2008 Renault Megane Sedan Alize 1.5 DCI turbo diesel from Poland


Satisfying performance for the value


- Engine mounts get broken down so quick.

- Rear visibility for parking is not good.

- Plastic quality is average, while on the highway with high speed, there is a sound from the doors.

- It is my 2nd Renault in a 2nd different country. Renault authorized services are disappointing and so expensive - compared to the value of the car.

General Comments:

I have done around 15k with my car, I would say apart from minor things I have not had any problems yet. I have changed one of the engine mounts and soon will take it for regular checkup and oil-filter changes. Handling is the best part with this car, I enjoy driving it. The car is not fast, but for 1.5 turbo diesel with 86 HP, performance is good and well enough for me.

The trunk is spacious, and there is enough space for the people who sit on the back.

For this class, the brakes are so reliable; I feel so safe about the brakes.

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

Review Date: 9th September, 2015

2008 Renault Megane Expression 1.5 dCi diesel from Croatia




Nothing at all. Just regular maintenance like oil and filters.

Oh yeah, just one bulb has gone; so much for "bad" French electrics.

General Comments:

Best car ever! Was in big dilemma between the Golf VI and Megane, and after all this time, it was a well made decision.

Pros: Very comfortable, reliability 10/10, low consumption.

It has the 1.5 dCi 86HP engine, which is on the low edge regarding performance, but if you are not in hurry and looking for a small economic engine, look no further. Another plus is the engine is very elastic and can pull off if it's needed, especially over 2000RPM in second gear.

The huge boot is a big big plus. Much better than the Golf's. Enough space on the rear seats is another plus. Although people on other reviews say that it's cramped, that's not true; it's better than the Golf VI in the back seats. Just try move from one side to another on the back seats with your feet straight. In the Megane you can do it easily! In the Golf you need to twist your feet.

Other things I like on it; digital tacho, start button, great and responsive steering.

Cons: If you are not skilled driver, rear parking could be a problem, and parking sensors are a must!

Noisy engine when cold in winter time! After warming up, all is OK.

Cabin noises are OK, although could be a bit better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th January, 2013

2008 Renault Megane Tech Run 1.6 VVT from UK and Ireland


Very comfortable considering, this was a down size. Pretty good on petrol too


The car hasn't given any problems since the purchase date in mid 2008 from new.

General Comments:

I don't consider it to be a road rocket, however I have found it to be adequate for purpose.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th April, 2012

2008 Renault Megane 2.0 from United Arab Emirates


For starters:

A) The 1st gear has the slowest pick up, even in comparison to smaller cars with weaker engines. Really embarrassing!

B) Considering the fact that the car is only a year old and has been used with great care, the car would have rather uncomfortable vibrations. Sometimes so bad that I feel the gear would just fall out.

C) At fast speeds, and I mean only 80, the cabin seems to have a leak, I can hear air breaking into the cabin.

I keep encountering a host of problems now and then, but whenever I approach the (Genuine) service centre they seem to come up with a bunch of excuses as to why nothing needs to be done in this regards. It's this attitude of the after sales service that is making sure that Renault cars never sell here in Dubai. Seriously, you can count these cars on fingers here.

General Comments:

The car does have great handling and the steering is great. It seems fairly stable on high speeds. The interiors are probably made of C-grade improperly recycled plastic. Just a description of how cheap the interiors look.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th November, 2009