RENAULT MEGANE Car Review
One of the most stylish hatchbacks on the market
The Renault Megane seems to have been around for ever and that’s good news.
That's because any car that survives long term in the mega competitive family hatchback sector has to be good.
The Renault Megane has had a roller coaster ride with some versions controversial for the wrong reasons, remember the one that featured in the ’shaking that ass’ TV advert that had the seriously big bum!
The latest version is a much nicer affair than that and one of the more stylish looking hatchbacks, particularly the three door version.
But most family buyers will go for the added versatility and functionality of the five door, most of use like a car that makes us look good but its practicality that dictates.
I’m a fan of Renault interiors, they have an almost German precision and quality feel about them, but they are even refreshingly simple without a sea of buttons and dials to confuse.
The Renault Megane also has an engine to suit just about every taste starting with a 1.2 litre that punches above its weight and gives 50 mpg plus. There’s also a punchier 1.6 litre that still delivers just over 40 mpg. The French are good at diesel engines and the Megane offers 1.5 and 1.6 turbo version, that are good for between 50 mpg plus and nearly 80 mpg. And, last but not least, Renault Megane’s are also competitively priced which is another reason why they are worth at least a test drive.
* Sporty styling and nice cabin * Strong engine line-up and inexpensive to run * Best Buy - I’d go for the 1.5 diesel