Today’s French Friday meets Bread Box Week brings a very common car from the 90s, the Renault Mégane I 2.0 RXE Hatchback. These cars used to be everywhere during the late 90s and 00s, most of them in basic trims like the RN or RT, and with a smaller engine.
Like the Mégane II CC, this car also has a story behind it. My dad had the sedan version of the Mégane I, a 1998 Mégane I Classic 1.6 to be precise, and little me wanted a model of that car very badly. However, upon going to the parts department of the local Renault-dealer, and perusing their vast catalogue of model cars, we found out that the Classic was only available in a boring grey, and I wanted the blue green-ish colour the Classic of my dad was, so I opted for the Hatchback in said colour.
My dad’s car was exactly like this, plus original hub cabs and minus the stickers, and tinted windows.
This model does not state a manufacturer on it, but from some googling I think it is made by Vitesse. It’s quite a solid model, but giving this car to a child of 3 or 4(I’m not sure if I got it in 1998 or 1999) as a toy wasn’t such a solid plan. While the car as a whole and the paint held up pretty well, apart from some minor paint chips, the smaller plastic trim pieces and seats are all somewhat broken, sorry for that.
That was it for now, I’ll try to stay more active on here, however university is requesting quite a lot of time, especially since I recently started my masters.
Ps. 1:52-ish USB-Nova came to meet the Mégane, though I’m not sure if this voiture électrique liked the old Mégane.