2008 Renault Megane Expression 1.5 dCi diesel from Croatia

Summary:

Perfect

Faults:

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

Summary:

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

Faults:

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

Faults:

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

2008 Renault Megane Coupe Cabriolet from UK and Ireland

Summary:

This is the 4th Renault car I have purchased, and it will be the last

Faults:

I got into the car and shut the door. The glass roof imploded and I had glass trickling down my face and all over the inside of the car. There was no glass on the driveway. The car was stationary on the driveway. The car had not been damaged by any flying object, and there were no marks on the bodywork or the back and front windscreens. Currently dealing with Renault Customer Services who claim they have no knowledge of such problems, although I have found several on the Internet already.

General Comments:

Renault need to own up to the issues with the glass roofs and resolve them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th February, 2009

23rd Apr 2009, 13:37

This would be par for the course from Renault customer services (should read " Renault Disaster Services", only there for damage limitation, theirs!) for all faults which are infinite with this make of car.

6th Oct 2009, 16:02

I have a Megane Sports Hatch, and this morning whilst driving to work, the roof exploded. There were no bridges, no trees and no other cars near by...

The roof was closed at the time.

The only saving grace was that the roof blind was shut, so I didn't get showered with glass!

The car is under warranty, but the roof is not covered - funny that!

Now could be faced with either a bill for around £250, or if the frame is bent or something, up to £900!

I have had 5 Renaults, and the lack of support on this matter is horrendous!

28th Jul 2013, 15:05

You will probably find that these glass panels are under stress, and there is usually a reinforcing plate fitted at some point. Because of the surface tension, they can sometimes just break, and they go from the point at which the glass is at its weakest. If there is any glass left, you will see where it propagated from the glass particles that are smaller, nearest to the epicentre.