2000 Renault Espace Reviews

2000 Renault Espace RXDT 2.2 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.2 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.8 / 10
Previous carMitsubishi Space Wagon

Summary:

A total and utter disaster

Faults:

Master cylinder went after 4 weeks of ownership. Both rear wheel bearings needed replacing at the same time. Tyre wear is unbelievable. Had to replace all four tyres for the first mot. Serious water leak ruined carpets and under seat stereo. Central locking failed. Imobiliser failed. Steering failed. Near side suspension spring snapped.

General Comments:

This car is seriously sluggish. No power from the turbo and not as economical as it should be. The staff I spoke to at the main dealers were very unhelpful.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd January, 2006

2000 Renault Espace 2.0 16v from Hong Kong

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired89 kilometres
Most recent distance9580 kilometres
Previous carSAAB 900

Summary:

Generally a good family people carrier

Faults:

The Right mirror dropped out on the 2nd day of service and was replaced by the local agent immediately when reported.

Air-con value (not sure exactly what's the parts named) failed on deliver and replaced by local agent on 1st service at 1000 km.

A light bulb in shift column panel burned after 8000 km. Replaced by local agent at my cost.

Digits on speedometer did not illuminate after 9000 km.

General Comments:

Good family MPV, but under-power for a 2.0 petrol engine when driving up-hill.

Comfortable inside for front and rear seats.

Electrical faults are a common problem for Renault.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd March, 2002

2000 Renault Espace RT/X 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance4000 miles
Previous carNissan Serena

Summary:

Still by far the best MPV

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

The fourth generation of the world's favourite MPV. Renault provide a mixture of comfort, performance and reliability. Drive it hard and you will go very quickly. Drive it soft and you can hold a conversation with the guy in the rear set of seats. Bags of storage and fabulous in-car features.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th December, 2000

Average review marks: 5.4 / 10, based on 3 reviews