- Opinions on Espace Diesel
can’t remember when changed shape got a 55 plate grande espace
upside – kids think is a great monkeymobile and you can get a lot of gear in the back, jolly comfy but it is a bus.
downsides – seats in / out are very heavy much more so than the knackered galaxy i sold, moving back forwards is nice but no big deal
mpg lot less than galaxyPosted 8 years ago
card key is a pain and not reliable – big downer
door open very wide – with kids this is an issue versus sliding doors on previa etccoolhandlukeSubscriber
My mate bought 2 ! I think they are a 53 plate and a 51 plate?
He loves them but they both break down worryingly often. He’s had them for about 8 months and so far, from memory..
Brake master cylinder, CAT went, something electrical meant that they couldn’t get into one, alarm kept going off, kept cutting out because of a sensor, need I go on?
He recently tried to PX them both for a Mondeo.Posted 8 years agomatt_outandaboutSubscriber
My mate bought a 53 plate one and has in less than a year spent more than the purchase price to keep it running!…major electrical problems (like shorting out the electrics, all the windows opening while the car is parked overnight, dodgy alarm, all electrical power lost on motorway etc etc), cat went, suspension broke (2x), brake problems…he hates the thing – and his wife cannot lift the seats in and out as they are so heavy, so they sit in the garage 99% of the time.
Buy a Galaxy/Sharan/Alhambra.
Also, we looked at ‘big’ mpvs, but decided that even with three kids, and weekly need to use the 7 seats, we would only need the ‘huge’ space of big mpvs for holidays or occasional weekends. I am so glad we bought the smaller on (Touran) – its far more adaptable, cheaper to run, easier to drive round cities in etc and we simply bung on a roof box for holidays. I think big mpv’s are less ‘efficient’ with the space.Posted 8 years agofubarMember
Agee with above…I love the design of Renault cars, but mine became a real pain at about 5 years old. I think the parts are pretty expensive compared to the likes of Ford / Vauxhall so it’s expensive when things go wrong.Posted 8 years ago
I’d only buy again if still covered by the manufacturers warranty.spooky_b329Member
If you’re going to be juggling the seats regularly the Zafira has to be on the shortlist? Flip down rears, fold up mid seats, no removal required.
My Dad had a VW Sharan and the seats were really awkward to lift due to their weight, the Espace ones must be a real pain!Posted 8 years agoPePPeRSubscriber
I’m in the same position as fubar, I love the Renault design but I couldn’t run one when it wasn’t in warranty!
I ended up buying a Kia Sedona, its been fantastic, we’re on 80,000 miles now and its been great. Its not the best for economy, (I’d look at the Galaxay/Alhambra for that) but for size and price nothing could beat it. new you could buy the top of the range Sedona for the base price of the Espace. The kia is bigger inside, has sliding doors which are a boon on such a wide car and has been reliable, what more could we ask of it?
I have a Renault Master van for work and its not bad but its already had to have the whole fuse box replaced at £3.5K!! Luckily under warranty!Posted 8 years ago
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