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Re: renault scenic 99 to 03 any good
Hi Rob and welcome.
TBH, I have no direct experience with the scenic, but I would say that there is an inherent risk in moving from a 6 year old car, to one which is somewhere between 8 - 12 years old.
The megane (and the scenic which shares many components), is renault's most popular model, so from that, you can gather, that they were great when new (why else would people buy them?), but you will also find that they occur with equal frequence in these forums, often suffering the problems you describe.
Personally speaking (and I don't know if your budget allows, or if the change is motivated for move space, etc), I would try to buy a car newer than what you currently drive, otherwise your image of the Wife berating you after a breakdown, may well become reality.
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