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RENAULT SCENIC 1.5 dCi 110 Privilege TomTom 5dr EDC (Review date: 24th October '13)
Drove diesel Citroens for years, wanted an automatic.Tried the C4 diesel sort-of-automatic and was disappointed by its lurching progress. So I took a chance and went for this Scenic instead - and have been delighted.
Mine was a low mileage 2-year old, top of the range, and I have had it a year. There have not been any faults. It does around 45 mpg in town and up to 55 if very careful on a run.
The 6-speed EDC box is pleasant, although there can be a very slight hesitancy when moving off from stationary. I like the electronic parking brake which cancels automatically when you move off - great for hill starts.
Cruise control is always close to the top of my wish list for any car, and this one works fine - especially since (unlike on a manual car) it is not switched out by gear changes.
The central locking operates when, with the blipper in your pocket, you walk away from or towards the car. Best to watch the lights and mirrors to make sure it has worked when walking away, otherwise very useful.
This model actually has a spare tyre - deleted I believe on later models.
Some things are mildly annoying.
1. The radio always comes on at a 'soft' setting, and you have to turn up to volume to where you want it - every time. Why? I thought this was a fault, but apparently it's standard.
2. The Tom Tom has the older 'live' system of warning you of hold-ups. It often fails to pick up delays until too late or indeed at all. I had a better free-standing Tom Tom of a later design that was far better (I believe that the more recent data source is mobile phone progress along roads). Added to that, the car's Tom Tom won't show the actual road speed, so you depend on the less-accurate speedo mph display (which however I have checked against a free-standing satnav and found it to overread by only 2-3 mph.)
3. The instrument settings are complex. Still learning (and forgetting) after a year.
4. I have still not managed to get my smart phone to #### with the Bluetooth facility - perhaps that's just me.
5. I wish that the the door mirrors would dip in reverse - so much easier for parking bays.
Having said that, if I had to change the car, it would probably be for the same again.
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RENAULT SCENIC 1.5 dCi 110 Dynamique TomTom 5dr [Bose Pack] (Review date: 19th April '12)
Great car with all the extras you would expect with a modern car,no problems after six months and a joy to drive,the only downfall has been the fuel economy which has been dismal.The best I have acheived has been 49mpg driving at a steady 56mph normal mixed running only returns the low 30,s I can only hope it improves as the engine loosens up.
Renault Scenic Privilege tom tom 1.5 dci
RENAULT SCENIC 1.5 dCi 106 Privilege TomTom 5dr (Review date: 7th March '12)
I took delivery of my new Renault Scenic Privilege 19 months ago and have covered 18,000 miles. I was a little suspect regarding Renaults record for reliability, but the deal on offer at the time was too good to turn down. To my delight this car has never had one single fault and is the most reliable vehicle I have ever had (Being an ex sales rep I have had plenty of new cars in my time).
The pro's -
Very reliable - Well equipped - Very comfortable ( I have a bad back and never suffer even on the longest journeys) - Good all round vision - Good economy as long as you drive steadily, but take the official figures of 52 mpg with a pinch of salt - Easy to drive and relaxing on long journeys - Decent ride - Surprisingly good in snow - Generous boot space and plenty of storage - Quality interior.
The cons -
Although the mid and top end performance is more than adequate allowing you to overtake with confidence, bottom end acceleration is dismal, particularly when pulling out of busy junctions. There is a flat spot in first gear that takes some getting used to - The controls are far too small and at times necessitates taking your eyes off the road to use the small buttons on the dash as some of the audio and cruise control switches and dials on the the steering wheel are hidden from view - The rest is nit picking, handling is only as good as you would expect for a mid size MPV and I still often hit the rear window switch instead of the front one when keeping my eyes on the road.
Overall a good choice of car in the mid range MPV sector.
Had it a while - in the balance?
RENAULT SCENIC 1.5 dCi 106 I-Music 5dr (Review date: 4th November '11)
I've had this Scenic for 18 months now and no real complaints. I chose the 1.5 cdi, basically the best deal offered, but I have to say it's not good on acceleration - time to make a cup of tea to be honest. You've got to think twice before pulling out into traffic and leave plenty of room. So, if you have a chance, go for more powerful models.
MPG during the first year was disappointing, no where near figures given. It's a bit better now the engine is settled in - but still not as good as advertised. I'm no racer either.
It's still a really good car, comfortable, no great vices, well equipped etc. Reliability no problems except for a blown washer fuse when wipers froze up last winter. HOWEVER, the dealers were terrible in locating the right fuse, in fact, they never did!! The diagram of the fuse box in the handbook was completely different. They ordered a new washer motor (duh..) and the car went to Halfords for servicing as dealers were a lot more expensive. Halfords told me the washers didn't work because "there was no fuse in the holder".
Running costs are still good though and I suspect it's similar to Citroen, Peugeot, Skoda and Hyundai/Kia although the latter are cheaper to buy.
It's roomy but not as big as some other competitors in boot space. Of course, I don't have the Grand Scenic which does have more space, so I can't criticise Renault really.
Would I buy another? Yes, maybe, but as I said, it's probably one of a bunch of cars that do the same job so it will be about getting the best deal at the time.
