No better audience to ask!
Here's the story. This V6 Laguna (not very many at all here in NI) has been sat in the back of dealers yard for the past 9 months after being traded in.
The passenger window fell into the door (surprise, surprise) during winter and went unnoticed for a month - hence the mould. I have been expressing interest for a while, and yesterday he handed me seven key cards and said "If the key for it is one of those, you can take it for a drive". So I attached up the battery pack and she roared into life with no fuss!
Mileage is reading 102,000. There is a reported ESP fault, one Xenon headlight is out and it is leaking
filter. The sunroof isn't working and the passenger window is held in place by a screw driver. (New regulator required).
I pulled out on the country road, and without even trying, the beast was up to 80 MPH. Beautiful smooth gearbox, V6 was purring away and I was absolutely smitten. I've owned two Lagunas - a 1.8 and a 1.6, and it was so nice having the power and noise to complete the package of what is one of my favourite cars!
Now the price. He has it advertised for £1295 (a joke, I know). I know him quite well, and he says I can have it for £650.
I can't help thinking about what an amazing car it will be when tidied up, and I am seriously on the verge of heading up to his right now with the cash - so please respond quick!
I would love to hear about owners tackling the jobs listed above, in particular the ESP fault. Also, I am unsure about how much a xenon headlight bulb costs? I'm not worried about the fuel consumption as I'm sure V6 ownership is well worth it.
Try to look past the leaves and mould!