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Cheap runabout - worth a punt?

Hi All

Iíve had a few old and newer Renaults in the past including Lagunas, Esapces (terrible) and a Safrane (best car I ever owned!)

Iím currently after a cheap 2nd run about for the Mrs and plan to go look at a year 2000 ĎWí plate Laguna 1.9 dti RXE automatic this evening. MOT to Oct, tax to May, 138k with ďsomeĒ history. Spoke to owner who says it runs spot on with no faults including auto gearbox Ė donít they all say that? Bodywork has just the odd age related mark apparentlyÖ weíll see. The guy only wants £550 for it so if its straight and I get it for £500, I would be happy to spend a few quid on a service etc.

Anyway, I havenít had a diesel before so was wondering, apart from the usual things to look for, is there anything I should check more carefully based on this specific model, miles etc? Turbo ? Any hints or tips gratefully appreciated.


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Re: Cheap runabout - worth a punt?

worth doing a search on the Laguna via the forum lots of threads
myself i have not owned one so cant comment
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Re: Cheap runabout - worth a punt?

I had a Laguna 1.9dTi Alize estate that I paid £550 for and it lasted me for 3 years with no major problems, just servicing. However the bonnet release cable was a weakness, and I had to use wires tied to the catches that were accessible from under the car! Also the rear crossmember that the towbar was bolted to was rusting very badly which now results in an MoT failure, so check under the rear valance. A very good drive, I was impressed enough to replace it with a slightly newer Lag2, not such a good car IMHO!
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