2003 Renault Megane Dynamique 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland
Engine management light on - official dealership failed to diagnose, but charged me anyway.
Exhaust back box fell apart.
Discs warped and cracked.
Various front suspension pieces failed.
Driver's door window regulator failed.
Rear nearside window will not open.
Front nearside window opens and shuts on its own.
Alarm sensors got knocked off by my dog - no alarm.
Coil pack on cylinder 3 (I think) failed - rescue services to the rescue as the car was going nowhere.
Regularly cuts out when idling.
Misfires badly in top gear at approx 75-80mph.
Well, based on this ownership experience, the probability of me buying another Renault is zero.
Maybe I got the runt of the litter, but the prices to repair are shocking - over £300 to change a blinking failed wire cable controlling the front window - AKA the window regulator.
You are having a giraffe. The car's probably not worth much more than that.
Was horrified by the state of the discs - extensive cracking and warping. MoT bloke couldn't believe it either.
This car never feels "right" - I'm constantly waiting for it to break down.
The windows are a joke - do an internet search - you'll be kept busy.
The engine stutters, misfires, throws up random engine codes.
The official dealer never gets further than charging me labour and giving me a quick shoulder shrug.
Going back to VAG now - probably a nice and simple diesel Audi A3.
In the Megane's defence, no one has tried to steal it yet.
Plus, over the last 80+ gallons of fuel, it has averaged 41.3 MPG - basically 70 MPG dual carriageway cruising each morning.
I have seen as high as 44 MPG when tickling it up the M1, waiting for the misfire to kick back in.
Would not buy again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th July, 2014