2005 Renault Megane Dynamique LX 2.0 Litre from Australia and New Zealand
Woeful, and a waste of my hard earned money!
Starter motor died two days after the three year warranty finished (89,000km).
Engine mounts required replacing at 70,000km.
Dash has severe rattles, especially around clock/CD/speedo dials.
Headlamps have had to be replaced on three occasions.
Parking lights have had to be replaced.
Airbag and seat belt lamps light up when driver's seat moved.
Brake discs (rotors) needed replacing at 80,000kms.
Brake pads required replacing at 45,000kms.
Engine regularly "hunts" for an idle.
Gearbox change from 1st gear to 2nd gear rough and thumpy.
Rubber covering on interior door handles/power window switching has come off.
Battery needed replacing after 60,000km.
Very disappointed. The Megane is reasonably comfortable but you never know when it is going to let you down.
The semi-automatic is questionably slow, both left in auto or as a manual.
Quite a heavy user in petrol - certainly couldn't call the Megane an economical car.
The rear hatch drips on you when it is or has been raining.
The plastics have worn around the seat belt cover on the turret and seats.
The passenger seat cover comes off when it isn't meant to.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th February, 2010
12th May 2013, 04:33
I just drove a NZ new 2005 Megane 2.0 auto. We were looking to purchase it as it seemed good value and had great safety credentials. After the test drive I couldn't escape fast enough. This was hands down the nosiest, harshest post 2000 car I have ever experienced. I couldn't believe the racket it made. It was also sluggish and the interior materials were not wearing well. Some clever touches in the cabin and comfy seats, but seriously... how on earth did they manage to sell any of these new in NZ? Gross car.