1999 Renault Megane rte 1.4 from UK and Ireland
A potentially good car let down by reliability
A fuel sensor light appeared on the dashboard after 65000 miles. I brought it to my local dealer who said they replaced the speedo sensor (I had never heard of that, but took their word for it). The light re-appeared driving down the road and when I went back, they did not appear to have any answers, but I got a refund for the sensor. I took the car to another dealer, and asked them to do whatever neccessary to fix it. All they did was hook it up to their diagnostic tool and verified there was a problem and then did nothing else! The sensor led cropped up after about 30MPH, but I did not notice anything wrong in driving the car, but wanted to get it checked out anyway.
I also had a short at the back light cluster on the drivers side. When the lights were on, and I turned on the indicators, the other lights would flash in sync with the indicators! I have seen this happen on another Renault Megane as well.
The Megane was an extremely comfortable car for its class and was pretty spacious too.
It was an 8V version though and was somewhat sluggish when overtaking.
If the electrical problems were absent, it would be an excellent car, but has turned me off this particular manufacturer.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 25th July, 2004