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The Top Gear car review:Renault Megane
For:It looks great and that interior cocks a leg on VW's lamp post
Against:Really cramped in the rear, dead steering
What is it?
The Renault Megane isn’t a bad car. But it’s an ignored car, a fringe player within a sector dominated by the fearsomely capable Volkswagen Golf, the best-selling Ford Focus and the stupidly good value Hyundai i30. So, to pep things up, Renault gave the Megane range a facelift last year. Visually, this served to neaten already pretty lines, with a new front end boasting the obligatory LED daytime running lights and a smart gloss black insert. There were new colours and, inside, a host of infinitesimal trim revisions. All sounds a bit so-what: luckily, the changes below the surface were more significant.