2001 Renault Megane Reviews - Page 7 of 8

2001 Renault Megane Sport 1.6 16v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance12000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Punchy and practical

Faults:

No mechanical problems as yet.

General Comments:

I've had my Megane Sport for just over one year now and don't really have any complaints.

Very pleased with the engine. It's got some decent low-down poke, but also quite economical.

Handling is fairly dull - a bit too much body roll, but the brakes (ABS) are good.

Interior fairly spartan, but at the price it's a lot of car for the money, and I was more interested in getting a decent engine. No air con which is a bummer.

Invested an extra couple of hundred quid for the 6 CD autochanger - well worth it, and the stereo is MUCH better than the one in my Xsara Picasso.

We bought ours for just under 9k from Arnold Clark, Paisley. Nice, friendly sales guys, but (a familiar story with most garages) there's room for improvement in the service/repairs dept.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th July, 2002

27th May 2003, 14:54

Replace the shocks, with gas shocks - and you should find the handling of the car is more precise.

2001 Renault Megane Coupe Dymanic Plus 1.4 16v Sport from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.4 16v Sport Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance22000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Corsa

Summary:

Superb piece of Machinery unbelievable performance

Faults:

Faulty CD Changer which is being replaced this week and car pulling to the left due to poor tyres New tyres being fitted this week.

General Comments:

This is a fantastic car and great value for money. You get all the toys that you would expect from a sports car and comfort and trim are at a high standard. The car holds the road superbly and brakes as good as it accelerates. One average she is doing between 45 and 50 mpg and for a 1.4 I have had her at 123Mph. I would recomend this car to anyone. An total stunner inside and out visual and mechanical.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th May, 2002

7th Jun 2002, 00:53

123mph come on mate!This is a 1400cc right?

17th Jul 2002, 16:12

Does sound very high, but a friend of mine has stated that his Megane 1.4 Coupe can do 120mph?

The question is, was that speed taken going downhill...

Hmmmmm.

Regards.

Mike.

9th Sep 2002, 00:02

Meganes 1.4 has 95bhp, which is more than you would expect, I can see.

I Have 1.6, which has 110bhp and goes 195km/h (I have tried).

And like first writer, I have only good things to say about this car. It will be hard to find good replacement for it in two years time. Especially comparing it's mileage and performance.

5th Dec 2004, 23:51

I have a 1.6 16v Megane Coupe, no problems at all, quiet, sporty, good looker and goes some.

21st Jan 2005, 05:46

I have a 2.0 litre Dynamique + and have to say it is the best car I a have ever owned.. I have only had the car for 5 months, but it is amazing...

Unbelievably quick and the heads turn when drivin down town..

17th Mar 2005, 15:06

I have the 2 litre IDE version, which seems to be quite rare. IDE apparently stands for 'injection direct essence' (well it is French), which means it is a direct petrol injection system.

It has a great engine, my only complaint being that it has little torque low down in the rev range, but this is compensated for by extremely good fuel economy - 40-45 MPG is usual, even when driven enthusiastically.

The car is well equipped, and running costs are low compared with other cars of similar performance I have driven.

The quality of the paintwork is particularly good - mine is over three years old, but with regular washing it still looks brand new.

No real mechanical problems yet.

25th Nov 2005, 11:59

Yip it is Possible to do round the 120mph mark in the 1.4 I have had my meg dyna at this speed!! so 123mph doesn't seem out the question.

And strangley only feels as if your doing 70mph??? car still rides super.

29th Apr 2006, 17:42

I can believe 123 MPH out of a 1.4i 16v Megane I own a 1.6i 16v Scenic and I have seen 128 MPH on the speedo. 131 down hill.

27th Apr 2012, 17:28

I got 125 mph out of my old 97 Rover 214 :)

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 31 reviews