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What have I got? :confused:
I have today collected my ‘new’ car, as the left knee was getting a bit too dodgy to work the clutch in the old Landy! Also, there is little conversation due to the cab noise...... :crazy:
I thought a Megane was a Megane and a Scenic was a Scenic. So now I am the proud owner of a Renault Megane Scenic!! So what is going on?!?! Is it a Scenic? Is it a Megane? I thought the Meganes had the funny rear end!! There are no other name badges or stickers on it.
And of course, I don't know which group to read, Megane or Scenic! :eek:
The first few numbers of the VIN are VF1JA050xxxxxxx. It was first registered in 2003 and is a metallic rusty red colour. Talking of which, where can I find the paint code and/or colour name?
On the Spanish Registration document it has Type: JA then Variant: JA050. It is a 1.9 (1.870) diesel.
The seats have half leather. It has shiny bits on the door sills saying ‘Scenic’. The rear door glass opens separately from the rear door. The rear door has a Megane and a Scenic badge. There is a 6 CD autochanger as OE in the driver’s underseat drawer, with steering stalk controls.
PLEASE HELP!!!!!
All responses gratefully received!
PS – so far (8 hours and 150km) we love it!!
 

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Hi there and welcome.

A short history lesson is needed here, methinks.

The Megane Scenic was part of the original Megane range when it was first launched, but became the most popular model out of the range, and therefore adopted a seperate identity - Scenic.

Therefore, you have one of the earlier cars, a Megane Scenic.

HTH

Paul
 

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OK - thanks for that! But which forum do I look at? The Megane one or the Scenic one? Is it a I or a II etc?

Sorry if this is all too basic for you lot, but it's very confusing for me!

Just found a 'Fairway' badge on it today!!!
 
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Not sure what a Fairway is, but if it's an early 2003 it's a Mk1 phase 2.

If it's a late 2003 it's a MkII, like my avatar.
 
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The paint code is on a sticker at the bottom of the driver’s side door pillar on the UK RH drive models so assume it will be passengers side on LH drive models? A Renault Colour Code is typically 3, 4 or 5 digits long and can be a letter/number combination.



It can get some what confusing as to which exact model you have .:confused:



Mk1 Phase 1 (1997 to 1999)

The Scénic and the Mégane hatchback where launched in 1997 both share the same chassis. The Scénic compact MPV was mechanically identical to the Mégane hatchback both models sharing many components such as engines, gearboxes and running gear and even dashboards. On the earlier Scenic it had both Scenic and Mégane badges hence them being called Mégane Scenic

Mk 1 Phase 2 (1999 to 2003)

Along with the Mégane hatchback, the Scénic underwent a minor frontal restyle in 1999 and the newer 16-valve engines introduced. The front end was quite a bit different from the Mégane counterpart, and there were also redesigned rear lights. From the time of this restyle, it became officially known as the Renault Scénic, although a small "Mégane" badge still appeared on the rear door signifying the car's origin. The Phase 2 allowed the Scénic to be separate from the Mégane and its predecessor by introducing improvements such as a storage compartment on the dashboard, and a separate opening rear window on the tailgate. Another small improvement with the Scénic were the rear head restraints which were fixed over the back of the seat instead of being upright. This increased rear visibility.

Mk 2 Phase 1 (2003 to 2009)

The Mégane II was launched and shortly afterwards an all-new Scénic was also launched. As with Scénic I Phase 2, a raised "Mégane" logo appears on the C-pillar in tribute of the car's origin.
 

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Why don't you post a picture of it up, and someone will give you a definative answer.

If you're not happy about posting your own car on a public forum, find a similar car on google images and post a link.
 
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