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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 31st March 2007
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Renault are also doing 0% finance at the moment.

The 1.5Dci is not a bad little motor tho it struggles a bit when fully laden.


We opted for the 1.9dci & its ideal......
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We drove the 1.6, 1.5dCi 106 and 1.9 dCi.

Found that I had to work the 1.6 quite hard around town and stir the gearbox too much.

Disregarded the 2.0 on economy grounds, so didn't even drive one.

The 1.5 dCi 106 was amazing for its size. I had this engine in a Megane Sport Tourer and it flew in that car. It coped with the weight of the GS very well I thought, and it's a beautifully sweet unit too. Just felt that when 3+up, it needed a little bit more.

The 1.9 dCi didn't really have much more straightline speed than the 1.5, but where it did score was the way it was delivered. There was a bit more muscle to it, and it felt noticeably more relaxed. If this engine had a pulse rate, it would be about 50 bpm!

The 1.5 dCi we drove also wasn't a great example considering it was up for top money. If it had been a minter, we might have been tempted.
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Having had my GS for about 6 weeks now here are some further thoughts.

The power seems fine to me, no way underpowered and better than my 1.6 Picasso when loaded.

We are consistently getting 45mpg around town and 50+ on the open road. Over easter we went to France, approx 2000km on less than 100 of diesel!

Overall very pleased with the car.

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Wife has the 1.5d 106 bhp scenic and loves it, never got below 50mpg out of it and on a trip from Worcester to Huddersfield returned 62.5mpg (I was driving like little miss daisy and saw 66mpg when freight training a freelander for 40 miles.
Had 5 over weight adults in the Scenic at the weekend and you do notice that you have 68 stone of manhood in the back, more so when you have to use the brakes took some hauling up.
But wife weighs nothing nor to the kids so she is very happy
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I appreciate everyone's comments on here regarding the GS. After finding out a 15 mile trip by taxi to the airport is 80 return for 6, and parking there is cheaper, I'm in the market for a 7 seater to replace my old Scenic 2.0RXE.

Never considered the GS, but it's now top of my list, (looked at Touran, Volvo, Zafira, Merc C + E diesels) but I have to take one out to confirm. The economy (or not) of the petrol discludes those, leaving the 1.5 or 1.9. I read the 1.9 as only being 6mpg worse, insurance about 30 worse, and I guess the next road tax bracket. If its as cheap to run and as much fun as my A4 1.9TDi 130 it will be a hoot.

Now to find one for a test drive - and my holiday is only 10 days away! The things you do to prevent paying over the odds for a taxi

Anyone with a black 1.9, dark interior, leather seats for sale please?
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