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RENAULT SCENIC People Carrier 2003‑2009

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RENAULT SCENIC People Carrier 2003‑2009

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ianprice

unbelivably unreliable

RENAULT SCENIC 1.4 Dynamique 5dr (Review date: 6th June '14)

1.8

Most unreliable and costly car I have had in 27 years of driving, almost a new fault every week.

Dash board like start ship enterprise with the amount of warning lights coming on,

parts expensive, and mpg just above 30.

have hated owning this car, really regret it, poor experience and costing far too much to keep on the road.

have had 10 months of hell and getting shut next week and will be lucky to get half of what I have paid for it.

buy something else !!

Practicality

2 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

1 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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quiltsp

J Quilter

RENAULT SCENIC 1.6 VVT Dynamique S 5dr (Review date: 21st February '14)

4.8

I love the Scenic, this was my 2nd scenic and am just about to receive another one. It is so practical - spacious, child friendly, used daily. They have always been extremely reliable to me and is a pleasure to drive. I especially love the vision in the car, it is perfect. Iooked at several 4x4 to compare, but have come back to the Scenic once again.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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kerry1802

Worst decision I ever made

RENAULT SCENIC 1.5 dCi Dynamique 5dr (Review date: 15th December '13)

2.5

My Husband had major reservations about buying this car but I talked him round as on paper it seemed great. Cheap on insurance and tax and being a diesel the fuel lasts ages. However the amount of mechanical problems we've had far outweighs the plus points. The dashboard completely wiped out after a week of having it, being a massive known fault on the scenic you think Renault would cover the cost, but we had to pay a "contribution fee" (compulsory) fee.Then the heat controls for the windscreen etc stopped working, another payout, then a massive oil leak when it went in for a timing belt change, another payment! Then the whole front suspension decided to give up, yet another payment! The final straw was when I was driving on a dual carriage way at 40mph with my 3 year old in the back and the whole car shut down. If there wasn't a lay by that I pulled into it could have cost mine and my child's lives. I have never been through so much stress, tears and sleepless nights since owning this car. I have listened to my Husband this time round and we have gone out a bought a new ford c-max.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

1 / 5
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gordonchopkins

Lovely Family Car

RENAULT SCENIC 1.6 VVT Dynamique 5dr (Review date: 28th October '13)

4.8

I would never have even thought of buying one, as I had heard horror stories of reliability and thought I'd never ever buy one, this is now our second, we had a face lifted mark one and decided when we needed to replace it we'd go for a mark 2, it's brilliant, very roomy inside, very practical, great for doing the Shopping, great for carting around our grown up Children, Ideal for Holidays, we love our Scenic and I can't see me ever owning anything else now, yes there are a few running costs, Oil Change every 8k Miles, we had a few electrical problems with ours when we got it, had an auto electrician look at it and he suggested new Battery and Earth Lead, purchased and now no problems

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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why-renault

Good to drive bad to live with

RENAULT SCENIC 1.6 VVT Dynamique 5dr (Review date: 18th March '13)

2.8

Having driven my Scenic for two and a half years it’s definitely a Love / Hate relationship.

The car drives brilliantly, is comfortable and roomy, the downside is its reliability.

In my two and a half years I have covered about 23,000 miles (which is not excessive) and its total mileage is now at 45,000 miles. Yet I have spent over a £1,000 keeping the car on the road, plus service costs, MOTs and tyres etc... That may not sound a lot but I’m retired now, and the way things keep failing (especially electrical) I’m wonder what’s coming next.

Now it’s starting to give trouble again and I can’t wait to get rid of it. But there’s the other rub; the trade in value of a Scenic’s is terrible. That tells you something about the car !.

Incidentally my last Renault was a Clio which I loved.

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

2 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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nauman

Great Family Car

RENAULT SCENIC 1.6 VVT Dynamique 5dr (Review date: 13th September '12)

5

I have owned this car for a year now and has never given any sort of problem. Drives smooth and quiet and is made solid. Lots of safety for all passengers with four air bags. Plenty of storage space and economical unlike other 1.6 litre engines. Gives minimum 31 mpg and has touched 46mpg on motorway. Better value for money. Well done Renault.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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jackiesmith

new shape/style scenic people carrier53 plate

RENAULT SCENIC 2.0 VVT Dynamique 5dr Auto (Review date: 27th August '12)

5

great family carrier ,plenty space/storage for those long journeys perhaps. 2.0 better one..not under powered at all,very smooth auto box..not like older styles that gave many problems..theyve now got it right with this shape! nice to handle all weathers. good on fuel. top marks for this model/spec..even has blinds for the kids!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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malenursedj

Try not to Doze off while driving this one

RENAULT SCENIC 1.6 VVT Dynamique S 5dr Auto (Review date: 24th February '12)

3.5

Owned this car for 10 months, bought at good price considering its low milage of 14700 when purchased.Its really a dead boring car to drive because of its well underpowered engine which is also uneconomical averaging 33 mpg and high road tax cost because its emissions are high. The good points are its been reliable so far, is very roomy inside with lots of storage. Costs... i took out a service plan when i bought it so not much really 2 wiper blades and £60 for a replacement door mirror which was kicked off by a yob real easy to fix 10 mins and 2 screws....The auto gearbox probably affects the poor mpg and emissions but works well enough.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

2 / 5

How it drives

2 / 5
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billj123

Bill j

RENAULT SCENIC 1.9 dCi 130 Dynamique 5dr [Euro 4] (Review date: 19th January '12)

4.3

Excellent practical car, cheap to run. I have covered 118000 miles in this one with no major problems only wearing parts have been replaced.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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mp4684

Good car, not perfect though...

RENAULT SCENIC 1.6 VVT Dynamique 5dr (Review date: 16th January '12)

4

The car itself is amazing spacious, good looking and very practical, it has a solid(ish) feel and mechanically it has proven very reliable. However I have had several electrical issues with the car. Firstly the dashboard blew a resistor and it had to be replaced at a cost of £100... very reasonable, however in my honest opinion it is a part of the car which should never break, and when it did my Renault dealer couldn't care less to be honest. I had to wait 2 weeks for an available slot came available; so that's 2 weeks of second guessing the speed of the car and how much petrol is in it. Finally when it came to repairing it, the dealer looked back at the service history and added an 'average' onto the mileage (as it had been reset) so according to my service history the car did 15,000 miles over 8 months... I think not. Still battling with my dealer to get it resolved. If you are looking to buy one of these cars, avoid the 1.6, although it is silent and smooth on the move it is pretty slow and could desperately do with a 6th gear! Also don't be put off of buying one with a replaced speedometer, once it has been replaced it will never go wrong again (I am told) and it saves you the trouble of dealing with the rude and arrogant service staff. Don't be put off this car, it is much better than most of it's rivals (from experience) and has many good points I haven't touched upon.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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