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post #5 of (permalink) Old 16th January 2007
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The servicing may seem quite expensive but they don’t need doing very often – 18,000 miles or 2 years!! Having said that, the general consensus seems to be that the service intervals is too long to go without changing the oil , if you do a search you’ll find more info on that. Obviously from your post this is something you would be more than capable of doing yourself.

I’ve just found the bill for the 36,000 mile service on mine (2.0 Turbo Petrol) – total cost £254+VAT – here’s the breakdown

Labour £129.79
Environmental Charge £4.00
Oil – Excellium 5W40 £41.25
Oil Filter £5.97
Screen Wash £1.42
Washer £0.91
Air Filter £15.46
Spark Plugs £32.32
Fuel Filter £14.83
Wiper Blade £8.94

I’m not sure what the cost of the 18,000 mile service was.

All said and done the Grand Espace is a fantastic car, I was sorry to see mine go in some ways but I wouldn’t keep it without the manufacturers warranty. But that’s no reflection on Renault, to be honest that would apply to every modern car for me, they are way too complex now and when the Gandis which I bought to replace the Espace is three years old that will be going too!

Good luck with your purchase and welcome to the forum, hope you’ll stick around.
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