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I have had my Lag II for 18 months, done 125k when bought now done 144k. I have replaced both window mechs when I bought it & now pasenger side has broken again. I replaced rear bushes for mot last year and then had to repalce them again this year. I replaced the track rods today, they had also need replaced some time in the past, as have the wishbones. The air con has stopped working and won't regass, 3 tyre sensors are faulty, key card is playing up (£140 for new one!!!).
I hope to get it mot'd this week. I will then use it untill my current contract ends in March. Then it will have to go.
My wifes Mondeo has done similar mileage but is older (P-reg), it has not had as many parts replaced. But more importantly anything that has been replaced has not failed again unlike the Laguna. We got a new ignition lock and remote key from Ford for £65! and they made the lock and key up to match the other locks!
My wife wants a newer car (chance to get rid of the Laguna and have her old Mondeo I thought), we went round some local dealers the other day. Against Mondeos priced £2000-2500 we were offered round about £300 for the old Mondeo, 3 dealers would not take my Laguna in part ex, the 4th offered us £500 for it but then offered £300 off for no part ex! he recommended selling the Mondeo private should get £3-400 he said and then take his offer of £300 no p/x discount. His only advice for the Laguna was don't buy another one.
Its a Mondeo for me as well next time of possibly a Vectra or Aventis. I don't ever plan to sell my Discovery that just gets better all the time 210,000 15 years old, it never fails to get me home.
Currently in Ian_gary_price's garage:
2001 Renault Laguna II Authentic 1.6 16v
Last edited by Ian_gary_price; 27th December 2008 at 10:17 PM.