2004 Renault Megane 2 Bicorp Comfort Expression 1.6 16V

Summary:

A reliable, solid well equipped and cheap modern car with a sexy booty!

Faults:

Since I have had the car, nothing went wrong, or if the "Mute" button behind the steering wheel that doesn't work counts, then that went wrong. Besides that, no problems thankfully.

The only thing I replaced since I got the car, are the brakes, and I needed to buy 4 new tires because the ones which were on the car were quite old.

General Comments:

It was a car which I was craving for, for a long time. I read many comments, and most of them were negative towards the car, stating that it's not reliable, etc. So I bought one, it was quite cheap for a 2004 car. The car is very well equipped, with light and rain sensors (which work), to A/C, heated seats, all 4 windows are automatic, 6 airbags, and with its 1.6 16V engine, you would be surprised how good it pulls, especially compared to my previous 1.4 MPI Logan. The car may not look that "sporty" but if you tend to drive it like that, it responds surprisingly well. It's a very solid and stable car, and this engine fits it perfectly, and works very well with its 5-speed gearbox.

It has a lot of storage space, a spacious boot (for its size) and is very comfortable. Overall I'm very pleased with the car, it goes perfectly fine, all of its gadgets work fine (except the "Mute" button) and the hatchback model still looks very fresh. I would buy another Renault, maybe a Megane 3 or Laguna 3, only time will tell.

I would recommend this car to anyone, who wants to buy a modern well equipped solid car, for a small price, you won't regret it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2016

2003 Renault Megane Sedane 1.6 16v

Summary:

Not a car to buy twice

Faults:

Engine RPM sensor fault at about every 15.000 Km.

Alternator burned down.

Engine VVT had to be changed twice.

Electric front windows both failed.

Brake disks failed at 40.000 Km.

Camshaft sensors failed more than 4 times.

Gearbox broke down.

Clutch failed at about 45.000 Km.

Airbag wiring has problems.

Seatbelt does not lock easily.

Doorhandles don't work anymore, they remain stuck when you pull on them.

Steering wheel looks like it's chewed up.

Dashboard squeaks and makes a noise.

All interior plastic looks bad.

General Comments:

The car is fast and has great stability, but the maintenance cost is high. You have to be friends with your mechanic if you want this car to work right.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th December, 2011

13th Dec 2011, 21:27

It seems this year bracket has problems.

I have an 05 Megane sedan with 105000km on it, and have put over $2k into the brakes. I have had to also do work to the front suspension, and the auto keeps going into safe mode. Not even the dealers can tell me why it is doing that, but they are keen to recondition the transmission.

I also have problems with the auto headlights, which makes me wary of electrical faults that have lead to other cars catching fire!

I'd pass on buying another Renault again, even though I love the car LOL.

27th Jun 2016, 13:51

I just want to know IF THE problems for manuals are the same with the automatic one?

2006 Renault Megane Privilege 1.9 dCi turbo diesel

Summary:

Buy at your own risk

Faults:

Lack of power problems since I bought it, no one sorted it out yet (the car barely moves to 2500rpm, then takes off like a rocket - noticeable in 1st and 2nd gear).

Variable steering broke down at around 60000 kilometers - steering doesn't stiffen up with speed.

Metal clunk in the steering column when cornering over bumps at moderate / high speed; appeared at 25000 kilometers, and amplified with time.

Navigation screen sliding mechanism broke down at 65000 kilometers.

Water leaks in storage compartments under the driver's and passenger's feet; appeared at 70000 kilometers.

Airbag contact under driver's seat keeps disconnecting at the slightest contact. Problem appeared at 60000 kilometers.

General Comments:

Overlook some of the problems, and you've got an exceptional performer both in engine performance and handling.

Driving position could have been lower, but you get used to it.

Gas mileage is pretty good, I got 18.82 mpg (8L/100) urban during the winter, average temperature -5 degrees Celsius.

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

Review Date: 10th January, 2011