The Espace IV is a fantastic car.
The Race was a limited edition to get rid of the last of the previous model.
You're probably looking at a 2004/5 for that money which would give you choice of Expression or Privilege - mine's the Priv giving a few extra goodies inc Xenons which are nice to have.
I went for a 2.0
Petrol being a hater of all things diesel although I probably will go for an
burner next time - this one drinks petrol for fun - averaged 23mpg on a 1000 mile round trip which was 2/3 motorway
The car drives really well both around town and on the motorway where it will happilly cruise at 90 quietly and comfortably - although you can't do that of course *cough*
They are very roomy and versatile - last week went to Cornwall, there was only four of us so just had 4 seats in giving loads of space for luggage and plenty of room in the back for the kids.
Ours has the Panoramic Roof which is great to have, makes the inside feel even bigger but you can have the cover over it when you like.
If you have any specific questions just ask.