Written on: 03/03/2013
I've owned this car for 2.5 years and paid £5500 for it but I can honestly say that this is the worst car I've ever bought and I will not be buying another Renualt ever. I've been to the main dealer 7 times as windows keep dropping and each time parts were changed and the problems fixed (bearing in mind there are only 4 openable windows on the car!!). Driving at night on the M5 and the dashboard went out, meaning I didn't know what speed I was travelling at, how much fuel was left etc. -... (read more)
Written on: 15/12/2012 by gaudonville (1 review written)
All the windows broke and was recalled for seat belt problems, engine computer went, all of theses were fixed under warranty and extended warranty. then turbo went which caused damager to engine, so a recon engine and new turbo were fitted by Renault garage along with a new fly wheel and clutch. €5500. Soon after a part that connects front wheel to steering fell of onto the road this was due to threads being reamed of by Renault garage. I repaired this my self as did not want to to take it... (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2012 by uitsig19 (1 review written)
This is not just a car for me it is sience very intelligent(all that features) and extreamly comfortable.It is the strongest friendliest 2.0l i ever drive. now that i am in a position to buy this type of cars i will never buy something else. thanks RENAULT SCENIC 2.0 PRIVILLAGE it is realy a privillage to have you in my presence (read more)
Written on: 11/02/2012 by KenQuinn (1 review written)
Bought my 2001 1.9 DCi a year ago, and so far I've encountered none of the problems that people write about on various internet forums. Mine was a 1 lady owner car, ( I rang her to confirm it.) with full service history, and it came with 108k miles on the clock. I've just passed the 119k miles mark, and it's just had a minor service to keep the book up to date, and it's been so good at the time of writing. It regularly returns 45mpg, and I've had it up to 52mpg when driving sensibly. With... (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2011
I have a 2007 1.9 diesel Grande Scenic bought through Motor Provider at a big discount four years ago. It is a fantastic family car with a great view out for the kids when they were little and storage areas for everything. Now the kids are older there is huge space for an entire drum kit and other musical parapheralia. Great performance from the big diesel and average of about 45 mgp on a long run and about 38mpg on the school run. Light bulbs occasionally fail and the radio has lost the... (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2011
DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY ! I PAID 9 GRAND FOT THIS CAR AND HAVE SPENT A FORTUNE ON IT. Instrument cluster coost over £400, problems with valves, air con not working, gave garage £350 yesterday to fix some bits now need to find another £800 to replace engine bush, dangerous to drive. Absolute rubbish car, will never buy another Renault. I see other people have mentioned wipers not cleaning all the windscreen, I have this problem too. In fact one of my wipers flew right off one day. Anyone else... (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2011
PLEASE READ IT MAY SAVE YOU LOTS OF ££££. Ive got a December 2004 Scenic 1.5DCI 80 BHP WITH FAULTY ELECTRIC NEARSIDE WINDOWS.
FOUND OUT BY ACCIDENT THAT IF YOUR CAR HAS FAULTY ELECTRIC WINDOWS IE DROP INTO DOOR CAVITY NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN & YOUR CAR IS UNDER 7 YEARS OLD & UNDER 100,000 MILES RENAULT WILL REPAIR WITH A SMALL CUSTOMER CONTRIBUTION OF (IM QUOTED £60-£70) TO FIX. THIS IS A £300 JOB & THIS REPAIR BY RENAULT I DONT THINK IS WELL PUBLICISED & I WANT EVERYONE TO BE AWARE.... (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2011
Scenic 1.9 DCI,2004
The previous review is uncannily similar to my experience - bought second hand and 1 month after the warranty ran out the dashboard went, then the power setting on the fan (needs the dash out again) and now we have just had a new turbo fitted but the thing keeps smoking when accelerating (not idle or revving on standstill) - spent a grand trying to fix and still no clues/solution. We loved the car to start with but it has proved a costly mistake in the end as aside from... (read more)
Written on: 22/11/2010
I have had a 1999 senic TDi and with only a few faults so on balance not 2 bad then got a 05 senic Dci thought we should up grade LOL. What a mistake Dash stopped working Air con fan control had to be changed then the door windows X2 stopped working Next check injectors come up, then a 150mile trip on the back of RAC truck at 3am. Found the car in the car park with the window going up and down the wipers going and the lights on, Central locking would not let me in so had 2 get the back up... (read more)
Written on: 06/09/2010
baught this friday grand scenic 1.9 diesel and kept cutting out or loosing power at low revs/gears. after persistant starting on sat morning and driving 1 mile while jerking as if we were in the wrong gear the car cut out as if we had stalled it.
