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Re: 1.5 dci or 1.9 dci engine which is best

Thanks for your reply's guy's. The more I think of it think I will get a 1.9 again
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Re: 1.5 dci or 1.9 dci engine which is best

i think which engine is the most reliable is the question you should of asked here because thats what i would want to know long term if i was spending my own money on an oldish renault,
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I have a 2006 facelift 1.5 dci 106 Megane ST - I know its smaller and lighter than a Scenic but I find it fine both around town and autobahn. Averaged around 56 mpg on last years 2 week (1500 mile) trip to, from & around Hamburg 4 up with luggage. As for engine problems ? I haven't had any (shh......!) just passed 172 K on original clutch, battery and exhaust, but lost count of brake discs and headlight bulbs !
I suggest you test drive both a 1.5 and 1.9 and compare them, most dealers will have both on the forecourt.
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Re: 1.5 dci or 1.9 dci engine which is best

Just my personal opinion a 1.5d sounds crazy in either a Scenic or a Laguna, I can image owners being up & down the gearbox, like a Bulgarian fiddlers elbow. IMO the 1.9 is the better choice.

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Re: 1.5 dci or 1.9 dci engine which is best

Both I and my parents have Grand Scenic. Mine is a 1.5 and theirs are a 1.9. So I have driven both. It is not such a big difference as you might think, the 1.9 feels like it has a little bit more grunt though. The gearing is different, the 1.9 is geared higher than the 1.5 in my experience. Sixth gear has hardly ever been used in the 1.9, but I can use sixth gear in my 1.5.

Mind you, I do live in the Western parts of Norway, so roads here are mostly 50mph at max. Motorway driving in higher speeds could be different.

That said, I am happy with my 1.5. I have three kids and we often take longer trips so the car is fully loaded with luggage for five + roof box. It is fully capable even then to keep up with the traffic (the steepest hills require downshifting though). I have even towed a 14-1500 kgs trailer and that went ok (but the car was empty then though).
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