Evaluation of Renault Megane
To make matters worse if your vehicle rarely reaches the proper operating temperature.
Those harsh ‘real world’ conditions can quickly reveal the car’s weaknesses and strengths, especially if you throw some suburban hills at the equation.
So any car coming back less than 8 liters per 100km in city traffic caught my attention, especially with fuel prices going in the wrong direction.
I am not talking about a pint-sized car or a small-engined car that you expect fuel consumption to be reasonable.
What we’re looking at is a solidly built European import of medium size in Renault’s Megane, except this one is a diesel.
After a week of going to the supermarket, kindergarten, hardware store and going to work, typical tasks of a family car; Megane’s onboard computer drops to 7.5 liters / 100km. To say it in cash, it’s less than $ 20 for a week of operation. Throw in some tourist countries and average fuel consumption will be even better.
Now, the Megane isn’t the most fuel-efficient car on the market but it shows a good indication of how affordable diesel engines can be without sacrificing any luxury. , performance or processing.
The petrol engine Megane price starts at $ 24,990 after Renault reduced prices up to $ 3500 on the model range in April. Diesel engines come in August, with the base Expression priced from $ 27,990 (manual); A higher-end diesel Exclusive version costs $ 35,990 (automatic only). It is worth buying money.
What you got
You may remember the angular TV commercials from Renault that show an executive being endorsed in Megane. After that, the outfit stopped the driver so he could take the wheel because driving Megane was so interesting. Hmmm.
It is not a limo, by a long stretch, but it has some good reputation features. At Privilege level, you get leather upholstery, cruise control with handy speed limiter, rear parking sensors, automatic headlamps, air conditioning and six-way sound system. Average amount and fog lights. It’s a better set than some cars that cost significantly more.
There are also plenty of smart-friendly storage bins, which Europeans are good at, as well as sunshades, pulled up from the inside of the rear door and glove box, which can be cooled from the air-conditioning system. air conditioning.
Another bit of clever design is the lid on the fuel inlet combined with the fuel cap. . . So you don’t get your hands dirty. Flip the lid and open the lid with the door. Skillful.
There are weird design features, such as the U-shaped lever, though oddly looking works well, especially if you don’t have a lot of power in your wrist.
This car comes with one of the plastic keyless locks (think of an oversized credit card) that you tuck into a hole in the dashboard and then press the start button. It is all quite complicated to turn the regular key to do the same thing, though this plastic card will fit into your wallet or purse.
Meganes was previously rated five stars and there is no reason this person will not become a star performer. There are plenty of standard fares with six airbags, electronic stability control, anti-lock braking, seat belts with pretend and a load limiter plus rain wipers.
The boot is huge for a car of this size. The styling is comfortable but not accurate when turning around and the cabin takes a bit of time to feel at home, although it works: there’s plenty of leg and head room, good visibility and control layout. , once you know where they are, work well
Under the bonnet
Power comes from a 1.9-liter, four-cylinder turbo diesel engine. The power is a modest 96kW at 4000 rpm, although the maximum torque of 300 Nm makes up for it, peaking at 2000 rpm; But there is a trap.