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First time Renault, first time diesel

Bought a 2001 Renault Grand Espace a couple of weeks ago - 2.2 diesel, 80K miles. This is my first Renault and first diesel. A couple of things are concerning me about the car since i bought it - the engine is really really loud, much much more than I had expected, I can hear it in the cabin, even with the radio on loud, I'm figuring something must be up, I can hear the car coming from miles away. also, on high revs the exhaust throws out loads of black smoke (can't be right ... surely). The airbag warning light comes on sometimes, sometimes it doesn't. Have I bought a dog of a car - luckily its under warranty - any ideas?
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2001 Grand Espace 2.2 diesel
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