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Our Fleet Test Drive: Renault Megane Sport Tourer - 5th Report

Date: 15 February 2010   |   Author: Guy Bird

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

I've been wondering for some time what was the point of the two little fold-out brackets on the inside of the Megane's boot.

I could see they clicked out into the boot space from their plastic side housings, but couldn't figure out what they were supposed to hold. At one point I even wrestled open the dividing net from its Velcro-attached pouch to try and fit that to them. That brought no joy, but flicking through the manual saved the day. I knew the part of the load floor closest to the hatch lip flipped up to reveal a few safety items and small storage areas, but what I didn't realise was that the flap could be secured to stand vertically to act as a boot divider - if it is carefully engaged with the brackets on both sides on its way up. The boot can now be compartmentalised with ease. The underside of the flap also sports a full-width elastic strap to secure stuff you don't want rattling around. The only negative I can report is that the space the bracket housing takes up reduces that available behind each rear wheel arch. Still, given the flexibility of my new-found flap, maybe that doesn't matter so much anymore.

Renault Megane Sport Tourer
1.5dCi TomTom 5dr 6spd manual
Claimed combined
Our average consumption41.7mpg
P11D price£20,060
Model price range£14,935-£22,285
CO2 (tax) 120g/km/13%
BIK 20/40% per month£43/£87
Service intervalup to 18,000mls/2yrs
Insurancegroup 6
Boot space (min/max)486/1567 litres
Engine size/power1461cc/106PS
Top speed/0-62mph118mph/11.2secs
Why we’re running itTo see if downsizing
estates can really work
PositiveSatnav, interior detail,
economy, ride
NegativeOdd locking, left-hand
drive bias, engine