Found 21st Mar 2010
We are thinking about purcasing one of the above-mentioned cars in a 1.6L form for a bit of fun in the spring/summer. Does anyone have and experience with these cars. One is available on e-bay (low mileage) that has caught my eye but it needs a new rear window.

Any advice would be gratefully received.

Thanks.

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PERSONALLY

I would never touch a Renault again, Megane was the worst car I ever had due to costs etc


could of been bad luck though

I had a Renault Megane Fidji 1.6 16v on an 02 plate and was one of the best, reliable cars I ever owned.

The rear windows on a convertable could be pricey so work out the cost of replacement first before you buy.

ODB_69;8167839

PERSONALLYI would never touch a Renault again, Megane was the worst car I … PERSONALLYI would never touch a Renault again, Megane was the worst car I ever had due to costs etccould of been bad luck though




I'd agree with you there, never owned one, but have worked on plenty, they must have all been POETS cars, the build quality & electric's are abysmal, but then you will find someone that loves them :thinking:

I have had 2 Meganes 1st one was nothing but trouble 2nd was ok untill renault touched it just had loads of problems with renault themselves! Would never buy another one!

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saab convertible:)

megane is naff

Go for a Vauxhall Astra convertable should be simular price and not as much trouble!

richp;8167877

I'd agree with you there, never owned one, but have worked on plenty, … I'd agree with you there, never owned one, but have worked on plenty, they must have all been POETS cars, the build quality & electric's are abysmal, but then you will find someone that loves them :thinking:



I'm not a poet :thumbsup:

Lucky13;8167923

Go for a Vauxhall Astra convertable should be simular price and not as … Go for a Vauxhall Astra convertable should be simular price and not as much trouble!



Astra's are worser than megane's they are total carp.

Saab +1

kjbenja;8167929

I'm not a poet :thumbsup:



lol, no but the blokes that built them were P1$$ Off Early Tomorrow's Saturday !

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Lucky13;8167923

Go for a Vauxhall Astra convertable should be simular price and not as … Go for a Vauxhall Astra convertable should be simular price and not as much trouble!



may as well throw ur money down the drain......saabs are bullet proof if you get a decent looked after 1 with service history few on ebay for around 2/3 grand

leather and all the toys too

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got a Chrysler now and its MINT

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ODB_69;8167967

got a Chrysler now and its MINT



what model?

Isnt SAAB and Vauxhall the same company

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casparwhite;8167979

what model?



PT

so good I may get a new Chrysler this year

Ive had a few Meganes and found them reliable but the build quality is a bit naff, the one we have now is a nice car but things like the warning light for the n/s air bag keeps coming on...:-(
No worse than other cars I guess when you are buying s/hand, you will get the same stories whichever make you asked about.
As another poster said, check the cost of the rear screen before you bid, you may check local car scrap yards...

if its just a toy for the summer how about a old shape mx5 ?

leemole101;8168025

if its just a toy for the summer how about a old shape mx5 ?



oh yeah, lovely little car, reliable & fun to drive :thumbsup:

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tempted to get a 300c chrysler when i get back to oz for a little while just to see what theyre like.....reliability apparently a prob tho

you will feel a million dollars in a saab, they still turn heads.........trust me fam ;p

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I do like the SAABs but the fuel economy seems abysmal 20-30mpg.

I was looking at an Astra too.

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leemole101;8168025

if its just a toy for the summer how about a old shape mx5 ?



2 Kids.

lady111;8168124

2 Kids.



if it was'nt for those pesky kids................. :-D

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richp;8168143

if it was'nt for those pesky kids................. :-D



Tellin' me!

Considered a Golf?

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jtx;8168175

Considered a Golf?



Had a mk1 years ago and had a bad experience with it.

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There is a SAAB 9-3 on flea bay, a 2002 face lift version with a low pressure turbo. I can find any info regarding fuel economy. Can anyone help me?

Go for the megane :-) I did 34,000 miles in mine last year (not the convertible unfortunately lol) and I have to say it's the best car I've ever owned - and I've had quite a few ! It's comfy, reliable, fast, looks good - and I've just ordered a new one ! They are renowned for dodgy electrics apparently but I've never had any problems - touch wood ! - tho my mechanic did tut when I said I'd ordered the new one lol.

Whatever car you get just make sure you look after it well - and that it has a full service history - it makes so much difference to the life expectancy just to do the little checks that need doing regularly. And have fun of course :-) !! (And think of the great sports cars you can buy once the kids grow up and leave home :-) !! )

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I'm now favouring the SAAB 93 2.0L Turbo!

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lady111;8188639

I'm now favouring the SAAB 93 2.0L Turbo!



youll get around 30 mpg

parkers.co.uk/car…e=3


a decent audi would be twice the price

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Carley;8189080

agreed... but it will hold it's value better. (especially a decent 80, … agreed... but it will hold it's value better. (especially a decent 80, prob won't lose anything if sold next spring/summer-time)



neither will the saab tho its already at 2/3 grand........tbh for the cash id have to go saab although i do like audi, if your just gonna have it for cruising in the summer then bang for your buck the saab is pretty hard to beat.......leather with all the toys, im tempted myself lol

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Carley;8189020

I think you need to edit your OP title? If you are open minded about what … I think you need to edit your OP title? If you are open minded about what car you are going to get then change it to "What Convertible should i get?"(A4 ragtop get's my vote or if £'s are an issue then the Audi 80 Convertible)



Good point and now changed.

Thanks.

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casparwhite;8189162

neither will the saab tho its already at 2/3 grand........tbh for the … neither will the saab tho its already at 2/3 grand........tbh for the cash id have to go saab although i do like audi, if your just gonna have it for cruising in the summer then bang for your buck the saab is pretty hard to beat.......leather with all the toys, im tempted myself lol



Absoulutely, exactly my sentiments now.

a merc SL. or SLK

bmw 6 series

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black gerbil1;8195079

bmw 6 series/thread mods lock it up


Really don't like BMW's particually the convertibles.

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Carley;8195030

It was a Renault Megane



Yeas, the car on e-bay was originally a megane.

I've now found a SAAB on there too.
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