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1999 2.0 petrol Grand Espace

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We're thinking of buying a 1999 2.0 petrol Grand Espace for 675.00. Has 103k on the clock. Just wondering if anyone can offer advice about what to look out for on these cars and general opinion on ownership.

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Re: 1999 2.0 petrol Grand Espace

hi Carol think you're post got a bit lost, you can see the car we can't so the condition of what you can see relative to age,miles,service history is down to you.you don't see to many engine problems on that engine its got enough power not to be stressed all the time.when you test it press every button you can as it is the electronics as on all Renaults that play up,make sure it has two keys and all the locks work.again check for ANY service history. You Pays Your Money AND YOU Takes Your Chances and that applies to all second hand cars cheers
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Make sure the clutch operation is good. An expensive fix if the hydraulic components need replaced.
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Re: 1999 2.0 petrol Grand Espace

If it's 2 litre 16 valve then listen for any engine top end rattles,it's probably the dephaser pulley rattling and is an expensive fix.Check for play in the steering,lower column uj' s can wear/seize and you can't change just the joint,it's a complete column.

Check all electrics,they can be flakey,especially dashboard displays.As said,clutch hydraulics are a real pain and can be both expensive and awkward to fix.

Having said all that,our Espace was very good and it made a great family wagon.They aren't fast at all and they don't handle particularly well,but they are supremely comfortable and practical.

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