to love these guys – they would dearly love to build plain, sensible cars like
Volkswagen does, but they cannot suppress their Gallic creative streak. The
result is a history of oddly attractive but badly flawed cars, but the new
models are in a different class. Style, reliability and value all in one? Yes,
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Renault has rediscovered its form with a loveable car in a class that lacks them
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Facelifted in 2012, the Megane is better than ever. But ask yourself, this or a Volkswagen Golf?
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The second-generation Megane was hardly the smallest in the posterior department, so with the even-more-generously-arsed CC it’s a wonder the thing can keep its nose on the ground. There are better coupe-cabriolets around nowadays...
Now even more powerful, the Renaultsport Megane 265 is a very fast and very engaging hot hatch.
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It was refreshed for 2013 but others have now caught up, and passed, the original compact MPV.
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The latest Twingo is much prettier than before but a small Renault should be more zesty than this.
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Renault appears to have detached itself from reality. Doesn’t stop us from thinking the Twizy is genius
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The next step in Renault’s Z.E range is the most important yet. The Zoe seems up for the challenge.