2009 Renault Megane 3 Luxe 1.9 DCI FAP


A comfortable, sporty and economical car; a huge step forward for Renault!


So far since I've owned the car, everything is working fine. The car is already 9 years old, but still feels rock solid, it surely isn't showing its age, nor the kilometers on it.

General Comments:

This is a perfect example of Renault's evolution. Reliability wise and quality wise as well. The car feels rock solid, it's extremely comfortable and the 1.9 DCI engine pulls the car effortlessly. It's a great combination of comfort and sportivity; it's really well equipped, and everything feels upmarket in it. The seats are half leather half textile, and the leather on the seats still looks brand new.

Compared to my previous car, which was a Megane 2 from 2004 with a 1.6 16V engine, it's a huge step forward. Equipped with 17" alloys, it's a blast to drive, and those 300NM of torque make a difference at an overtake.

All I can say is congrats Renault on making such a great car, and thank you for this wonderful experience. I recommend this car to anyone who wants a refined, comfortable, sporty and quite economical car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd March, 2018

2004 Renault Megane 2 Bicorp Comfort Expression 1.6 16V


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


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


Not a car to buy twice


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?