Full review of Used Renault Espace MPV What Car?

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most MPVs, the Espace in two body styles – and Grand. The Grand, launched in is more than 250mm than the standard car, luggage and rear passenger

In both versions, all five seats can be folded forward to tables, or removed completely, RXE and Initiale models have rails that add to your options.

Up front, the unconventional layout – much of the is housed to the right of the steering – and centrally mounted speedo can take some used to. But, this keep things uncluttered, as do the useful cubbies Renault included.

The ride is smooth and comfortable, the price you pay for this soft is a lot of body roll. Things are quiet at motorway speeds, little wind or road reaching the cabin. However, versions emit an unmistakable until they’re warmed up.


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The entry engine was originally a 2.0-litre petrol, but this was with a 140bhp 2.0-litre when the car was facelifted in October Mind you, whichever you go performance is sluggish.

That’s not something you can say of the flagship V6 but they’re simply too thirsty. At there’s a 110bhp 2.2-litre that sits between two extremes, and makes some

However, it’s the 130bhp diesel that Renault with the 2000 face-lift best suits the Espace. It effortless performance and strong from low in the rev range, and replaced a far 88bhp 2.1-litre diesel.

kit on this version of the Espace a little meagre compared more modern Renaults, but it include anti-lock brakes and and passenger airbags.

Electric windows, remote locking and air-conditioning are also to all models, while higher bring you metallic paint, sunroofs and (on petrol models) control. Other than the length and interior space, no difference between standard and versions.

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In its day, this was one of the best MPVs around, but the news for used buyers is never had especially strong values, so any version is pretty to buy.

However, fuel economy widely from engine to The early 2.0-litre petrol may look particularly cheap to but they only average That’s almost as bad as the 20.6mpg a V6 of the same age returns.

Cars the newer 2.0-litre engine in October 2000 manage a acceptable 31.7mpg. And, our 2.2-litre diesel will you least to run, returning

An early 2.0-litre car will be to insure, sitting in group 11, at the other end of the scale there’s the 14-rated V6.

Renault dealers less per hour than rivals and you can make useful by giving independent Renault a try. However, the low cost of has to be weighed against the comparatively chance of something going

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James Ruppert

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Renault doesn’t the best of reliability records, and supplied to us by Warranty Direct that the Espace is one of the worst cars in any sector.

For starters, its speedo is prone to problems and a fortune to fix. Heater are also common, the 2.2-litre engine may need an expensive at some point, and both the and ABS have been known to

This all makes a full history a must, as do the many that have been on the car over the years.

The potential that led to these recalls from relatively minor such as the possibility of the spare coming loose to far more concerns. For example, there was a risk on cars built March and August 1999 the exhaust manifold and fuel had been positioned too closely

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