Our Fleet Test Drive: Renault Megane Sport Tourer - 8th Report
15 April 2010
Author: Guy Bird
|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 consumption||41.7mpg|
|Model price range||£14,935-£22,285|
|CO2 (tax) ||120g/km/13%|
|BIK 20/40% per month||£43/£87|
|Service interval||up to 18,000mls/2yrs|
|Boot space (min/max)||486/1567 litres|
|Why we’re running it||To see if downsizing |
estates can really work
|Positive||Satnav, interior detail, |
|Negative||Odd locking, left-hand |
drive bias, engine
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