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Thanks so much. Have heard loads of whinges about Scenics - I am collecting my 2004 1.5 dci on Friday. I know it won't be as powerful as the 1.9, but I am looking forward to reducing my fuel costs!
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There is a simple reason why I prefer the original two models of scnic to the newer one:

I am 6 foot 7, and have long legs. I find the bit that sticks out from the dash with the gear lever in it (hereafter called the sticky out bit) impedes my left leg.

Why on earth do manufacturers insist on doing things like this?

My first Scenic was a 1.6 RN. I was mad enough to buy the orphan model without sunroofs as I was seekign that little bit of extra headroom. I got the headroom, but it meant that in summer the car got hot enough to grow cannabis plants inside it!

My next one is going to be a 1.6RT - no air-con but at least it has twin electric sunroofs!

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Originally Posted by OG
the Espace generally averages 18, on a long motorway trip the computer proudly declares 30-31. Knew I should have got the diesel

Same consumption as my Scenic III 2.0 Auto.

If I drive 65/70MPH I can just squeeze 40mpg on the motorway. After nearly 2,000 miles I think the motor is loosening up and the fuel economy is improving. I wish they did the big diesel/auto combo in the Scenic.

Anyone had success in chipping the petrol version for more power/torque? I think the motor isn't beefy enough enough for lugging around such a heavy car with the auto box.
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Buying 2nd hand Scenic in Oz

Firstly thanks for a great site
I am currently considering Renault's past offerring of their Scenic models [2000 to '03] here in Australia, so I am wondering whether I could get some feedback on whats good and whats not [what to look out for]..choices in my case are either the Scenic auto 2.0L petrol or Scenic RX4 2.0L 5 spd, in Privelege spec - some leather and roofs seem to fit what we want; all of this age seem have kms ranging from 50K - 80kms..RX4 won't get any 4wd as such, just like cladding for car park wars, AWD for driving in the wet, bigger side mirrors, etc

I am considering buying privately so I'm on my 'pat malone' as far as warranty is concerned [ie none]

I see reading all the Scenic entries quite a bit of stuff but if I could get a condensed short list that would be helpful..

Here's some of what i've seen from what i've read here ..

Auto - is sealed unit ? how does it get serviced/life expectancy, future wallet pain
Manuals shift - shuddering 1st and 2nd gear ??
Sunroofs - on both models - look for signs of leaks
Engine life - being 4 cylinders, when with normal use could you expect high costs - timing belts..?

So what else, specific to Scenic, that is a common issue that I should be 'wary' of...

Regards from Down Under
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