The Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet was one of the first modern convertibles with a folding hard roof to be developed and is still one of the most successful. All of the Megane range has unusual styling and the CC is arguably the most attractive. The result is a stylish yet understated car. The folding roof works effortlessly and has a problem free reputation although it has been known to suffer leaks. A lighter weight means that it offers more spritely performance and better fuel economy than its Peugeot 307CC rival. All engines are sufficient, but the 2 litre turbo is the only one that could be described as sporting.
The entry level Renault Megane 1.6 VVT Coupe-Cabriolet has a four cylinder petrol engine that suits it well. Performance is steady but not slow and the ride is compliant and smooth. The electric power steering lacks driver feedback but makes the car easy to manoeuvre around town.
In the middle of the range, the Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet with an eager 2 litre petrol engine is enjoyable to drive without being too thirsty. While the supple suspension makes this car less sporty it isn't a disappointment, remaining a pleasure to drive and surprisingly capable.
With a low-pressure turbo which goes almost undetected while driving, the Renault Megane 2.0 Turbo Coupe-Cabriolet is rapid transportation with all the gallic charm of the convertible Megane. The fastest car in the range does not get the firm Renaultsport suspension allowing the chassis to smoothly soak up bumps in the road. The result is a car that is swift to drive but remains comfortable over long distances.
Renault Megane 1.5 dCi 106 Coupe-Cabriolet is a popular option thanks to the fuel efficient, low emissions engine. Performance isn't really its strong point but it doesn't disgrace itself. Cruising along at a reasonable speed with the roof down it runs smoothly and quietly but at low speeds it can be a bit noisy.
With the middle child of the three diesel engines offered, the Renault Megane 1.9 dCi 130 Coupe-Cabriolet offers swift performance while being frugal with its fuel. It is pleasant and comfortable to drive and the glass roofed cabin feels a little bit special.
Renault saw fit to offer 3 diesel options in the Megane Cabriolet and this is the most powerful. The difference in horsepower had little effect on the car's performance with performance figures almost identical to the 1.9 dCi. Behind the wheel it was a touch more responsive but you had to drive the two back-to-back to notice any difference.