Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Renault Scenic MPV?
We haven’t heard of any major issues afflicting the Renault Scenic thus far – though as it’s still relatively new, you’d rather hope that’d be the case. But there are still things you should check before you buy. Most importantly, have a thorough look around inside the car for signs of less-than-sympathetic use; family cars like these will get kicked, scraped and spilled-on more than most, and with the Scenic’s rather brittle plastic, chances are wear and tear will show up quite obviously.
Also keep in mind that even the cheapest version of the Scenic came with massive 20in alloy wheels. Even with careful driving, wheels of that size are easy to scuff and kerb, and expensive to refurbish, so check them carefully for signs of damage.
What are the most common problems with a used Renault Scenic MPV?
Is a used Renault Scenic MPV reliable?
Unfortunately, we can’t say with any certainty as we haven’t collated enough data on the Scenic’s reliability to date – it’s still too new. But we wouldn’t count on it, because Renault as a manufacturer finished in 20th position out of 32 manufacturers in our 2017 Reliability Survey – below average, in other words.