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RENAULT GRAND SCENIC People Carrier 2004‑2009

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RENAULT GRAND SCENIC People Carrier 2004‑2009

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factotum

Luxury feel smooth ride practical small mpv

RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 2.0 VVT Maxim 5dr (Review date: 6th July '14)

4.5

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.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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shaunscott

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)

4.3

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.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

3 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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markiepee

Worst car ever

RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 1.6 VVT Expression 5dr (Review date: 22nd February '14)

1.8

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!

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

1 / 5

How it drives

2 / 5
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kevansue

Go for the 2.0 dCi - It is a great MPV.

RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 2.0 dCi Dynamique 5dr (Review date: 26th September '12)

4.5

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.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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philvic

enjoyable motring

RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 1.6 VVT Dynamique 5dr (Review date: 10th June '12)

4.8

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.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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nickharford

Pretty good all rounder

RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 1.6 VVT Privilege 5dr (Review date: 13th February '12)

4.5

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.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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zsolt

Family car

RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 1.6 VVT Authentique 5dr [7 Seats] [AC] (Review date: 23rd January '12)

3.8

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.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

3 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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tanya24

Not Reliable at all!!

RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 1.9 dCi Expression 5dr (Review date: 22nd January '12)

1.5

spacious car but not reliable at all! in the 3 years of having this car it broke down about 5 times and now at the garage waiting to be fixed! once fix im just gonna get rid as its cost me almost what i'd pay for it. Waste of money and time.

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

1 / 5

How it drives

1 / 5
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rolandcarvalho

Run a mile it will be cheeper

RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 1.9 dCi Privilege 5dr (Review date: 21st January '12)

2

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..

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

1 / 5

How it drives

1 / 5
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marshey

Lots of faults.....

RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 2.0 VVT Privilege 5dr Auto (Review date: 19th January '12)

2.3

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!

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

1 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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