What used Renault Scenic MPV will I get for my budget?
The Renault Scenic’s still relatively new, so prices have yet to settle down fully, but at the time of writing, you’ll need to spend at least £13,000 to get yourself into a Scenic of this generation. That’s as much as you’ll pay for a Volkswagen Golf SV, and considerably more than a Citroen C4 Picasso; in short, the Scenic doesn’t come cheap.
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How much does it cost to run a Renault Scenic MPV?
The 1.5 dCi Hybrid Assist is the most efficient version in the Scenic range, with an official average figure of 78.5mpg – making it one of the most economical MPVs you can buy. Even without the hybrid element, the standard 1.5 dCi is very efficient, with an official average of 70.8mpg. The rest of the range tends to be roughly as efficient as rivals, if not marginally less so; of the petrol models, the 1.3-litre versions are the ones to go for.
If you’re buying a car registered before 1 April 2017, you’ll pay nothing to tax a Hybrid Assist model, £20 a year to tax a standard 1.5 dCi or £30 a year for a 1.6 dCi. Tax costs then range up to £135 a year for the 1.2-litre petrol versions. Cars registered after 1 April 2017 cost a flat rate of £140 a year to tax, no matter which model you choose.
Renault’s servicing costs are about average, so you won’t pay over the odds but neither will you save on maintenance. Once your Scenic hits three years old, it’ll be eligible for Renault’s special fixed-price servicing for older cars; this should help keep costs down if you want to take your car to a main dealer.