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Might get a Megane...

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Garyj881, 9 Jun 2010.

  1. Garyj881

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Sep 2006

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    Location: West Yorks

    Need some advice here.

    I am currently driving a 1.4 Focus on a 51 plate, I want to part ex it for a renault Megane, I have 4k as well as the car so my budget including is about 5K.

    I am very interested in the 1.5 dCi 86 Extreme, does 55mpg in towns and upto 70mpg on motor ways which is a huge impovement over my Focus and is very cheap to TAX.

    My worry is that a few people have said they have electrical problems (letting water into the bulk head), what is the truth behind this, do they suffer from electrical issues?

    Anyone here have one?

    I am looking at one in the autotrader not too far from me on a 56 plate for just shy of 5K with 52k miles, very good condition but had 3 owners, thats 3 owners in 3-4 years.

    I also like the Focus C-max but my OH is going to start taking lessons soon so wants a car she will be comfortable driving in aswell but feels the C-max is too big.

    I have one child and like to fish so need a roomy car.
     
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  2. Jonny69

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    Ha! You're asking about a Renault on OcUK. Good luck mate ;)
     
  3. Participant

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    *Sticks popcorn in the microwave*
     
  4. Maccapacca

    Don

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    Location: Sunny Sussex

    It's french it'll slowly fall apart with various electrical problems and you'll notice the quality reduction over your focus once all the dash shine has worn off
     
  5. Spamalot

    Soldato

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    To save you some time the next 50 post basically say get a Focus.
     
  6. Maccapacca

    Don

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    How much have you got to spend if economy is important look at any cars under 120 gc02 have a look at BMW 118d's
     
  7. degen

    Hitman

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    This isn't going to end well, spending £4,000 to save a few hundred on tax and get a bit more MPG.
     
  8. EddScott

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Pembrokeshire

    A friend of mine has a 54 plate diesel Megane. She is a carer so uses her car for work and its never once let her down in 3 years. She also has 2 year old twins and manages to get all the gear they need into the boot as well as the double buggy.

    Go drive it and if you like it more than the Focus, then buy it. Nothing more can be said IMO.
     
  9. Gaygle

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    118d's for 5k? :rolleyes:

    OP how many miles a year are you doing? Small diesels = pointless.
     
  10. GinG

    Soldato

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    I would reccomend an elise or rx8. Failing that some sort of older BMW would be better, you could do all the servicing from home, plus it it the right wheeled drive.
     
  11. Gaygle

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    Don't be stupid :rolleyes:


    An E46 M3 CSL would eat both of them in a fight...
     
  12. Relentless81

    Capodecina

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    I bought a Renault once, never again.
     
  13. SeatIbiza

    Wise Guy

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    They gives these to the unfortunate souls I work with who qualify for a company car because they are cheap tax and CO2 and all that BS.

    I am yet to find one of them who likes this car. However, not heard of any problems (they are all fairly new though). The electrical gremlins will get it eventually though!
     
  14. GinG

    Soldato

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    You are buying this with cash right?
     
  15. Jonnycoupe

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    Those MPG figures will not be what you experience as an average over thousands of miles. Its skews your calcs massively by assuming such a thing.
     
  16. Vigoro

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    You are more likely to get 60 on a run, 65 if you are lucky. Not sure on town figures but would have thought they would be lower than 55
     
  17. Lum

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  18. mattyprice4004

    Soldato

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    Fail :(
     
  19. Building Candy

    Wise Guy

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    so.... all renaults are bad...... except 172/182/197 clios :confused:
     
  20. Jonny69

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    My girlfriend's Megane Scenic is older than the one you're looking at but it's never let her down. And it's built well.

    And parts cost peanuts.