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Originally Posted by Katie-xx View Post
Well mine has been ok so far but its really surprising to me that so many people on "Parkers" say they have had so many problems.
Hopefully I have a "good one". The only real complaint I have is that I cant see where the near side of the car is and that makes it hard trying to park without scraping wheels on a kerb. Thats a design fault though rather than reliability.
I guess ill have just have to keep my fingers crossed
Not much money for repairs when you living on a student loan believe me
People don't write up to say they have had a good one, it's kinda like reading the Sun
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Yeah the early models were plagued with problems, Parkers were getting thousands of hits a week mostly all with the same problems.

Renault have improved their mechanical reliability dramatically over the last year or so but are still plagued with little niggling build issues.

I don't think it helped the Megane being made in a number of factory's

Also dealers did not help as most are very hit and miss when diagnosing problems.
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Originally Posted by Donald View Post
when reversing into a parking space its hard to get a happy medium with the side mirrors but if iam really beat i just use the electric mirror mover to point the mirror down to the rear back wheel so not to clip the alloysand not needing to then get a taxi to the curb when getting out, i hope it helps Donald.
Reversing? Wow thats clever Just joking but Im not very good at that either.
Its worth a try tho. Thanks for the advice I shall try it tomorrow
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Its very difficult to get meaningful statistics regarding types of failure between makes. Statistically a honda and a toyota are more reliable than anything else, while a VW is as reliable as a ford and probably more so than an audi, whereas the common perception might be audis are most reliable.

But what if you factor in price? There is no TCO stats for cars so far as I'm aware. As such most people's experience of cars is anecdotal based significantly on their own experience and (biased) opinion.

Taking the common perception of audis as well made cars, they're also flippin expensive, which goes for the servicing too. So when you get someone saying "audis are reliable" figure into it how much they spend on it!!!

The flipside of this is that a renault is perceived as a cheaper car so more likely to be scrimped on servicing with more complaints made when something needs replacing; whereas an audi owner would just wear it: they'd be more ashamed to say their audi was duff than admit they had to replace a worn part.

To return to my original point the stats are impossible to get to as they're commercially sensitive. But if the average renault owner spent the same on their car as did an audi owner, including parking it in a posher area / garage, you can guess what the impact would be on overall reliability.

Buyer beware!!!

And there's no substitute for doing some of the work yourself. I bet a renault is easier to work on than an audi or a merc

... lets face it, you buy a renault coz ya poor and have a dig at it to make yaself feel better
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Originally Posted by hondo View Post
People don't write up to say they have had a good one, it's kinda like reading the Sun
Thats spot on..People don't join forums to praise their cars in general,so you get a one sided view.

I've always thought the Megane 2 was a good car,especially when compared to the Lag 2......We've sold a few Megs at work over the last few years,and bar a few pencil coil failures,they've been excellent..I even think it looks OK now,but I wasn't sure to start with......

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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