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Re: Espace 175

Hi , I had mine for a 18 months now and had no major issues with it up to now. I did have a problem with the heater fan a while back. Itt went into slow speed mode. It was then fixed by the dealer under warranty by replacing some wiring and switches under the driver's seat. The car is fully loaded with electronics and gadgets. i am dreading the day that things start going wrong when it's no longer is under warranty.
The only reservation I have with it is the electronic handbrake system. when you turn the engine off the hand brake is applied automatically. There have been cases that one or both cables have snapped on some cars that have done around 50k. the down side is that you can't replace the snapped cable , the whole box including the cable needs to be replaced and it costs around 600( ouch!). It has better handling and acceleration than the phase III espace 2.2D turbo I had for 3 years. it also has lower fuel consumption .
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