Renault Espace Reviews from France

2004 Renault Espace Base

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance86843 kilometres
Previous carOpel Opel Sintra

Summary:

Excellent

Faults:

The Radio Reception especially around the city center is extremely bad, if under tall building.

General Comments:

Poor Radio Reception

Very Comfortable seats, if you're inside all day.

I'm a taxi driver, I average about 150 kilometers a day.

Handles with ease for a large MPV.

The cabin is very bright with all the windows.

The exterior paint is like a navy blue.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th December, 2007

1998 Renault Espace RXT 2.2dT 2.2-liter turbo diesel

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.2-liter turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 kilometres
Most recent distance102000 kilometres
Previous carRenault Espace

Summary:

Good deal, but service has to improve on

Faults:

A leak at the top of the fuel tank made the car difficult to start (air bubbles in the pipes). But it was fixed for free by Renault.

I am also experiencing several minor (but annoying) electrical problems : the seat belts warning light does not work, the radio sometimes goes off for a couple of seconds on bad roads, the lighting of some switches does not work,... But all this was reported by Renault as "too expensive to fix"!!!

General Comments:

Great car! The family (and the dog) love it. Comfortable, easy to drive, even in town, even with 7 on board, lots of torque,...

I just regret it is a bit noisy on motorways, say over 130 kph / 80 mph.

I sold my previous ESPACE 2000TSE with 241,000 km / 150,000 miles on the clock and intend to do the same with this one :o)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2002

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews