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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 9th June 2007
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Hi there ripsnot, I feel sorry that you have had so many problems with your car, mine is almost as old as yours and fortunately have had almost no problems apart from the normal service items,
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Limited Life

Maybe i exaggerate slightly, but this thing reminds me of the Old 70s vauxhall viva , once you get near 70,000 miles its time to throw in the towel. Exhaust manifolds cracking , gearboxes failing, brake pipes corroding and splitting, pencil coils failing, air con packing in,and all the usual bits that goes with cheap plastic interiors, and very thin gauge metal that these cars are built from. If i were you mate , i would watch that speedo, hope your luck is better than mine.
Looks like a nice motor, but like i said earlier , so did mine.
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Sounds like you've been a bit too unlucky. Perhaps a different Laguna would never have given you the same problems. You never can tell with any car, one that rolled off the same production line could well excede the life of another of the same production line.

Good luck with whatever car you choose to purchase next.

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Sorry to hear you have had enough, Ripsnort but I do sympathise.

Now you know why it was so cheap. I bought mine for exactly the same reason, was cheap and looked good and I entirely agree with your assesment.

Have owned loads of Renaults (5s, 6, 12, 14, 16s, 18, 25, 30 and a Feugo). All had their problems but most were fixed fairly easily.

The best of the bunch, and probably one of the best cars I have owned, was the 30. Only got rid of it because it was written off after an accident with a R5!

The Lag is a different animal altogether. If it did not drive so well, be so comfortable even after 3 hours at the wheel and been reliable so far it would have been sold by now.

Every job seems to be a major exercise. The rear brake disks should have taken a couple of hours max. Two days later I was still drilling out the retaining screws! Obviously Renault have realised the problem as the replacements are a much improved design and, hopefully, do not have the heads made out of cheese!

Anyway, good luck with whatever replaces your Lag.
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Gotta say I had a Laguna executive and it was fantastic. Smooth and quiet, refined and really comfortable. Guess you just got a dud one. Conversely, my Lag II hasn't been so good and has needed constant jobs so heyho, you pays ya money...
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