Re: anyone have a 147Ti?
We've got a 1.6 petrol, which I guess you know is the 120bhp one - not sure if they still do the 105bhp?
It's really my wife's car, and replaces the diesel Megane that she had before. I find it a bit underpowered at low revs (but bear in mind that my daily driver is a 3.0 GTV) but it's fine once it gets going. Once you're at motorway speeds it's fairly responsive, but it needs to be above 3500rpm to really make any progress. It sat quite happy and not too noisily at 4000rpm (which is about 80) from Edinburgh to Oxford and back for a long weekend.
It comes with 17 inch wheels and allegedly sports suspension, and it certainly does hang on round corners and roundabouts, but the ride is compromised. We test drove the 1.6 Lusso (which it's based on) and the 16 inch wheels and standard suspension made for a more comfortable ride. The bigger wheels definitely fill the arches better, so I guess you have to weigh up looks and grip against comfort.
Catriona has the cruise control on for pretty much her entire commute and gets around 34mpg, which is almost spot on the factory 'combined' figure. Because most of her journey is dual carriageway I'd have expected higher, but I guess cruise control + air con take their toll.
I quite like the interior, but the leather doesn't feel as hard-wearing as the momo stuff in the GTV. Time will tell, we've only had it six months / 5,500 miles so far.
Build quality seems OK, although it's still relatively early days. There's a low-speed rattle from the boot, which I think is one of the bump-stops for the hatch, but it's not annoying enough for me to either try fixing it myself or risk taking it to the dealer.
So I quite like it, and Catriona says she prefers driving it to the Megane although she wishes it pulled away a bit quicker. Not sure if any of this is any help at all, but if you've got a specific question about it I'll ask her tonight.