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Hi there

With regards to the IDE engine, my previous Laguna was a 2002 '02' Privilege fitted with the 2.0 IDE engine.

When I bought it the car had 74200 miles showing, it had been my brother-in-law's company car from new, and up to that point it had been 100% reliable. Main dealer serviced and maintained, however it did lead a hard life as my brother-in-law does not hang about.

During my time with it, the only problem I had was dodgy tyre pressure sensors, which in the end I had disabled. My IDE never let me down at all, until I decided to sell it and buy something a bit newer.

I know the car's current owner and I still see the car regularly, and to date it has never let him down either, so I suppose it goes to show that not all the IDE 's were unreliable.

The Laguna I owned before the IDE was an early 2002 1.9dCI Dynamique. Great car but crap engine - 2 new turbo 's, a new clutch, a new gearbox, a new steering column, and a new window regulator, all before the car was a year old!!!!! Compare this with my IDE .

I hope my experience of the IDE will put your mind at ease a bit. Enjoy your new car and I hope its as reliable as mine was.

Currently in Chris1's garage:
2004 '54' Megane Dynamique 1.6vvt 5-door, Ottoman Blue
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