Changed to this DCi 120 as my previous megane was pronounced dead (too expensive to repair) I was looking for the 1,5 engine but found out it was not coming with the 6 speed box I fancied in the years I could afford at the time.
So I took the big engine that sported the 6 speed box.
Huge mistake !
I hardly use 6th (and presumely not appropriately) and the 1,9 is easily a liter to the 100 kms above the 1,5 not to mention the extra 70 kgs (my weight !!!)
What is more it is a very fast car, responsive, holding the road pretty well, braking quite hard so it is not helping me not looking towards the dark side of the Force ...
On her way to 150 000 miles
Use 6th gear
Changed work location to twice as close (40 kms a day instead of 70)
March 2010 - Removed roof rack
March 2010 - Bought a set of smaller wheels (usable but used for the price of one new tyre of my current size ...)
Winter 2011 : grill block, air filter inlet moved behind radiator
February 2012 : removed rear headrest (my sons have dedicated seats as mandatory so their not needed), removed trunk cover (4,4 Kgs !)
Sometime in 2012 : Removed roof rack
Planning on getting rid of the 205 50 R17 tires and wheels to fit the smallest authorized size wich is 195 65 R15 wich :
a/ are much cheaper
b/ gives a smoother ride
c/ can sport economy tires
=> bought and fitted