We bought this car at 10 months old. No problems for 3 years under warranty, except the motor for the wipers went.In the past year I have paid out over £1800 pounds!! 04 model. Wipers motor has gone twice more, alternator, TURBO blew at 40,000 miles!! Cost nearly £1,000. Computer now (with water in) another renault fault. Replaced then blew again!!. Only been serviced and repaired at Renaullt garage, went in for new computer I was told price would be £267.00 but when they replaced it, blew again. They then rang me and said its going to cost £890.00!!! New battery etc etc. However after desperate calls to Customer Service pleading poverty as I am a pensioner who has been ill with cancer, I urge you all to do the same! I was given a £600 discount off the last bill. I am now changing the car for a mobility car. Zafira 7 seater. I cant sell this one private as I do not want to pass this heap of junk onto anyone else (who knows where I live) so I am only getting £3,000 for it. have had a really bad Scenic and would not reccommend one to anyone, even my worst enemey. Cant wait to get shot of it! Hopefully it will stay working for another 2 months to get me to garage when I pick up my new car!
PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT BUY A SECOND HAND RENAULT SCENIC!!! We bought our 4 year old Scenic in Dec 07, 48K miles. The list of repairs so far is: 1/New Cam sensor cost £713.00. 2/Coil - Renault advised this would cost £250.00, but I bought one myself for £19.88 and replaced it in 10 minutes.3/The indicators don't cancel properly. 4/WORST OF ALL - The instrument cluster (LCD dash display) has now failed completely which will cost £750.00 to replace (this is a common fault!). The electronics are appauling! Many of these repairs can only be carried our by a Renault garage because of their diagnostics tool, hence the expensive repair bills. RENAULT CUSTOMER SERVICES DO NOT WANT TO KNOW!!! I will never buy another Renault.
I have had the pleasure of owning a 2.0 DCi Grand Scenic for the last 10 months, and have used it to its fullest (Long distance, town, motorway & country roads). Ok the fuel economy is not the best but what do you expect for a 2.0l engine. I found this car a pleasure to drive with easy handling, and a smooth gear change, unlike the Zafira which I found to be heavy & tiresome on long distances. Storage is excellent and leg room in the 5 seat version is roomy. I have only two complaints about the car is that the paint finish is not that durable in the metallics, every slight scratch goes through to the primer coat, and the heating/cooling on level 3 is bearly audible then turn to level four and you're in a fighter jet!! But for an MPV its a good value car that I found to be reliable (never had any problems at all) and a joy to drive.
This is a review of the Grand scenic 2.0VVT automatic Dynamique. Have had this car from new from an excellent Renault dealer in North Wales.
Reliability - appears horrendous from reading all the reviews here. But, touch wood, in three and a half years and 58K I have had only one problem; the car died at a service station. AA said a switch had 'flicked' in a hard-to-get-at part of the engine. He fixed it and the problem hasn't reoccurred.
Build quality - a little flimsy in parts. Clarkson says made out of tissue paper. A bit extreme but this is no Honda. Both blinds on back windows have broken. This is £200 to sort out so 5 quid stick on ones from Halfords are better bet.
Running costs - as advertised. This is a thirsty car but if you want econnomy don't buy a petrol automatic. Tyres last 20,000 or so.
Ride - typically Gallic and all the better for it. Eats up the miles. It is smooth and effortless. The 2 litre engine also has great acceleration on kick-down.
Depreciation - the Achilles heel. What Car said retained value over 3 years would be in the order of 40 percent. £19K new in 2005 (before discount), this car will trade in today at £5K if you are lucky. But this makes it a superb used buy.
Would I buy again: Yes... second hand
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