Outstanding safety, distinctive looks, well kitted out
Cramped cabin, less than perfect reliability
Renault Megane Hatchback rivals
The Megane looked pretty radical when it was first launched in 2002 and split opinion as to whether that was a good thing or a bad thing. It's available in a number of different bodystyles, and in an attempt to be all things to all men can be specified with a wide variety of engines and equipment levels. It excels in many areas, including safety and value, but a series of mechanical and electrical gremlins may make buyers think about another model.