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Renault Megane review - Reliability and Safety

Renault reliability is improving, while safety has always been a key selling point for the French manufacturer

Renault has a historic reputation for building unreliable cars, but that's far from the truth these days. It finished 24th out of 26 manufacturers in our latest Driver Power satisfaction survey, though, so customer service leaves something to be desired. 

The Megane has a strong safety record, with Euro NCAP awarding it five stars. All versions get six airbags and a speed limiter, while the GT Line adds traffic sign recognition, high beam assist and lane departure warning. Autonomous emergency braking is offered with the adaptive cruise control upgrade, at £400.

Warranty

All new Renaults get a three-year warranty - it used to offer a four-year warranty, but this was dropped because most owners moved on to a new model after three years of ownership. If you want or need the extra year, you can extend this by a further 12 months for about £229. 

Servicing

Renault offers a three-year/30,000-mile servicing pack for about £499. A single service starts from £169 and Renault even offers a free vehicle health check for certain cars. Brake pads cost from £89, while owners can change both pads and discs from £199.

Which Is Best

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  • Name
    1.3 TCE Play 5dr
  • Gearbox type
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  • Price
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  • Name
    1.3 TCE Play 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £18,080

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  • Gearbox type
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  • Price
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