If asked what Britain's favourite coupe has been in the years 1996-2001, what would you plump for? The Ford Puma would have to be a strong candidate, as would the Hyundai Coupe. Vauxhall Calibra and Ford Probe sales tailed off while the Ford Cougar never really hit the ground running. That headline across the top of this article may well have scotched any attempt at building surprise, but it was the Renault Megane Coupe, an unprepossessing little coupe that you folk just can't get enough of. With good reason too. In a changing car market Renault shrewdly anticipated the way the wind was blowing and developed a range of attractive, inexpensive and insurance-friendly sporty models that didn't break down or become a prime target for villains. As such, the Megane Coupe is one of the best used buys in the sector, just so long as exclusivity and excitement aren't at the very top of your wish list.