1999 Renault Megane RT 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland
Love my Megane and wouold definately buy Renault again
The rubber rear exhaust bracket went brittle and snapped off. This was replaced during a Major Service for £8.
When the in-car fan is switched from recirculation to fresh air, the motor that operates the flap makes a loud knocking sound for 5 seconds. This is going to cost £380 (with labour) at a Dealership to put right.
As with most cars, the digital read out for external temperature is useless. It fluctuates between 59*c and the actual temperature.
I paid £4,000 for the car which had a full service history, one lady owner from new and had been kept in immaculate condition inside and out.
All the electrics other than mentioned are still in good working order. All original window seals show sign of aging and paintwork/plastics are still in immaculate condition.
The ride is a little firm, but the suspension is geared up for a more sporty ride.
Handling is superb, I have to say. Very responsive steering and does corner exceedingly well.
Braking is sharp and the ABS is well balanced and not too invasive.
Speed is good, I've had 110mph out of the car and it still feels like there is more to come. Feels a little wriggly when you hit the 95+ mark.
Acceleration is smooth and more than capable of out performing most cars of the same engine size on the road. I particularly like breezing past 1.9D Peugeots... The drivers look so upset when you do and they can see the 1.6 badge on the side of the Renault.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th October, 2004