Used car purchase- review 2007 Grand Scenic
Added: 21st of June 2020
After my Scenic 2 diesel RXE non turbo of 15 years with only servicing costs at local garage I moved onto a Grand Scenic 2, 2 litre auto 11 years old 120KM miles, 1 owner retired, auto petrol due to diesel restrictions in EU cities. Car was sold with problem on A/C but at a low book price. Fixed with all new parts for €800, purchase price covered the repair. Noise on front fans required replacement unit , broken fan.and electrical fault traced to under seat connector for ABS and CAT signals, fixed by cleaning contacts. Since then perfect. The car is comfortable and local garage, none Renault express at how good the car is ( I suppose all the gremlins have gone). For 10,000 miles a year or less it will last a long time in my opinion. Cornering is good with firm suspension, auto changes a bit late to 4th but easing off pedal soon kicks it over, manual override is a nice feature. Brakes superb, no issues with the dash display or heater. Seats are the upgrade and reversing warnings. Only niggle is the rubber molds side of window under bonnet have gone bad with Spanish sun.Fixed with plumbers plastic pipe glue to stop breakdown of rubber. Ridiculous cost of €60 to replace (are they mad at Renault !). Perhaps from new these may have had stock issues but my guess is a 3-5 year old is either fully fixed or still needing to be done so inspect your cars before parting and service records. Oil change, filters and brake fluid change done for €130. Timing belt was changed by previous and checked every year. Will change regardless in 2 years (5 year limit). This one is probably the last Scenic where they have not gone totally mad on electronics. Even though they had some issues on stock failures such as the power supply track on the dash being too narrow. To repair by electrician 10 mins with solder, Renault replace €350. Ouch. Thankfully not required on mine.