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Renault Scenic (2003–2009)

Last updated 7 January 2019

Far better than the previous model. The Grand model seats seven. Practical and versatile. Excellent crash test rating.
Potentially heavy tyre wear on Scenics with 17-inch wheels. Blown turbos on diesel models. Patchy build quality. Dashboard failures common. Heater fan motor failures common.
Updated 7 January 2019

Report of 2006 Renault Scenic now at 64,500 miles starting to get expensive to run over the last year: Handbrake reading codes faulty £36.00; Brake light switch and labour £87.19; Parking brake...

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Introduction

Shock announcement: I'm about to recommend a Renault. I have just spent a week with a Scenic dCi 120 Privilege and, far from finding faults, I enjoyed every minute of it.

One reason was the cheerful, perky, free-revving 120bhp diesel engine (this one had done 8,000 miles). Another was the near perfect 6-speed gearbox.

Owners' reviews

3
OK so far,,,
1
Absolute Money Pit
3
continually failing to start
3
Practical but has niggles
1
Garbage Garbage Garbage
1
Worst car I've ever owned with terrible build quality and reliability
 

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