any thoughts on a renault grand espace?

(12 Posts)
fairimum Sun 16-Jun-13 20:16:23

just that really!

DrDolittle Sun 16-Jun-13 20:19:13

Mine is Renault's break down all the time.....

Numberlock Sun 16-Jun-13 20:19:54

Yes don't do it, a cash-eating heap of shit.

hermioneweasley Sun 16-Jun-13 20:20:31

Don't buy a French car

StuntBottom Sun 16-Jun-13 20:22:33

There is a saying in France, "If you buy a Renault, don't sell your bicycle." They break down a lot!

DrDolittle Sun 16-Jun-13 20:23:35

E.g:
Under warranty:
Keyless entry failure due to condensation inside rear doors.
Clutch master cylinder replaced under recall.
Throttle pedal sender unit failure.

Out of warranty:
EGR valve failure.
Inlet manifold failure.
Worn-out track rod ends.
Worn out steering arm balljoint.
Battery failure.
Alternator failure.
Seized rear brake caliper.
Gearbox failure.
Clutch master cylinder failure.
ABS pump intermittent problem.
Aircon control unit problem.
ARB droplinks worn out.
Sunroof drive jumps and requires resetting periodically.
Front brake discs barely last two sets of pads - at 90k miles the car is on its third set.

From here: http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1156715

Kiriwawa Sun 16-Jun-13 20:25:10

My friend's Espace cost her £800 in the first year (it's 4 years old). The electrics are a nightmare. Very well designed but I wouldn't touch one with a bargepole

LemonBreeland Sun 16-Jun-13 20:30:58

We have had a Renault Espace for 9 months.

It has needed

a turbo
alternator
catalytic converter
oil leak fixed
coolant leak fixed
timing belt

It has cost us around £2500 in that time, and it still has issues. It makes me feel sick to drive it as I wonder what will go wrong next.

fairimum Sun 16-Jun-13 20:36:11

ok, so what else is a similar size??

DrDolittle Mon 17-Jun-13 00:39:15

Ford Galaxy?

AlexMumsnetCars (MNHQ) Mon 17-Jun-13 10:30:50

You'll find several ideas here, fairimum: ''http://www.mumsnet.com/cars/info/news/10-best-seven-seaters]].

AlexMumsnetCars (MNHQ) Mon 17-Jun-13 10:32:21

Apologies, fairimum - here's a link that should work when you click on it! www.mumsnet.com/cars/info/news/10-best-seven-seaters

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