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i wanna buy a laguna I

i wanna buy a renault laguna I 1.6l 16v and i wanna know what problems occure and what to look for when i buy it.

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Not to sure but one thing I've picked up on the forums is that it's a better bet to get a 16v engine rather than an 8v as I believe the 8v have considerably more problems than the 16v. Your on the right track, at least.

Always check the rear arches on Laguna's as that's where the rust seems to creep through first. Other than that, I would say check all the things that you check on any second hand car that you would be purchasing.

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Also check the Laguna articles (link in sidebar) as this will have common problems listed
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Ignition Coils are a common failure,but aren't difficult to change DIY.Power steering pipe leaks can be common,and depending on which pipe goes it can be either expensive or cheap to fix.The plastic lenses on the headlights can de-grade and cause beam pattern problems for the MOT.Gearbox oil leaks can also be a problem,and this can lead to premature gearbox failure.Other smaller niggles can include heater fans not working,corroded fuel tank straps(although the later ones had thicker ones fitted) and general odd electrical faults caused by corroded connections.

All of that sounds bad I know,but really the Lag 1 is a great second hand purchase,with good second hand parts easy to find,and they are certaintly no worse cars than a comparable Mondeo/Vectra/406.I am on my second Lag 1(first one a 1999 1.9 dTi hatchback) and have been very happy with both of them.

One thing though,if my 1.8 16 valve is anything to go by,the 1.6 will be pretty under powered.......

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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