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2.5 out of 5 2.5
Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5
Renault Megane Saloon (96-03) - rated 2.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £10,810 - £16,045
Used price £230 - £1,135
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 Saloon rivals

3 out of 5 3.0

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Megane offers a superb choice of models, with five body styles covering a broad spectrum of motoring needs - family hatchbacks and saloons, sporty coupes and desirable cabriolets. Then there's the Scenic compact MPV, the first in its class (see separate listing in the People Carrier). No matter which Megane suits you, it will be comfortable, well built and nice to drive.

With large numbers about, used prices are very competitive. Revised models from 1999 benefit from punchier 16-valve engines and many detail improvements, while the latest 'Collection' badging has brought higher equipment levels.

Renault Megane Saloon rivals

3 out of 5 3.0

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