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53 Espace 3.0 DCi - pitfalls?

Looking for a car to replace our 150000 mile Galaxy which is on its last legs. Have seen a 53 reg 3.0 DCi Initiale Espace which is very smart.

It has 86K on the clock and I am slightly concerned about it needing major surgery before too long.

Can anyone tell me how long-lived these beasties are, and if there are any specific weak spots to look for? Should I be even considering it? It has to be a reliable family car and do another 20000 miles a year, ideally for at least 5 years. If I can get 180000 miles out of it I'd be happy.


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Hello Ian,welcome to the forum.

We don't hear of many problems on the 3.0 dCi engine,but that could be down to the fact that there aren't many out there!.The main concern on other sizes of dCi are turbo failures which can be extremely expensive to repair depending on wether they are replaced before they fail completely and take the engine with them..

If your going to buy the car I would suggest that a good aftermarket warranty policy would be a good move.Before making up your mind,I'd wait and see if any other 3.0 dCi owners add their thoughts and experiences.

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seem to remeber the 3.0dci would need a cambelt change at 72000 miles at the cost of 1069.00 at a renault dealers !
thats if this is the same engine could be worth checking out may be able to get the price down with that info ?

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