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. Cheery, characterful, and genuinely appealing.
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With the kind of build quality you'd expect from Volkswagen, there's much to like about the Megane. Nearly, nearly there.
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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 for 2012, the Megane RS is a very fast and very engaging hot hatch.
In its old guise as the Megane Scenic it invented the MPV, and still
features near the top of the chart against the many impressive
Johnny-come-latelys. A parental rite
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thought city cars were meant to be cheap and cheerful? Not necessarily. This
fizzy little fun box is certainly cheerful, but barely undercuts the Clio. A