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3.5 out of 5 3.5
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Renault Scenic (99-03) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £12,145 - £19,670
Used price £260 - £1,250
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £170 - £340
Insurance group 11 - 25 How much is it to insure?


Space, styling, safety.


Awkward gear-change, brakes lack feel, confusing line-up.

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Scenic arrived just as demand for medium-sized MPVs took off. Originally it was called Megane Scenic - a spin-off from the small family range - but got an identity of its own from 1999, when the second-generation car was simply re-badged as Scenic. This model is far superior to the 1997-99 car, with tauter handling, less bodyroll and livelier engines.

Appeal is heightened by keen pricing, good equipment and a roomy cabin.

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