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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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129 reader reviews for Renault Scenic MPV.
  • 2.0T 16v Dynamique 5dr

    Graham Black , Hants . Date: 21/07/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    As we have four dogs, rear space is paramount. The Grand Scenic was the best choice for this. I bought the optional dog guard but still had to extend its reach forwards.

    Economy with the 2.0 engine and automoatic 'box is disappointing, averaging 25-29mpg locally and 30-35mpg on a run.

    Generally, I'm well pleased with the car.

  • 1.4 16v Authentique 5dr

    Steve Alcock , sTAFFORDSHIRE . Date: 26/05/2005
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car new in January 05 from a car supermarket. The vehicle came with air-conditioning and rear parking sensors. Although it is pretty well equiped, the fit and finish of materials leaves a lot to be desired.

    I bought it as a second car to ferry around the kids. The loose trim keeps me busy on Sunday mornings re-tightening and re-fixing. To date, the vehicle has been back to the main Renault dealer three times (1500 miles covered to date) to undertake warranty repair work.

    After 90 miles, the digital display broke. This was replaced under warranty following a 10-day wait for the parts. After 200 miles, the brakes started to squeal during low-speed braking - very annoying. The main dealer replaced the front brake pads and added a silencing kit! The problem still persists and is getting louder.

    What I have noticed is that the main dealer does not seem interested in solving my problems and seems reluctant to do warranty work on the vehicle. It is always: 'Do you know it is an import vehicle?' 'Yes, it was made abroad, along with the other Scenics you have on your forecourt!'

    Would I buy another Scenic? Probably not. Would I buy a another French car? No. Although they are stylish, I find the build quality poor in the fit and finish department. The only saving grace is that I saved over £4000 by buying from a car supermarket.

  • 1.6 16v Dynamique 5dr

    Ian Sandison , Midlothian . Date: 03/05/2005
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My Renault Scenic II Dynamique 1.6 was purchased brand new by me from a UK Renault franchised dealer. I have driven it approx 16,000 miles since I've had the car.

    I have experienced a number of faults with the car since purchase, namely (a) plastic insert piping round edge of drivers seat found to be missing (upholstery repaired under Renault warranty), (b) central locking failure to operate (central locking electrics repaired under Renault warranty), (c) ignition failure to start car engine (battery replaced under Renault warranty), (d) supporting elastic cable to one side of parcel shelf kept coming off its connector (upholstery repaired under Renault warranty), and (e) alarm system going off intermittently without apparent reason (electrical repair under Renault warranty).

    This is the third new Renault Scenic I have had since 1998 and is by far the most unreliable. I am extremely disappointed with my purchase: five faults in 12 months with a new car appears excessive and unreasonable to me.

  • 1.9 dCi 120 Privilège 5dr

    Angela Elliott , West Sussex . Date: 31/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Great to drive, it's not let me down yet! It's more economical than previous petrol cars (diesel 1.9dCi manual). I always carry wipes in the car as diesel pumps and hands always stink after refuelling!

    I'm a bit disappointed in the wind noise from the panoramic sun roof when blinds are not used.

    It has a lovely, sweet gearbox and no body roll! I test drove a Citroen Picasso (bit like a boat on a rough sea!) - but what the hey-you get what you pay for!

    I've never had a new car before but over Christmas I had a problem. There was no problem with Renault call-out, but perhaps you could inform the dealership that flat batteries are not always down to customers!

    Our problem was that our alarm (since taking delivery - the alarm had never set properly) the result being we needed an extension on the bonnet closure sensor to enable the alarm to set correctly-how were we to know it shouldn't whistle for 30 seconds after locking the vehicle?

    We are still however waiting for the goldfish that would have great fun in the water we seem to collect in the spare wheel space!

    This point will be mentioned on its first sevice which is not far off, as the reading is 13,500 since July 2004. 3500 miles were carried out in France one month after taking delivery of the car. 1:5 cars in France are Renaults 1:10 was a new Scenic-had lots of looks with the GB plates!

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