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2010 (60) Renault Megane 1.6 16V Generation 5dr

Hillington Renault / Dacia

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Cruise control + speed limiterExterior temperature gauge
Low fuel level warning lightOil level gauge
Rev counterTrip computer
Variable PAS 

Entertainment

4 speakers4x15W radio/CD with MP3
Auxiliary input socketFingertip controls for audio system

Exterior Features

'Guide me home' headlamps'Smart' windscreen wipers
Body colour bumpersBody coloured door mirrors
Electric front windows + drivers one touchHeated door mirrors
Heated rear windscreenMatt black door handles
Rear wiperTinted glass including windscreen

Interior Features

3 height adjustable rear headrestsAir conditioning with pollen filter
Air recirculation systemBench folding rear seat
Cigarette lighterCloth upholstery
Cooled gloveboxDelay courtesy light function
Driver/passenger reading lightsDriver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrors
Front centre armrest with 2 cupholdersFront seat back map pockets
Fully adjustable front headrestsHeight adjustable driver's seat
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated boot
Interior courtesy light operated by all doorsISOFIX on front passenger and rear outer seats
Lidded front door storage with drinks holder + armrestMoveable ashtray for use in centre console or door storage area
Rear courtesy lightsRear passenger heating ducts
Reclining front seats 

Safety

ABS + EBD + EBAAnti submarining airbag on front seats
Brake assistDriver/passenger 2 stage auto adaptive airbags
ESP + ASR traction control + CSV understeer controlFront and rear curtain airbags
Front and rear outer seat belt pre-tensionersFront lateral airbags
Height adjustable front seatbeltsPassenger airbag deactivation system
Seatbelt warningThree 3 point rear seatbelts

Security

DeadlocksHands free Renault card
Insurance Approved ImmobiliserRadio frequency remote central locking
RAID (Renault Anti-Intruder Device) 

Wheels

Emergency spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.339CO2 (g/km)155
HC0.048Noise Level dB(A)73.1
NOx0.036Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Compression Ratio9.7:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)79.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)80.5
Engine CodeK4M * 838Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTIONGears5 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)42.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)52.3EC Urban (mpg)32.1

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power100
Based On ID44163Coin Description16V
Coin SeriesGenerationInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0713E
Insurance Group 2EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.5
EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.2Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Special EditionTrueStandard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)11.8Engine Power - BHP100
Engine Power - KW74Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT111
Engine Torque - MKG15Engine Torque - NM151
Engine Torque - RPM4250Top Speed113

Tyres

Space Saver?TrueTyre Size Front205/65 R15
Tyre Size Rear205/65 R15Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVER
Wheel Type15" STEEL 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1471Length4295
Wheelbase2641Width1808
Width (including mirrors)2037 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)60Gross Vehicle Weight1720
Max. Loading Weight500Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1055Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked650
Minimum Kerbweight1220No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.1
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Renault Megane

By Andy Enright

Introduction

The Renault Megane has long been one of British motoring's staples, sold alongside big sellers like the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra, Peugeot 308 and Volkswagen Golf yet it's a vehicle that, over the course of its development, has varied greatly from generation to generation. The car we're looking at here is, if anything, Renault's return to a modicum of conservatism after the styling riot that was the bubble-butted Mk II that ran from 2002-2008. Used examples are plentiful and there's plenty of choice as far as engines and trim are concerned.

History

It's a general rule in car manufacturing that companies can afford to be a bit wacky with the vehicles at the periphery of their model ranges. The low-volume image cars can help build the brand by generating column inches while the bread and butter stuff needs to be buttoned-down and conservative if it's to make big sales figures. Every once in a while, there's an exception to that rule. Ford's original Focus was something very different to the ultra-dull Escort before it and even today the Focus' interior looks pretty bold but the gamble paid off. Renault's attempt at jolting the mass-market to attention wasn't quite as successful with the Megane II and its successor, launched in 2008, reverted to a handsome but more conventional hatchback silhouette. First shown at that year's Paris motor show, the new car concentrated on offering far superior build quality and a more sophisticated look and feel. The Megane body spawned a three door coupe, a five-door Tourer estate as well as a two-door Coupe-Cabriolet model, but we're concentrating here on the five-door which made up the bulk of sales. This arrived in dealerships with a choice of no fewer than six engines. The range was added to with the I-Music models at the end of 2009. A replacement was finally unveiled at the start of 2012 which retained the same shape but tidied up some of the detailing while also improving efficiency. At the same time, Renault pared back its UK model range to concentrate on just a handful of its most profitable lines.

What You Get

The Megane has short front and rear overhangs, a long 2.64m wheelbase, a steeply-raked roofline and a wide track, all helping it appear planted on the road. It certainly exudes a feeling of much higher quality than its predecessor, with thin cut lines between the different body panels. Great care has also gone into the quality and finish of the materials used and there are nice touches like the soft-touch finish on the dashboard cowling that's resistant to daily knocks and the ageing effects of sunlight. The way that the windscreen wipers are concealed beneath the bonnet line is another neat feature. Climb in and the first thing you notice at the wheel is the innovative dashboard which features an analogue rev-counter alongside a digital speedometer which also incorporates the cruise control/speed limiter display. When this function is activated, the speed selected by the driver is displayed at the top of the speedometer which is itself ringed by a sequence of lights that take the form of an arc around the central display. In speed limiter mode, the red segment lights up as the speed increases, while the selected speed begins to flash if exceeded. Space in the cabin is unexceptional but the boot volume of 372 litres in the hatch (assuming a spare wheel) figures amongst the best in the segment.

What You Pay

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What to Look For

The Megane's powerplants have a good reliability record but customer satisfaction surveys show the Renault still has some way to go to approach the class best when it comes to reliability of electronics and servicing costs. The cabins look great when new but after surveying a few used examples, some of the dash materials can look a little scratched quite easily. sure the car is in perfect condition. Check for crash damage, make sure kids haven't damaged the rear upholstery or seat backs and ensure that sunroofs, central locking and alarms all work.

Replacement Parts

(based on a 2011 Megane 1.4 TCe - ex Vat) You'll need to budget around are around £130 per corner for tyres while a clutch assembly is £230. Front brake pads are £45 a set with the rears costing £35.

On the Road

There are quite a few interesting engines to choose from. The 2.0 TCe 180 is the enthusiast's choice but a more affordable option that's well worth looking at is the downsized 130bhp 1.4-litre TCe unit. Its 190Nm maximum torque is generated at 2,000rpm, a far lower and more accessible point than you'd get from a normally-aspirated engine. The car will cover the 0-60mph sprint in 9.6s and reach a top speed of 124mph, so its performance is comparable with rival family hatchbacks packing 1.8-litre engines. The 90 and 110bhp diesel engines share a 1.5-litre capacity which looks small for a diesel engine powering a family hatchback. Still, with maximum torque of 200Nm and 240Nm respectively, they are flexible enough for most requirements. The 0-60mph sprint is dispatched in 12.3s by the 110bhp car with the 90bhp model requiring another half a second to cover the increment. If it's extra pace you're after, the 1.6-litre dCi engine is one way to go. Here, there's a much more substantial 130bhp on offer and much more torque. The sub 10s 0-60mph time doesn't tell the whole story because the real enjoyment is in the surge of acceleration that the engine produces in the mid-range for overtaking or powering up inclines. The range-topping 2.0 dCi 160 unit is even better in most respects but priced accordingly.

Overall

The Renault Megane grew up in third generation guise. Yes, it lost a little of its personality in the process but it's undoubtedly a better car for most people than its predecessor. The engines are all solid and while the diesels may not be the most characterful, it's hard to argue with the running costs. I'd be tempted by a 1.9 dCi 130 powerplant if choosing a diesel or a 1.4TCe if I was set on a petrol Megane. As long as you're prepared to put in the legwork and have a look at a few cars, you should end up with a bargain.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
80%
Space
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Styling
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Build
50%
Value
90%
Equipment
80%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
50%
Insurance
70%

Hillington Renault / Dacia

454 Hillington Road, Glasgow, G52 4FH

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