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Renault Scenic 2 - 'Grand' Buying Advice


i am loooking at getting a grand scenic as a company car

i do about 30k a year and most of it is on motorways

i couple of people have said the 106 diesel is a bit guttless and that i need th 130 but with company car tax the way it is, i was hoping that the smaller engine would be ok??

any feedback would be gratefully appreciated

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Because I've retired now I know nothing about the new company car tax scheme, but I would guess that at 30K company miles per year you will be disappointed with a 1.5 engine

I know that I dropped from a company 1.6 Cav to a 1.4 Escort, the difference in the power was really hard going, I was so disappointed that I told the company to go stuff the job.
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I wold agree with Hondo. Of course it depends what you have at the moment and how many miles you do. If you currently do those sorts of miles in a similar powered / size car and are happy with it, then you may find the 1.5 perfectly acceptable

My gut feeling though (as someone that does over 30k per year in a 140PS Passat) is that you'll find the 1.5 underpowered and be wanting for more!

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Hello and welcome Martin

I've not driven either but on paper you're looking at a loss of about 60nm of torque on the 1.5 (that's quite a bit). What's the difference in company car tax, about 70pa? I could live with that for more grunt that the 1.9 will give you! However, you're looking at mixed mpg of 55 on the 1.5 and 50 on the 1.9 which, at current prices, would be about an extra 200-300 pa on fuel costs.

Sooooo, for an extra 300-400 pa you'd have a better driving experience.......I'd go for the latter and bite the bullet on the extra costs.

But, that's just me and I'm only going by what I read on paper regarding mpg and cct.....afterall, I'm no expert in either area

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My friend does 30k a year in his Clio 1.5dCi 80 and swears by it. He also has a Focus 1.8Tdci 115 and prefers the Clio for economy and cost reasons. His only criticism is overtaking power on motorways, you have to have a bigger space to get the speed up and cant take the liberties you can with a more powerful engine.
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