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I'm no expert on Espaces but I'd go with the 3.0 but that's just my personal preference. Someone keeps telling me that there's no replacement for displacement

Points to consider though;

A 3.0 dci Auto will get you to 60mph 3 seconds quicker than a 2.2 dci Auto and 1 second quicker than a 2.2 dci Manual.

A 3.0 dci will get you going 10mph faster than both a manual or auto 2.2 dci

A 3.0 dci is an insurance group higher than a 2.2 dci so factor in a little bit more for insurance as well as fuel bills.

Lastly and I'd say the biggy. CO2 emissions for each varient are as follows;
  • 2.2 dci Manual 206g/km
  • 2.2dci Auto 246g/km
  • 3.0dci Auto 252g/km
Now, either from 2010 or 2011 (depending on when the new car was registered) you're gonna be paying 425pa on road tax for both the 2.2 and 3.0 auto's whereas the 2.2 Manual will only cost you 245!!!!!

There's a few points for you to consider. Now, me, I'd still go for the 3.0 but I don't know your wallet so factor the future costs

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