Tuesday 4th September 2012
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If you have ever owned a Renault Megane, then we would love to hear of your experience and also about any parts you had to replace. Leave your comments in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Renault Megane Overview

The Renault Megane is in the small family car class and is produced by the French car company Renault. There are several different variations to this car: hatchback, estate, coupe, saloon and convertible. Some of the version s of this car has been known for discomfort and poor ride quality, but the later, more modern versions have improved on this and are well built, comfortable and better steering. There is not much room in the rear though.

Renault Megane History

The first generation Megane I (1995-2002) was designed as a replacement for the Renault 19. It was based on the same design platform as the Renault 19 but was a new and different style altogether. Safety was of vital concern in the design of this car with many great features including the Renault ‘System for Restraint and Protection’. In 1999 this vehicle had a makeover, affecting some of the exterior parts such as the grille and the safety features were enhanced.

The second generation Megane II (2002-08) gave this car a total new look, bearing very little resemblance to its predecessor. It won European Car of the year 2003 and was the first small family car to get 5 stars in the European safety tests. In 2006 this car had a makeover, affecting the front end, suspension and some interior parts.

The third generation Megane III (2008 - ) again changed the look and no automatic gearbox was available, making way for the CVT gearbox. This is the current version on the market, and has some reliability concerns which Renault is hoping to sort out with the makeover version in 2012.


Tech run

Fuel Economy

There are a variety of available engines for this vehicle. The petrol engines are: 1.4, 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0, with 1.5, 1.9 and 2.0L diesel versions. The most economical of these engines is the 1.5 diesel, which offers up to 80mpg depending on which version. Remember to take into consideration the age, fuel type and engine size when determining fuel economy.


The gearboxes available in the current generation Laguna are 5 and 6 speed manual, CVT, 6-speed automatic and a 6-speed EDC. In the earlier versions there was a 4-speed automatic gearbox available. Visit the Renault gearbox parts section of our website to locate your Megane gearbox parts.


You can find Megane parts here at Breakeryard. Our Breakers have many different parts available, and you can search through our vast network of Breakers by entering your vehicle details in our part finder. You can also visit the Megane parts page to find your exact parts.

We have a list of problems and solutions on the Megane parts. To search for solutions for your problem parts, why not check our Megane problems page here.