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i'm not a laguna owner yet but i need some advice on the different models,as in the difference beteen the expression.dynamique and such.
i had a peugeot 406 until recently which is now a write off (my stupid fault i drove it through a six inch deep ford and seized the engine doh) but i like the laguna II so i'm really looking for advice on which model /trim level to go for. also i will want it as a tow car in the future so probably a diesel will be best, what do you guys think?

any common problems i need to look out for ie: its french so are the electrics suspect, has it got a cambelt,when does it need changing you know things like that

i'll leave it at that for the mo and wait for your advise guys
feel free to inundate me its what i want
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There's some bumf on specs here. It's all rather confusing


Specs for particular trim levels seem to vary a lot depending on age anyway (for example, all L2's had front fog lights and sun roofs at first, but the entry level models later lost them.) For a given trim level, the Sport Tourer will sometimes have one or two extra features over the hatch (parking sensors, Xenon headlamps etc.)

If you're looking to tow about a tonne, then the petrol engines are underpowered with the exception of the 2.0 Turbo and 3.0 V6. The 1.9 dCi comes in various power outputs, and you'd probably be looking at the 120bhp variant for relaxed towing. I have the 130bhp 1.9dCi that was introduced last year and it tows like a dream. 6th gear is realistic at 60mph for most motorway driving, though it's better to leave it in 5th if you're on a stretch with lots of gradients. 4th might become necessary on some steeper A-road hills, and I've yet to meet a gradient that I couldn't hold 60 on in 3rd. For some bizarre reason, the published towing limit for the 1.9dCi is actually marginally higher than for the 2.2.

Early 1.9dCi's are notorious for turbo failures, and early 6 speed boxes can be problematic too. The worst of these problems are reputedly fixed by mid to late 2003, so go for a later example car if your budget will stretch.
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Nice post Horatio!

It's true - the Renault trim levels are absolutely baffling!

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