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RENAULT GRAND SCENIC People Carrier 2004‑2009
90 owner reviews for RENAULT GRAND SCENIC People Carrier 2004‑2009
A pain...to own, another French crap on the market..!
RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 1.6 VVT Dynamique 5dr (Review date: 14th August '14)
All you get with this car is PROBLEMS: coil problems, battery drainage, camshaft sensor failure, dashboard stupid messages,emission warnings, engine power loss, stalling while driving on motorway and loads of stress and swearing...
Garages in UK are useless, can't find faults but there are plenty and they charge you for something they weren't capable of fixing.
AVOID IT EVEN IF OFFERED TO YOU FOR FREE..!
COMPLAINTS ABOUT WINDOWS
RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 1.5 dCi Dynamique 5dr [7 Seats] (Review date: 1st August '14)
this is my second megane. my 1st 1 a 54 plate 1.5dci megane was in garage 18 times in 1 year with 18 diff fault, as the warranty covered all faults, as soon as warranty was up away the car went. moved to a c-max and then onto a 08 plate 7 seater 1.5dci senic. had this car 3.5 years and been no problem at all great on long and short drives. only fault is the windows which i explain below...
as to all the reviews about electric windows ie,,, people saying cant even fix it and others saying when renault fixed it lasted a year... THE PROBLEM IS THE SEALS ON THE WINDOWS THATS IT,, A EASY FIX IS TAKE OFF DOOR PANELS AND WRAP THE REGULATOR IN A NAPPY SACK THAT WAY AS THE SEALS ARE BAD THE WATER NOW CANT GET INTO THE REGULATOR AND CAUSE IT TO STOP WORKING SIMPLE :)
Luxury feel smooth ride practical small mpv
RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 2.0 VVT Maxim 5dr (Review date: 6th July '14)
Maxim version has lots of extras like climate and cruise/limiter and comfortable half leather seats. Smooth comfortable ride and handles well for a car of its size.
Six speed gear box makes it feel comfortable at motorway speeds.
It accelerates well and climbs hills well but requires high revs to do so.
Extra two seats in the back are easy to set up and fold down. I often have different numbers of kids and luggage in the car so it is useful to be able to change the configuration quickly. Back two seats are only big enough for kids but child seats fit in them fine.
Middle seats are all adjustable and removable. I often use it as 3 rows of two by removing the middle seat to give easy access to the back row. Middle seat is narrow though - I can't get 3 child seats next to each other.
The variable speed limiter is a great feature and I use it all the time. One less thing to think about. Set it and you can drive normally but know you won't break the speed limit.
Digital dashboard is nice and clear. Radio/CD is good with speed related volume and the car is very quiet inside anyway even at speed. No speakers for the very back passengers though so sometimes need it quite loud for them to hear.
One of the best cars I have ever owned!
RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 1.9 dCi 130 Dynamique 5dr [Euro 4] (Review date: 17th May '14)
I bought this car 3 years ago, to replace my old Vauxhall Vectra. I found the extra practicality really useful, especially when going on holiday. Also, the running costs are excellent compared to my Vectra, I actually thought that the fuel gauge was broken! It is also really pleasant to drive, it is really comfortable and easy to drive. It has been mostly reliable, although when it does go wrong, which it does do, though not very often, it can b expensive to repair.
Worst car ever
RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 1.6 VVT Expression 5dr (Review date: 22nd February '14)
We had a Grand Scenic for 4 years and by far the worst car we have ever owned. Plagued with faults which are all common to these cars-windows, solenoids, dash display to name a few. Personally I would never buy another Renault- the build quality is shockingly poor. We have persevered with this car but have now taken the decision to move on- I would really recommend avoiding at all costs - money pit doesn't come close!
Go for the 2.0 dCi - It is a great MPV.
RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 2.0 dCi Dynamique 5dr (Review date: 26th September '12)
I have owned this Grand Scenic for 5 years from new and at 68,500 miles I am looking for a new model. Overall a great driving experience - it drives like a saloon car, not a bus - it is responsive and lively yet still returns 44 mpg. On long motorway journeys I have returned 48.
I tried the 1.9dCi but found it a bit sluggish in comparison to the 140 2.0dCi.
During it's life my family have grown from just teenagers to young adults and it is now a squeeze in the back seats - it just about works with the other seats pushed forwards.
I have often taken the middle seats out which provides a massive area for house/student moves. It can also take pieces of worktop 3.2m in length with the front passenger seat folded flat.
Twice during it's life so far it would not start - once due to a flat battery; the second due to a completely dud battery. Easily fixed by the AA in both cases. However, the symptoms of a completely dud battery included intermittent loss of power steering when driving - not recommended!
Servicings have been inexpensive and I am still on the second set of tyres.
I have the version with the panoramic roof - my one regret - it whistles at high cruising speed and rattles over bumps - irritates me but my wife doesn't even notice. Tob be avoided - panoramic roof that is!!
Afetr reviewing other MPVs looks like I will be going for another Renault Grand Scenic.
RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 1.6 VVT Dynamique 5dr (Review date: 10th June '12)
This car replaced a Zafira which literally went up in flames. It has been reliable and a pleasure to drive. We have lots of bumps on our road and the scenic sails over them and it handles well on Motorway and round corners too. Kids dont get sick in back (which they did in Zafira) and so much space and hidey holes. Reliability has been good - petrol consumption is average. Parking is OK with help of rear sensors. We are now replacing with newer model which hopefully will be as good.
Pretty good all rounder
RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 1.6 VVT Privilege 5dr (Review date: 13th February '12)
Had this from new - only real problems were pencil coils (replaced under warranty) and the entire dash frazzled itself and had to be replaced, though this wasn't under warranty until watchdog did an article on it, then suddenly it was under warranty!
Apart from that issue, the engine's been bullet-proof, it's been pretty much everywhere, and having 7 seats or a huge boot has made it very practical.
RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 1.6 VVT Authentique 5dr [7 Seats] [AC] (Review date: 23rd January '12)
This type of car perfect for a small family such as myself.
Not the best car to rely on but when it is comes to fix it comes to cheap as well even cheaper if you look 2nd hand parts, so this was the main factor for me.
running cost affordable compeer how many people and luggage can be carried with.
If you consider this car looking for a proper parking slot as well to keep it because it is need a space.
Overall i am happy with my car it is do the job for me.
Not Reliable at all!!
RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 1.9 dCi Expression 5dr (Review date: 22nd January '12)