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3 out of 5 3.0
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Renault Megane Hatchback (96-02) - rated 3 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £9,840 - £16,045
Used price £230 - £1,260
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £155 - £280
Insurance group 9 - 17 How much is it to insure?


Value, unrivalled choice of bodies, sensible prices.


Minor issues regarding reliability.

Renault Megane Hatchback rivals

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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.

Renault Megane Hatchback rivals

Other Renault Megane (1996 - 2003) models: