Renault Scenic Reviews from France

2004 Renault Scenic 1.9 dCi turbo diesel

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.9 dCi turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 kilometres
Most recent distance125000 kilometres


Can't help but wonder how Renault stays in business..


Various turbo issues, electrical niggles, oil leaks and leaking brakes.

General Comments:

This review is in regard to my mother in law's Scenic.

Just like the Laguna 1.9 dCi I bought when moving here from the USA, the Scenic is a piece of junk. The turbo cuts out and the car goes into limp home mode. It gets "fixed", then a few weeks later the same problem comes up again from another source.

The driver's side brake caliper blew a seal and dumped fluid all over the driveway, right next to the oil stains it already made. Total piece of crap!

There is a reason why Americans won't touch French cars, and considering some of the junk Detroit has cranked out, that ain't saying much!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th February, 2012

2001 Renault Scenic rx4 1.9 dci

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.9 dci Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance140000 kilometres
Previous carSeat Cordoba


Half hearted attempt from Renault


When the car had only done 30 000 kilometers I had to replace the clutch as oil had leaked onto it. Despite the car being under warranty we had to pay part of the replacement as classed as a usable part.

Twice the catalytic converter has been replaced.

Latest problem is with the rear transmission which is going to cost 1000Euros to replace!

Petrol cap broke and cost 50euros for replacement, not including time. When at the garage to collect part there were two other RX4 owners waiting to collect their broken petrol caps too!

General Comments:

We have had nothing, but problems with this model and Renault just don't want to know about it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd February, 2006

Average review marks: 4.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews