2000 Renault Mégane 1.6 16v Sport Alize Cabriolet


  • Perfect modern summer classic in a great colour
  • Full service history and genuine mileage 
  • MOT May 2025
  • Fully functional electric roof

The Appeal

Coupés and cabriolets enjoyed a huge resurgence in the 1990s, with fashion-conscious customers lapping up two-door and soft-tops in their droves.

One of the best-sellers in the four-seater cabriolet market was the Renault Mégane, which managed to combine drop-dead gorgeous looks with handling agility to match its coupé and hatchback siblings. It was one of the best convertibles in its class to drive and enjoyed a spell as the best-selling soft-top in the UK as a result.

This one is a great survivor, finished in iconic Sunflower Yellow – the same colour as the works Mégane Maxi rally cars – it’s a really smart example, having been in the care of a long-term owner called Barbara, with a cherished plate and garaged from 2006 to 2023. It has been used sparingly since.

It has covered less than 88,000 miles from new and is offered with a fresh MOT valid until May 2025, as well as a comprehensive service record up to less than 4,000 miles ago, including a cambelt and head gasket replacement at 79k miles. It’s a smart, cherished and well cared-for example in a plush trim level, great to drive and equipped with a fully functioning electric roof that stows neatly away in the rear deck when opened.

Under the bonnet, it has Renault’s 110bhp K7 1.6-litre 16v engine – a unit that’s surprisingly eager for its compact capacity and gives lively performance alongside frugal fuel economy.

It's a great opportunity to acquire an increasingly rare car from what many believe to be the last golden era of motoring – with modern usability combined with mechanical simplicity.

The History and Paperwork

  • UK V5C
  • MOT valid until May 2nd 2025
  • Original handbook and Renault document wallet
  • Service book stamped up to 84,884 miles in 2022, main dealers to 2009 and the same independent garage since
  • Long-term owner for 17 years when kept garaged and on a private registration number 
  • Registration change documented in service book
  • File of invoices from independent garage documenting work carried out from 2009 to 2022

The Condition

  • Striking Sunflower Yellow
  • 15-inch alloy wheels in good order with some very minor marks
  • All tyres have plenty of tread
  • No notable dents or body damage other than minor marks commensurate with age
  • Electric roof operates perfectly and retracts neatly under rear deck
  • Roof fabric is in great condition
  • Rear window has slight cloudiness but is still transparent
  • All badges and exterior trim in very good condition
  • Front fog lamps
  • Underside appears solid with some minor surface corrosion
  • Very slight rust bubbling on lower nearside wheelarch 
  • Tiny amount of surface rust on both rear sill end lips 
  • Grey velour sports seats
  • Interior in very good overall condition with no tears or damage – driver’s side seat bolster has had a repair stitched in but to a high standard
  • Air conditioning – still blows cold
  • Electric mirrors and windows all-round
  • Upgraded Pioneer DAB radio with Bluetooth and smartphone holder
  • Dashboard, carpets and door cards all in good order with light wear
  • Leather steering wheel and gear knob in good condition

The Mechanics

  • 1,598cc 16v four-cylinder petrol engine
  • 110bhp
  • Five-speed manual transmission
  • 0-60mph in sub 10 seconds
  • Cambelt and head gasket replaced at 79k miles 
  • Very clean under-bonnet presentation 
  • Described by the vendor as fun to drive with surprisingly eager acceleration and good handling
  • Brakes, suspension and steering believed to be in good working order
  • Mileage may increase by a small amount as vendor is using the car occasionally


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This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is Where Is’ basis and without warranty. Photos and descriptions are solely for guidance purposes and it's customary to carry out a full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase for your own peace of mind. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2000
  • Make Renault
  • Model Megane Cabriolet
  • Colour Yellow
  • Odometer 87,750 Miles
  • Engine size 1598
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Chatteris
  • Location Cambridgeshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
21 bids
  • pa•••• £2,450 16/05/24
  • ad•••• £2,350 16/05/24
  • pa•••• £2,250 16/05/24
  • ad•••• £2,150 16/05/24
  • pa•••• £2,050 16/05/24
  • ad•••• £1,950 16/05/24
  • pa•••• £1,850 15/05/24
  • ad•••• £1,750 15/05/24
  • pa•••• £1,650 15/05/24
  • ad•••• £1,550 15/05/24
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