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Re: Hello and buying a Grand Scenic 1.6 dci 2011 advice please.

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Thanks guy.... Is the 1.6 better i.e more reliable than the 1.5 dci?

Thought the advantage of the chain rather than the belt was not giving it any thought!

Is there an engine management light on the dash which can be blanked or do you simply get read outs once you turn on the key?
1. IMO way more reliable. Had it for almost 2 yrs & over 45k miles - no problems bar some seals blown in exhaust/ turbo (hot part) joint.

2. There's nothing to worry, chain tension is checked once, at 125 k miles, roughly halfway of engine lifespan.

3. Dash is a TFT display with some control lights, which in theory could be blanked, but with any warning light comes a message on the display, which is harder to delete. I assume you won't be buying it without a testdrive, during which most warning messages would (re)appear. You can check last messages by clicking buttons at the end of an indicator stalk.
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Re: Hello and buying a Grand Scenic 1.6 dci 2011 advice please.

As a honda then renault x6 and others in between and back to a honda I will be sticking with honda
renaults are great cars to drive
in comfort not many can beat them
but well known for electrical problems
a good way is to get the AA inspection well worth the money in the long run as we could all make a big list for you to check
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Re: Hello and buying a Grand Scenic 1.6 dci 2011 advice please.

Only thing that would be bothering me is the mileage.
30K a year isn't overly excessive and TBH can be far better then a low mileage, short journey motor.
But likely to be a reps car and taken a thrashing getting from A to B (I was one, I know)
FSH a must.
Age says most of electronic teething issues should have been sorted and age related ones not due yet.

Diesel not an issue despite what petrol enthusiasts may say.
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Re: Hello and buying a Grand Scenic 1.6 dci 2011 advice please.

Bought car- all seems ok!

Thanks for the advice
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