2004 Renault Megane dCi 1.5 diesel from UK and Ireland
The driver's side air bag failed. Worst part is the smell - have driven most of my life without air bags!
Driver's side dipped headlamp bulb failed. Reference the reviews on this subject, I changed it in circa 30 minutes using the access through the wheel arch. Yes it is difficult to access, and yes it is bad design, but NO WAY should Renault dealers charge to remove the bumper etc - with practice any mechanic with a bit of dexterity could change the bulbs in around 10 minutes.
The manual needs a decent sketch of the arrangement, so that you know when to push and pull etc (eg. to release the spring push towards front of car then move to side (RHS for the one I did) and it will come free and fall backwards. Orientation of bulb should be clear (notch up). I found getting wire connector on most difficult (took 3 attempts).
Relaxing to drive, but is quick enough when driven enthusiastically.
Fuel efficiency good - around 60 mpg average.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd March, 2008