Renault Megane 2008 Hatchback

This generation of Renault Megane has been produced from December, 2008 to December, 2012. We can provide information about 7 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Renault is available with four petrol engines with displacement from 1.6 to 2.0 litres and power of from 100 to 180 horsepower un two diesel engines with displacement from 1.5 to 1.9 litres and power of from 90 to 130 horsepower. All engines have a timing belt driven camshaft, which requires more frequent service than a timing chain, but replacing timing belt is less expensive, and these engines are generally slightly more fuel efficient and quieter (What is an engine chain and belt?).
The car is available with both manual (6 versions), as well as automatic (1 version) gearbox.

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Renault Megane 2008 hatchback average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 6.7 to 7.6 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 4.5 to 5.1 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Renault Megane 2008 hatchback petrol engine version is Renault Megane 1.6 16V, consuming 6.7 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Renault Megane 2008 hatchback diesel - Renault Megane 1.5 dCi for 100 kilometers consumes 4.5 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Renault Megane real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 15 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +13% for petrol engines and +17% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Renault Megane modification.

Renault Megane 2008 hatchback CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 159 to 178 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 118 to 135 grams per kilometer. From Renault Megane with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Renault Megane 1.6 16V which produces an average of 159 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Renault Megane diesels least CO2 distributes Renault Megane 1.5 dCi - 118 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 7.8 seconds has Renault Megane TCe version, conversely the tardiest one is Renault Megane 1.5 dCi reaching this speed only in 12 seconds. The maximum top speed is 225 km/h for the 2.0 petrol 4-cylinder 180 hp version (Renault Megane TCe).

Lenght of Renault Megane is 430 cm, it is medium size car. For comparison - Renault Megane is about 2 cm longer than Honda Civic hatchback, but 4 cm shorter than Ford Focus hatchback. Renault Megane gross weight is from 1743 to 1830 kg (depending on modification), which is approximately the same as the average for cars of this age and class. Renault Megane trunk space is 372 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 1162 litres.

This Renault is in average price group - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 3200 €. According to user reviews, average Renault Megane repair costs are 10 € per year. Users calculated Renault Megane 2008 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2300 € cost per year and 0.19 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 50%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 27% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Renault Megane for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Renault Megane prices and costs.

In user reviews Renault Megane received average grade 8.0 (from 10) it corresponds to average rate for cars of this age. Ratings are quite controversial, both positive and not so good, read more in the reviews below. All authors of reviews would recommend Renault Megane to the friend.

Renault Megane modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Renault Megane 2008 1.5 dCi

Most fuel efficient diesel version

1.5 Diesel 90 HP 4.5 l/100km Manual (6)
Renault Megane 2008 1.5 dCi

Most fuel efficient diesel version by real consumption

1.5 Diesel 110 HP 4.6 l/100km Manual (6)
Renault Megane 2008 1.6 16V

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.6 Petrol 100 HP 6.7 l/100km Manual (5)
Renault Megane 2008 1.6 16V 1.6 Petrol 110 HP 6.9 l/100km Manual (6)
Renault Megane 2008 1.9 dCi

Most powerfull diesel version (130 HP)

1.9 Diesel 130 HP 5.1 l/100km Manual (6)
Renault Megane 2008 2.0 16V

Only version with automatic transmission

2.0 Petrol 140 HP 7.6 l/100km Automatic (4)
Renault Megane 2008 2.0 TCe

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 7.8 seconds

2.0 Petrol 180 HP 7.6 l/100km Manual (6)
Renault Megane service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

Renault Megane safety

During safety testing Renault Megane has obtained 5 stars from five, which means very high safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Renault Megane is evaluated with five stars, children safety - with four stars, and for pedestrian protection Renault Megane got two stars.

Renault Megane prices

Renault Megane 2008 - 2012 hatchback price in Latvia is from 2600 € to 3800 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Renault Megane price is below average - Renault Megane is approximately for 18 percents cheaper then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 2008 - 2012 prices). The reason of Renault Megane low price could be its poor quality (see below) so we recommend particularly examine the car before purchase and do not choose it only by price.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Renault Megane 2011 price 3300 € 3400 € 3500 €
Renault Megane 2010 price 2800 € 3000 € 3800 €
Renault Megane 2008 price 2600 € 3300 € 3800 €

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Renault Megane reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Renault Megane reliability is more below average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2022 defects were detected in an average of 25.2 percent of Renault Megane of this generation (on average 12 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 21.6%.

Renault Megane reliability and quality
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Renault Megane 2008 hatchback features (options)

Percentage of Renault Megane with corresponding feature (option)

Conditioning
90%
Adjustable steering wheel
68%
Rain sensor
65%
Climate control
60%
Metallic paint
60%
Cruise control
48%
Rear parking sensors
27%
Tire pressure control
21%
Heated seats
16%
Dimming mirrors
15%

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Renault Megane reviews

Total 14 Renault Megane owner reviews

Renault Megane 2010 Hatchback Diesel 1.9 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 5 years) Owned for:35`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 5.5 litres per 100km (70% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 257 € (~ 257 € per year)
Total car rating:
8
   male, age 63
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