2006 Renault Megane Reviews - Page 2 of 5

2006 Renault Megane CC 2.0 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance9200 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

Best value (and best looking, in my opinion) folding hard-top

Faults:

No faults, though roof was adjusted at 1st service to cure a slight rattle.

General Comments:

Very pleased with dual functionality of the car. Roof up or down it's a pleasure to drive.

2.0 turbo engine means it's quite nippy with very good mid-range power for overtaking.

It's not a sports car so I don't drive it like one, but it will travel at twice the speed limit should you be so foolish!

Genuine 4 seater, though rear seats a bit restrictive. Huge boot with roof up. Half the space when down, but with just two on board we can use the back seats for luggage if required.

Early versions reportedly had some roof problems though I think that these have mostly been sorted.

I have had no problems at all.

If Renault put their 3.0 engine or even the hatchback 225 bhp unit, it would be perfect.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2007

9th Jul 2009, 01:27

Hi mate I'm considering in getting one of these awesome cars, I love cc´s but I have a question what is your fuel economy? l/100 km if you please could email me just to answer my question beto_1990_@hotmail.com.

2006 Renault Megane expression 1.6 gas from Turkey

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.6 gas Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance9500 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Polo

Summary:

I did not like the odour so I would not buy again

Faults:

Odour problem of French made Renault Megane 2.

Sometimes there is a terrible odour like you are passing nearby a waste disposal (or toilet) area. I asked to service station and they said that it is because of catalytic converter that Renault uses and they said after a few thousands of kilometers it will disappear. I bought this French made Renault car new and now it is about 10.000 km and still I feel this odour. Anyone who wants to smell terrible odour can buy this type of car. They also told me that this may happen because I do not drive more quicker. I laughed, I am driving cars since about 30 years and I have been driving other Renaults. I hope after the warranty period they will tell me that something else causes this and I have to pay for it. Their customs relations on the phone also said that there may be a smell, but then they have sent me a letter that there is no odour in my car. But I am the one driving it :)

The carpets move out of the plastics on the floor, you have to fix them after somebody sits on the back seat. They did not pay much attention to the details.

Some crack noises comes from the windows, I think from window jacks.

General Comments:

If you do not mind the terrible odour. Generally the people who smell this in my car decide not to buy Renault.

Car is good to drive. Nice family car. Seats are Comfortable. They say security is also good, I haven't tested it, hope not.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th September, 2007

2006 Renault Megane 2.0 16v from Costa Rica

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance15000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Celta

Summary:

Bold car and a great engine!

Faults:

Some noises from the dash, and the rain sensor activates the wipers when it's sunny, but they work well when it's raining.

General Comments:

I love the dash design; it's one of the best I've ever seen.

Has a roomy interior, and gives the sensation of being in a larger car. Also has good surface finish.

The seats are comfortable, and there are many places for storage; 5 covered and 5 uncovered.

The automatic AC is very practical, because you don't have to regulate it if it's too cold or too warm, it just keeps the temperature as you want. The automatic lights and wipers are great because you get used to just waiting until they work and that's it!

I love the card instead of a key; it's harder to miss it and well, it's stylish, specially when your friends see it.

The bolder design of Costa Rican market (Hatchback style) the design of this car is very advanced.

The brakes are pretty powerful and let you stop in very short distances.

The 6th gear makes the engine economic as well as reduces the noise at 130 km/h.

On highways it's a real pleasure, and I feel safe thanks to its bigger car feeling.

The powerful engine lets you drive kinda sporty (2.0 16v), and it responds very well in emergency situations. When raining, the car feels "stuck" to the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st August, 2007

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 13 reviews