Used Renault Scenic MPV 2003 - 2009 review

Category: MPV

Section: Advice for buyers

2003 - 2009 review
Renault Scenic MPV (03 - 09)
  • Renault Scenic MPV (03 - 09)
  • Renault Scenic MPV (03 - 09)
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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Renault Scenic MPV?

There are no known major faults with the Scenic or Grand Scenic. However, there is a long list of niggly things that would drive you mad fairly quickly, so check for the following.

Build quality can be patchy, especially on the rear window blind, glovebox, sunroof and, occasionally, body panels. Squealing brakes can be common, and often fixed by using a different type of brake pad.

Electric windows can have a mind of their own, as can the electric door mirrors. Indicators have been known to cancel themselves prematurely on some cars.

There are plenty of reports of faulty alarms, frequently caused by dodgy sensors. The central locking may be reluctant to work and electric parking brakes can stick. There can also be intermittent problems with engine starting, stalling and uneven idling on some cars.


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