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Thanks for the info guys, so diesel it is then and under 200k. My problem is I'm always skint due to my wife's love of credit cards (and not repaying them ) and me being a house husband. So I only intend spending around 600 on an old espace so I can take my long suffering kids on holiday to France.
I will eventually be making my own biodiesel (waste veg oil ), this should help a little even at a 50% mix.
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ian dont be afraid of the 200.000 mile one it all depends on how well its been maintained ive had 2.0 petrol a 130.000 diesel and my current 205.000 diesel .
the petrol was a thirsty beast especialy town stop start driving + was particulaly thirstyif pushed on the motorway .
the 130.000 diesel cost me hundreds in parts had to replace virtualy the whole fuel system just got it spot on when it was written off !.
bought the 205.000 in november for £380.00runs like a dream just been in for its mot all it needed was a bush and a drop link engine is spot on .
go for the diesel as you willnotice the differance both in econamy and power especialy when fully loaded that turbo makes a massive differance but beware its bloody adictive to give it the boot especialy to embarress thatknob in the bmw away from the lights
as an example had take the largest football flag in europe from oldham to newcastle for repairs tuther week damn thing was wet through and filled the back did the run up the M1/A1 at an average of 80+ cost to me was £40 there and back try that in the petrol cost you at least another £20
good luck & good hunting

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Noted you said France. Diesel is also cheaper there so even more benefit!!
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I run a 2.0 16v Manual 1999 petrol Grande Espace.

Driven aggresively, i.e. accelerating hard and braking late like all the other morons you'll see 27mpg.

Driven normally with a little anticipation you'll get 30mpg.

Driven slowly and very carefully you'll see 35mpg.

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I run a 3.5 V6 2006 Grand Espace.

In town - 12mpg

Motorway 24mpg

This is without being aggressive.

Draining my wallet big time, but I love it - the number of cars I've surprised - especially on the motorways / A-roads. They just don't expect an MPV to go that fast!!
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