Дизельный Renault Megane III на тесте InfoCar.ua
Третье поколение Renault Megane появилось уже
давно, однако в 2012 году автомобиль
подвергся небольшому фейслифтингу, а
также недавно в линейкн двигателей
появился турбодизель 1.5 л. Поэтому мы
решили взять Megane на тест-драйв, чтобы
лично проверить на сколько он экономичен
Подробный тест читайте у нас на сайте:
Renault - Megane Grandtour
Az Új Mégane Grandtour-ról sugárzik az erő és dinamizmus!
2007 Renault Scenic 1.5 dCi Dynamique Full Review,Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
Filmed by: Tomaž Kožar Jesenice
The current incarnation of the Renault Scenic has been around since 2003 --
and is just about to be replaced. That makes it a perfect time to pickup a
late example from the current range or capitalise from falling prices if
buying used. With that in mind, I recently spent a few days driving a 2007
Renault Scenic 1.5dCi Expression. This is what I found.
I've always been a fan of fairly conservative car design -- traditional
dashboards with dials, simple, standard controls and so on. I've also never
been especially keen on MPVs, preferring either a traditional saloon or an
estate, depending on my needs.
The Scenic managed to partially change my views -- read on to find out how.
Unlike the brand new Ford Mondeo I recently reviewed, the Renault Scenic is
well-endowed with modern styling and gadgets, inside and out.
The humble key has been banished, replaced by a credit card sized device
that controls the locks and needs to be inserted into a slot on the
dashboard before you press the sports-car style starter button.
I have to admit to having a smile on my face at this point -- there is
something undeniably cool about pushing in a large button and hearing the
engine come to life -- rather than the normal twist and release required
with an ignition key.
Although the V8 rumble I was salivating over stayed in my dreams, after a
succession of clicks and whines, the 86bhp 1.5dCi engine in my Scenic did
come to life and I was ready to go. Almost.
Driving the Renault Scenic
Renault Scenic interior dashboard
The Scenic interior - a very comfortable place to spend time
I'd picked the Scenic up from a busy city centre office location -- in the
middle of evening rush hour. Navigating my way out of the city (which I'd
never visited before) provided the ideal opportunity for me to find out
just how intuitive the Scenic's controls and dash layout were to get to
First things first -- releasing the handbrake was accomplished by pulling
on a small handle situated on the bottom of the dashboard -- by my right
knee. I was initially rather confused by the handbrake's refusal to
disengage -- until I discovered that it had some kind of 'hill start'
system and was waiting for me to engage a gear before it released, thus
preventing me from rolling accidentally.
The Scenic's central digital dashboard display is presumably intended to
reduce the amount of time a driver has to take their eyes off the road when
monitoring speed, revs and radio station choice. Revs are displayed using a
Formula 1-style row of bars that progressively illuminate as your revs
rise, while speed is simply displayed in large digits -- around 3cm high.
By the time I'd done a few hundred miles, I have to admit to being
converted to this system. You don't have to look as far down as with a
traditional dashboard and it is useful.
Anyone looking for performance probably shouldn't choose the 86bhp 1.5dCi
model. While fuel consumption for my fully-loaded car was excellent -- at
around 50mpg (including lots of fast motorway cruising), the engine's power
band was surprisingly narrow. Keeping it moving required lots of
cog-swapping and it soon became obvious why a six-speed gearbox had been
That said, the engine was more than adequately powerful for general use and
was very quiet and civilized at speed, with less noise than some comparable
vehicles. Handling and ride were good for a family vehicle and I spent
several days driving the Scenic without ever feeling uncomfortable.
Luggage Space in the Scenic
Most people buy cars like the Scenic because they have children and need to
lug a fair amount of stuff around. Rear space in the Scenic was pretty
reasonable with the seats up, although its flexibility as an estate car
substitute was spoilt somewhat by the fact that the rear seats don't fold
into the floor -- they fold down on top of it instead, reducing the
available load space somewhat.
Although sceptical at first, most of the Scenic's design quirks really
started to make sense after a few hundred miles. It was comfortable, frugal
and capable, although anyone used to driving a more conventional car --
like a Ford -- will find that the slightly complex and non-standard
controls take a little getting used to.