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Hi everyone.... first post here

I'm a long term Ford owner, currently with a Mondeo and a Focus. On my last couple of trips to France I've been given a Megane as my hire car. Last time it was a 1.6 vvt Megane and unusualy for a hire car, it was fully loaded. It had 17" alloys, cruise control, ESP, reversing sensors, automatic lights and wipers. It was surprisingly good to drive. It was particularly good around town. I had the car for a couple of weeks and I didn't want to give it back.

I've never even considered buying a Renault before. Their reputation for build quality hasn't been too good in the past. The question is.... what is Renault build quailty like now. The hire car was only a couple of months old so you would expect it to be fine but I tend to keep hold of cars for a long time. My Focus was bought new and is now seven years old. It has held together remarkably well. What will the Megane be like after 7 years?

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I had exactly the same concers after owning Fords, Vauxhalls, and of recently a MG (!) I have found the build quality very good indeed, as a matter of fact far better than a Ford, and better than a Mercerdes which I have just had as a company car!!

Solid, non plastic feel, very comfortable...a good all round car...
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After a major accident last week in my Scenic which wrote it off, I'll vouch for the quality. I escaped with a broken finger!!!
so for safety you can't fault them. in fact i've just order a new one today!
Although renaults seem cheeper than other brands i think they stack up well.
This is my 5th car this year!!! Vauxhall vectra = plasticy, Citeron c4 = rubbish, Peaugoet 307 = terrible, Renault Secnic= save my life so another one will be on my drive soon.

Best of luck with your choice
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I get to work on all sorts of cars,and from my experience modern Renault build quality is as good as most.I would rate them above Peugeot,Citroen and Vauxhall for sure.

Also,as Ian can vouch for,they are amongst the safest cars made today.

(Welcome to the forum,by the way.)

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