So I met up with a mate of mine today and we took the Megane and his 308 GTI out for a blast. We had a swap round for quite a few miles of twisty back road driving and well the car was a total blast. Maybe unfair to compare such a modern car with what I suppose is pretty old tech now in the Megane but here’s my thoughts anyway on driving the two back to back. It feels light. Really up on its toes and ready to go. That makes it lots of fun and pushes you on to enjoy the chassis and really throw it into corners. The LSD then allows you to get on the throttle really early through the corner. The suspension is really well judged. Drive slow and it’s comfy, push on a little and it hunkers down and stays really composed. The engine is very punchy and feels way more powerful than the official numbers suggest. It had a mongoose exhaust fitted and with that it sounded epic. Way way better than the Akrapovic on my trophy. Really deep aggressive noise. Not as many pops and bangs as the Akra, but overall a better sound. The brakes are absolutely brilliant. Made it feel like my brakes had failed when I got back in the Megane. The pug brakes are huge and so effective you just have massive confidence in them. Yet even when you brake hard the car stays quite flat and again very composed. Nice interior with good seats, and looks great on the road without being shouty. All in all it’s a very nice car, and a lot of fun. It was very nice of my friend to let me have a go.