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Re: 1999 2.0 petrol Grand Espace
If it's 2 litre 16 valve then listen for any engine top end rattles,it's probably the dephaser pulley rattling and is an expensive fix.Check for play in the steering,lower column uj' s can wear/seize and you can't change just the joint,it's a complete column.
Check all electrics,they can be flakey,especially dashboard displays.As said,clutch hydraulics are a real pain and can be both expensive and awkward to fix.
Having said all that,our Espace was very good and it made a great family wagon.They aren't fast at all and they don't handle particularly well,but they are supremely comfortable and practical.
I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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2004 Saab 9-5 HOT Aero and a 2001 Audi A3 1.8 Turbo