2003 Renault Megane Reviews - Page 2 of 10

2003 Renault Megane Dynamique 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance37000 miles
Previous carFord Focus

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong as such, but everything on the car seems to be "budget". Everything seems to work, but I feel a constant worry that it won't last for long.

On braking, the seat back moves with me.

The exhaust is clunking, but all mountings are in place.

The body panels don't line up and are a slightly different colour.

The clutch judders when cold.

Fuel economy is nowhere near as good as I expected compared to my previous car. 20mpg from a chipped and tuned (280bhp) Focus ST, but a mere 34mpg from a 1.6 normally aspirated Renault engine??

General Comments:

Like the amount of storage - wish the Focus had that. Like the glass roof.

The prompter to the left of this entry says "This car is seriously quick and handles like it's on rails". It's a 1.6, so it's not fast. It handles like it's on rails. The problem is that all four wheels are on completely separate rails. Unfair to compare to a Focus ST though!

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

Review Date: 2nd October, 2010

2003 Renault Megane VVT 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.8 / 10
Distance when acquired63331 miles
Most recent distance64500 miles
Previous carFord Ka

Summary:

Would not buy or recommend another Renault again!!

Faults:

Within 2 months of buying the car, I had to spend £700, replacing dephaser and various other parts; was without the car for a couple of days.

Now having the problem of the passenger window regulator has stopped working, and is in the fully down position, and rear driver's window will not open.

General Comments:

Only bought the car as I had been in an accident the month before, and my car was a write off; thought it would be safe (5*), which it is, and reliable, which it is not.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th August, 2010

2003 Renault Megane Dynamique 2.0 VVT from UK and Ireland

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0 VVT Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired58000 miles
Most recent distance72000 miles
Previous carRenault Clio

Summary:

I just love driving it!

Faults:

Drivers electric window stopped working (typical).

Clutch start sensor gone (have to press brake to start).

Boot catch failed and replaced.

Really cold mornings (below -5 degrees) can lead to various electrical issues. Hands Free locking didn't work and "Auto Wiper Fault" message. Fixed themselves when temperatures rose!

General Comments:

Absolutely love my Mégane!

Chose this particular one as it is loaded with options. It's got:

17" Nervasport Alloy wheels.

Automatic climate control.

Full black leather interior (amazing!)

Panoramic glass sunroof.

Electrically folding door mirrors.

6 CD Autochanger.

Hands Free Renault Card.

And that's just the extras!

The Ink Blue metallic paint and satin chrome door handles really set the car off.

Regularly use the Mégane to travel between England and Ireland. It's great on motorways, the 6 speed gearbox is awesome. Plenty of pull in any gear (it will comfortably move off from 30 MPH in SIXTH GEAR) - and it's great racing away from the lights!

Fuel consumption - 30 MPG average, road tax is £215/year. Yes it's expensive, but worth every penny. Not many 2.0 Méganes around either, very rare to see one.

Favourite features: Hands Free Renault card. Just keep the card on you and the car unlocks when you touch the handle, you don't need to insert it to start it, and just click the button on the handle to lock the car - love it. Panoramic sunroof makes all the difference. The car would be really dark without it, but it's nice and airy, even with black leather.

It's aged well too, still looks great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th March, 2010

2003 Renault Megane Dynamique 1.9 dCi turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.9 dCi turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 miles
Most recent distance66000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 306

Summary:

Has serious reliability issues!

Faults:

ERG valve went and was replaced.

Turbo blew and was replaced.

Diagnostic socket had to be re soldered, and brain required replacing and was replaced. All 2 months after buying - fortunately covered by dealers 3 month warranty.

The front mudflaps came off on ramps.

General Comments:

It is a fast safe car to drive, when it is not getting fixed in the Renault garage (about a 1/4 of time I have had it)

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

Review Date: 29th May, 2009

2003 Renault Megane Dynamique 1.5 from UK and Ireland

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 miles
Most recent distance38000 miles
Previous carRenault Clio

Summary:

A excellent reliable cheap to run family car

General Comments:

Excellent all round family car, and one I can afford to use.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2009

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 34 reviews