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Sep 20th, 2012, 08:26 PM
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Lease Renault Megane or Peugot 208

My wife and I will be traveling throughout Portugal,Spain,France and Italy on a 3 month trip. We will be leasing....and have a choice of a Peugot 208 with AutoEurope (who we have used many times for a shoter term rental) or a Renault Megan Berline...directly through the Renault distributor There is only $150 difference...so price is a non issue. Both leases are zero deductible..again non issue. Does anyone have experience driving these vehicles to offer an opinion?
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Sep 20th, 2012, 08:56 PM
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My personal taste is for the Peugeot. They seem to be more 'luxurious' than Renault.

I've driven both. Whatever you do, get a diesel. Diesel is cheaper than petrol in Europe and get significantly better mileage.

One of the Renaults that I rented was a diesel. It managed to get around 50 mpg. My last rental was a beast, a Peugeot 508, but it was a diesel and it got 33-35 mpg.
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Sep 20th, 2012, 08:57 PM
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reneault---you will get a brand new car... watch any drop-off fee... have you looked at the citreon lease package?
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Sep 20th, 2012, 11:54 PM
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watch any drop-off fee...

All leases will have pick-up and drop-off fees outside France.
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Sep 21st, 2012, 12:12 AM
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I haven't driven the latest versions of either of these models, but the Megane is the larger car. Personally, I would prefer a larger vehicle for the sort of mileage you intend to cover, but other people have different ideas. I once saw a Smart car with Portugese licence plates in Scotland.
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Sep 21st, 2012, 02:54 AM
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I too would go for the Megane. It is a bigger car, and will be more comfortable for the length of time you want it for.

A diesel should also be more economical.

If you go to Peugeot and Renault's UK websites you can compare the two cars. Some specs will be different though - UK cars tend to have higher specs than European ones. The mileage figures (or litres/100km) will be the same though.
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Sep 21st, 2012, 02:55 AM
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Oh btw my son's FIL has a 208 and while he likes it his wife finds the seats really uncomfortable after only a couple of hours.
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Sep 21st, 2012, 05:34 AM
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Sep 21st, 2012, 05:47 AM
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Have you checked with AutoFrance? It is the Peugeot version of the buy/lease back plan like you are comparing with Renault. We found that it was better priced than the version handled by AutoEurope. But admittedly it's been a few years now since doing it.

Usually when doing comparisons, we found the extra charge to get a diesel would not match the savings on the fuel -- unless we were going to be doing a LOT of driving -- as we did once with a three month lease plan.
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Sep 21st, 2012, 08:12 AM
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Do you have a contact for Citreon/Europe ?
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Sep 21st, 2012, 06:11 PM
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Google citroen (note the spelling) short term lease to find information.
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