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Re: Should I buy a cheap scenic II?
Of course any cheap second hand car can have problems - I should know, I've owned (counts backwards) roughly 14 of 'em over the years!
Anybody in 2014 though who doesn't poke around a bit on forums and review sites before taking a potentially expensive plunge is going in without the benefit of a potentially huge stock of knowledge and information.
I've generally stuck with brands with a reputation for reliability, but have been stung expensively by a few lemons (mostly Mercs tbh).
I like the scenic, like I said, but I've never owned a Renault (there is, though a reputational issue with the brand) and whenever I go to read an owners' perspective I am struck by the number of people saying they'd never buy another one... This seems disproportionately larger with this model than others I've been researching.
What I was after from my question was a level, balanced view from those who own the car as to whether they consider these problems to be a genuine issue that mark this model as particularly difficult to own, a relatively rare, but loudly voiced issue for a few people or just a relatively minor issue which can be solved with ingineuity and duct tape :-)
What say you guys? Is the scenic II as a car a lemon or a perfectly normal old car with a few niggly issues?
Last edited by oddjones; 30th September 2014 at 11:29 AM.