2001 Renault Megane Priviledge petrol from South Africa
Real Renault rubbish
Automatic fluid leak repaired by dealer, but started leaking again the next day.
Windscreen wipers stall in mid-sweep, very distracting especially in bad weather and heavy traffic. Problem still not fixed after 5 requests to service agents.
Window creaks when raising or lowering (electric window lifters). Also, still not fixed.
Rattles and creaks from back seat rest. According to the agent I need new cushions. This is the most ridiculous thing I have heard from a dealer.
Rattles from dashboard also not fixed.
Clattering noise through steering wheel over rough surfaces. This is very worrying. Dealer says this was the bonnet catch, but still the problem remains unsolved.
The most painful things about owning this Renault is the massive depreciation and very high servicing costs (if one can call it servicing since very little has been fixed).
Each time I drive it a new rattle or creak starts. I'm paranoid about what will go wrong next.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th January, 2003
29th Jan 2003, 04:22
You're not alone in your misery owning a Renault.
Renault; great looking cars, but the dealers are shockingly over priced with bad attitudes.
The poor quality of the parts and components used to build Renaults - is in reflection why they are plagued with faults.
Will i but another Renault - 'NO CHANCE' i want an easy life, not sat waiting around renault service reception's while they fix the dam thing !
4th Feb 2003, 07:04
I wonder if a customer has tried and succeeded in charging a sloppy service agent for lost work hours?
I'm curious about this because it's becoming an issue. I am taking my Megane to the garage again tomorrow for the third time this year - it's only 4 Feb today. A visit to the garage cuts about 2 hours out of my day.
20th May 2006, 04:37
Renault South Africa have not been very forthcoming to the public regarding their Airbag saga.
21st May 2006, 00:08
I brought a Megane Coupe a 2001. It is the worst car I have ever bought. It drove like an old Escort with loads of rattles, flat spots, you name it. Stay well clear of these cars as they are rubbish, but they do look nice.