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Re: To buy or not to buy...Grand Scenic 1.9 DCI

18k services is bad news and only designed for reps that do that mileage, or more, in a year. Stick to half that for servicing, and you'll have few problems.

If you're doing town driving, then a petrol would probably work out more economical. My Grand scenic 1.9 does 50-56mpg on the 50 mile journey to work. Round town it's around 37mpg.

Full service history is the way to go. A lot of people make the mistake of servicing based on mileage. Ideally, the oil and filter, as a minimum, should be changed once a year.
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Re: To buy or not to buy...Grand Scenic 1.9 DCI

just read somewhere the problems were mainly on the 55 plates and before.

You want to sell yours Colin??
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Re: To buy or not to buy...Grand Scenic 1.9 DCI

I just off loaded a 05 plate 1.5DCI, miss it like mad it was a nice comfy car. Our main issue was the Electric Parking Brake which is very sensitive, had warning about a while back but it needed a new car battery which sorted that. Last straw was when it stuck on and took ages to release. Mine was serviced to the Reno shedule but I also had the oil and filter changed at the half way mark. Also ensure correct oil is used, Reno quoted Semi Synthetic but local garage used fully synthetic. At the end of the day they aint brand new cars so they will break. I was talking to a friend today and he's just got rid of his Passat because the electric brake was causing problems. So it isn't just Reno's.
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