I love the design of the espace, but just wish I could find a reliable one!
New starter motor needed at 16000 miles.
New battery needed at 162000 miles.
Intermittent misfire present all the time.
Bad misfire developed at 170000 miles.
Low compression on one cylinder and head gasket blew at 172000 miles.
A really quick comfortable & versatile car-MPV-minibus-camper or van dependant on the seats removed (which are very quick & easy to remove no tools needed)
But make sure you find a good one! this is the second espace I have owned & although I think the design & idear are brilliant the build quality & reliability can be very suspect.
Expect around 20-25mpg from the v6 manual (when running properly!) and very good handling for the size of the car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th October, 2005