rac called out and say its an egr valve and turbo is gone on way out - on the drive now un driveable.
and from all the reviws and sites they are minor and the start of more to come im fixin it and sellin it asap (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2009 by titanic1966 (2 reviews written)
There appears to be 2 known faults :-
1.top engine mounting gives a droning vibration at about 3-4 thousand revs before changing gear. This is due to the rubber in the old engine mounting going hard, passing vibration through bodywork. The new mounting has fins and additional bits to stop this problem.
2. The resister pack for the heater fan on both my 53 and 54 plate scenics both went wrong due to a design fault. There is a replacement pack with cabling mod to fix the problem which Renault... (read more)
Written on: 22/04/2009 by cobbvd
I am very satisfied by this car (Renault Scenic 2003 ), a lot of space, powerfull motor , comfortble drive. I was driving from Lithuania to Finland in one day ( 800 km) and not tired at all... (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2009
The Renault Scenic 1.9DCi offers comfort, ideal travel car, gas/oil consuming very moderate (6 lit / 100 km in city). I even travelled from the south of France to home with a gasoil consume of 4,9 lit / 100 km ! With 4 persons and a lot of package, this car is very spaceful. With 126.000 km on the counter within 8 years, I had no problem with this cat that is worth a mention (perhaps a halogen lamp and a little exhaust pipe connection) I would recommend this car to everybody, but you... (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2008 by angusmcsporran (1 review written)
We changed from a Focus C-Max Ghia 2 litre turbo diesel for the 1.9 DCi Grand Scenic Dynamique when we had another child. Although the car had a lot of extra space, it has proved worse in almost every other respect. Renault customer service is worse even than Peugeot, which I thought was impossible. Very poor value for money. A great shame as this car had potentially so much going for it - but the build quality and customer service is just dire. (read more)
Written on: 08/08/2008
This is a great car! I drived almost 1000 km in one day, and I was not tired at all when the ride has finished. I wood never change the brand! (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2008
I would never buy a Renault again. I have had nothing but trouble with this car, in fact during the year that I have owned it, the garage has probably had it more than me. The pistons went on it which cost 1200 to replace and now the turbo has gone and the whole engine now has to be replaced with a recon which is going to cost 1500. I will be glad to see the back of it. (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2008 by philstar10 (1 review written)
I own a 04 Renault Scenic 1.9 dci it has gone through 2 cv joints 2 sets lower ball joints 3 sets of window motors, I'm on my 5 th set of keys the dash board needed replacing at a cost of £600 and now with 78k on the plate the engine has blown with a cost of £5800. I would never buy another one in my life. This is just a few things that I have experienced the list is endless. (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2008
Dealers make all the difference with Renaults. Our 54 Grand Scenic 1.9dCi has had a few minor problems (electric window, glowplugs, limp home mode), but all have been fixed first time by our local dealer who are both honest and very knowledgeable. Overall, we love the car, although could see it being much less of a pleasant prospect if the dealer was less attentive. (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2008
Space - the Renault Scenic is like a TARDIS, small & manouverable on the outside but huge on the inside. Plenty of room for driver and passengers & a wonderful configuration of seating that allows it to be a five-seat MPV or a van! My diesel has done 50mpg consistently over 7 years of ownership. I love this little car and would gladly replace my existing 9-year old (130,000 mile) model for another one only younger & with less miles on it. (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2008
The car is a 53 plate and I will outline the faults so far:
1) Howling sunroof that gets an air lock at 65mph and is awful on the motorways...
