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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 12th November 2006
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Thumbs up Diesel,diesel,diesel,diesel,diesel

I have the 2.2dt Grand and am getting 80 miles to a tenner mostly short runs(school/shopping) But I do drive it softly if I had a heavy right foot it would probably be 50 to a tenner

I would agree with Whatcar in that the 2.0 petrol is underpowered for this size bear in mind they weigh 1700kg empty.How heavy is a Lag with the same engine?

A well looked after DCi should get more mpg and like Nick said the service interval is longer(although I would still change the oil every 5000 miles)

The choice is yours but I'm sure you will kick yourself if you buy the petrol without test driving one of each and see the difference yourself.

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With the DCI I have found town driving doesn't help injectors so using an injector cleaner once a month in the fuel tank really improves performnce, mpg and gets rid of black smoke with turbo accelerations.

Whatever you buy they are very comfy and spacious. I can drive thru france or the dolomites to germany and belgium in a day without getting tired.

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generation 3 espace petrol or diesel ??

I would be more inclined to the diesel DT engine rather than the DCI diesel. Great motor driven a couple but so many problems outlined in this forum and honest john. They discontinued the DT unit in Espace a few years ago. But I have one and saught out one deliberately because of the DCI engine probs and I can't fault the pulling power of that engine in my 99 Grand Espace RT-X 2.2DT. Tried the Puggy 807 HDI recently too. Not a patch in my opinion on the Espace.
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did you get one ?

got an o2 dci myself never had any of the probs you get on here touch wood upto now one rear door sticky solinoid up to date just done 4 thou miles over exmas three weeks ie
southern france to northumberland and back 80/85 mph no probs it is a left hooker and i run it on 5/40 synthetic as recomended by renault france love it good luck
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Since everyone seems to have diesels, I'll put the case for the petrol.
I have had a 1999(v) reg 2.0 16v RT Grande petrol since July 2005.
I've put 20,000 miles on it and it has averaged 30mpg.

Servicing costs are around 500/year at a main dealer.
Tyres last 18,000 miles front, 36,000 miles rear and cost 40 each.

I get the irritating airbag warning periodically, but a quick jiggle of the under seat wires and it goes away.
It had a new petrol tank a year ago, the old one was warped, cost 500.

It is a big old bus and can carry 7 six foot tall adults and their luggage. It does not lack power to do this (which surprised me at first, because it is 'only' a 2.0L).

Every day driving is easy enough, it has taken the whole family round 3,000 miles of France on one holiday and regularly takes me and my dogs up the woods.

It has never broken down and starts first time.

If you are a high milage user consider the diesel, otherwise the petrol is just fine.

I do find the stereo remote control annoying, you have to locate it before you can turn it off, not easy when the dreaded teenagers have been in the car.
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