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Ive no real experience of either engine But Im interested in a 3.0dci too ... 18 months old ones from a main dealer with well under 10K miles are marked up at £15/17K ... seems good value.
Ive seen some new ones are advertised at £27k on-line and list is £35k ...
My research seems to show the downsides over 2.2 are slightly higher mpg and £400+ road tax ... (insurance quotes are about the same on both) ... they may or may not be more reliable than the 2.2 but if they do go wrong there are less people with a good working knowledge of diagnosing/repairing them (inside or outside the dealer network) and they are v expensive to fix ... general servicing is much more expensive on the 3.0 too.
Ill get a long and as comprehensive a warranty as is available ... and the best breakdown cover I can find and cross my fingers ... IF I go for any Espace
To be honest Im not even considering the 2.2
Currently in MrRob's garage:
'06 Seat Alhambra Stylance 140 TDI PD