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Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.6 Desire vs. Renault Grand Scenic Dynamique 1.6 VVT (7st) MP

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sparklymieow Wed 13-Jul-05 16:16:26

I have to change my car in october and have to order a new one now, the Grand Scenic has a 250 advance payment and the Xsara is nil advance payment (motability)
The Grand Scenic is 7 seats, the Xsara is 5 seats. I don't know what the boot spaces are like and would like some nfo. before I go to testdrive...
Thanks

spykid Wed 13-Jul-05 16:18:08

Loved my picasso, plenty of boot space and a nice comfy ride for all.
wish we had never changed it actually

sparklymieow Wed 13-Jul-05 16:18:52

Will the boot take a wheelchair and a buggy?

spykid Wed 13-Jul-05 16:19:31

we used to easily fit in a large graco double buggy if that helps

spykid Wed 13-Jul-05 16:19:50

thinking back I would say yes

sparklymieow Wed 13-Jul-05 16:19:56

and shopping??

spykid Wed 13-Jul-05 16:21:47

seats slide forwards to increase boot space so should be ok
i think/.....

sparklymieow Wed 13-Jul-05 16:23:38

and can you get three carseats in the back ok???

spykid Wed 13-Jul-05 16:24:08

yes, sis in law has one and she has 3 kids

Janh Wed 13-Jul-05 16:27:26

Grand Scenic is miles bigger, mieow - ordinary Scenic is same size as Picasso, Grand Scenic has longer wheelbase and extra space behind third row of seats, with 3rd row removed boot would be vast.

£250 over 3 years (?) isn't a lot really. I would get the Grand Scenic every time. (Unless there are other alternatives?)

clary Wed 13-Jul-05 16:27:45

3 car seats in our picasso no prob.
room for a big 3-wheeler and lots of shopping as well.
do you need 7 seats? if not the 5-seater is easier to manoeuvre etc.

LIZS Wed 13-Jul-05 16:31:21

Do check on Picasso specifications about the seats though - some models only have the centre one sliding but with the top of the range it is all 3. We looked at one the other week and are also comparing the Picasso and old Scenic.

sparklymieow Wed 13-Jul-05 16:43:52

I would prefer a 7 seater, as when I go out with Misdee, I can't take any of my kids now she has 3. I currently have a Peugeot Partner Combi which is a small MVP.

Janh Wed 13-Jul-05 16:45:38

I was going to say that, mieow - you could fit all 6 kids in (but then you'd be on your own with them all, lol)

spykid Wed 13-Jul-05 16:45:39

scenic if you want 7 seats

sparklymieow Wed 13-Jul-05 16:45:58

I am edging toward the Grand Scenic if I am honest, but want to get as much info. on both.

sparklymieow Wed 13-Jul-05 16:46:59

also want sometyhing that I can get suitcases in and wheelchairs when we go on holiday

spykid Wed 13-Jul-05 16:47:31

not as much boot space in scenic when all 7 seats are in use

sparklymieow Wed 13-Jul-05 16:48:20

we would be able to remove the extra 2 seats tho, wouldn't we??

spykid Wed 13-Jul-05 16:49:12

they fold under the floor

sparklymieow Wed 13-Jul-05 16:49:16

I currently have 1.9 litres engine, will I be ok driving something with a smaller engine size??

sparklymieow Wed 13-Jul-05 16:49:39

ooooo really, that sounds great!

Janh Wed 13-Jul-05 16:52:49

Grand Scenic review from Ch 4

Picasso (old review)

LIZS Wed 13-Jul-05 16:53:05

Do you get to test drive ? The Grand Scenic would probably feel relatively less powerful because it would be heavier.

Janh Wed 13-Jul-05 16:56:30

Yes, it would - any chance of getting one of the diesels instead?

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