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Re: Renault Espace - Buyer's Guides - Upside / Downside

Bought a 2004 Grand Espace privately last week on a bit of a whim for 1500,

I want to use it for transporting bicycles and if you remove the 5 rear seats it should make a decent van.
It has done 80,000 miles 9 months MOT and seems to run OK, but was overdue for a service, so that's where it is today.

I use Fast Fit in Milton Keynes and have done for several years.

So now the bad news, apart from the normal items included as part of the service, it needs a diesel filter, pollen filter, synthetic oil , a new catalytic convertor as the old one is damaged, track rods ends and other steering parts, plus other bits.

The bottom line is it is costing 935.50, so not the bargain that I hoped it was going to be.

I am optimistically hoping after that lot I will get a couple of years out of it without too much extra outlay, time will tell.
Currently in Aldby's garage:
2004 Renault Grand Espace 2.2dCi, 2006 Volvo V50 2.4 D5
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