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2000 scenic buying advice

Im going to look at a scenic 1.6 16v sport alize at a garage this week and have been told that there's a locking problem with the car thats getting fixed.

Is this a major problem with them?

Also it's done 61k which is good but it hasn't got much history.

Is cambelt around this time?

I have a phase 2 laguna and need more space so i decided to go for the same engine (1.6 16v)

I really dont want a bad one and trade my laguna in which has been good to me so if anyone has any advice that would be great
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Re: 2000 scenic buying advice

No major problems, but usual Renault electric issues mainly.

Look for what you would look for in any car. In particular look for paint cover up around the rear arches, they are all prone to rust here.

Check everything works.
Rear wipers should auto wipe when you put it in reverse and have the front wipers on too.

Strut bearings at the front, they might creak and twang as you turn the wheel. Not major, but should be replaced if they do.

Rear shocks might knock as they are prone to snapping at the top, again not major but might give you something to haggle over.

Cambelt is due at 70k or 5 years, so if not done yet a 10 year old car is ripe. Big haggle point if not done, 400.

Rear tyres can be prone to scuffing on the edges.

Rear discs can seize a bit after rain, nothing to worry about.

Make sure steering wheel is straight when you are driving straight. The wheel only fits in one position and if it is badly out, that could indicate damage. It should be correctable by adjusting the tracking, so if it isn't I would ask why not as it could be because it is so badly out it can't be set right.

I'm sure it'll be OK, they are good cars, very spacious and adaptable. However, they are a Renault so...
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Re: 2000 scenic buying advice

If you have a Laguna 1 and need more space I personally wouldn't bother with a Scenic 1,you'd better off looking at either a Laguna estate or an Espace (if you want to stick with Renault).The Scenic 1 boot is smaller than the Laguna and theres no more leg room although you are sat more upright which you may find more comfortable.

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Not sure the Espace comes with a 1.6 engine though does it?
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Re: 2000 scenic buying advice

Originally Posted by ourcar View Post
Not sure the Espace comes with a 1.6 engine though does it?
Who cares? I don't

I like Scenic's because
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you are sat more upright which you may find more comfortable.
Though they are a bit on the noisy side. Would agree pretty much with what Ourcar said before. If you do buy it get the cam belt, rollers and tensioner changed ASAP.

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