1997 Renault Megane Reviews - Page 6 of 6

1997 Renault Megane RT 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
Engine and transmission 1.6
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10

Faults:

Oil leaks from various places in engine, indicator arm snapped. Grinding from driveshafts?

General Comments:

Car felt older than 12,000 miles, stable at speed, economical, fragile trim, rough engine, unfriendly dealer.

P/x'ed it for a Nissan Primera, all my problems have gone!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st March, 1999

1997 Renault Megane Cabriolet 2.0 16v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10

Faults:

I have had the car 18 months and the car steers towards the left and therefore caused wear on the front left hand side tyre which has had to be replaced.

The car also started to backfire which was due to a faulty coil which has now been replaced.

For 26 thousand miles all four brake pads have now been replaced, which the never happened when I had my peugeot 205 CTI!

General Comments:

Performance is excellent, but wear and tear are costly for a car with 26 thousand miles on the clock.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th February, 1999

28th Dec 2004, 04:12

26000 miles for a set of Brake pads is not bad going at all!!

18th Sep 2007, 11:53

I have had my megane cabriolet since 2005 oh dear nothing, but trouble in and out of the garage. Electric ignition replaced once now going again, electric window drivers side needed fixing, seat belts twisted-the most concerning thing is the fact that my car is only two years old and the front seats are very worn, I am a small lady and only have passengers occasionally.Would not recomend this car to anyone

1997 Renault Megane RTE Sport 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10

Faults:

After 15,000 miles, nothing gone wrong.

General Comments:

Although it has a SPORT label, it is only a 1.6 engine, so not fast, but she looks good, handles good, and is comfortable.

One minor problem is the dashboard layout, the top row of indicator lights aren't visible, you have to duck down to see them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th October, 1998

1997 Renault Megane RT 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Faults:

Nothing yet, touch wood.

General Comments:

Love this car! It was a step up from my previous and only other car, a 1.1 Fiesta, so the engine size and general comfort was a huge step upwards. Great touches include the radio control on the steering column and automatic sunroof.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

1997 Renault Megane Coupe 2.0i 16v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
Engine and transmission 2.0i 16v petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10

General Comments:

Can't really comment on the reliability of the car as it's only three months old, but it goes like a rocket!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th October, 1997

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