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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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49 reader reviews for Renault Espace MPV.
  • 3.0 V6 dCi Privilége Auto 5dr

    Stewart Vaughan Date: 24/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    As the previous reviewer said NO never again a Renault. I love the big V6 diesel, great engine - from ....Isuzu. The car is very comfortable to drive & economical considering its weight and carrying capacity. I even put up with the vague floppy autoboxbox,a hernia and a pile of plastic trim on the floor every time I take a seat out,memory function on the seats which died and ball joints that rendered the car "dangerous" & needed changing after just 20 000 miles. So why after 60 000 relatively trouble free miles in 4 years will I never do business with these people again? They are taking the mickey - that's why. This car cost well over £30K and for that you get an "air conditioning" system that's been so cost reduced its not fit for purpose.In the summer in France where I live, unless you have parked in a cool place the air conditioning does not produce sufficient cooling effect to make it comfortable inside the car for as much as 30 miles ! My 10 mile commute to work and leaving the car in an open car park guarantees I arrive home a sweaty mess every day. The car has been back to the garage so many times I've lost count until I finally got them to admit that there was a "problem that couldn't be solved". So I got it looked at by a refrigeration specialist who laughed and told me "that'll never work" when he saw the joke that was fitted as an "air conditioning unit".Take the mick out of your customers like this Renault and they go elsewhere which is what I have just done.

  • Grand 3.0 V6 dCi Initiale Auto 5dr

    helen mcshane , co. down . Date: 16/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    In a word- NO.Not ever again will we buy a renault. Unreliable, never out of the shop, expensive to run and downright dangerous. We went to France last year and funnily enough ended up at the same garage at La Rochelle, a bolt had sheered off the engine. Then theres the never ending electrical problems, immobilizer problems etc. Plus the inconvenience of sitting waiting for repair men to arrive only for the fault to have rectified itself leaving no evidence to be picked up by Renault diagnostic computers. Pretty but awful.Other problems are that although it seems to be a generous size the children have less room than they had in our old Seat Alhambra!!!

  • 1.9 dCi Authentique 5dr

    Agnes Pinteaux , Cheshire . Date: 03/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Have same problem as previous reviewer Philippa Rinaldo, car cuts the engine when breaking in first and second gear. Problem seems erratic, can not link it to any event or condition. Garage can not find or won't admit to the problem? Also, safety issue with passenger side door locks, no mechanical latch like in Scenic, daughter opened twice the door on motorway at 90 because there is no warning and it is so easy to accidentally unlock it, husband does it all the time without realising it!!! Plastic on dashboard looks cheap. Car key looks and behaves like something out of a Happy Meal and potentially fatal for small kids: battery slides out too easy. Garage drags feet to change tires when promised and the changes the wrong ones brief no friendly customer service. No possibility of setting speed meter from mileage to "kilometrage" for driving on Continent, mind you, could be a good way of avoiding fines.

  • 2.2 dCi Expression 5dr

    Philippa Rinaldo Date: 13/04/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    We have the Grand Espace 2.2dti Expression 2001 model - we were 'forced' to trade in our old Espace for this as the garage had run up 6,000 euros worth of engine repairs in one sitting! This current one has 120,000km, just had a new clutch pump/3 pairs of tyres-the dashboard computer failed after 8months (too costly to repair) and now it is in the garage for the 4th time in 8 weeks, periodically it won't start and when it does it cuts out (3 times with my family on the motorway) 2 different garages can't find out the problem - one changed the petrol pump but that didn't solve the prob. Unfortunately moved away from France where we bought it so not covered by warranty. Any suggestions? This is my very, very last Renault.....

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