Renault Megane Sport Tourer estate (2009-2016): owner reviews

"The Renault Megane Sport Tourer isn't overly sporty. This is an estate that prioritises practicality and comfort."

Carbuyer Rating

3.6 out of 5

Owners Rating

3.2 out of 5

Reviews

Owner Reviews

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Common Problems

  • Other (3 cases)
  • Engine (4 cases)
  • Brakes, Electrics, Other (1 case)
  • Electrics (3 cases)
  • Electrics, Gearbox / clutch (1 case)
  • Suspension, Other (1 case)

Review 1 of 28

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5 Dci Dynamique

Year

2013

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
This the second Megane estate, and equally reliable, good to drive, economical vehicle. We have 2 other Renaults in the family. It is so easy to drive with cruise and limiter helpful on longer journeys. It swallows odd loads like Students going to Uni, garden waste to the tip and tents for guides. We opted for the spare wheel - but not used it, but such peace of mind. No tax. Easy 50mpg, and occassional 60mpg. One issue with radio/sat nav but resolved with software update. Front fog light surround started to "peel" - replaced under warranty. Odd rattle and squeak at times, but nothing untoward. Drives well, decent level of kit, good price paid. Very happy.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2003

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

53
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Tell us what you think about your car?
IN THE TIME I'VE OWNED IT THERE HAS BEEN NO PROBLEMS OF ANY KIND. IT DOES EVERYTHING WHEN NEEDED
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.2 Tce S&S Limited

Year

2015

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

41
Tell us what you think about your car?
Purchased new, cash, for a little over £13k. 'Limited' spec includes a huge array of technology (cruise control, dual-zone climate control, panoramic electric sunroof, automatic wipers/lights, Tom Tom sat nav, parking sensors, keyless entry/start, the list goes on... ). With that in mind, an absolute bargain for the level of trim and size of car. Comfortable, smooth and quiet ride with a high-quality interior - also includes a 4-year, 100k-mile warranty and breakdown cover. As other reviews have notes, interior storage space is limited: There's a holder small enough for a can (but not a cup/bottle) in the centre console, some arm rest storage and a tiny glove box. There is some under-floor storage which is handy for valuables, however. This is in contrast to the very practical boot, with lots of nifty features and cubbies - do note that the sloping roofline means there's not much space above the parcel shelf, once the boot compartment is full. Other reviews have picked up on the lack of spare wheel - this is an option (which I took), but it is full-sized. So you can throw in a full-sized spare if you're lacking one. In terms of passenger space - I'm 6ft and can sit comfortably in the back and front of this car, despite lowered headroom from the sunroof (the Sport Tourer has a few inches legroom over the hatch, and this makes a huge difference). 1.2 TCE petrol engine is capable, but requires a bit of pedal-mashing at low-speeds (junctions, et al.) to get going. Handles 'OK', its not too vague, but doesn't hold the road well around tighter bends at speed. The brakes are all-round discs, but the car never feels like it stop as fast as you'd like in an emergency (it has caught me out a few times, I now use a vast braking distance). MPG is disappointingly poor - 40 in short-distance urban driving, 45/46 on motorways. Its worth noting these are the same engines you'll now find many Nissans (Note, Pulsar, Qashqai, Juke), and there doesn't seem to be the same "reliability" concerns for those, so perhaps the concerns are a little bit unfounded. As a summary - great value if purchased at the right price, a reasonable drive (though not exciting). Interior storage up-front is limited, but boot space is fantastic, and passenger space is adequate for even taller individuals. Generally, a massively overlooked prospect as its a good, albeit not perfect, car, with great trim levels at an incredible price if you haggle or use an online broker.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Tell us what you think about your car?
never lets me down
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

31
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Has been very reliable - had only one issue where a rear panel at back of roof fell off but I had disregarded a rattle. Had no engine issues at all
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

53
Tell us what you think about your car?
No faults
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Dynamique Tom Tom dCi 130

