2004 Renault Megane LX 1.6 petrol from Syria
Beautifully design, but poor reliability!
It all started when car was sent for routine maintenance at the dealer's... they had the timing belt changed at 40,000 km and claimed the water pump is leaking and needed to be replaced.
Just 10000 km later, the timing belt broke down during driving and the engine needed an overhaul for that. Since then I had to set a monthly budget for the mechanic to fix or replace new parts! The gearbox has sucked since its first few thousands of KM. The engine of the 1.6 is very weak, especially when the A/C is on.
Ahhhhh: windows need to be fixed at least one time a year due to their very bad quality plastic parts!
Brakes are good and it's nice to drive on highways.
The car is stable, nice to drive in first 2 years.
Automatic gearbox = 0.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th March, 2017