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Our Fleet Test Drive: Renault Megane Sport Tourer - 3rd Report

Date: 21 December 2009   |   Author: Guy Bird

Door handle
Category: Estate
P11D price: £19,350 (est.)
Key rival: Ford Focus Estate

Gadgets can work in peculiar ways.

Take the 'either/or' nature of the Megane's 'hands-free card'. Lock the door with the exterior front door handle button and hands-free access is ensured next time. But choose the card's good old-fashioned plipper instead and the hands-free function deactivates - meaning you can't use that function again until you next fire up the engine and lock with the outside door button again. Other carmakers allow hands-free and plipper in any combination, as logically, different users may want to open the vehicle in different ways according to habit or context. I think this is needlessly odd.



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