2000 Renault Megane Coupe 1.4 16v petrol

Summary:

It is a great, sporty looking car with low maintenance and really low fuel consumption

Faults:

At 180000, replacement injectors were needed.

At 200000, water pump

At 230000, rear central brake LEDs failed.

At 235000, the front seat started to open (not wear, but the string that attaches the leather panels broke) - easy fix. The seats are as new! No wear whatsoever!

Steering wheel and gear knob have completely worn out.

Nothing else!

General Comments:

I've owned it since day one.

Great sporty looks

The best thing about it is the running costs. The on board computer shows fuel consumption (confirmed) of 6.1L/100km easily!

I can get down to 5.4L/100km (running calmly). Max it goes is up to 7.3L/100Km (city crazy driving).

The driving position is very high... not sporty at all (which is a shame).

Runs quite alright. Reaches 210km/h... (but quite slow starting and recovering) - not too sporty a motor.

Goes around the corners with no understeer, which is cool. Stiff chassis!

Lots of noises from the plastic interior, but besides the steering wheel and gear knob, everything is mint condition!!! (a 12 year car!!!)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd October, 2012

1996 Renault Megane RL 1.4e

Summary:

Good motoring for the value

Faults:

The water pump broke down just one month after we bought the car, but was replaced under warranty. Apart from that, some minor exhaust problems, and not much else.

One thing noticed is that the rear brakes may lock if I leave the car and don't use it for more than a week or so. But as I will start using it daily after taking my test, it's not a problem.

General Comments:

Despite the low spec, it is a very good car. It's been in the family for 13 years, being very reliable, comfortable and safe.

The engine sometimes lacks some power, but instead doesn't give any problems at all.

The handling is good, and it has very good grip.

It's now 180k kilometers, and still running good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th March, 2009

16th Mar 2009, 16:19

My car has 218617km, the engine is impeccable.