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Would you trust a high-mileage Renault Mégane estate?

Should a 2010 Renault Mégane Estate diesel with 174,000 kilometres on the clock be avoided? It's an ex-company car and seems in good condition.

Seamus Byrne (Dublin)

Jan 2013 Filed under: reliability

Expert answer

Hi Seamus,

As discussed via email, it's imperative that this car has had a full service history. Assuming there's been just one owner since new then the high mileage is possibly a good sign that this car has had few issues. Its predecessor was notoriously troublesome, though this model seems better. Watch out though for build quality issues like the doors closing properly and make sure the access card works as expected.

Other than that, check every single electric switch and system.

Even so, we'd only feel comfortable going for such a high mileage example if it really was a bargain - or you managed to get a warranty thrown in.

Let us know how you get on

Shane O' Donoghue - Complete Car Adviser

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