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Renault Megane - Any experiences?

gemmagemma
posted 1 decade 4 months ago
We are looking at changing cars and are thinking of getting a megane, diesel. we have a 2l petrol vectra at the minute which just costs a fortune to run so are going for cheaper running costs and smaller as don't need double buggy anymore or 2 huge carseats, just 2 bigish ones, LOL.

Any good or bad things would be great. ALl i think of is the 'shake your little arse' advert Clapping

Thanks


AlexAlex Moderator
posted 1 decade 4 months ago
My mum had a scenic and it was always needing something done/

I had a hire car of a megane (when my clio was being sorted) and personally didnt like it (it was the older style though)

Renaults are apparently expensive to fix (and mum and I found that with our cars- the scenic 1.6l used a lot of pertrol)

Personally Im NEVER having a renault again and im sticking to ford

colecole
posted 1 decade 4 months ago
Hi, we were going to get a Megane earlier this year and everone we asked said bad things. We got a Focus and so far has been fab! We got it brand new on a good deal from the internet. Not sure if I am allowed to post it or not??xx

AlexAlex Moderator
posted 1 decade 4 months ago
we were talking to mums collegue yesterday and she has just traded in her '54 plate megane after only having it a year- more hassle than it was worth apparently.

hipmommahipmomma
posted 1 decade 4 months ago
I'm all for ford. Renaults and Peugots are expensive to fix (dont i know it 306 LOL)

Ford are reliable and are the cheapest car to fix.

AlexAlex Moderator
posted 1 decade 4 months ago

hipmomma said:
I'm all for ford. Renaults and Peugots are expensive to fix (dont i know it 306 LOL)

Ford are reliable and are the cheapest car to fix.



Clapping Clapping Clapping Fords are great Clapping Clapping Clapping

gemmagemma
posted 1 decade 4 months ago
Confused i was worried you'd all say that. We've had a renault laguna before and that had a lot of problems so i was a bit wary. But was being swayed by the low running costs.

We seem to have had success with vauxhalls so may try and stretch the money to a new shape astra. For some reason hubby just refuses to even look at ford Shrug

Thanks for all the input though and if anyone else has anymore its all useful in trying to convince my hubby to listen to me Very Happy

GTTkelGTTkel
posted 1 decade 4 months ago
My grand parents are on their second Megane,they got rid of the first thinking it was just that one with problems but now this second one is a pain in the arse too. French cars (Renaults and Peugeots) can be expensive to replace parts but Fords have Angry gear boxes and more likely to need to replace the clutch which is an engine out jobby. Which is fine if you know someone with an engine hoist but could be expensive at a garage. Also means draining,disposing of and replacing gear box oil(messy job). Having said that this could happen on any car. In other ways Fords are good and parts easy to come by. It's personal choice when you pick a car,take it from someone who WORSHIPS the smell of grease and the roar of a dump valve. Yes I love my cars and think once you find one that suits you you can do so many things to maintain. Sorry I'm waffling,just love my cars!!!

gemmagemma
posted 1 decade 3 months ago
Well....
we now have a megane, LOL. So i'm hoping that ours will be the exception and is going to be ultra reliable. We do have a 2yr warranty with it though. I'm not saying anything else as don't want to jinx things but its a diesel and is lovely to drive and very econmical. Clapping

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