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Grand Scenic 1.6 16v 7 seater

Originally Posted by solly View Post
We picked up our new Scenic Grand 1.6 petrol on Saturday morning and have now clocked up 250 miles driving on both motorways and around town.

So far we are getting around 30mpg but the engine is still new and needs to ease in a bit so hopefully we will get a few more miles to the gallon soon. I've got to say this car is very easy to drive. I was worried about it being underpowered but it seems to have quite a bit of punch in it.

That's really good, I'm feeling more confident about our choice of vehicle already

I also wanted a 1.9 diesel but was told by the salesman (who was not in the least bit pushy) that because I did not do much long distance driving, petrol would be the best option. Apparently if you do not take these diesel engines on frequent long runs, the filters clog up and you need to take it back to Renault to have them reset.

I didn't know that about the fuel filters ... I'll remember to pass that on to my son-in-law whose inheriting the Punto. The salesman we spoke to was nice too, and like yours, not a bit pushy. He just told us what he had and basically put us under no pressure. We kept going back to him with questions and he answered them without appearing smug. He was just a nice guy.

The car is extremely comfortable. We have the special edition Dynamique with part leather seats and all the little extras like climatic control and we really cannot ask for much more.

After being squashed up in a little Punto, the Grand Scenic will feel massive. I'm looking forward to the extra elbow room

The gadgets are great. You don't have to think about anything except driving. My wife is worried that I will get so used to the automatic handbrake, that when I drive her car, I will park it on a hill and forget to put the handbrake on. Oh she of little faith!!!!

Yes, gadgets are wonderful, and your correct about wives in general ... they have no faith

I am thinking of buying the Parrot Bluetooth system for it. Has anybody had any experience with this? The dealer wanted 200 as a special offer but my local audio shop will fit the same thing for 140.

Sorry, can't help you there ... I use a Vodafone wireless earpiece and a little Samsung Mobile Phone that I keep in my pocket ... I suppose I'm a Ludite really

After driving German cars for many years, I never thought I would end up with a Renault but I have got to say, so far, I am glad I did.
I bought a Ford Fiesta in Germany when I lived there and hung on to it for 21 years. I just didn't have the heart to get rid of such a reliable little car. Eventually, I had to let it go because the bodywork was falling apart ... sad really!

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