Looking to buy Grand Scenic - Renault Forums :: Independent Renault forum

  • 1 Post By Dancingdad
  • 2 Post By Davegayle
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10th March 2016 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 1
Nominated 0 Times in 0 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Smile Looking to buy Grand Scenic

Dear community,
I'm looking to buy Grand Scenic III (2010-2012) [the last six years I drive Scenic II 1.9 dCi 88kW (120 hp)].
There are two models of the engine around which I'm thinking about: 110 hp and 130 hp.
Will I feel huge difference in the power and acceleration if I decide to buy a variant of 110 HP [as I could see, the weight of Scenic III is lower than the Scenic II].
Also is there anything I should be looking out for in particular, or questions I should be asking, when viewing the car?
Here is a link for a comparison of all three models :
Compare cars. Car technical data. Car specifications

Thank you in advance.
adnanBIH is offline  
  5 Lastest Threads by adnanBIH
Thread Forum Last Poster Replies Views Last Post
Looking to buy Grand Scenic Cars & motoring funkoval 3 174 10th March 2016 11:27 AM
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10th March 2016
Veteran Member
Technical Supremo
Dancingdad's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 7,785
Nominated 27 Times in 25 Posts
Nominated TOTW/F/M Award(s): 8
Thanks: 964
Thanked 1,799 Times in 1,378 Posts
Re: Looking to buy Grand Scenic

Whew, not sure I can answer that.
You need someone who has driven both to answer and even then, the answer will be subjective to them and the style of driving they do.

While there is a significant rise in HP between the mark ii and the mark iii, from what you say, even more so when you factor in lighter weight, how that power is transferred from the engine to the drive wheels is important.
That is gear ratios.
And how the engine is set up to get to that power, ie turbo settings v fuel economy v emissions.
I don't know if it is the case but many makers have, over the years, traded power for longer gear ratios and efficiency so the bigger engine is not much sharper then the smaller one in normal driving.
But the larger one gains at higher cruising speeds.

You really need to drive both to work out if it is right for you.
Doubt you will be unhappy with the 110 compared to the earlier model but may not give the extra oomph that you may expect on paper.
funkoval likes this.
Currently in Dancingdad's garage:
Qashqai 1.6 spark driven, Kia Sedona 2.9 TDI, Scenic II 15DCi 2004 (SORN) not quite RIP.
Dancingdad is online now  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10th March 2016
Diamond member
Davegayle's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 765
Nominated 3 Times in 2 Posts
Nominated TOTW/F/M Award(s): 2
Thanks: 68
Thanked 206 Times in 154 Posts
Re: Looking to buy Grand Scenic

I've got a 2011 grand scenic with the 110 engine and an automatic gearbox, it's pretty nippy with plenty of oomph when fully loaded. Sorry I've not driven the 130, but I certainly wouldn't rule it out, if you're planning on keeping for a while it's worth noting the 130 has a camchain not a belt so it'll be cheaper maintenance wise.
As dd says, go test them both and see what suits you.
Might I add, they're a lovely car to drive and really roomy inside, they're really comfortable too, really relaxing on longer journeys too.
Nottnoc and funkoval like this.
Currently in Davegayle's garage:
2011 Grand Scenic III 1.5dci EDC Bose Edition & 2007 Megane 1.5dci Expression Sports Tourer
Davegayle is online now  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10th March 2016
Platinum member
funkoval's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 3,395
Nominated 4 Times in 3 Posts
Nominated TOTW/F/M Award(s): 2
Thanks: 181
Thanked 153 Times in 144 Posts
Re: Looking to buy Grand Scenic

I didn't have a chance to drive a 1.5 dCi so far. 1.6 is a fun little engine to drive, full of low-end torque. Quiet, powerful, modern. New approach to EGR - low pressure one.
Currently in funkoval's garage:
2012 Scenic III 1.6 dCi
funkoval is online now  

110bhp , 130bhp , buy , grand , grand scenic 3 , scenic

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Renault Forums :: Independent Renault forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome