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Welcome to the forum.
The early 1.6 petrol engine seems to have problems with the dephaser pulley which controls the variable valve timing. However, the 1.4 does not have this innovation. Coils are a frequent problem as is the TDC sensor and window regulators. Rear tyre wear can be a problem due to the toe-in of the rear wheels.
My 55 reg megane 1.4 has been trouble free so far although I do get a tappet rattle which seems to be a common condition for this engine.
The engine is a little under powered for a car this size but it is an enjoyable drive. Check the service history before you buy and have a test drive if you can. Good luck.

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