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Our Fleet Test Drive: Renault Megane Sport Tourer - 8th Report

Date: 15 April 2010   |   Author: Guy Bird

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

It might seem picky but I'm getting a little annoyed by the 'left-hand drive' bias of the Megane Sport Tourer.

I noticed it early on with the car's starter button on the left-hand side of the centre console, furthest away from right-hand drive customers. Then I couldn't find the bonnet-opening lever. Guess where? Over on the far left hand side of the passenger footwell.

Finally, when wanting to turn off the front passenger airbag to fit a child seat for a one-off journey I couldn't find the switch in its usual place on the passenger side of the dashboard; instead it was on the right. I know the cost of swapping items to their usual positions is expensive bit it doesn't stop me getting wound up by not being able to easily find them.

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