1997 Renault Megane Reviews - Page 3 of 6

1997 Renault Megane Coupe 1.6 CC from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 CC Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance54000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 205

Summary:

Good Car, but unreliable and high maintaenance

Faults:

Cat Converter Needed Replacing, was replaced by previous owner also.

Water Pump was leaking and Needed replacing.

Radio Screen Intermittently Works.

Rear Electric Wind Stopped Working.

General Comments:

Nice car, unreliable though, the engines are good, but exhausts and electrics are bad.

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

Review Date: 6th August, 2004

1997 Renault Megane 16v coupe 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.5 / 10
Distance when acquired51000 miles
Most recent distance56000 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

Complete waste of money and time!

Faults:

The radio goes off when it wants.

At the moment I'm having trouble starting the car.

It starts when it wants to.

I've called the AA out to it on several occasion's, but it always seems to start when they turn up, which is quite embarrassing!!

I've been told it's an immobilizer fault.

The car has spent two weeks at my local Renault dealer and they carn't find anything wrong with it!!

How frustrating!!!

I will never buy any Renault ever again!

General Comments:

The car is very nippy and drives very nice.That's if it wants to start!

The interior is very plastic and could be a lot better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th May, 2004

1997 Renault Megane RXE 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance49000 miles

Summary:

Crap

Faults:

Keeps cutting out, for no reason. Been back to the garage 4 TIMES... Still cutting out.

Fuel leak.

The revs get stuck at 3000 revs, even though you're not touching the accelerator.

General Comments:

The deal, Ellis Davies, are poor... Can't find out whats wrong with it... I am fed up, would never recommend buying this car to anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th March, 2004

1997 Renault Megane Coupe Sport 1.6.e from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6.e Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance54000 miles
Previous carToyota Carina

Summary:

Young drivers affordable dream

Faults:

Ignition coil needed replaced just after purchase.

Spoiler paint bubbling.

Fuel injector needed replaced.

Warning light constantly flashed even after "repair"

General Comments:

Being a younger driver, the Megane Coupe's looks was highly appealing. The 8V engine also helped keep the insurance down to under £2000. The car, a real head turner, turned too many police officers heads and often resulted in frequent visits to the police station with my documentation. Apart from that the car was my dream. £20 of petrol got me around 180 miles on the motorway, and a lot less driving in the city.

However the problems that seem to occur after the 50,000 mark were hard hitting. The dealership did nothing to help with these problems and blamed my driving methods. The car being my pride and joy was not ever pushed to the limits or even driven uneconomically, however my complaints did not have any impact.

The pro's outweigh the con's and the car is worth every penny I paid.

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

Review Date: 29th January, 2004

1997 Renault Megane RN Paris 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance36000 miles

Summary:

Good value

Faults:

Some slight issues when changing into second gear.

General Comments:

A nice car overall. A brilliant choice for a first car (as in my case) - reliable , fun to drive and practical, however, it is slow off the mark and is sluggish when on any form of incline.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th October, 2003

10th May 2005, 14:07

I had a Renault Megane RN and it had to be the most unreliable car I have ever bought. Power steering rack had to be replaced at 29,000 miles, the cam belt snapped at 50,000 all the door locks broke, My dream of it being taken away to a scrap yard and being crushed never happened so I was jumping for joy when I traded it in. would never touch another Renault with a barge pole.

1997 Renault Megane RN 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired47000 miles
Most recent distance59000 miles
Previous carSeat Marbella

Summary:

A very good value for money car

Faults:

The driver's side front wheel bearing needed replacing.

General Comments:

I was very wary about buying a Renault, but have been very pleased with what is essentially a basic car.

The 1.4 engine takes a bit of hard accelerator to get it revving well, but you don't need to drive the car hard as it is fine once going.

The paintwork seems a bit thin, but there is no rust. Country lanes and the hedges take their toll in little scratches.

The RN is a very basic car, but you do get a cassette/radio. There is no central locking and this is a pain as you have to go round locking every door by hand.

Servicing is not cheap, but it is very economical. I have got over 50 miles to the gallon on average. It doesn't use oil or lose water between services.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th July, 2003

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 30 reviews