Just hope someone out there can help with what should be a fairly simple query but seems to have put the dealers into a spin!
I have an 04 Scenic Dynamique 2 litre auto. The question I have is that under full load at what RPM should the autobox change up? I have looked at the Renault Aust web site and it shows max power develops at 5,500 rpm. My car changes up at a max of 4250rpm which is well short of where the engine produces maximum oomph.
When queried (3 different Renault dealers) they all say that is to protect the transmission and to help produce better economy. Well, that's fine as far as it goes but if I should have a 28 wheler semi bearing down on me I have to say that POWER is what I'm after, not trying to save a few cents worth of petrol!!
Do any of you who either has an auto or has driven one enough to know is this normal? My experience in other automatics is that they hold the gears at least to max power if not the red line. My Laguna auto included so it doesn't seem to be purely a Renault thing!