1997 Renault Megane RT 1.4 from UK and Ireland
Reliable, comfortable, all round excellent value
Brake pads needed replacing (wear and tear)
Slight leak from roof aerial
Occasional juddering (inexplicable really as it doesn't happen often)
Well I have had this car since Oct 2006, and in that time the car has cost very little.
It failed its last MOT in August on a number plate light. It's 10 years old and it is still going strong.
I do a fair bit of mileage in the car - roughly around 50 miles a day. I love it. It is a great car to drive, comfortable, has everything I want - electric windows, CD player, heaters that work... etc.. The only slight issue is the fact that it is a little underpowered for a medium sized car, but that doesn't matter really - unless you are constantly doing uphill driving etc where you have to change down - it could get irritating.
It has been the best car I have owned, not that I have owned many - one being a brand new Citroen C2, which had been in the garage over a dozen times.
I would definitely recommend a Renault - I had a Clio before this and that was great too; really responsive and fun to drive. The Megane has nearly 90000 miles on now and it never ceases to amaze me how it just plods along, not missing a beat, even on the coldest of mornings.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st December, 2007