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RENAULT SCENIC 1.5 dCi 106 Dynamique TomTom 5dr (Review date: 1st July '11)
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RENAULT SCENIC 1.6 VVT Dynamique TomTom 5dr (Review date: 23rd June '11)
This was a roomy car and ideal for a family with small to medium size children, the back windos had the built in sunblinds which are an excellent idea. The front of the car was roomy although I did find the tray inbetween the 2 front seats a waste of space as nothing stayed in it as soon as the car moved the contents moved onto the floor, Massive boot space with the middle rear folding seat another extra function which proved helpful after trips to garden centre. I did find the car noisy to drive and was disappointed the bluetooth did not work with the Iphone.
RENAULT SCENIC 1.5 dCi 106 Privilege 5dr (Review date: 9th March '11)
I have owned this car for approximately 8 months and have been absolutely delighted with it.
The car is extremely comfortable and has an excellent driving position.
I have had no faults with the car and the interior is rattle free. The car heats up very quickly on cold frosty mornings and has been returning an overall 47.1 mpg.
Service intervals are set at 18,500 miles so having just completed 11,500 miles still have quite a long way to go.
Road tax is £110.00 for 12 months, insurance costs are very reasonable.
Overall the car has proved to be an excellent buy and I would definitely have no hesitation in purchasing another.
MONEY WELL SPENT I DON'T THINK SO
RENAULT SCENIC 1.6 VVT Dynamique TomTom 5dr (Review date: 26th February '11)
MY 2010 RENEULT SECENIC LOOKS GREAT TICKS ALL THE RIGHT BELLS, SPACIOUS, SAT NAV, CD PLAYER USB PORT, HALF LEATHER SAETS EASY TO KEEP CLEAN.
UNFORTUNATELY EVEN FOR A DESIEL CAR THIS CAR NEEDS £70/£80 PER WEEK JUST FOR SHOP AND SCHOOL RUNS.
THE HIGH PROFILE TYRES MAKES THE DRIVE FEEL VERY BOUNCY AND A LITTLE SHAKEY.
THE AUTOMATIC PARKING BREAK HAS ALREADY FAILED ONCE BEING THE COMPUTER BEING REPLACED AND NOT EVEN A YEAR OLD.
FOR A PRICE TAG OF £23'000 STAY WELL CLEAR. AS ANY COMPLAINTS WE HAVE PUT TO RENAULT DIRECT HAVE BEEN FOBED OF WITH EXCUSES.
SIMPLY DON'T BUY.
Mrs S Ellison
RENAULT SCENIC 1.5 dCi 106 Privilege 5dr (Review date: 20th January '11)
The is a fairly new car to me having only had it since August 2010
It has far too many "bells and whistles" and is so complicated that I am still getting used to it.
I dont really like the parking brake and even when going in reverse you have to accelerate to ensure that the parking brake has released.
The lights will come on automatically in a certain selection as does the windscreen wiper. The disadvantage was that when on automatically I was trying to reverse in a multi storey car park rather surprisingly the dash board lights all went out and constantly panicked me because I couldn't see the reversing sensor indications on the dash panel.
The car is very underpowered especially up inclines in second gear.. For example turning right up a slight incline road you have to reduce to first gear.
The car is automatically central locking and has a mind of its own - I got out of the car carrying both remote keys whilst my husband parked the car close to a wall and then the car locked with him inside it and he couldn't get out until I returned to bring the remote keys closer!
It has set the alarm off whilst people were sitting inside because the driver had left the car!
Everything is automatic including the seat adjustments - it is Ok when you have really got used to it.
The seat heater switches are located on the door side of the seats so it is impossible to see what you are doing and the driver is unable to identify which seat heater is on except by turning theirs off to see if the indicator light on the dash is still lit.
The air conditioning comes on automatically whether you require it or not and you have to remember to turn it off to save an amlount of fuel.
The car does not provide the expected reduction in fuel and running costs that we had hoped for and we seriously miss the Hyundai Sante Fe that we got rid of to buy this car.
The car was bought at a car exhibition day and I would seriously recommend that it is not the correct way to purchase a car.
I would not buy another with as many gadgets as this one although I had a more basic model some years ago and found that one perfectly alright. So mainly go for basic and not too many gadgets which may go wrong and be costly to fix
OK on straight roads.
Renault Scenic MK3 1.9dCi Dynamique TomTom
RENAULT SCENIC 1.9 dCi Dynamique TomTom 5dr (Review date: 15th January '11)
This latest Renault Scenic combines good performance and economy returning 35.4 mpg on short journeys such as school runs and a pleasing 44 mpg on a return journey of 360 miles.
The high driving position as with most people carriers gives a feeling of safety and leg comfort together with the added benefit of traction control and a maximum five star Euro NCAP rating. The traction control can be disabled at low speeds which I found improved road adhesion while negotiating a steep hill on a snow covered road.
This Scenic is a car for the digital age with a clear display that can be customised with different layouts to suit on a multi-colour TFT display. I liked the built -in TomTom navigation that can be updated using the memory card. The navigation can be switched off or replaced with an image. The addition of a USB auxiliary port enabled a memory stick with music and my mobile phone was connected via Bluetooth for hands-free communication. Both these features I found enhanced safety.
The electronic hand-brake has been moved to the centre console to give better visual indication and ease of use and now chilled air is used to rapidly demist the front windows.
The rear seat-belt positioning has been changed so that ride up uncomfortably and the rear seats are still very heavy to remove if needed. Also in the rear is the alarm sensor and the alarm system has been upgraded to provide a more effective response to intrusion.
In summary the new Renault Scenic has matured into a safer and quieter comfortable drive with the added benefit of economy and performance from an excellent diesel power unit.