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Renault Scenic RX4 - Various Questions

Hi, there, I'm Justin and we just got a Scenic RX4 for my wife to replace a car that was written off.

It joins my daily driver, a Volvo 240 and my long term project, a mildly modified Mazda MX6 which will eventually replace the Volvo leaving the Scenic as the family car and towcar for our folding caravan.

Very pleased with the Scenic so far as it is in great condition with low mileage.

My wife is getting the hang of it, she had a baptism of fire with it today, driving 100 odd miles up the A1 through heavy fog from my parents near where we bought the car to our house near Lincoln. It's quite different from what she was driving before.

One little question, (sorry if this is an obvious newbie question - I'm used to much smaller, model specific forums so this place is quite overwhelming) - should this model have a luggage cover/parcel shelf over the boot as ours does not?
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 31st December 2010
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Re: Just got a Scenic RX4

Hi Justin, welcome, from me in Oztraya(don't mention the ashes)

The Rx4 does have a parcel shelf. It is removable so likely the previous owner left it out. I'd say, easy to get one from the breakers. The shelf fits at 2 levels too.

One word of advice from a long time owner would be to give the car a full fluid and filter change ASAP too. Diff oil , gearbox oil and coolant as well as engine oil , if it hasn't been done. I am running Lucas oil stabiliser in the diff of mine and Penrite gearbox N70 in the g-box. I have mine on 50,000km box/diff fluid changes as they have been known to be sensitive in the g/b area. More often than not, the LHS driveshaft seal leaks at the box end, hence emptying the box and killing it.

Mine has been reliable for me with no major hassle over 5 years and about 80,000km.
I think your wife will love it more over time too. I dislike travelling in 'cars' after driving mine as it's got a great view of the world from where it sits.

Always willing to offer any help I can, albeit from afar.

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Re: Just got a Scenic RX4

Hello jmx6 and welcome to the forum

You might find the parcel shelf from a 2wd Scenic might fit? Though not sure as I belive your rear door is different? as there more of them about so easier to source?
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Re: Just got a Scenic RX4

Welcome to the forum

I'm sure it wont, the shape of the door on the RX4 is very different to the normal Scenic.
The RX4 shelf also has a mesh screen that pulls up and clips to the roof, works well as an anti glare

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Re: Just got a Scenic RX4

I too have just bought an RX4, a DCi 2001.
The problem I am hoping to get help with, is that I feel some high pitch vibrations when I reach 50 mph.
It's too high frequency to be a result of imbalanced tyres, I think.
The vibrations are independent of what gear I'm in or if the clutch is pressed. It only reponds to the speed of the car.

Could it be the driveshaft? The bearings of the wheels?

I'm grateful for any and all help!
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