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RENAULT GRAND SCENIC People Carrier 2004‑2009
86 owner reviews for RENAULT GRAND SCENIC People Carrier 2004‑2009
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)
Run a mile it will be cheeper
RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 1.9 dCi Privilege 5dr (Review date: 21st January '12)
Well where to start??? iv owened this car for two years and i can say it has been nothing but trouble, from a starter motor to a clutch and fly wheel,, the list gose on and on ............... and possibly the worst driving experiance iv had to date, and iv got the privalage model with everything, and still its not up to much :(
However if your after space its got lodes of it (three kids all there lugage no problem,
And when it works very clever car.
personaly i will never own another Renault..
Lots of faults.....
RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 2.0 VVT Privilege 5dr Auto (Review date: 19th January '12)
A great car apart from the constant faults. Has been subject to about 3 safety recalls, but in my mind that should be higher. Repeated problems with window mechanisms failing (you return to your car to find a window open!); heater resistor pack circuitry overheats (dangerous); loads of random electrical faults on central locking, sat nav etc; currently automatic transmission going crazy....which sounds expensive! Many stupid design flaws, like replacing a headlight bulb can cost you about £100 at a dealers, unless you know someone with long skinny arms!; after-market wiper blades for my model year are not easy to source and the dealers charge about £120 to supply and replace.
On a positive note, the 7 seat versatility and load carrying capacity is great.
If you ask me would I have another?.............NO!
good car but a bit heavy on the fuel
RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 2.0 VVT Privilege 5dr Auto (Review date: 16th January '12)
his is a really practical car if you have more than 2 children, as each child gets their own seat, which individually reclines, none of “you’re on my seat” rubbish.
The leg room is exceptional in the back, and the additional seats are good for under 10’s or small people for short journey’s - my 3 children used to travel, 2 in the middle with the middle row down and one in the boot.. Until 3 became 4!!
It’s drives really smoothly and doesn’t’ feel as big as it is, the only down side to a 2ltr is the fuel costs. It never broke down and the only reason we traded it in was purely on fuel costs... apart from that I couldn’t fault the car. Good to drive, kids loved it, really roomy, good visibility, loads of storage space and cubby holes for extra bits. 9 out of 10
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RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 1.6 VVT Expression 5dr (Review date: 11th November '11)
I previously owned a Scenic and then bought this, Grand Scenic. It was great to drive, very adaptable, comfortable with masses of storage. Even used it to move house.
I had it for 4 years and would have bought another,but I really don't need the space. The boot is large enough to lay a buggy and a folding bike across it. Obviously the boot space reduces drastically if the 2 seats in the boot are used, but still room for a buggy.
Averaged around 28-29 miles to the gallon, good for this size/weight of car. The "small car" I have now bought does much the same mileage.
Few problems when first bought with window motor's and the ignition coils, and had to replace - I believe both known problems on Scenics this age.
Also had to replace boot struts, but car 8 years old by then.