2016 Renault Megane Touch 1.2 TCE

Summary:

Nice family car with a reliable engine and drivetrain

Faults:

Nothing serious has happened. Actually the car saw service only one time; they have updated the software and adjusted the doors. Normally Renault cars in Turkey have door insulation problems according to bad road conditions. But this car has went well so far.

General Comments:

It is a silent car. Lots of additions made for comfort by the Daimler Group. Most of the plastics are soft or soft coated. Seats are quite comfy and the fabric looks reliable (not comfortable).

In general this car has good and working options like light and rain sensors, integrated front and back parking sensors, but the music and audio system is below average. You cannot buy anything lower quality than this audio system. If you have the budget, buy the touchscreen version. It is way better than the standard one.

Baggage capacity is fair enough for a hatchback, but still you have the wheel arches. It is efficient enough for a 4 person family.

Automatic A/C is good; air conditioning is something they focused on with this car. I have used a Clio's auto A/C for many years; I can say that it is much faster and accurate.

The engine is good. If you do not push too much, it is economical also. Even though it is a 1.2 liter, it is quite powerful, so I can reach 200km/h on the highway with a full trunk and 4 people in the car. Probably 6th speed is overdrive or very close to overdrive. If you want to make high speeds, you must rev the engine in 5th. in normal conditions

Traction is good; the ESP rarely interferes with the drive. Depending on the quality of the tires, it is OK in both weathers. You can rely it on 120-180km/h after these limits, control feels tricky, but it does its job fine.

Exterior view is good. I like the view of this car, especially at night. Faded lights are really a good thing when you approach the car. I like the look of the car; even though it is a long car for a hatchback, it looks compact.

Also the car is low. You cannot reach every pavement with peace in mind. Especially the front bumper's design is good; sporty, but it allows small crashes like pavements or bars at parking lots.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2018

2006 Renault Megane Sportway 1.5 dCi turbo diesel

Summary:

Nice look, roomy and economic

Faults:

Nothing really!

General Comments:

I owned this car for a year and a half without any problem. It doesn't really feel as reliable as a Corolla, but as long as you do maintain it, it will run smoothly.

Very economic. It consumes 5.1 Lt diesel for 100km.

Very roomy car. Both back and front.

Although it didn't give any problem, I somehow feel it is a little fragile when I compare it to a Honda or Toyota.

Still, I would recommend this car. Make sure you buy a well maintained one or brand new.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2011

2006 Renault Megane expression 1.6 gas

Summary:

I did not like the odour so I would not buy again

Faults:

Odour problem of French made Renault Megane 2.

Sometimes there is a terrible odour like you are passing nearby a waste disposal (or toilet) area. I asked to service station and they said that it is because of catalytic converter that Renault uses and they said after a few thousands of kilometers it will disappear. I bought this French made Renault car new and now it is about 10.000 km and still I feel this odour. Anyone who wants to smell terrible odour can buy this type of car. They also told me that this may happen because I do not drive more quicker. I laughed, I am driving cars since about 30 years and I have been driving other Renaults. I hope after the warranty period they will tell me that something else causes this and I have to pay for it. Their customs relations on the phone also said that there may be a smell, but then they have sent me a letter that there is no odour in my car. But I am the one driving it :)

The carpets move out of the plastics on the floor, you have to fix them after somebody sits on the back seat. They did not pay much attention to the details.

Some crack noises comes from the windows, I think from window jacks.

General Comments:

If you do not mind the terrible odour. Generally the people who smell this in my car decide not to buy Renault.

Car is good to drive. Nice family car. Seats are Comfortable. They say security is also good, I haven't tested it, hope not.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th September, 2007