The used Renault Megane is one of the most stylish small family cars on the market
The used Renault Megane is one of the most stylish small family cars on the market and brings bucket loads of 'va va voom' to British roads. The current generation was introduced in 2008 and looks contemporary, beautifully sleek, and appealingly purposeful.As well as its good looks the Megane is available with a range of ten engines. The most powerful is the 2.0-litre 177bhp petrol which hits 62mph in 7.8 seconds, accelerates to 139mph, and returns a combined average of 37mpg. The entry-level 1.5-litre DCI is more economical as it averages 62mpg and returns up to 69mpg on the extra-urban cycle. However, the penalty for this minimal fuel consumption is that this particular diesel crawls to 62mph in a never-ending 12.9 seconds. This stylish family run-around also earns plaudits for its handling. Okay, the class leading Focus is sharper but the Megane can still entertain enthusiastic drivers. One of its most appealing features is the beautifully weighted steering which is both accurate and rewards the driver with plenty of useful feedback. The ride is also nicely sorted as it provides a comfortable journey for passengers and stays taught and composed on fast twisty roads. Motoring.co.uk's database reveals the used Renault Megane is available from 'buy safe' sellers on a 2008 registration from £7,000.