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Re: Which Espace?

Many thanks d'Espace, Big Dav

Well, we've purchased a 2006 3.0 Initiale, 92k miles. I did floor it under load, and didn't see what I'd call excessive smoke. It passed its MOT emissions test, not sure how relevant that is.

It got 30mpg at 70, or 35mpg at 80 over 10 miles each on the M25. Go figure!

It's the facelift 2006 with the 6-speed auto, but I can't see any plate on the engine. How can I tell if it's one of the hand-grenades? It's a 1-keeper ex-lease with main dealer stamps.

We've got a Warranty Direct, with main dealer 100% labour and 50% parts cover.

This is a run-into-the-ground purchase.

Have I just condemned my family to a future of roadside misery and debtor's prison?

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Re: Which Espace?

There aren't many 3.0dCi Espaces around, but that's probably because they are barely any quicker than the 2.2 and use a lot more fuel.
If yours was going to blow up, it will have done so by now at 92,000 miles. So, you might just have an inherently reliable one or one that has had a few replacement engines and is now going to serve you well.
Look on the bright side.
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Hi Mike,

Just read these posts and congratulations on the Espace.

I also have a 3.0 DCi (2003) and have never had a major problem (been very lucky). I am holding on to a block of wood as I say this!

Its a brilliant car and if you are lucky enough to have a good one then it will service you and the family very well.

Let me know if you need an Espace mechanic as I know a fantastic one in Croydon, Surrey where the guy was once a Renault specialist mechanic but now works independently. His prices are very reasonable. In fact, before I brought mine he talked me through a long list of things I needed to check on the car and even recommended I get the 3.0 DCi instead of the other engines!

Hope this helps anyone else.
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Can your guy in Croydon change the solenoids without taking the engine out if so would you be so kind and pass me on his tel no.Thks ABS
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