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Re: Reliability of a new Grand Scenic

Hi dont forget to put the ford focus up for sale on here first when ready, bound to be someone on here interested in another car and it will save you the advertising/sales fees as well, unless your part exchanging it.

i just had a look at the renault advertising for the GS, hmmm its a MPV like a zafira, nice
looks like it will need coil -over springs on the back axle though for heavy loads.
hmmm my next car maybe in 5 years time
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Re: Reliability of a new Grand Scenic

Well nmb, there dosent seem many Grand Scenic owners about ATM, although its not a direct like for like comparison, I've had the current Megane from new in 2008 & so far touch wood, if you know what I mean
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Re: Reliability of a new Grand Scenic

We've had 3 different people carriers, MPV's whatever you want to call them.

A MK1 scenic on a 99 plate, a Seat Alhambra on a 55 plate and now an 08 Mazda 5.

Not like for like I know and not a Grand Scenic, but the Renault ws the least reliable of the three. Bought 2nd hand with only 30,000 miles it was recovered twice after letting us down completely and had all the instrument panel replaced after a fault (good job it came with a decent warranty)

The Alhambra gave us trouble with the turbo and air conditioning, but the Mazda hasn't missed a beat.

On balance the Renault was the most comfortable of the three, but we wouldn't swap our Mazda for another Scenic. It has sliding rear doors which are invaluable with our kids in car seats, fold away occasional use seats in boot and a enviable reputation for reliability.
All our ours have been autos and it has by far the best gearbox. The only downside its some of the plastics, whist neat and tidy are a bit plain, we can live with that.

At the end of the day all cars will have their pros and cons, you just need to weigh them up, for my money I'd have another Mazda before I bought another Renault.

People who think they know what they're doing are especially annoying to those of us who do.
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Re: Reliability of a new Grand Scenic

I've not got the Grand Scenic but I've got an '01 Scenic I in Authentique and a '54 Scenic II in Dynamique form in our house. The Scenic II is my work horse and the Scenic I Ph2 is the better halfs for dragging our 2 Collies and a Pointer about in. Personally I prefer the Scenic I to drive and its honestly got the better load space but neither have given us any major problems in the years we've owned them. The S2 has had the digital display replaced recently due to failure and it regularly pops the OSF head lamp bulb but i'm not gonna slate the model for that and its not failed an MOT since having it from 8 months old either.

Just look for a good, tidy example thats had belts, filters & fluids changed on time. I'd also avoid any version with beige cloth interior like the plague as it marks very easily... not a good thing if you're gonna have small kids using it as a climbing frame

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Re: Reliability of a new Grand Scenic

Hello again

Thanks for all your replies. It has been helpful. Two of my friends have owned renaults from new (11 years and 6 years) and neither has reported any major problems.

Prior to making my post I had 'kind of deceided' to choose the Grand Scenic over the Touran.

To me it represents good value for money, especially with the trim level, as VW are asking about 1500 more for a similar package.

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