2002 Renault Scenic from Australia and New Zealand
Not suitable for Australian conditions
Rear shocks went soon after purchase.
It threw fan belts off.
It threw the harmonic balancer off, which threw the timing belt off, which damaged valves and required a full top end re-build.
Rear top window once opened cannot be closed.
Gear box is not far away from dying; clunks badly, and is now starting to slip through the gears.
Engine runs always at a hot temperature, and the gear box also suffers badly under high temperatures.
At first you will love this car. Stylish and spacious interior with plenty of handy gadgets and features. But it is badly let down with high running and maintenance costs, and an unreliable motor and gearbox that doesn't suit Australian conditions, particularly our summer months.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th January, 2011