2007 Renault Megane Ambiente 1.6 petrol/ethanol
Comfortable, but awful
Both front electric window motors have become wet. The passenger side one was cleaned and works again, but the driver's side one short-circuited and set itself on fire. Fortunately, the whole family was in the car at the time, including our 11-month-old daughter, so we could flag down a bus and borrow their extinguisher to put the fire out before it spread to the rest of the car. The door was replaced and the car cleaned.
Rear window brake light had to be replaced.
Baggage compartment (electric) switch doesn't always work. Can be opened from the inside with a screwdriver.
Cold starts are a problem.
Passenger door loudspeaker stopped working.
Driver's seat is coming loose from the floor.
Comfortable to sit in, and a good-looking car.
Bad performance. Poor fuel economy. Loads of body roll in curves, and too much sway on the straights.
Because it's a bifuel car, the service interval is 10,000 km (around every 6 months). This is expensive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th April, 2016