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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The quality of the interior is immediately apparent. From the tactile materials used on the dashboard, to the fit and finish, it's certainly a marked improvement on the previous car. The dash is very clear and easy to read with a driver’s display clearly showing a central digital speed read out and a traditional rev counter. The central console houses the radio and air con controls, while the optional DVD-based sat nav controls is located close to the gear change.

This layout ensures that all the controls are within easy reach.

Thanks to excellent ride quality the Renault Megane comfort is exceptional. It is a very comfortable cruiser and the cabin is pretty roomy too with rear passengers getting plenty of shoulder and legroom - even with three abreast. Six-footers will find their heads rubbing on the roof but the minimal rear headrests are surprisingly comfortable and supportive.

It should prove a comfortable and practical family car.