New Renault Megane Review
When the Megane with the big ass was launched back in 2002, it certainly divided opinion, the styling was applauded by some and derided by others, as time has passed, the Megane has become an everyday sight on the UK highways and byways and is now accepted by most as an excellent design. Renault certainly realised this and the 2006 face lifted model is merely an evolution of the original design.
Renault had more problems with the Megane than merely their design, earlier models proved to have quite a few teething troubles, these problems though, do seem to have been ironed out and certainly Renault does seem to have addressed them with their latest model. Problems with previous models aside, the new Megane keeps its five star Euro NCAP rating for adult occupancy and both active and passive safety systems abound.
Choice is the other offering when it comes to the Megane, five door Hatch, three door sports hatch, four door saloon and a sports tourer all come under the Megane banner, add to that a choice of petrol and diesel engines and more trim levels than you can shake a stick at and you can see just how many combinations this can add up to.
Although the hatchback looks to be a fairly radical design with its curvaceous rump, the other models in the range follow more conventional styling briefs. Standard equipment is good across the range and even entry models have ABS With EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution), Brake Assist, Driver And Front Passenger Two Stage Adaptive Airbags, Front And Rear Curtain Airbags, Front lateral and curtain airbags, Trip Computer And Warning System and Remote Central Locking.
Like the looks of the Renault Megane, why not check out the Alfa Romeo 147, the Chrysler PT Cruiser, the VW Jetta, the Seat Leon, the Toyota Auris, the Honda Civic, the Peugeot 308 or the Mazda 3.
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