Smooth and comfortable, but appallingly made
Clutch switch for starting system has failed twice.
Prominent buzz from centre console trim which the dealer cannot fix.
Rear seat catch broke the second time I used it.
Two pixels gone in the computer display.
Fuel filler cap faded to a different colour (affects all Meganes according to dealer - like that helps me!)
Rear wheels not balanced correctly at factory.
CD player skips.
ASR light comes on at random together with the SERVICE light. Nobody knows why. I have to live with it.
Creaks and groans from door trim, rear loadspace cover, tailgate, rear seats and headlining.
Looks good and goes well. Brilliantly refined, responsive and smooth diesel engine.
Smooth and precise six speed gearbox.
Supple ride, good seats and low noise levels make for a good cruiser.
Wallowy and soggy in the corners with dreadfully artificial steering.
Economical when driven gently (56 mpg) but you can knock 10 mpg off this if you keep up with the flow of traffic, and 15 mpg if you boot it.
Shocking build quality and component reliability. Dealers indifferent to hopeless depending on where you go.
Interior looks quite nice, but feels secondhand very quickly. Assembly quality is disgraceful (uneven gaps, loose trim, low rent fabrics)
A typical Renault. Basically a decent car spoiled by "lowest bidder" parts and assembly quality that British Leyland would have been ashamed of in the 1970's.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th January, 2006