It'll hold its value better than other Meganes (but newer convertibles like the VW Eos and Vauxhall TwinTop are better still). There are good diesel options for those wanting to keep fuel costs down and insurance ratings are reasonable too.
The Megane scores well on the eco front. With an average of 171g/km CO2 across the model line-up, its emissions are quite low for a small family cabriolet. Eco-conscious buyers should consider the 1.5-litre diesel, which is one of the greenest models in the range. The range is also fairly economical, averaging 42 mpg.
These later cars seem to be better built and build was claimed to have been improved during the 2006 facelift. Some owners experienced problems with the roof leaking although the dealer ought to be able to remedy this.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||128p||£1,455 - £1,763 *|
|Diesel||131p||£1,063 - £1,453 *|
* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.
Highest and lowest CO2 emissions
|Engine||CO2 emissions||Road tax (12 months)|
|1.5 DCI Diesel||133 g/km (Min)||£145|
|2.0 VVT Petrol||201 g/km (Max)||£325|
Ongoing running costs
|Road tax (12 months)||
£145 - £325
See tax rates for all versions
14 - 24
How much is it to insure?
Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.