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Laguna V6. To buy or not to buy?

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 oil from the oil 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!
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