I bought a 3 year old (55) Grand Scenic Auto 2.0 petrol and paid £5000. Great value but I went into it with my eyes open, I had read the horror stories, so opted for a two year warranty from the AA (£450) I checked that it covered the Digital dash and the auto gearbox as I was most worried about these. The car drives great, is practical, lots of cubby holes and although it seems cheap in places my first impression was very good. The auto is jerky and slow changing particularly up or down hills and it feels like it needs one more gear on long runs (3000 revs @ 60mph), 35mpg is okay for an auto petrol, its quiet, easy to park and a good stereo, steering and brakes are fine, so overall I was thinking this is a bargain and pleased with myself and then the dashboard went out, no fuel gauge, stereo, speedo....nothing. Usual comments apply Renault would love to see you £800+ try to find a smaller garage who know someone who can set the replacement dashbord up (it still has to go to Renault for programming £175)so budget for £600 minimum, all but the Renault bit is able to be claimed back from the warranty so after 3 months of ownership my AA policy is nearly paid for. Take my advice and take a policy out if you are buying these cars and then you may, just may enjoy ownership. Despite all of this I like the car and Renault get alot right but who even likes the digital display anyway? Time will tell whether I will buy another one, reliability is the key!
Andrew MacDonald, Essex, February 11th 2009