1998 Renault Megane RN 1.6 16v


Cheap and reliable


Had to change a wheel bearing at 140.000km.

Otherwise there is nothing.

General Comments:

The interior could be more practical, like having better places to put items.

The gear shift is really good.

It has a low fuel consumption, I use around 6l /100km, but on Norwegian roads its max is 110kmt.

The engine performance is pretty good, for a 1.6L engine with 90 bhp.

The brakes are very good.

If you haven't loaded your car with heavy luggage, it sticks pretty good to the road. If it has a little heavy luggage, you will feel the suspension is too soft.

Overall: a reliable car with low fuel consumption, and good enough performance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th July, 2010

2004 Renault Megane 120 hp d




Oil light keeps comiing on, and the oil is fine.

General Comments:

Well the car has failed on my scale!

The performance blatanlty stinks, if you put the pedal to the floor there is like a 2 second delay before it goes anywhere. I have to say that even the key is a pain n the ass it's a card key, its just outright annoying. my wife likes it, but she doesn't know squat about cars as long as its pretty I guess.

Handling like a boat out of water and forget about the traction control, we live in Norway where there's a lot of snow... forget about it.

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

Review Date: 27th April, 2006

8th May 2006, 00:36

You call it Crap because the oil light came on? and 2 seconds isn't that much time anyway, you are not driving a Renault F1 car..

9th May 2006, 05:42

Aw c'mon! the megs surely performs better than you're claiming...2sec! how fast is it taking YOU to press the accelerator tho???

9th May 2006, 14:56

Well I tell ya its been in for service 3 times cause of the oil light and they just can't seem to fix it.

The sound system stinks and compared to my 92 Peugeot which thankfully I still own, the acceleration really is crap!

Try merging onto a busy highway with a 2 second delay lately? When you hit the gas the car should go instantly like every other car I've owned in my life, which is about 24 cars (they are cheaper in the states).

So I will stand by my claims that the Megane is crap, sorry folks one mans opinion.

Jerry g.