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Espace iv

We are looking to replace our lag with an espace (mainly to allow use to get 3 car seats in). We are looking at the grands due to the amount of xtuff we regullary carry. The choice has come down to either a privilege or initiale spec with either the 2.2 or 3.0 dci. What i want to know is what to look out for on them and any problems with the engines.
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Re: Espace iv

hi renault dci engines seem to suffer from a recurrent problem with the egr valve which if you google this problem you will find that it still hasnt been solved entirely. i have seen a lot of people switching for new valves , pipework and so on even to the extent of a reprogrammed eeprom but, it seems that once this problem rears its ugly head it is difficult to get it to go away. I would suggest a very thorough test drive before you commit on one of these engines.
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Angry Espace iv - Bad Points

I've had the 2.0 petrol espace for nearly 2 years now and all I seem to do is throw money at it.
Bestides the dire mpg (27 max) Ive had to get 3 injencecter coils changed and 3 suspension springs snapped within 12 months. I suspect the rear 2 springs were already broken when I purchased the car, never the less I still paid to fix them (£300 plus).
Lately my driver side door hasn't been locking it makes a loud though.
Last week my gearbox went so its off the road and i'm looking at ANOTHER dent in my wallet.
The seats are very heavy and removing them is a task, i'm fairly wel built and its not easy, I can only imagine how tough it would be for a lady or someone older than myself.

I regret buying it and am looking for another car as we speak

Hope I havent put you off maybe i'm just a jinx, ha
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