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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 9th May 2006
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Originally Posted by chris m
My Clio shelf has dropped into the boot due to the weight of the aftermarket speakers hanging under it, I never would put stuff on the shelf anyway just in case of emergency stops etc. Dropping a bottle of wine on the ground is one thing having it in the back of the head is quite another.

I never ever put anything on the parcel shelf. The problem with the wine was whenever we opened the boot of the old car, any shopping that fell over would fall straight out of the back of the car onto the ground. Hence, now with the opening rear window I can pick up any offending precious bottles of wine before I open the main tailgate.

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Originally Posted by Ginga
Hi Ottoman... thats a thought... I might have another play and try the shelf on the lower position and see if it contributes to the usefulness of the window. But I get the feeling I tried playing with it in that position in the past and I just found the whole thing a bit of a strain to lift an object up over the tailgate, through the window, and down through the gap onto the boot floor !!

Ive always snubbed the rear parcel shelf as being too flimsy to act as a REAL shelf and support any shopping/baggage/etc as I thought it bows/sags too easily.

I guess Im overcomplicating things maybe, probably the whole idea of the tailgate window is to use it when you cant lift the whole tailgate...end of story.

It just those darn Frenchies have been so inovative (imho) with the latest Scenic I just thought there might be more to it. Hence "missing the plot".


Its more about security of your boot contents really. If like me you carry lots of valuable spare parts for computers including a laptop, then it is great not to have to display to the world where you have your laptop.

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Originally Posted by PJ
Also find the window handy for carrying long items. Better than driving along with the whole door open and everything else falling out..
Good for carrying Christmas trees & the odd long item from time to time.

Both my Scenics have had the opening tailgate window. I think they are more a cool detail than being overly practical. Reminds me of the Hillman Imp rear window.
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Am i stupid?

My Scenic has got hinges on the tailgate window.
Does this mean that the window opens?
And if so . How do i open it without opening the boot?
I dont have a hand book to refur to.
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bit late but there is a button just above the numberplate inbetween the num plate lights, that opens the window.
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