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Renault Megane Hatchback 1.6 16V Fidji 5d (2001/51)

Renault Megane Hatchback 1.6 16V Fidji 5d (2001/51) - Owner Review

Seated 4 adults in relative comfort.
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Review submitted by
Jason Allen on

Renault Megane Hatchback (96-02)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Well, if you care about things like that you probably won't buy a Megane, but, if you want a nice to drive car with plenty of extras & does great mpg then I'd say consider one for sure.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Who gives a toss? They're not buying/driving it are they after all.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes because although I've had flashier cars in my time I probably enjoyed having the Megane more than any other car (& I have had loads!)

What are you likely to buy next?
Well I have a growing family now but am loathe to go down the mpv avenue so I currently have my eye on a nice fairly new Laguna.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£6,500

When did you buy the car?
May 2005

Did you get a good deal and why?
I paid what was the market value at the time. Got a good px deal though, so all in all was reasonably happy.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
It was a cheaper alternative to a Ford Focus, yet was much better equipped.

What was the dealer like?
Fine.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Very nice, I enjoyed my time owning it immensely & only sold the car due to emmigrating (though now I just wish I'd brought it with me lol)

What's it like to park?
Fine, there's no parking sensors or anything like that but if you can park you can park, if you can't, you can't that's what I've always thought anyway.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Coils needed replacing, but this was a commonplace problem on Meganes & most would have been sorted by now. Car was still under warranty so no hardship on my part.

What's most practical about your car?
Seated 4 adults in relative comfort.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The Fidji model was quite well equipped with CD, a/c abs etc but I liked most the Isofix fittings for the babyseat.

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