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Will I be a Renault Espace Owner? Some q's
Hi all - I've been a Renault owner in the past and had a positive experience so am considering taking the plunge again.
I'm after a big MPV that can fit bikes in the back so am looking at a Grand Espace. Have seen some Privilege spec 2.2 DCi models for around the 17K mark on an 04 car which seems a reasonable price to me and I'm likely to buy one of these unless I get warned off.
Hopefully someone out there can give me some advice:
1) One dealer I spoke to (independent) said that in 05 there were some handling mods to the Grand Espace that made a big improvement in handling and ride. Is this true? - I can't see any info about this. An 05 car is going to cost me an extra 2-3K so would rather get the 04 that I've seen if there is no major difference.
2) Fuel economy - what do people get out of their 2.2 dci cars on a mainly motorway journey with 2-4 people on board?
3) Buying tips - are there any particular things to look out for with this car when viewing? I'll of course be checking the usual = service history, VIN, etc. But any common faults would be good to know about.
Thanks for any info or other advice - Am looking forward to all the new toys in the car to play with!
Currently in stylo's garage:
2005 Grand Espace