Written on: 20/01/2011
2.2dci grande espace 'The Race'
If there is one thing I had confirmed by this abomination of a vehicle it is that there has to be a hell. It is a hell of an awful piece of engineering, and when it finally died I am absolutely certain that is where it went, along with Hitler, Pol Pot, Ghenghis Khan and Idi Armin. In the outer ring of Hades, all the baddest people are weeping and pushing knackered Espace's around. Ladies, if you want to drive around knowing that the bodywork will explode in... (read more)
Written on: 13/11/2010
This is a love hate relationship. Great big car and for the first 2 years, great to drive. However, as has been previoiusly mentioned, there is a fuel system (Turbo) probelm with these cars. Out of all the incidents, 2 stand out as scary. My wife, mother-in-law, father in-law, 3young kids and myself,were overtaking about 65 mph the car cut out!! The other incident was when we had white smoke then enough black smoke. The engine was racing and wouldnt switch off. We had the fire brigade our... (read more)
Written on: 02/10/2010
keep up with good servicing and change the oil every 6,000 miles....result: no real problems. Servicing costs are £800 over three years. No breakdowns. Fantastically comfortable, quiet and relaxed cruiser. 95k miles, passes mot first time every time. just having some power steering problems, but at 95k - is that really bad? Renault just paid fully to repair abs when fault came up - on a five year old car with 95k! brilliant. The car eats tyres and brakes - it's heavy! Average mpg round... (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2010
Purchased my wonderful looking 2004 2.2dci grande espace in May 2010, Day 1 of ownership I noticed loud siren sound, which i was informed was the turbo about to expire. Straight back to the dealer and six months later (yes) my renault espace is still in repair.(new replacement turbo will not boost and goes into limp mode) Trading standards involved, loads of expensive solicitors letters etc. I will never ever buy a renault again. Avoid the 2.2dci model at all costs (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2010
I bought a Renault Espace for safety and size reasons, intially delighted but soon plagued by mechanical problems, expensive to repair, Renault dealerships arent generally pleasant experiences.Expensive and patronising.I regret buying a Renault
Written on: 10/09/2009
No kidding,we got this renault grand espace car to replace our previous new 3 month old Grand Espace,which went on fire with me inside.Mercifully I got out as was travelling alone.Normally we have four kids..
6 months later our new replacement-the 54- arrived....
IT HAS BEEN A NIGHTMARE...
Years of problem after problem...
The clutch fell off while driving.
The catalytic convertor cracked.
We got stranded on holiday for three days by a mechanical failure.
That took 8 months to sort!!!!
I... (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2009 by mapgbbb (1 review written)
Renault Grand Espace 2.2 DCi Priviledge has lots of space and comfortable. However it had injection problems, I took my renault grand espace (2005) twice to check the injectors in the space of 5 months, i was told by renault one time that the injectors are faulty the next day I was told the injectors are clogged? I didn't find Renault very helpful. Whenever I steer the steering wheele to the right or left in full, to do for example a 3-point turn I keep hearing a strange noise under the... (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2008
I own a Renault Grand Espace (2002) I bought it from a local renault dealer 3 years ago. After a catalogue of engine problems which included the engine shutting down whilst driving, the dealer replaced the old engine with a brand new one. Two years on I would like to say that I was enjoying trouble free motoring but this is not the case. I had a sensor replaced in th engine last year and last week my engine has went into permanent limp mode, I am dreading taking it to the local renault... (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2008
Shocking reliability, engine dies in first gear for no reason, usually when trying to pull out of a junction.
Had a catastrophic power steering failure when approaching a roundabout on the A1. had to wrestle the wheel to get round. Could have been potentially very serious. Renaults attitude to servicing is a joke.
Electrics are poor as well. I've been driving with a permanently flat front tyre for the last two years according to my display. It's been 'fixed 5 times' and still doesn't... (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2008 by autoIssue (1 review written)
Seats are very heavy for removal if you work and use this car for family life. Engine shows up problems quite early, remains faulty even after full replacements. Dealer Companies do try to get out of the warranty at this stage, steering assembly rusts easily, very expensive exhaust system, air cone problems are not so cool either, rear view mirror fixing lets you down when driving! Ultrasonic sensor positioning in loading areas are placed on a poor site. Radio speaker rings makes noise due... (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2008
My Renault Grand Espace has suffered repeated engine problems, had engine replaced 2 years ago, the new engine has 15k on it and I have already started to have the same problem. The engine keeps going into limp mode, the dealers don't seem to know what the problem is. (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2005 by CLIVE RANDALL (3 reviews written)
Renault Espace iv 2.2 dci Privilege
A very expensive car from new whose quality and reliability does not match the price tag.
Support from the manufacturer and the main delaers is very poor. Customers are fobbed off with ghost repairs resulting in the same problems being reported repeatedly. (read more)
Written on: 11/01/2005 by minutespeace (2 reviews written)
We have 4 children and a large dog, and as we didnt want a sliding rear door we didnt have much choice when looking for a people carrier in 2001.
In the end we bought the Renault Grand Espace 2.2 DCi Priviledge People Carrier, we paid extra to have the manual front sunroof converted to electric. In hindsight this was a waste of money, as air conditioning is much quieter and more efficient.
I think this version of the Espace is good looking (despite the comparision with the A-Team... (read more)
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