30th Apr 2004, 09:22
Oh dear, boys and there toys, if you want to race try buying MK2 Escorts. If you think either a 1.4 Scenic or a 1.6 Picasso is fast, you've got a lot to learn.
17th Jul 2004, 09:39
Why would you want high performance from an MPV? Buy a high performance car if you want to get from 0-60 in 6 seconds...! 1.4 scenic? Roooaaarrr - NOT :0)
2nd Jun 2005, 01:39
Hmmmm how about try My 182 BHP Scenic with a the Clio 182 engine in. hmmmm would rip apart any MK2 Escort lol. 0-60 7.6 seconds max speed 134 mph. replaced a 1.6i 16V engine so totally standard on the outside even says 1.6i 16v too. Beats any Saxo VTS and 106 GTi.
12th Nov 2005, 11:29
I have a 1.4 Scenic, but when I want to go fast around corners or in a straight line (o - 60 in 5.5 seconds) I drive my Lotus Elise... I suggest you get one instead of attempting to make your Scenic something it will never be!
23rd Jan 2006, 14:37
I just bought the same 1.6i Picasso and no, it is not a racing car. But it is very comfortable, it has an incredible amount of storage space, it is quiet, reliable AND economical. And larger than a Scenic!
4th Feb 2006, 11:16
My 1.6 Picasso is a little under powered would prefer the 1.8 auto gear change other than that a very nice car.
23rd Mar 2006, 14:07
Well, we have had our Picasso since November and think it is wonderful. We've always driven smaller, nippier cars, but you can't beat the Picasso for comfort, reliability, smoothness (love the digital display and how about the armrests too!). We really enjoy driving along playing the CD (as standard). Knocks the Renault Scenic into a cocked hat I'm afraid.
9th Aug 2007, 13:52
I've had 2 1.6 Picasso's, neither of them could boast about performance, neither could boast about being particularly reliable or well built either. My sister in law just bought a Nissan Z350, all I can say is if I didn't have kids I'd have one too, that's performance.
15th Mar 2015, 02:23
If you are a racing car driver or don't know how to drive, your comment may have some merit. In the meantime, don't break the bank as you will need the money to rebuild the Renault as it falls apart.