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

51
Tell us what you think about your car?
Stylish, quick, good on main roads and country lanes with a comfortable ride. No issues with Tom Tom sat nav., Bluetooth very good once I Sussed it out! Cruise control and speed limiter functions excellent and very easy to use. Digital speed read out good but bright white background a pain especially when lights are on because of need to adjust brightness. 130PS dCi engine seems as good as VAG 140 on previous car but much smoother. Only real complaints are poor rearward vision - reverse parking sensors are a must and lack of spare wheel - car off road for 5 days when I buckled a wheel on pothole. Situation now remedied with an after market steel spare and a scissor jack.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

GT Line 1.5 dCi EDC

Year

2015

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
Had three sports tourers previously - two diesels, one petrol. This latest one is the 6 speed auto. Previous 1.9 dCi 130 (2011) - was a v. good car, great engine. Must be serviced once a year, oil change vital. Very pleased with latest edc version, 1.5 engine pretty good, slightly noisier than the 1.9 but pulls well. In my view a very underrated car, but avoid older models.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

1 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.2 unleaded

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great design for purpose, poor quality parts, not reliable, very expensive parts,
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

62
Tell us what you think about your car?
electrics not very good. also had to have a new slave cylinder at a cost of 700 pounds.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45.6
Tell us what you think about your car?
our 17th Renault and we have had problems with any of them but we find the stop start very difficult, often leaving us limping around a roundabout.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Tell us what you think about your car?
Problems with ignition coils, all change once, ons changed twice. Other minor niggles
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Tell us what you think about your car?
A recent failure of the fuel pump cost over Ł3000 to put right and there are some niggling faults with the air conditioning that the dealer cannot fix.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

51
Tell us what you think about your car?
The worst part of the car has been water leaking into the interior through the front air vents due to pipes blocking up that are supposed to take the water away. Also the 12v DC sockets have blown the fuses twice without any particularly unusual demands being place on them.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

62
Tell us what you think about your car?
Currently undergoing repairs, had CV joints replaced on OSF, rubber seals around front doors, some suspension issues, due for a cam belt
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48
Tell us what you think about your car?
Up to now I have only had to change the tyre's, and the timing belt due to age not mileage. so I a very happy with my car, my second Renault.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

1 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5 cDi Auto

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good size, economical, nice features like a good radio and Bluetooth. BUT... About six weeks after I got it in Aug 2014, a dashboard light came on stating "check anti-pollution system". It's now February 2015. After numerous trips to the local dealership (useless) I am £200 out of pocket and the issue is not resolved. I would sincerely state that anyone wishing to buy a Renault should first ask themselves, "do I feel lucky?" It's not so much the car but the overpriced lousy service one might have to face if something goes wrong. You have been warned!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

25
Tell us what you think about your car?
problems with high voltage ignition system
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
So Far Excellent
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47
Tell us what you think about your car?
In 4 years have replaced a broken pipe, the windscreen wash motor and air con pressure switch.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5 CDI

Year

2013

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

46
Tell us what you think about your car?
I traded my 5 year old Expression in for the new style Dynamique. What I have found in 4 weeks of owning it is a car with less rather than more specifications. Positive points Styling - looks very slick Engine noise is low Handling around corners is more positive Ability to swap between mph and kph Inbuilt bluetooth for phone Not so good points The glove compartment is half the size Glove compartment not air-conditioned. Only one cup holder not two The under floor secret compartments to house the owners manual etc is smaller and the manuals etc no longer fit in there. The hand brake is offset away from the driver The door pocket compartments are much smaller The head restraints do not go all the way down The ride is no longer as smooth More wind noise noticed at higher speed Very claustrophobic in read seats Head room in boot for dogs restricted due to slope of roof No spare wheel - OK for punctures but not damaged wheels Overall it's still a good car - but could have been a lot better. Some of the areas listed above did not need to be changed - evolution = improvement. I am just not seeing it here.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

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