2013 Renault Megane dCi Station Wagon 1.5 turbo diesel from France
With Renault Eurodrive, you can visit Europe at ease!
Like on our previous road trip two years ago, we did not experience anything major with this car. This car took us wherever we wanted to go with ease.
The only things we don't like about this car are that it only had one cupholder, automatic locking, and a windshield washer that would have been useful, since we had more rainy days on our road trip, and to wipe all the bird poos off it!
Everything went well, from the time we met the guys at Renault Eurodrive to pick up the car for our road trip last April 4, up to the time we returned the car today April 30. We had so much fun with the car, and we went to many places in Europe that cannot be reached by a car. We went to The Hague in the Netherlands, Bottrop, Schloss Hugenpoet, Aachen, Frankfurt and Baden-Baden in Germany, then to Zurich and Luzern in Switzerland, then back to Germany in Garmisch. After that we went to Salzburg and Vienna in Austria. Then to Bratislava for a lunch in one of the famous places there, then off to Prague, Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber, Strasbourg, Reims, Nice, Cannes, Monaco, Fontainbleu, then back to Paris.
The performance of this car is good, although not as good as the one we had two years ago, when we had a 2.0 engine, which was very powerful for the car. Reaching 160+ kph on some stretches of highways is a little bit of a struggle, since the engine of the car is being strained already. The 1.5 engine is not recommended for German Autobahns, where there is no speed limit. I wish we just had the 2.0 engine now. On the positive side, this car is more fuel-efficient. We spent less money on gasoline on this trip.
The GPS is much more responsive now. It recalibrates quicker now, and helped us get to our destination without getting lost, or having to rely on our maps.
I would definitely recommend Renault Eurodrive to anyone who wants to visit Europe. Leasing a car is better, because you can see more of Europe without having to worry about fixed schedules, baggage check-ins, and security checks.
I wish the next owner would enjoy this car and will use it on another road trip. I hope I get to see this car again!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th April, 2013
No windshield washer? I find that extremely hard to believe.
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