1998 Renault Scenic Reviews - Page 7 of 7

1998 Renault Scenic RT 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10

Faults:

Only one - the water pump broke away from something important resulting in a catastrophic loss of coolant. Unbeknown to me. So on my first day back at work after the New Year my engine overheated 20 miles into my early morning journey.

This is a known problem in cars of mine's batch. They say they checked the pump at the 36,000 mile sevice, and who am I to question it. It did fail at 40,000.

Renault have replaced the engine, at their cost, even though I am out of warranty by 4,000 miles.

General Comments:

I still love my Scenic, but if the engine seizes again I may revise that! All the stuff about getting lots of luggage in is true, and kids can keep comics and sweets hidden away for months in strange places.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th March, 1999

1998 Renault Scenic RN 1.6e from Sweden

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 1.6e
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10

Faults:

The major problems are the remote controls and immobilizer; the control needed reprogramming, and I had to fetch the working remote to be able to start the car. I had to rent a car and drive 200km to get it.

The rocker cover has been replaced twice.

General Comments:

This is the perfect family car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th March, 1999

1998 Renault Scenic RXE 2.0 proactive automatic from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 2.0 proactive automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10

Faults:

Nothing........yet. A few creaks and rattles but not unexpected from a mini-van.

General Comments:

Great family motor, fair smooth performance from "proactive" auto gearbox with 2.0 engine.. but don't expect high speed getaways from this mini-shed!! Only gripe is the annoying quarterlights in front door window.. they obstruct the mirrors. Also I am 6'3" and driving is very comfortable over long distances!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 1999

1998 Renault Scenic RT 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10

Faults:

After 10 months nothing.

Slight niggles when exhaust baffle bent back onto the exhaust due to passing through floods. Dealer bent it back.

Gear box can be notchy at times, particularly 1st to 2nd. Dealer said it was normal for Meganes which reports would seem to confirm.

General Comments:

Brilliant use of space. Bigger inside than my Laguna. Boot probably on a par with the Laguna.

Superb view driving, though driving position could be a little better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 1998

1998 Renault Scenic RT 2.0 petrol from Sweden

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10

Faults:

Front fog light and heated drivers seat, loose wires. Fixed quickly by dealer.

Water in rear spoiler brake light. Dealer scratched spoiler paint during repair. DUUUH! Touch up paint on spoiler required.

Change both gas struts for tailgate, they don't hold it up any more.

General Comments:

A good looking and VERY practical car.

Superb around town, a piece of cake to park. Brilliant for trips to IKEA. Take out the middle rear seat, bolt a fork holder and a front wheel holder to the floor and you can transport a bicycle inside the car.

All the extra storage space means I don't have to have a mass of tools, umbrellas, washer fluid etc, filling up the boot.

Kids love it and have ordered me never to buy anything other than a Scenic.

The CD player's remote control is superb.

Twin sun roofs are great but cause a little bit more wind noise.

Fuel consumption is 0.87L per 100km around town.

0.73 L per 100km on long runs.

Improvements?

3" longer front seat cushions.

Washer jets on the wiper arms so that the water jet actually hits the windscreen at speeds over 60kmh.

Less wind noise.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 1998

1998 Renault Scenic Alize 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10

Faults:

Nothing (it's only 2 weeks old!).

General Comments:

People Carrier?? --- No!

This is one brilliantly designed car. It's smaller than my other car, a Vauxhall Cavalier but there is more room in it. The space is just brilliantly used. There are loads of nicely thought out features. The driving position is great - almost like a 4X4. Performance from the 1.6 engine is adequate. I cannot recommend this car enough. Great value for money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 1998

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 31 reviews