Renault Megane Sport 225
Renault Megane Sport 225
In today’s time the high-performance three-door automobile is becoming more and more popular. Known commonly as the hot hatch these cars have been pleasing drivers for quite some time. There are many perks to owning a hot hatch style vehicle. They are relatively small which makes it easy to park; they are quite sparing on gas and have great performance. Above all though they are priced well making them rather affordable. The only downfall really is the fact that you don’t exactly have the most space in the vehicle. Since they are such compact cars this of course limits the size of the interior to some degree. However the size has been expanding in the newer vehicles. With the increase in technology and manufacturers being able to make smaller parts this allows more room to expand the interiors space.
The exterior of the standard Renault Megane is a rather strange looking vehicle and that’s giving it a little too much credit in my opinion. If you look to the rear of the vehicle you will surely know why I say this. The rear end is horrible looking and has gathered a lot of negative attention. On a plus side though the Megane Sport 225 does look a bit better. This is due to the model being much lower to the ground; 18 inch multi spoke alloy wheels and a better body kit that improves its presence on the road. These additions make a world of difference to the vehicle and help it not look as weird as the standard. The body kit consists of front/rear aprons and side skirts. The front end has a nice sporty look and the front mounted air-to-air intercooler helps please the more hardcore drivers.
The interior of the Renault Megane Sport 225 is pretty nice looking as well. One of the less noticeable but nice feature that was added is the numerals located on the tachometer. You will notice that the numerals increase in size as the numbers get larger. This is of course not a ground breaking feature but it is actually a really cool feature and fits the car very well. The sporty hand stitched leather seats in the vehicle look great and are of an average quality. They do a good job of holding the driver and passengers in place against the G-forces that arise when doing some rough and tough driving. The overall size of the interior is decent but flawed on many levels. The roof is pretty low making it hard on taller individuals to sit comfortably. The back seat is also quite limited on space but if you are able to adjust the front seats and move them forward a bit this shouldn’t be that big of an issue. However one space that isn’t stressed for room is the trunk. It is of a decent size by itself but if you fold down the back seats you will find that you have tons of room to store your stuff. The steering wheel is nice and small giving a very sporty feel to it. On the steering wheel you can find cruise controls that are easy to use and easy to get to. One of the great features of the steering wheel is that is has two different sensitivity settings. The first setting is for faster maneuvering to help with tasks such as parking. The second setting is used for faster cornering and helps you with the obvious taking turns quicker. Other than that the steering wheel is reach and tilt adjustable which is always helpful.
On the road the Megane Sport does the job very well. Instead of starting the car up the traditional way you use a keycard system. The keycard is around the same size of a credit card but a little bit thicker. You place the key in a slot located in the center console and then simply hit the starter button. After hitting the starter button the engine comes to life and is definitely not shy about letting you hear it. The car has great performance on the road and as with most hatchback vehicles this is to be expected. The clutch works perfectly and the 6-speed manual transmission is a breeze to use without any problems arising. If you were to judge this car only by its driving it would near the best of the best.
Although the Renault Megane Sport 225 is quite a bit more expensive than its competitors this can be attributed to the top of line features that are included with it. It has climate controlled air conditioning 6 speak CD audio system rain sensing windshield wipers and an impressive eight airbags to help improve its safety rating. You will of course also see the usual basic features such as illuminated vanity mirrors trip computer and eight different cup holders. All of these features are great for this type of vehicle and I think it is safe to say you won’t have to worry about running out of room for drinks while on the road!
In conclusion there are a lot of reasons that make this car worth your while. Not only is it economical and priced for just about anyone to afford but you also get a great car that is extremely powerful and easy to drive. The downside however is the appearance of the exterior. For some this will certainly be a deal breaker since when you see people on the street talking about it there is usually nothing positive coming out of their mouths. The appearance of a car unfortunately means a lot to most buyers and drivers out there. However you may be able to overlook this design or you may even like it. If that is the case then you will be getting a wonderful car with some modern features. If you are going to get a Megane then I would recommend the Sport 225 over the standard any day. With the bonus of features mixed with the overall performance of the vehicle this proves to be a good car to purchase if you are looking for your next hatchback.
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