Value, unrivalled choice of bodies, sensible prices.
Minor issues regarding reliability.
France's answer to the dutiful but lacklustre Ford Escort is the stylish and versatile Renault Megane, a versatile range of hatchbacks, coupés, cabriolets and saloons, not to mention the highly acclaimed Megane Scenic compact MPV. The hatchback line-up is hugely complex with more than 60 different trim and model combinations, which can make it difficult to differentiate models.
The large numbers give buyers a wide choice to suit all pockets - from £1500 for an early 1.4 hatchback.