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Laguna II v the III

As some of you may know i have recently bought a Laguna II 1.9 DCI to be used on a road trip and i am currently preparing it for that but apon my return should it trade the car in for a more Top of the range Laguna II or what do you guys think of the Laguna III is it worth switching to one of them what are the benefits other than a younger car?
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Re: Laguna II v the III

The Lag III is a vast improvement over the Lag II, particularly as far as reliability is concerned. The 2.0dci engine has so far proved to be much more reliable than the 1.9dci. You can get a late Lag II with the 2.0dci engine and that will also have most of the electrical type gremlins sorted out.
Build quality of the III is better with better quality materials used. By all accounts the Lag III warranty dept is a very quiet place to be.

The Lag III could be a better looking car in my opinion but we bought ours for overall cost,value for money, toys and comfort - we prefer the Look of the SportTourer and also need an estate as it is more practical with 2 kids and the type of luggage we carry.

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Re: Laguna II v the III

Having had both a Lag II Phase II Initiale and a Lag III Initiale, I have to say that the III is a better car.

That said, if I was buying with my own money, the Lag II 2.0dCi Initiale would probably be top of my shopping list. The engine is vastly superior to the old 1.9, and when all's said and done, the 1.9 litre engine was the only thing that really went seriously wrong on my old Lag II.

If you like your toys, then the sat-nav/Bluetooth/Audio system that you'll get as standard in the late Lag II Initiales is superior to the standard system on the III Initiale. In fact, to get the same system as the Lag II was a 1000 option on the top of the range Lag III (if you're lucky, you might find one where the option was specified when new.) The standard system was a 2D one until the 2010 update, at which point you get TomTom as standard instead. Similarly, you won't get a sunroof on the III unless someone specified the 600 option when new. It's standard on the II Initiale.

There's pros and cons between the TomTom and the 3D DVD system, so it's difficult to say which is best. TomTom is a whole lot more flexible (speed cameras, custom POIs etc.) and the maps are considerably cheaper. The DVD navigation system, on the other hand, looks much nicer (less pixelly) calculates routes a hell of a lot quicker and integrates the whole Nav/audio/Bluetooth systems together much more sensibly.
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Re: Laguna II v the III

Has anyone compared the 2.2 to the 2.0? 0-60 is a second faster on the 2.0 and carbons are a bit lower and mpg a bit higher. Was wondering about refinement also around 80mph? The one thing about the 2.2 is the getaway is a bit tardy but this was improved with the single mass flywheel I fitted, making the connection feel more direct. I would be reluctant to buy a 2.0 a few years old only to have its flywheel go

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