Used Renault Scenic MPV 1997 - 2003 review

Category: MPV

Section: Advice for buyers

1997 - 2003 review
Renault Scenic MPV (97 - 03)
  • Renault Scenic MPV (97 - 03)
  • Renault Scenic MPV (97 - 03)
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Advice for buyers

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

The Megane Scenic is one of the better built Renaults of its era, but you may still find loose trim and hear rattles from all over the cabin. And, the rear seats can become loose on their mounts if they have not been properly reinstalled after being taken out, and their runners have been bent.

The engines are generally tough, but the gearchange can become even more vague and sloppy than it was when new. To cure this will require new bushes throughout the gear linkage - the parts won't be expensive but the labour might be.

Broken wiper motors are not uncommon and this can be time-consuming to sort. The automatic gearbox is also known to cause trouble and is a much more costly item to put right.


What are the most common problems with a used Renault Scenic MPV?

Is a used Renault Scenic MPV reliable?