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Originally Posted by narrowgauge View Post
I'm on my 4th Laguna. I've only had the new one a month so it's early days yet but I've had no real issues with the others.
The first one was an R reg RN, I think, with sports trim that used a lot of oil . 'You do a high mileage' I was told when I asked about it.
The V reg Sport had the infamous, and expensive to fix, bonnet catch seizure after a couple of years and they seemed to have used a poor batch of bulbs when they made it. That one came to a sudden end on the A55 near Chester because I'd never had a car old enough to want its timing belt changing so learned about that the hard way. (The previous service had been done at an independent workshop because I saw no point at that age/mileage in paying extra to have it done by the main dealer. Had I gone to Renault they would have reminded me - they even have a poster about it behind the service reception desk at my local one.)
The third one was an 04 1.8 Expression with cruise control that I bought in Chester after having been quoted 4,000 to do a 'proper' engine rebuild on the Sport, that might have been worth 2,500 on a good day. That was 11 months old and had done 14,000 miles as a hire car. Ran it until January without any problems at all; 68,000 miles when I traded it in. (I knew the timing belt was due ...)
Ive had my Lag II priveledge for 4 years and have had nothing but trouble the latest was just last month when the crank shaft pulley went taking the engine with it. 800 quid for a recon engine fit. never will I buy another renault
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post #167 of 168 (permalink) Old 13th May 2009
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I'm on my second one, and it seems that most of the faults are "common faults" and so long as you can give the car a real good look over and understand what to look for and the costs involved in fixing them, they are ok, just comes down to common sense.

But an auction is the last place to look, unless it's a fleet or trade-in disposal, a private entry is almost guranteed to be a seller at the end of his tether and wants no come backs.

Renault's biggest problem is their refusal to accept responsibilty for what are clearly comon faults down to poor workmanship or design.
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write off

My neighbour has had one for around three years but they have found so many electrical faults with it that it's technically a write off, some shennanigans going on now with insurance, ( I don't quite know all the details as I live in France, so my neighbour is, obviously French) but it is definitely "NON!"
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