Renault Grand Scenic Review from Belgium

2008 Renault Grand Scenic 1.5 dci

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.5 dci Manual
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance150 miles
Previous carToyota Carina

Summary:

Excellent choice so far

Faults:

Nothing, I've had the car for just 1 week.

General Comments:

Very early to comment of course, but my first impressions are very favorable. Grand Scenic drives well, roomy, comfortable, comes with all the electronic gizmo's (automatic lights, automatic hand break, automatic warnings, parking assistant, cruise control, key-less start, etc etc). The small 1.5 diesel (105 HP) does the job very well, both in town and on the motorway. All in all, a car of an different generation than my previous 1997 Toyota Carina. Fingers crossed that it will continue to be excellent.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th February, 2008

13th Jul 2008, 03:48

Update @ 8000 km : "oil level incorrect" warning light came on... phoned Renault assistance and was told to add 0.5 liter of oil. "Oil level OK" now, but is this normal?

14th Feb 2009, 11:11

I've had the car now for just over 1 year, 18.000 km, no problems. Average fuel consumption around 6,8 l/100 km. Pros : versatile car, drives well

Cons : interior could be better finished, some rattles in the back ; diesel smell on cold start.

19th Nov 2010, 07:02

Good engine. Averaging 950kms on a tank of diesel.

Very comfortable.

Paint job still looks great.

Electrics (bulbs, lights, 12v point) not as good as my old Toyota.

Replaced front tyres at 45000km.

17th Apr 2011, 12:24

Original owner again, @60.000:

I need to replace front tyres (and back ones in approx 10.000 km). Otherwise nothing to report. Car runs well.

19th Feb 2012, 14:27

At 75.000 km : passed first MOT, no problems (except rear fog lights not working). Had it checked before MOT by a garage (a 670 euro bill for 2 new back tyres, oil, front brake pads, work... ouch).

Nothing much to report, average fuel consumption 6.5 l/100 km.