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Watch out for Renault's official towing limits, which are ludicrously low for the petrol Laguna II's. They're rather better for the diesels.

I've had a 2.0 IDE and a 1.9dCi 130 now. The IDE was definitely much better for general driving, but the dCi wipes the floor with it when towing.

You'll find a lot of the quirks from reading the forums. Serious problems tend to be auto boxes, early 6 speed manual boxes on the diesels, turbos on the earlier diesels (that were originally run on the wrong grade of oil ) and the excellent to drive but potentially problematic 2 litre IDE engine (the later 2 litre VVT isn't quite as nice to drive but is much more reliable.)

If you're going for a diesel, then try to get a young, low mileage one and make sure it has a full (preferably Renault dealer) service history. This maximises your chance of getting a decent contribution out of Renault if your turbo does bite the dust. If it doesn't meet the age, service and mileage criteria, then chances are you won't get a bean.
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