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Old 4th December 2015, 10:52   #136
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I was closely examining the periodic service done at a FNG for my cousin's Scala and was shocked to know that the fuel filter cannot be removed without dismantling the gearbox, it is placed in such an unscientific inaccessible way in the Scala/Sunny that it cannot be removed without dismantling the gearbox.

And yet, the dealer had billed us for the fuel filter for all the services. Even the look of the filter proved that it was never touched at all.

To prove it to me, the mechanic took us to a neighboring FNG which had a totaled Nissan Sunny with it's engine and everything removed, but the fuel filter in place. He demonstrated as to why it cannot be removed during a regular service.

Anyone have seen a fuel filter change happening first hand for the Scala/Sunny?

The duster has the fuel filter in front of the wheel arch liner, and is very easy to remove, BTW.
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Hi Team,

This is regarding the Scala owned by my Father in Law.He somehow lost both the keys.Now, today when he contacted the Renault, they are telling that it will take 35-40 days to give the new pair of keys.

Insurance from Future Generali has already passed the claim of new pair of keys.But this excessive procedural delay on account of Renault is causing heartburn and extreme dissatisfaction in his mind.

I have already messaged Renault on Facebook, requesting to expedite the process.Can someone help in this issue?

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Hello guys i just did a VIDEO for my Renault Scala which is an Long term ownership report;



The video covers an discussion on the cars assets such as Space, 1.5L K9K Diesel workhorse, Fuel Economy, Service/Warranty & Resale Value.

Hope this video helps people who are interested to buy a new/pre owned Scala.

Do watch it when you are free, Enjoy
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Absolutely agree with the points made in the LT ownership review. Its been a pleasure to own and drive the Scala and the low cost of ownership is the key points that I would like to highlight. The comfort inside the cabin and engine has been suitably covered in the previous reviews. The plastics are absolutely horrible - take a leaf out of the Koreans Renault / Nissan. It is a shame that this one is not sold anymore with the Scala badge in India.
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Guy's I'm being offered a Renault Scala RXZ for 9.5 lacs OTR. It's a MY2015 model, and I've asked for the VIN. Dealer says that it is still in production, and a new one can be ordered. Does it make sense now? It's fully equipped, the mechanicals are Nissan Sunny and hence reliable, and it's said to be a great car. However, I am apprehensive about the availability of parts and resale a few years down the line.

This is the only big sedan in this price range that's fully equipped. Should I proceed, or go for something else?

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Guy's I'm being offered a Renault Scala RXZ for 9.5 lacs OTR. It's a MY2015 model, and I've asked for the VIN. Dealer says that it is still in production, and a new one can be ordered. Does it make sense now? It's fully equipped, the mechanicals are Nissan Sunny and hence reliable, and it's said to be a great car. However, I am apprehensive about the availability of parts and resale a few years down the line.

This is the only big sedan in this price range that's fully equipped. Should I proceed, or go for something else?
If it were upto me, I'd rather go for the Ciaz VDI+ by spending another 80k or even the VDI(O) by spending another 50k.

Though on its own, it sounds like a good deal. It is upto you if you want to go for a bigger and loaded car with a bleak future, low resale etc. or slightly smaller hatches/ compact sedans which guarantee peace of mind. I'd go for the latter option.
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If it were upto me, I'd rather go for the Ciaz VDI+ by spending another 80k or even the VDI(O) by spending another 50k.

Though on its own, it sounds like a good deal. It is upto you if you want to go for a bigger and loaded car with a bleak future, low resale etc. or slightly smaller hatches/ compact sedans which guarantee peace of mind. I'd go for the latter option.
This is exactly the issue that's worrying me. I've been looking at the latest ads from Renault, and the last time the Scala even featured in any ad was in December 2015. Clearly, Renault's future doesn't include the Pulse or the Scala. It seems ridiculous to pay almost 10L on a car that even the company isn't promoting any more. Thanks for the frank reply!!!
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This is exactly the issue that's worrying me. I've been looking at the latest ads from Renault, and the last time the Scala even featured in any ad was in December 2015. Clearly, Renault's future doesn't include the Pulse or the Scala. It seems ridiculous to pay almost 10L on a car that even the company isn't promoting any more. Thanks for the frank reply!!!
Having owned a Scala for 3 years or so i can definitely say its a great vehicle & has been a trouble free ownership. Never there were issues with service or part sourcing.

BUT, to buy a new Scala worth 10L today is definitely not advisable/worth simply because there are better products in the market like Ciaz as someone already pointed out.

So, if you really want a Scala the place to look at is pre-owned segment as you will find good deals & with the the space & the engine it offers it truly is a great package. In fact i am going to sell mine by next month, let me know if you are interested
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BUT, to buy a new Scala worth 10L today is definitely not advisable/worth simply because there are better products in the market like Ciaz as someone already pointed out
Thanks. The vehicle i was bring offered had a VIN that pointed to May 2015, so I've dropped the idea. In the meantime, the Nexa RM called me to say that my priority number For my Baleno Zeta DDiS Urban Blue is 1, so I'll get it in the next load, ie next month. i think I'll wait. Thanks guys!!!
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Hi Vivek - It surely is a wonderful car. Practical, spacious, Great fuel economy, Great engine, easy to drive et al.

See if you can negotiate further, and get the prices further down. If resale is something that may bother you, then I would suggest to look for a different car.

That said, I own this vehicle and took the delivery of a car which had a pre-year VIN. But I am not regretting as my service and my fuel costs are simply too low, to worry about anything else.
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Hi Vivek - It surely is a wonderful car. Practical, spacious, Great fuel economy, Great engine, easy to drive et al.

See if you can negotiate further, and get the prices further down. If resale is something that may bother you, then I would suggest to look for a different car.

That said, I own this vehicle and took the delivery of a car which had a pre-year VIN. But I am not regretting as my service and my fuel costs are simply too low, to worry about anything else.

Thanks Rish, but I've decided to go with either the Baleno, Ecosport or the Duster if it comes in my budget. Good to know your car is doing well!
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Can a scala be opened with a steel ruler ?
Some idiot has parked one in my parking slot and the society says they're helpless . In the meantime its gathering dust and I've not been able to contact the owner. So planning to break in and push it out onto the road so that it becomes the societies problem.
Any tips?
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Can a scala be opened with a steel ruler ?
Some idiot has parked one in my parking slot and the society says they're helpless . In the meantime its gathering dust and I've not been able to contact the owner. So planning to break in and push it out onto the road so that it becomes the societies problem.
Any tips?
I have a marriage hall a few hundred meters from my building. People park inside my building at times - I call the cops and they usually send a tow truck. Worse case - an abandoned and unattended vehicle is a security threat too. You don't know whether it is stolen property or was used for illegal activities. You should inform the cops.
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