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    Does anyone know what the different stages of renault meganes are?

    like extreme or authentique etc


    which one is the best for like toys e/w, airbags etc.

    there is 65 dynamique and 85 etc what are they for?

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    We used to have the Expression model, which seemed to be the basic I think...

    Original Poster

    so what better stages is there?

    is it

    extreme = basic
    dynamique = middle
    authentique = top with toys to play with lol ??

    I'm thinking they're all better stages than the Expression...

    But, couldn't tell you at what stages gadgets kick in.

    Might be better off just contacting your local Renault dealership...

    I think its level of sport, Comfort and as you say toys like Air con packages etc.

    I can't find anywhere explaining the differences though!

    Been told by the Mrs that the Expression was quite high up in the Sport category, just not with Air Con, Sun Roof or Alloys...

    It was very nippy (great for junctions).

    AFAIK :

    Authentique : All the toys, Trim, Comfort etc.

    Dynamique : Sporty with basic toys.

    I don't know though.

    Original Poster

    thanks all

    does this mean its turbo diesel ?

    2003 Renault Clio 1.5 dCi 65 Authentique 5dr

    Here's ye olde Megane Expression...

    http://www.browni.com/images/megane.jpg

    As for the dCi, I don't know, but sometimes manufacturers just use weird engine codes...

    saxo_appeal

    thanks alldoes this mean its turbo diesel ?2003 Renault Clio 1.5 dCi 65 … thanks alldoes this mean its turbo diesel ?2003 Renault Clio 1.5 dCi 65 Authentique 5dr



    I think thats a normal (aspirated?, forgot the right word!) Diesel.

    AFAIK Turbo diesel would be Tdci.

    yep its a diesel injection not turbo i wouldve thought it would have t before

    Original Poster

    so is a diesel injection alot better than just a normal diesel or should i just go for a turbo?

    Original Poster

    iv had a look at loads of dci cars and there is not one that says tdi

    maybe thats renaults way of a turbo calling it Dci

    saxo_appeal

    so is a diesel injection alot better than just a normal diesel or should … so is a diesel injection alot better than just a normal diesel or should i just go for a turbo?



    Injection is better (normally quicker) than a standard diesel.

    Turbo is extra power, Depends what you want (A turbo is a lot more to insure if its for the OH )

    It looks like a DCI could be a turbo diesel judging by this : usedcarmart.co.uk/ren…tml

    I stand corrected, sorry

    Original Poster

    if you have alook at there car range on the net ....not one of them has a T before the d to say its a turbo

    i think the DCi is the turbo ??

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    saxo_appeal

    i think the DCi is the turbo ??



    I think you could be right, I doesn't seem very clear to understand anyway.

    Normally a T infront indicates its a turbo, But i've now seen a few adds mentioning a Turbo on a DCi ad.

    yes that could be right my old astra said 2.0l cd on back yet manual said yet it was a cdti maybe the turbo word is getting dated

    Renault use DCi across the range, there is no separate designation for turbocharged variants although the number afterwards identifies the power of the engine - 65BHP in this case which distinguishes it from the more powerful 80bhp version.

    If you want an overview of the car range, I recommend parkers' technical data. Here is the Clio range for example:

    ]http//ww…405

    Click any model to get more detailed information, you can get a rough idea where each model is in the range at a glance.

    Badging is rarely consistent between manufacturers - Volkswagen use SDI for standard diesels and TDI for their turbocharged models which sounds simple enough. However to denote the different versions (there's a 90, 110, 115, 130 and 150bhp version of their 1.9 TDI) they use red lettering - TDI with a red I means it's a 110 BHP model, a red D and I means 130BHP, all three red is 150bhp and no red letters means 90bhp. However they're not consistent within the group, a Seat with a red D and I is 150BHP and no red letters is 110BHP but a Volkswagen Bora with the 150BHP gets three red letters.

    John

    Original Poster

    thanks again everyone, much appreciation for the help

    might this be mrs saxo's car or just one idea its a nice choice good size not too small

    Original Poster

    yeh its for me aswell, were having to downsize from my 2.2L

    dont get me started !! lol

    A turbo diesel will cost quite a bit extra on insurance though.

    Original Poster

    yeh but im not really bothered about that, just aslong as iv got it there so it doesnt feel totally like a hairdryer lol:giggle:

    mine used to sound like a tank but i loved it my new cars not diesel and don't we know it costs double in petrol wanted a diesel but they are hard to find

    Iom-RF

    A turbo diesel will cost quite a bit extra on insurance though.



    Mine doesn't and to be honest even if it did the tax for my car is 115 quid for the year and an average of 52mpg. Not bad for a four door saloon with 150bhp giving a 0-60 in 8.5 seconds although as a turbo its accelation through the midrange is where it really shines.

    John

    Johnmcl7

    Mine doesn't and to be honest even if it did the tax for my car is 115 … Mine doesn't and to be honest even if it did the tax for my car is 115 quid for the year and an average of 52mpg. Not bad for a four door saloon with 150bhp giving a 0-60 in 8.5 seconds although as a turbo its accelation through the midrange is where it really shines.John



    Yes but AFAIK Mrs saxo is 21 (22?) so insurance would be a main factor.

    For me its £1000 to insure a tin box! :giggle:

    Original Poster

    lol, to insure the dci with me on the insurance at 4 years ncd its 400

    Iom-RF

    Yes but AFAIK Mrs saxo is 21 (22?) so insurance would be a main … Yes but AFAIK Mrs saxo is 21 (22?) so insurance would be a main factor.For me its £1000 to insure a tin box! :giggle:



    I've been insuring diesels and petrols for a few years now (I'm only 26) and it's the insurance group and security features which have mainly affected the price, not whether the engine was petrol or diesel.

    John

    Johnmcl7

    I've been insuring diesels and petrols for a few years now (I'm only 26) … I've been insuring diesels and petrols for a few years now (I'm only 26) and it's the insurance group and security features which have mainly affected the price, not whether the engine was petrol or diesel.John



    Yes, Its all about the insurance group, But most of the more powerful cars (turbo etc) are normally a higher insurance group anyway.

    Security is the main thing aswell, If you've got off street parking/garage its cheaper than on-road parking etc.
    If you've got a got alarm system that brings it down also.

    With insurance to be honest, it really depends on the company.

    My group 9 Skoda Octavia 1.9 TDI (90bhp) was cheaper to insure than my group 1 Rover Metro 1.1S (66bhp) which was worth about -50 pounds. Rather laughably is was also cheaper to insure a brand new £19,000 Zafira (group 9 ) than the Metro.

    When renewing the Octavia, the quote was identical for parking it in a driveway in the Inverness suburbs as it was parking it on street in the Edinburgh city centre (which is a bad area for cars)

    When I was considering changing the Octavia I compared quotes for it and the Seat Toledo Sport 150 which has the 150bhp 1.9TDI version of the engine bringing it up to group 13. However, quotes were on average 50 pounds cheaper for the Seat - it has a much better security rating with a better alarm and immobiliser system.

    Moral of the story is simply to shop around, some companies wouldn't even insure me on the Seat because they classed it as a sports car(!)

    John
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