2005 Renault Megane Reviews - Page 5 of 7

2005 Renault Megane Sport Dynamique 1.6 from Greece

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance11000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen Saxo

Summary:

Bargain for the money I spent

Faults:

Faulty CD player. Not ejecting the CD from the unit. Bad assembly of the rear bumper. Badly fit back door.

Rectified under the guarantee without problems.

Airbag light keeps coming on since cable below drivers seat is loose.

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

Review Date: 21st July, 2006

2005 Renault Megane 1.6 from Egypt

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance20000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

I wished its performance was as good as its looks

Faults:

At 10000 KM, each time you press the brake, it made a high disturbing sound.

The car does not accelerate when you turn on the AC as well as having a hard shift between the gears. The dealer partially solved the problem by reprogramming the software of the gear box.

There is a problem with the second gear. As you accelerate on the second gear, the car holds during acceleration between the 3600 RPM & 4000 RPM and then resumes accelerating. It gives you a feeling that it had changed shift. The dealer claims that this is due to the fact that the gear changes from Hydraulic to Mechanical within the span of the second gear.

General Comments:

The car performance is below expectations; as it's performance with the automatic gear is very poor.

The car is very luxurious. It has a lot of options.

The back seat & the trunk are spacious.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th June, 2006

4th Aug 2006, 10:05

The 2nd gear problem is bothering me very much. The dealer does claim the mentioned reason. The car is fantastic with a great take off until you turn on the AC, then you loose all power. It also seems to be confused between gear shifts on slow speed with the AC on and you can feel the engine shaking.

2005 Renault Megane 1.6 16v petrol from Egypt

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired47 kilometres
Most recent distance28700 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

I would recommend this car since it is quite handy and offers the best luxuries in its class

Faults:

Up until this day I have changed the following (I might add that they where changed free of charge under warranty)

1- Twice I've changed the A/C internal Blower

2- Rain Sensor

3- Steering Wheel Solenoid Lock

4- Car Battery

5- Complete Window Lifting Mechanism (Passenger Door)

6- Car Horn.

Otherwise, general comments like high internal cabin sounds while driving from the doors and console especially.

The a/c takes a while to kick in and make an effect (I doubt it will be very efficient in the Gulf area).

Brakes also make a lot of noise at low braking speeds. The ABS kicks in a bit too frequently when braking on slippery or bumpy roads.

Plastics are a little on the cheap side compared for example to a Peugeot 307.

General Comments:

Fuel efficiency is great on the highway at 100-120km/h.

Manual transmission is great for acceleration. 0-100km/h in about 10 seconds with no load.

Very stable on the highway at high speed. The maximum I reached was 210km/h no load and 195km/h with the car fully loaded. I think it can do better if I change the wheels and tyres to sporty ones.

Megane II Sedan offers a very comfy and spacious ride. Probably the roomiest in its class. Great Boot space too.

Generally, it is a great looking car, but some work can be done on the quality side to ensure perfection.

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

Review Date: 18th May, 2006

2005 Renault Megane sedan 1.6 petrol from Egypt

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance25000 kilometres
Previous carSsangYong Musso

Summary:

Nice, but needs IMPROVEMENT

Faults:

Well until now I've changed the following:

1) both front door window lifting motors

2) the water tank of the wipers

3) Both front lower arms

4) both front internal door hands.

And the brake pads noise is a must even if you bought a new pads or not and sometimes the steering wheel doesn't lock automatically plus now the clutch is making a strange noise.

And internal cabin noise coming from everywhere.

General Comments:

This car has a nice design and nice performance and fuel economy with a great stability control and lot of options to be satisfied.

But it lacks power with this all electrical stuff in the car you feel that it takes time to realise that you are accelerating.

Feels like this car is hiding many problems in the future.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th May, 2006

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 23 reviews