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Re: Espace Mk3 V6 Auto box worth buying?

Hello and welcome to the forum.

The auto boxes are generally troublesome,I believe they are all DPO type boxes.

Check the cambelt has been replaced,it's a major and expensive job to change.Also check for the last time that the rear bank of spark plugs was changed,these are a sod to get to.

General electrical problems aren't uncommon on the Espace 3,if you go to see any then take time to make sure everything works,especially the dash readout as these are a known weak spot.Give the car a decent test drive giving the gearbox chance to change up and down through the gears and make sure it's a long enough run to get everything up to temperature.

I must admit,if I had the money to pour into the fuel tank of it,I would be tempted by a V6 Espace.The engine is a peach and if you find a good one then it will serve you very well.Buy a troublesome one though and it will break your heart and leave you bankrupt!.
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