2005 Renault Megane EX 1.5 CDi turbo diesel (100bhp)
A comfortable, safe, economical car, good value for money
The only problem I've got is that when I open the boot, the parcel shelf gets detached out of place, and the dealer is going to set the rear seat, and solve the problem under warranty.
It is a very comfortable car, rides well and handles well, although the steering is too light at slow speeds, and is a bit slow to react from one corner to another.
Because the Megane is a car set up with comfort in mind, perhaps it's not as rewarding to drive as a Focus, but it's really safe, and as the speed increases, the steering becomes firm and the car rides better, and on our 'moon terrain' roads, it's smooth and stable.
It has a light clutch and smooth gear change.
Refinement is also good, and its quality materials and soft suspension give a very smooth ride and soft damping.
It's also spacious and very practical, and the build quality is very good.
Economy is really impressive; more than 65 miles per gallon on the combined cycle.
The engine is smooth and strong.
And finally it is the safest car in its class; well done Renault.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th December, 2005