1998 Renault Megane Reviews - Page 5 of 8

1998 Renault Megane Coupe 1998CC from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1998CC Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance63000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 205

Summary:

A sporty looking car with good equipment levels

Faults:

Nothing yet so fingers crossed.

General Comments:

Nice looking car.

Good equipment levels, power steering, air con, electric windows, mirrors and sunroof.

I like the radio controls on the steering column so you can change stations and the volume.

Comfy seats.

Very little space in the back, but it's a coupe so if you need space don't buy.

It's fairly nippy and drives very well.

Quiet engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th December, 2003

24th Dec 2004, 17:24

24/12/04

I just parked my Megane coupe 1.6 16v (02 reg) and I still very happy...never had problem. well... after 25000miles had to replace all 4 tyres. today 32000miles still run well. Really enjoy it.

Let You know as soon possible when some problem comes up.

Happy Xmas

Dom.

1998 Renault Megane RT 1.4 e from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 e Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired52000 miles
Most recent distance72000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Good car, with a couple of faults

Faults:

Rattles from both front drivers and passengers doors, due to the wiring loom inside the doors coming loose. Was fixed within 1 hour of reporting fault.

Loose exterior trim on the hatch of the boot round the number plate which sometimes vibrates and rattles at low speed.

Premature rusting of the rear wheel arches. First signs of rust at only 56.000 miles.

Creaking drivers chair, the plastic on the seat base creaks and squeaks, the padding on the chair is also now very flat and provides poor comfort and support.

General Comments:

This has been a reliable car which is only brought down by some poor quality fit and finish in some areas.

The engine is reliable and eager, but is easily strained.

Gear box is not to everyones tastes and low down gear changes that need to be made quickly in the city traffic are not always easy or fun. Further up the gear range the change becomes slick and a pleasure to use.

Steering wheel is set too low, even when adjusted to maximum height still rubs off legs.

Interior trim can rattle and vibrate.

This is a very good car, sadly let down by Renault wanting to cut costs and cut corners.

For a 1.4 12 valve car it has surprising urge. It has good grip to the front wheels, although ride can be firm and let too many surface imperfections filter through.

I cannot help, but feel if they had spent just a bit more time planning this car it would have pleased a lot more customers.

The things that drew me to this car are the things that makes me love it the most, style, value for money and equipment. How many cars in this sector come with audio controls on the steering wheel, electric mirrors, electric windows and sunroof on a Mid specification car as my RT is?

I would recommend this car to anyone as a second hand car because it is good value for money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th September, 2003

1998 Renault Megane RN 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance82000 miles
Previous carRenault 19

Summary:

Good looking car, but very unreliable

Faults:

Car stalled in wet weather regularly if it had to drive through the shallowest of puddles and was never fixed despite several visits to the dealer.

Starter motor problems, poor connection, had to bring the car to the dealer several times before problem was solved.

Poor gear change, extremely sticky in 1st and 3rd.

General Comments:

This car is extremely slow, particularly in 1st and 2nd gears. It takes long time gain any speed with the car.

The car is unsafe for overtaking.

The stereo quality was excellent.

This car is extremely comfortable.

The car handled very poorly when cornering.

Dealership service quality was good, always courteous and helpful despite problems.

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

Review Date: 10th July, 2003

23rd Nov 2003, 10:13

I have a Renault megane RN of the same year and as yet haven't had any problems it corners well and starts first time in all weather conditions, its very comfortable and nice to drive. I will agree however that it can be quite sluggish, but after you have been driving a tank for a few years it's a not a high priority plus you save money using less petrol anyway.

3rd Nov 2008, 16:07

Hi there just read what you said.

You had a Renault 19 in the past I all so have a Renault 19 and it been a good car.

But I was thinking of up grading to a Renault Megane should I or Not?

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 29 reviews