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Grand Espace Initiale V6 3.5
Thank you scatz for the welcome (I'm a newbie) and the encouragement!
Like you, I'm a car enthusiast and the question posed was really to assuage my conscience over the economics of the dci versions the petrol one over my usual ownership period of about 5 years or more - running cost, residuals and ability to sell on.
The engine is the same block as that in my 05 Murano which is still mint and utterly reliable but it's wifey who although loving it hankers after a return to the Espace (we had the SWB dci 2.2). A 12k mile example is at the local showroom and it drove even more quietly than the Murano.
Incidentally, I drive a dci 175 Megane RS lux...
Currently in kingkhong's garage:
Megane RS 175 dci Lux