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Renault Espace MPV (93 - 03) review

(1993 - 2003)
Renault Espace MPV (93 - 03)
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What used Renault Espace MPV will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Renault Espace MPV?

In its day, this Espace was one of the best MPVs around, but the good news for used buyers is that never had especially strong resale values, so any version is pretty cheap to buy.

However, fuel economy varies widely from engine to engine. The early 2.0-litre petrol cars may look particularly cheap to buy, but they only average 26.4mpg. That's almost as bad as the 20.6mpg that a V6 of the same age returns.

Cars with the newer 2.0-litre engine introduced in October 2000 manage a more acceptable 31.7mpg. And, our favoured 2.2-litre diesel will cost you least to run, returning 39.8mpg.

Renault dealers charge less per hour than many rivals and you can make useful savings by giving independent Renault specialists a try. However, the low cost of maintenance has to be weighed against the comparatively high chance of something going wrong.