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Renault Scenic (2003–2009)

Last updated 17 June 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 17 June 2019

Report of failure of three injectors over the years in 2015 Renault Scenic 1.5DCI, now at 35,000 miles. Owner also complained of having to replace rusted rear brake discs.

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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

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