RE: Renault Megane Monaco | Shed of the Week

RE: Renault Megane Monaco | Shed of the Week

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yme402

192 posts

86 months

Friday 25th November
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This generation of Megane Coupe always reminded me of a Cat with no tail…..

Richard-390a0

1,466 posts

75 months

Friday 25th November
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Loving the chocolatey goodness of that leather interior!

greenarrow

2,872 posts

101 months

Friday 25th November
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I like this very much. Some years ago whilst waiting for my delayed imported Audi A3 to arrive, I was lent a 4 year old Mk1 Megane 1.6 hatch by the importer. Very ordinary car in many ways, but I enjoyed 4 weeks of thrashing it around, including a 5-up trip to Goodwood with the foot nailed to the bulkhead most of the way. It was very comfortable, with a very fine ride and very easy to live with. Just not dynamically notable, but for a shed I think this would make a nice thing to hack around in over winter. I think this era probably isnt too bad either for gremlins as it predated the disastrous Renault keyless ignition and other wonders from the 2000 onwards gen cars.

Watcher of the skies

162 posts

21 months

Friday 25th November
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Price seems ambitious. More like £500.
As mentioned, it's a 20 year old Station car. Run it for a year or two then scrap it.

carinaman

19,313 posts

156 months

Friday 25th November
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My Internet browsing may have included looking for a 2 litre one, but it seems whatever the predecessor of the F4RT engine they originally used was changed for something called an iDE engine later in life.

I assumed they steered and handled a bit like the pre-iDE 2 litre ones in yellow.

Om

1,199 posts

62 months

Friday 25th November
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CDP said:
Won't the sofa get damp in there?
The knee-dentations suggest it is likely sopping.

Martin 480 Turbo

562 posts

171 months

Friday 25th November
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"Oh, fancy!"

That one made me laugh really hard when I woke up to this fantastic "shed". I for one am sure, that it would be more than a shed for someone, who is into old Renaults. With fairly low miles and good nick this approaches unicorn status, especially when looking at the leather still nicely hugging those middle aged french curves. (Much unlike Shed.)


This one deserves to be retained and might it only be to warn following generations of designers of using water transfer print only on the shallow surface of a 3D object. That "wood" is really a work of art in its own right.

Limpet

5,724 posts

145 months

Friday 25th November
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When you find well preserved examples of unexceptional cars at banger money, there's always a good chance they'll end up being bought by someone who just wants a cheap car, and who will go on to run it into the ground. I've known this happen twice with friends acquiring mint low mileage examples of a Peugeot 205 diesel, and a mk3 Escort 1.3 Ghia, and both destroying them within a few years.

I have no interest in a Renault Megane Monaco, but there's always something nice about a seeing an old car in lovely condition.

spreadsheet monkey

4,325 posts

211 months

Friday 25th November
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Watcher of the skies said:
Price seems ambitious. More like £500.
As mentioned, it's a 20 year old Station car. Run it for a year or two then scrap it.
No no no.

Garage it, waxoyl it, only take it out on high days and holidays (and Festival Of The Unexceptional when it meets the 25 year age limit).

Then congratulate yourself in ten years time when your astute financial investment has rocketed in value.

xu5

422 posts

141 months

Friday 25th November
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I actually really like both the exterior and interior colour choices, reminds me of something you would spec on actual GT (in the tradional sense) car. As someone pointed out the car is quite oddly proportioned, which I hadn't noticed before.

Roboticarm

1,261 posts

45 months

Friday 25th November
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spreadsheet monkey said:
Watcher of the skies said:
Price seems ambitious. More like £500.
As mentioned, it's a 20 year old Station car. Run it for a year or two then scrap it.
No no no.

Garage it, waxoyl it, only take it out on high days and holidays (and Festival Of The Unexceptional when it meets the 25 year age limit).

Then congratulate yourself in ten years time when your astute financial investment has rocketed in value.
I've often thought of buying a convertible version and doing this, much prefer this shape to the one which followed

edgyedgy

446 posts

111 months

Friday 25th November
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CDP said:
I had a chuckle about shed mining his way under the railway embankment and the effects on the surface above. A few years back there was a report of and odd man in London (I think) who extend his living space by tunnelling below neighbouring properties with expensive consequences. That was pretty peculiar.

Won't the sofa get damp in there?
That would be the Mole man of Hackney.

edgyedgy

446 posts

111 months

Friday 25th November
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J4CKO said:
The Monaco version of a Renault is always the poshest, think there have been a few other Monaco editions. Renault 5 and possibly the 25, any others ?

Looks sort of ok, but the placement of the wheels in the body looks odd, big front overhang and none at the back.

I remember watching a tv programme and that had an Irish chap on who had built a “Leisure Club” under his house, sort of a concrete, unfinished playboy mansion grotto type deal, wonder if that’s the guy on the new who undermined his and his neighbours properties ? Anyone remember it or have any links to the news story ? This was an amateur efforts not like the ones nowadays where people in London carve out three story underground lairs and collapse next door.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Lyttle

HasToBeV8

128 posts

72 months

Friday 25th November
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With a mere 90bhp available, progress is too leisurely to be called fast, but on the motorway in fifth gear, the Megane's slow pace really becomes a pain. Uphill runs become power-sappingly mundane, while overtaking National Express coaches can become a long, drawn-out affair.

Not my words, Carol. The words of Top Gear magazine.

Watcher of the skies

162 posts

21 months

Friday 25th November
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spreadsheet monkey said:
Watcher of the skies said:
Price seems ambitious. More like £500.
As mentioned, it's a 20 year old Station car. Run it for a year or two then scrap it.
No no no.

Garage it, waxoyl it, only take it out on high days and holidays (and Festival Of The Unexceptional when it meets the 25 year age limit).

Then congratulate yourself in ten years time when your astute financial investment has rocketed in value.
Rocketed in value? From £500 to £600 - if you can find someone to buy it :-)

Roma101

764 posts

131 months

Friday 25th November
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HasToBeV8 said:
With a mere 90bhp available, progress is too leisurely to be called fast, but on the motorway in fifth gear, the Megane's slow pace really becomes a pain. Uphill runs become power-sappingly mundane, while overtaking National Express coaches can become a long, drawn-out affair.

Not my words, Carol. The words of Top Gear magazine.
Great reference!

My brother had the sporty version of this gen Megane in black (the one that was almost an RS but wasn’t). I really liked it (although I never got to drive it).

emperorburger

1,250 posts

50 months

Friday 25th November
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Perhaps the Superleggera stickers are an ironic nod to more recent offerings from AML.

duncs

199 posts

251 months

Friday 25th November
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Fair enough shed, I like the sumptuous interior, less keen on the exterior. The side profile reminds me a bit of the Skoda Roomster, it has that weird disconnect between the front and rear windows.

Draxindustries1

1,320 posts

7 months

Friday 25th November
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Watcher of the skies said:
Price seems ambitious. More like £500.
As mentioned, it's a 20 year old Station car. Run it for a year or two then scrap it.
Scrap value would be £300 - £350. You won't buy anything roadworthy for £500 anymore, those days are gone.
Not appealing aesthetically but at £1500 it's a cheap car.

ritch

404 posts

171 months

Friday 25th November
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looks incredibly dated now