Renault Megane Review from Trinidad and Tobago

2000 Renault Megane Hathback 1.6 16v petrol

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired100 kilometres
Most recent distance73000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

Good looking, reliability poor

Faults:

Dead pedal & Hatch latch slack @ 8,000km.

Changed Speedometer @ 38,100 km.

Leaking Rear Shock @ 39,818 km.

Noisy vacumm unit (near throttle body) @ 39,818 km.

Changed high tension coils @ 43,013 km.

Changed vacumm unit @ 46,617 km, dealer had to await arrival of technician from Mexico.

Changed left rear wheel bearing @ 51,220 km.

Changed glove compartment hinges.

Changed right rear wheel bearing @ 60,584km.

Changed exhaust mount @ 60,584 km.

Changed battery @ 62,270 km.

Right rear shock broke @ 69,973km.

Dealer installed 'Snorkel'on transmission to prevent water entry into transmission.

General Comments:

Paint shoddy.

Expensive to maintain.

Too many small problems, requires countless visits to dealer.

Handles well, don't know how.

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

Review Date: 27th August, 2003

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 1 review