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Re: Espace IV V6 petrol opinions
A 3.5 V6 (automatic) Espace would do 18 mpg around town and about 23 mpg on a run if you took it easy. They drink heavily, in other words.
A V6 Espace would be a lot cheaper to buy than a diesel so you would save there (put the money toward a few tanks of petrol) but it would also be very difficult to sell on - not far from worthless, I would think.
The 3.5 is a great engine, sounds fantastic and endows the Espace with good performance, but as a realistic proposition, it would be awful.
As for the 3.0 dCi (also a V6), it is a little thirsty and doesn't go much better than the 2.2, so even that is not well regarded.
Stick to the 2.2 dCi.
Currently in mrtotty's garage:
2011 Clio dCi 88 Expression Eco