1999 Renault Megane 2.0 16v from UK and Ireland


Good value, well equipped and satisfyingly quick


The rear disk brakes can be heard at low speeds.

The sun roof leaks slightly after heavy rain.

General Comments:

I have had no mechanical problems as yet. The CD changer doesn't work, but I have yet to have it inspected.

Passengers complain about the high seat position.

With 150BHP it is a good match for most hot hatches. 0-60 in 8.5 seconds and a top speed of over 130mph, the performance is class leading yet it is practical, comfortable and good value. The car has air conditioning, electric sun roof and windows and a CD multi-changer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th January, 2003

1999 Renault Megane Liberty 1.4 from UK and Ireland


Slow, but very reliable


Over steering at the back end when driving around corners. Took to main dealers who could not find anything wrong! Does anyone else have this problem?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2002

1999 Renault Megane Coupe Monaco 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland


A luxury sports car which would outdrive a Viper GTS


Nothing as yet.

General Comments:

I had a Megane Coupe 1.6e before, and enjoyed driving it so much I bought another - this time the top of the range Monaco model.

I noticed the difference in performance straight away - I can reach 30 Miles per hour in first gear and it goes up to 60 in third. The top speed I have managed was 125mph, at which I was too scared to go any faster.

The boy racers are left dazed in a cloud of my dust.

This car seriously enhances your image - I find people are always looking twice when I drive past them - a true flirts car.

Fuel consumption is not bad for a car of this speed (about 40 miles per gallon).

The most impressive thing apart from performance is the equipment level. The car has leather interior, alloys, trip computer, air conditioning, 6CD player, Electric front/rear windows and a sound proof windscreen all fitted as standard - a truly wonderful car to drive.

I would definately buy another car from Renault - this is my second Megane Coupe and I have been pleased from day 1.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd September, 2002

25th Oct 2002, 04:31

"This car seriously enhances your image - I find people are always looking twice when I drive past them - a true flirts car"

Maybe it is just the monkey behind the wheel they are looking at.

28th Apr 2008, 14:09

Nice try to humiliate him. But in fact you humiliate yourself by showing jealousy! ;)

1999 Renault Megane Alize 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland


Good car spoiled by silly design faults ie.. water pump repair and easily stalled engine


When we bought the car it was badly prepared, damaged spare tyre and various bits missing from interior.

Grommet covers for the hatch door hinge bolts missing and these bolts are right over the exposed passengers heads.

Then the engine management computer malfunctioned in the following weeks, the the rev control for the air con lost it and the car would not drop lower than 3000 revs, very alarming as it was only an intermit-ant fault.

They eventually replaced it with a unit that would not operate the air con.

The latest fault was the water pump, this failed at 42000 ml, no problem I thought it is still under warranty, it was just as well as the total cost would have been over £600 and we still had to pay £120 towards the price, as the Renault warranty would not cover timing belts and parts damaged in the repair process, so beware £600 plus for a water pump!!

General Comments:

The car handles well.

Low noise levels and comfortable on long journeys.

Very economical.

1.4 petrol good power output, but easily stalled at low revs.

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

Review Date: 26th June, 2002

30th May 2006, 13:58

I recently traded in my 1.4 litre Megane Alize hatch at 84,000 miles. I was impressed by the large car feel, the soft suspension, the adequate handling, the comfortable seating position for a 6'2" driver and the radio controls. Less impressed by electrical sensor failure at 58,000 miles, heater failure which leaked fumes into the interior apparently due to the poorly specified coolant recommended by Renault and the cost of servicing, a minimum of £700 to fix the heater as an example. A shame really as the car is basically sound let down by the short-term cost saving mentality of the manufacturer and dealers. Needless to say it wasn't a Renault I bought to replace it.