2003 Renault Scenic Fidji from UK and Ireland
Does even the best design have to have an Achilles heel?
For the third time in a mere 41000 miles, this car has failed the annual MoT test due to pitted rear brake discs, which on each occasion have to be replaced at considerable cost. A friend who owns the same model has similar experiences, so Renault must be guilty of a basic design fault.
The car is unsuited to those Advanced Drivers who never use heavy braking, because they read the road ahead well and adjust speeds without the need for much braking.
Furthermore, I seldom carry rear seat passengers or heavy boot loads, for which the car appears to be specifically intended.
An otherwise brilliantly designed car is damned by this single fault.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th July, 2009