Renault scenic help needed - confused with various models!

(66 Posts)
Olaffles Wed 28-May-14 20:38:38

Really fancy a renault scenic, but confused as I've seen a megane scenic, dynamique scenic, grand scenic etc etc. Help! I'm looking for the 5 seater version that isn't massive!!

juneybean Sat 31-May-14 11:06:46

tbh I miss my citroen xsara 03 plate, haven't quite fell in love with the scenic yet...

Olaffles Sat 31-May-14 06:55:44

Sorry Oodlives, it has been a great car actually it's just we have outgrown it considerably!

Oodlives Sat 31-May-14 06:33:22

shock at dissing the yaris! I love mine and there's quite a fan club on here.

Raskova Sat 31-May-14 00:00:39

I heard new are ok juney but sell before it gets to any kind of age... hmm

juneybean Fri 30-May-14 23:43:05

Ack this thread is panicking me, I just bought a Renault Scenic 10 plate in February! Really hope it doesn't fail on me!

twainiac Fri 30-May-14 23:26:37

I'll vouch for the Altea - had 2, the first was written off (not our fault) at 2 years old - built like a tank and OH walked safely away from a head on collision. We replaced it with a slightly older one and kept it until it was 6 years old. I love love loved it!
Only changed it cos my parents were selling their car which seemed like a good buy, have regretted it ever since.......

Raskova Fri 30-May-14 23:19:26

I'm probably as excited as you are blush

Raskova Fri 30-May-14 23:19:03

If you like Toyota, they do a corolla verso. Very practical. Nothing on seat. Yaris's are cute smile

You'll get used to it quickly. I was shocked at the size difference because it first look like much from the outside but mine dust have good power steering.

Olaffles Fri 30-May-14 23:04:58

Well you can take the credit if I get it, you planted the seed!!
Thank you flowers

I have a really grannyish car at the moment - wait for it - a Yaris. Was a gift when I had no cash so much appreciated, but no boot space and now I have 2 DC's in car sets it's impractical to say the least. I shall embrace Mum car status and practicality (whilst in my head I'll be driving a sporty little Mazda) No doubt parking will take some practice, I'll feel like I'm in a tank!!

Raskova Fri 30-May-14 22:43:41

I believe you're on to a big winner!!! Please do report. grin

What do you drive now? If nothing similar, just make sure you're ready for the transition to a mummy car. I'm 26 and wasn't... Hence the early midlife crisis BMW

Olaffles Fri 30-May-14 22:32:25

Seriously excited now raskova I'll be test driving one tomorrow! Hopefully report back!!

Olaffles Fri 30-May-14 22:28:23

Woo hoo!! Am I onto a winner???!!! grin grin

Raskova Fri 30-May-14 22:17:58

I simply will not gringringrin

Buy it!!!!!!

Olaffles Fri 30-May-14 22:12:45

I feel a Zafira is too big really for everyday driving. Interesting the Meriva being a petrol guzzler as I looked at that too. Seems I have dire taste I'm cars!

So, serious contender is the Seat Altea. Not too big but spacious boot, not bad mpg, tax around £110. Quite a few extras thrown in. Now someone will tell me they're rubbish too!!

Raskova Fri 30-May-14 20:15:56

Ha! Ok, I have no idea how many anythings go into a mile...

I wouldn't go Vauxhall solely because the ones I've had as courtesy cars have cost me an arm and leg in fuel. Both petrol. 1 x 1.4 corsa and 1 x 1.6 meriva. Both had next to no power

neiljames77 Fri 30-May-14 18:08:58

Get a Zafira. Cheap insurance (unless it's the vxr) cheap repairs, reliable, loads of dealers and not too big.

WMittens Fri 30-May-14 18:04:06

We don't all have the time to walk 4 miles to and from work

I didn't read your previous post as 4 miles, I read it as 'three quarters of a mile' - 3/4, 3 divided by 4.

Hence why I said "twelve hundred metres".

ItsNotUnusualToBe Thu 29-May-14 22:57:18

The staff in Halfords always groan and say 'Megane?' When I ask for new headlights to be fitted. They unfailingly tell me that Renault headlights are the worst to fit.

Three of my windows packed in. I paid a small fortune to have 1 fixed but haven't bothered with the others.

Would avoid Renault next time.

Shouldwego Thu 29-May-14 22:55:00

They certainly do round here. I was surprised when they sent what I thought was a spotty teenager out to do it but he told DH he was in his second year of studying mechanics at the local college. He also knew exactly how to do it and that he would have to go inside etc.

Obviously not all of them are students/ experienced but the ones they send to do things with cars tend to be.

ShoeWhore Thu 29-May-14 22:45:07

Just for balance, our Grand Scenic is nearly 7yo and has been great. Very reliable apart from a few wear and tear issues this last year - garage says all stuff you would expect 6 years in. It's also automatic and had no issues with that.

Raskova Thu 29-May-14 22:42:11

Do they, shouldwego? I thought they were just normal sales people who had a bit of training on average car stuff??

Shouldwego Thu 29-May-14 22:36:03

Can I just say that headlights on a scenic are easily replaced by teenagers in Halforda for about a fiver each. We have had ours done that way every time, never been a problem. It helps of course that halfords employ students studying mechanics in their shops.

AuditAngel Thu 29-May-14 21:52:29

I had a scenic, 53 plate. I loved it, but lost loads of money over the 15 months I owned it.

I now have a Grand Picasso, 2 years old (company car), it has flappy paddles, so can be manual or auto. That said, at a month old it spent a month in the garage having the entire wiring loom replaced after a leak caused corrosion.

Raskova Thu 29-May-14 21:39:46

I am, of course, genuinely sorry that driving a 'nano journey' offends you so.

We don't all have the time to walk 4 miles to and from work and some of us have to look very posh for work and the windswept look just doesn't cut it.

Raskova Thu 29-May-14 21:27:19

That's my DDs DFs journey and it's 2 different dual carriage ways so not walkable. Mines about 15 but all country roads.

His golf had condensation build up. He's more careful now

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