My sister had a Renault Megane diesel as a rental for a few weeks.
Liked it a lot, said it was very quiet and smooth.
Her ride is a circa 2001 Civic w/stick.
With an almost bewildering range of state of the art common rail diesel engines to choose from and a body that will stop passers-by in their tracks, the truly desirable diesel hatch has arrived.
Although time will doubtless dilute its impact, its still something of a kick to flip open the garage door and be greeted by a car that looks like an escapee from a motor show stand. Renault have a name for this effect. X Appeal and claim that this has been responsible for encouraging sales. Of course, selling diesels in the UK isnt a tricky job at the moment with more than 40% of all new registrations drinking from the black pump.