2) Sqeaking brakes / knocking noises under car !!
3) Radio will not stay tuned in and crackles all of the time.
4) Electric windows rattle and the glass vibrates against the metal runners.
5) The steering wobbles at 65 mph...I have had the wheels balanced six times, tyres changed and still no better...
If anyone out there is thinking of buying... (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2008 by huggywiz (1 review written)
The EGR valve has been replaced 3 time now. Enough is enough, the car is going if I leave it any longer the turbo may go. (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2007 by carlc99 (1 review written)
No help from Renault, despite having car for 1 month never even looked at it. Garage bill of over £1000 to replace engine with recon. Had no car since Sep 07 2007(3 months) and still not fixed. Do not buy Renault they are dangerous. I am warning you before it happens to you. Look at forums on Renault engines there are many many cases, VOSA surely know about this danger too, and still no recall to these cars. (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2007 by mainplantindex (1 review written)
Have owned my Renault Scenic 1.9DCi car for 3.5 years from new. Thoroughly satisfied, best car I've driven in 30 years of motoring experience. Very spacious family car, back seats may be removed to carry assortment of goods. Great acceleration with loads of power to spare.
The very few niggles experienced were always quickly corrected by the excellent staff at Renault agent Pocklingtons of Louth. Highly recommended family car. (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2006 by naji4 (1 review written)
Poor idling on the Renault Scenic. I suspected the injectors. Used redex.cost £7.50. Put the lot in, although it said enough for 4 tankfulls. Engine purring now like my pussycat. (read more)
Written on: 26/06/2006 by titanic1966 (2 reviews written)
The Renault Scenic is very powerful when running, very spacious and good visibilty unlike some mpv's with 2 thick posts at the front windscreen / side window area. Excellent for towing trailers apart from you have to make sure you don't forget the trailer is there as it is very powerful. Excellent on motorways driving at normal speeds giving excellent fuel consumption. Bit disappointed in the fact that it has been in garage 5+ times. Renault roof bars whistle quite a bit unlike old versions.... (read more)
Written on: 26/11/2005 by martyn bolton (1 review written)
I didn't need any information before buying the Renault Scenic 1.9DCi due to the fact I have owned the 1.6 petrol before. Buy this one. (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2005 by DAVISON
My Renault Scenic is only 11 months old and is in the garage in Lincoln again. Engine cut out totally on overtaking and brakes always have been a sticky problem. Major electronic faults and, they said it was fixed, but we were not happy as "loss of faith" in it, as it nearly killed my whole family, they replaced a CPI or something. I was told that it shouldn't have happened in the first place and the CPI is not the underlying of the problem. Scary is an understatement. It's been in the... (read more)
Written on: 02/05/2005 by steveab (1 review written)
This is s copy of a letter I sent to renault regarding the
Renault Scenic 1.9DCi People Carrier to which 12 months later I have yet to receive a response.
I am writing with regard to one of your Renault Scenics, which I took delivery of in September 2002.
Since taking delivery of the car I have been very disappointed with the service we have received from various Renault garages throughout the UK. Right from day one we had problems, and this has continued throughout our dealings with... (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2005 by bladedog (4 reviews written)
I purchased my 2001 model 1.9DCi Priviledge Monaco People Carrier with just 10000 on the clock via the "Renault to go" scheme.
I purchased it as a replacement to my company car that I'd just been given the option of turning down in favour of a cash alternative, and I've never looked back.
I've covered more than 65000 miles in 3 1/2 years and its been extremely reliable.
In all that time my biggest cost has been replacement tyres (the alloys on this model are huge and decent tyres are... (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2004 by lumme (1 review written)
The Renault Scenic 1.9Dci is a great car for two pensioners: Space, economy, safety. We drive every year from Spain to Finland and back (for summers). Never had a major problem.
Now switching to the new 120hp Scenic ll. (read more)
Written on: 02/07/2003 by razz352.
Only had the Renault Scenic 6 months. Got it second hand with 9000 miles on it. So far so good kids love the space, nice on the juice.
One thing that is a pain is the seat is not in a line with the steering wheel.
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