1999 Renault Espace RT-X 2.2 DT from UK and Ireland
People who don't have them like 'em. People who do have them want to sell them
Hydraulic clutch failed twice.
Gearbox link failed once
New clutch required
Airbag sensor failed
Poor fit to both Drivers and Passengers front doors.
Inside the cabin is very light and airy.
Lots of space except if 7 people are in the car - no luggage space.
Van like drive and van like noise.
Better the faster you go - motorway driving very good.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th June, 2005
29th Jul 2006, 02:35
Van like drive and noise? Utter nonsense!
My wife is only 5 feet 4 and she loves driving it, and I only need to crank the stereo up when I want my ears to bleed (on my own of course!)
This is one of the most manoeuvrable cars I have ever driven.
11th Apr 2007, 04:24
I owned a 1999 Espace 2.0 16v. This was a dire car. It started out well, but after 36,000 miles and 3 years it fell to bits. Electrics computer failed - known fault it seems, but Renault still charged £600.00. Finally on 45,000 miles the head gasket began to go, it developed an internal oil leak (the list is too long). It took £2000 to get the heap of rubbish back on the road. I quickly sold it and bought a VW Touran (Great Car).
My advice - Don't BUY RENAULT - Badly built, unreliable and the dealers are expensive and unhelpful.