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Practical family car
RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 1.5 dCi Dynamique 5dr (Review date: 4th March '12)
Unlike the previous model Grand Scenic, this one rides a lot firmer on the road. Yet it rarely feels uncomfortable and it corners well for such a big vehicle. Noise from the engine, wind and road are well suppressed and the car is a nice place in which to travel. On long motorway journeys, the cruise control makes diving effortless.
Storage space is excellent - under-seat trays, under-floor bins, door pockets, cubbies etc. One reason for the original purchase was the size of the boot - so much larger than the C-Max/Zafira/Verso etc and capable of taking a Graco Travel System - the others just couldn't manage that (so perfect for a family with a pram). Holidays are a doddle - stand the suitcases on end and it can accommodate enough luggage for a family of 5 for a week.
The car has been reliable and my local Renault garage at Sunderand have been helpful. Only a slight hesitancy at low revs in 6th and a sooty exhaust (probably needs the EGR cleaning) spoil the overall image. This is my 5th Renault and the first one not to suffer any electrical gremlins (maybe I've just been lucky this time). Would I buy another - YES
1.6 petrol manual 6 sp gear box
RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 1.6 16v VVT Dynamique 5dr (Review date: 12th February '12)
It's 2010 model 7seater,great car loads of space even in a third row of seats more space then in vw touran, midle row of seats moving forwars and backwords,comfy seats great driving position,pretty fast though it's only 1.6 engine and economical.Well equiped with usb mp3 connection,cruise control,Great cruise on motorways,low road noise.
Lovely engine, seats poor, instruments baffling
RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 1.5 dCi 110 Dynamique TomTom 5dr (Review date: 3rd October '11)
Just had one as a hire car for the best part of 1,000 miles in two days.
Averaged 52 mpg, mostly motorway and on cruise at 69 mph (no, really!)
Engine, very quiet and refined, quite flexible with a little get up and go when needed but does run out of puff up the rev range.
Space - loads of it in 5 seat form and big boot.
Not so good
Seats - now i own a Saab so I'm spoilt here but these are just lumps of foam, and the lumbar support is useless. Couldn't get comfortable and came out of the car at then end of the weekend like an old man. Knelt on the passenger seat at one point and my knee hit the bar of the seat frame it's that unpadded
Instruments - ok so you can alter the digital display to a variety of views, and you get used to the speedo being digital but...
Sat nav - completely unintuitive and you can't turn it off when the radio's on ! Imagine 7 hrs on a motorway in the dark with this little picture of a car driving along a grey line just to the left of your speedo, really annoying !!
Radio - FM only, doesn't appear to be self tuning as you drive round the country. There are no tuning options on the radio fascia on the dash, you have to go into a system menu on the display screen. Really not safe to do if you're driving alone. But the mp3/aux input was handy - plugged my digital radio in so I could listen to the footie on Radio 5 (medium wave Renault, you need to remember this isn't France !!)
Controls - mostly hidden by the steering wheel, not illuminated at night including the steering wheel controls for cruise so that makes it useless after dark. Volume and station selector for radio invisible, only discovered it by chance looking for one of the other functions in the dark.
Seats aside, it's a good car. But it's not as well though out or built as a VW/Saab. It's cheaper but common sense shouldn't cost a lot. You'd learn how to use the controls eventually.
But that permanent SAT Nav.... grrrrrr.
RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 1.5 dCi Expression 5dr (Review date: 26th July '11)
So far very happy with this car. You get high mpg and it is very practical. Take the middle seats out and you have a huge space in the back - with Limousine legroom for the rearmost 2 seats if you need to carry passengers. I have the basic trim and it has got everything I need in terms of features without the needless stuff - cruise control, inbuilt satnav etc.
I looked also at the Touran but unbelievably for a car in 2010 doesn't have a basic aux input for your mp3 player. Ludicrous.
Great practical car
RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 2.0 dCi 160 Dynamique 5dr (Review date: 2nd July '11)
Mr S Belcher
RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 1.5 dCi Privilege TomTom 5dr (Review date: 30th June '11)
Great Grand Scenic
RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 1.4 16v TCE Dynamique 5dr (Review date: 24th May '11)
Having had a previous Scenic and a Touran, we plumped for the Grand Scenic as offers such great value for money. The car is well built, incredibly quiet (i often forget the engine is on) and comes stacked full of kit. I find the tom tom nav very good if not a little fiddly. The TCE engine is great, light, nippy and suits the car well, 30mpg though is alright but a bit disappointing. 2 year service intervals, low tax and insurance though keep the costs down. The convenience pack is worth getting otherwise no parking sensors which are a must with this type of car. Other than the blue tooth and tune pint are a real bonus, it's just a shame the controller is behind the steering wheel so you can't see it and there are loads of buttons so it's easy to get wrong and difficult to learn. However as these kind of cars go I don't think you can get better value for money.
Renault Grand Scenic
RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 1.9 dCi Expression 5dr (Review date: 22nd March '11)
If you require a big family carry all with the ability to house up to seven people, this is worth a look. It's very quiet at motorway speeds too. Just been to Berlin and back in it and it did the journey without problems. I wouldn't recommend the second row of seats for longer use though as they are mainly for kids and still not very comfy as that, but for ocasional use absolutely sufficient. What's great are the many storage spaces the car has in the floor and under the front seats. All seats apprt from the two in the boot slide individualy to adjust to your needs and there are two fold away tables attached to the front seats for the youngsters to use. Another great thing is that there are integrated sun blinds for the rear doors to pull out should the sun bother your rear passengers.
The engine is a standard 1.9 turbo diesel but it is very refined and quiet but not as punchy as others I have driven. Doesn't bother me, but if you like it sporty this is not for you. All in all, it's a great family car from the inventors of the segment and I can truely recommend it, if it's only for the daily school run or the commute to work. Go for a test ride to get an idea. It's great value, I think.
Great car, not good on fuel
RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 2.0 dCi Privilege TomTom 5dr Auto (Review date: 7th March '11)