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Good evening all, first post so here goes.

At the moment i have a laguna v6 1995 baccara, i have had the car since early 97 its not been much trouble just fair ware & tear tyre's exhaust etc and one ignition coil ,but then again its only done 55k.

Now i want another one, so i am looking at the laguna v6 initiale prob 51 to 53 model, i do like the flagships .

Any views from owners or previous owners what to look for avoid etc, i've heard about the some of the electrical probs on some models but does this apply to early or later one's, anyone know of any gearbox probs with it being the tiptronic type on the v6.

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I have been told by my dealer the later Laguna II models are more reliable than earlier ones. That said there will always be good and bad at any age.
As with all new models of any make, the first year or so there are several niggly faults, some more major. The later in life of the model, in theory the more reliable. Our 04 model has done 22500 completley trouble free miles ( touch wood, probably go wrong tomorrow now) and has not had any of the more common failings of earlier Lag II's ( tyre pressure sensors being very unreliable on early cars apparently).

Make sure you get a warranty with tthe car if buying from a garage - all modern cars cost a small fortune to repair, not just Renaults. Also all cars WILL go wrong at some point in their life, unfortunately it seems to be a bit of a lottery as to whether you get a goodun or a badun.

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If you can I would wait another year or so until the later Laguna II Phase 2 models become more affordable on the 2nd hand market..

Post 2005 facelifted Laguna's have many modifications which improve upon the early niggles.

Having said that though I have run my 2001 for approx 60k miles without any big problems - maybe I am lucky - maybe I drive carefully enough not to strain the car into an early grave - maybe I ensure the car is well cared for and maintained - lots of maybe's - mines only a frugal 1.8 16v but there's a few V6 owners here who will maybe comment on the autobox for you though..

Have added v6 to the thread title in case anyones searching around..

Also moved post into the Laguna buyers guide section.. Take a look at this section for further posts about buying a Laguna and what to look out for..
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HI Laguna 22,
I have the Laguna 1.8 2002, drive carefully and maintain it properly, my car has only done 38000 miles but I was wondering if you have changed your Cambelt yet? Renault do reccomend 5 years or 70000 miles which I think is a bit too long. I am thinking of getting mine done towards the end of this year just to be safe.
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Dave ( at the expense of hijacking the thread topic )

Mines done 115k and had the cam belt done at around 70k..

She splutters a bit on the rev limiter know so me finks head work is in order to de coke + inspect the top end but still no cold rattles or worries..

Now back to V6 land..

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