3 out of 5 3.0
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Renault Megane Scenic (97-99) - rated 3 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £12,945 - £18,555
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £265
Insurance group 11 - 17 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Spacious, versatile, affordable

CONS

Body roll and reliability issues

Renault Megane Scenic rivals

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The Megane Scenic is the model that started the compact people carrier market. Renault noticed a gap in the market where buyers were looking for versatile space without exterior bulk. Keen pricing, unheard of practicality and a roomy, raised seating position gave it instant family-appeal and it proved a massive success, winning European car of the year in 1997.

Nowadays, the market is flooded with mini-MPVs, though the Megane Scenic is undoubtedly the forefather, setting the benchmark for others to follow.

Renault Megane Scenic rivals