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Renault Scenic MPV

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och123

Great car, brilliant on fuel easy to drive.

RENAULT SCENIC 1.5 dCi Dynamique TomTom Energy 5dr [Start Stop] (Review date: 12th July '14)

5

This replaced our Mk3ford focus and is brilliant much nicer to drive, better on fuel and feels to have been built better. Comes with 4 years warranty and 4 years service package and 4 years roadside cover. Rear seats slide forwards to create bigger boot, rear seats have picnic tables and rear door have built in sun blinds. Very practical and family friendly car.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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cwac1

Renault Scenic 1.5 dCi 110 Dynamique TomTom S&S

RENAULT SCENIC 1.5 dCi Dynamique TomTom Energy 5dr [Start Stop] (Review date: 4th March '14)

4.8

At the time of this review my 12reg scenic has covered just over 22000 miles . The car feels solidly built and has not developed any faults at all. The start stop system is fanastic but ocassionally may not kick in because i) engine temperature is cold; ii) cabin temperature is low; iii) diesel particulate filter is cleaning itself.

On my work commute of 75 miles return mainly on motorway, I have averaged about 64 mpg in the summer and about 58 mpg in the winter. As a check doing 50-55mph will go above 70 mpg. However using it as a town car this will plummet very quickly to below 50 mpg. Overall The 1.5 litre diesel is strong with good amounts of torque which makes it a comfortable motorway cruiser. The suspension is not soft but actually slightly towards the firm side but not back breaking and yet it turns in corners at good speeds.

The only nag I have about the car is the the power delivery is somewhat narrow (1700-2300 rpm), so pulling out on roundabouts and junctions needs extra attention. There is a low humming wind noise from the side mirrors even at low speeds, and that the plastics on the back developed a bit of rattling (although the dealers mentioned this is no problem to bring it back in to get it fixed).

Overall I highly recommend this car! 7.5/10

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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tlewis

Very pleased!

RENAULT SCENIC 1.5 dCi 110 Privilege TomTom 5dr EDC (Review date: 24th October '13)

4.8

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.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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gilbo

Renault scenic 61 reg 1.5dci Tom Tom with Bose pack

RENAULT SCENIC 1.5 dCi 110 Dynamique TomTom 5dr [Bose Pack] (Review date: 19th April '12)

4.3

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.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

2 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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paul5

Renault Scenic Privilege tom tom 1.5 dci

RENAULT SCENIC 1.5 dCi 106 Privilege TomTom 5dr (Review date: 7th March '12)

4.5

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.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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davidP

Had it a while - in the balance?

RENAULT SCENIC 1.5 dCi 106 I-Music 5dr (Review date: 4th November '11)

4.3

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.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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melvynH

RENAULT SCENIC 1.5 DCI AMAZING

RENAULT SCENIC 1.5 dCi 106 Dynamique TomTom 5dr (Review date: 1st July '11)

4.8

IVE ONLY HAD IT LESS THAN A WEEK BUT IT IS ABSOLUTELY SUPER ITS VERY COMFORTABLE, ALL THE TOYS AND GADGETS I WAS AFT6ER, THE FLEXIBILTY OF THE SEATS TO MAKE IT LIKE AN ESTATE MAKE ME LOVE IT VERY MUCH, IT WAS AN UPGRADE FROM AN OLD ESTATE.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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moiraL

Renault Scenic Experience

RENAULT SCENIC 1.6 VVT Dynamique TomTom 5dr (Review date: 23rd June '11)

4

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.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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reallypleased

Peter L

RENAULT SCENIC 1.5 dCi 106 Privilege 5dr (Review date: 9th March '11)

5

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.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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diamondgirl

MONEY WELL SPENT I DON'T THINK SO

RENAULT SCENIC 1.6 VVT Dynamique TomTom 5dr (Review date: 26th February '11)

3.8

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.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

2 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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