is ex-Rental car from Spain. I bought it at a very good price, and expected a few problems.

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

Review Date: 14th July, 2007

31st Mar 2012, 11:18

Update on this car.

It now has 70,000km and the following problems have occurred:

Water in under floor storage boxes; caused by blocked drain pipes from the A/C.

A/C thermostat needed replacing.

Squeak from NSF suspension.

Random warning lights appearing on dash.

The car is getting loose with more noise and rattles.

Not too bad overall (I paid about half price at 6 months old).

2004 Renault Megane Sedan Privil├ęge 1.9dCi 120HP

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.9dCi 120HP Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance77000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Primera

Summary:

Stylish family car, with poor build quality

Faults:

- Wheel bearing for right front wheel needed to be replaced.

- Both front indicator sockets needed to replaced.

- Failing door handles, not working hands free.

- Horn not working.

General Comments:

OK lets just start with the good points of this car:

- Fantastic looks, both interior and exterior. Love it or hate it, I love it.

- Roomy passenger cabin for its class, good rear legroom.

- comfortable seats with fantastic headrests.

- The driving position is quite high, I'm in favor of that.

- Very well equipped for the price.

- The climate system works great, no draft what so ever.

- Drives comfortably on smooth roads.

- 6-speed gearbox, low engine noise at high speeds.

- Powerful and refined diesel engine.

- Engine sound is very well isolated from the passenger cabin.

- Very economical, 41mpg without driving like a granny.

- Powerful brakes.

- Superb radio control at steering wheel.

The bad points:

- Clunky gearbox.

- Unresponsive steering, no drivers car at all.

- Straight driving stability is poor, needs too much steering corrections.

- Suspension is rubbish on bad roads, car gets jumpy and makes clunky noises.

- Poor radio reception.

- Squealing breaks, especially when reversing.

- Rattles and squeaks in the interior, without radio you go crazy on bad roads!

- Poor build quality, interior and exterior.

- Renault dealership lacks professionalism and competence.

The Renault Megane is in general a good car, it has many good points that make you forgive the bad points. But it does have serious shortcomings that are mostly due to poor build quality, lack of decent quality control and the lousy Renault dealership.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th May, 2007

7th May 2007, 06:26

I forgot to add that the rear tires wear out as quickly as the front tires. I mentioned this to the Renault dealer but they said it must be my driving style. I wonder what driving style could result in wearing out the back tyres quicker then the front tires with an FWD car, without using the handbrake.

2000 Renault Megane RXE 1.9 DTI

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.9 DTI Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance0 kilometres
Previous carLand Rover Discovery

Summary:

A disaster

Faults:

After 30000 km, the accessory belts did break and enter the distribution...the engine then had two valves broken...

3000 (3 weeks) later, same problem, but this time the belt debris broke the power steering pump...

General Comments:

Do not buy any Renault Megane... their engine is a disaster...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th May, 2002

6th Aug 2002, 00:53

Ditto - 1998 Megane Scenic Monaco 1.9dti engine - alternator/aircon compressor belt sheared in half - half of it sucked into crank pulley cover then damaged cam belt knocking timing out by 90 deg. s and killed 3 sets of valves!!! completely spoils an otherwise well designed car, lets hope the engine designer is shot for a stupid mistake like that, Watch your belts!!!

21st Aug 2008, 04:09

Have had a Scenic Megane for 4 years now, a 52 plate. Has had a new gear box, new servo, new clutch, needs a new timing belt, and the pump for the power steering's going! Never again will I entertain a Renault!

1996 Renault Megane Coupe 1.6

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance32944 kilometres

Summary:

Good value for money

Faults:

This car was imported from Malta.

The lights on the dashboard frequently are cut off.

The ref-counter does not work.

Everytime the agent opens the dashboard area... scratches all over.

The most frustrating fault... the A/C does not work. After just 3 years I have been informed that the evaporator needs changing. This is a major part in the A/C and I do not expect that just after 3 years, there is a leakage in the evaporator. To change it, I need to pay approximately FF3000... ridiculous.

General Comments:

Is it possible to contact somebody at Renault, as I would like to receive further relevant information about the A/C problem.

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

Review Date: 19th June, 2000

1st Jun 2001, 19:57

The front springs are weak, and the water pump goes a lot (needs replacing).

Water temperature sender blows showing overheating and the Renault dealer in Swindon, Wiltshire have no idea what is happening.

But the most bad thing is the rear spoiler, the paint bubbled up because of the water in it before spaying. I know this as an owner of a Coupe 2.0 16v.

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