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Old 25-06-2007   #16
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Re: Renault Laguna

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I see. TBH 115BHp from a 2.0 8v Im not expecting much (the 8v Fiat TC is 130BHp), leisurely is ok...its a family wagon more than a Cinq is .

As for appreciable little bits, thats something that Renault appear to be damn good at IMO....both my parents mid 90's Renaults were awesome cars for quirky stuff they had.
The 1.8 Fiat of a similar age (and 16v, in the Brava for example) is 113 bhp and 114 lb/ft, basically the same as the 8v in the Renault. The newer Renault 16v from 1997 on was 126 bhp and more torques.

I don't know what a normal model will have, I think mine had some factory extras. Hope you like it
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lol, pipe and slippers next



oooo, talking of slippers, do you still have that pair I got you for hospital?
Hehe yes...warm feet!!
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Well, we have got the Laguna now, needs an MOT, service and back box. also, needs a damn good tidy, but mechanically sound by the look of things!

For a freebie, we hope (fingers crossed) she'll be a good'un in a couple of weeks.
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The earlier generation of Lagunas were great cars. Renault have gone back to normal for the current crop.


an early laguna was too good for a renault badge, i cant really fault them. the newer ones have the usual electrical nightmares and shoddy build quality. one of my neighbours knows this only too well. a few weeks ago one of the front wheels came off when his wife was driving round a corner.
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Well that's not the fault of the car now is it

Nice car Angel, hope you like it, I can't sing enough praises about them but I am old before my time so no idea if it suits people that want a bit more fun from their car.

The Laguna II was obviously a much better car but thanks to all the technology on it, there were initial difficulties.

Laguna III out this year.
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Nice car Angel, hope you like it, I can't sing enough praises about them but I am old before my time so no idea if it suits people that want a bit more fun from their car.
Got some petrol in her today and mechanic managed to get it started. He's took her to the garage ready to MOT on Tuesday, if no cancellation tomorrow.

So should hopefully know what faults there are and then get her valeted, then yay get her back on the road after a year of being not driven.

We're very excited about all the refinements she's got and hopefully she'll be a good drive too!
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my mother had a 1.8 8v RT Sport 'R' Reg for 9 years, never broke down and I loved the driving position, wasn't the fastest of cars but felt very sturdy and was comfy as hell!

never had any problems with it
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Just had the MOT results and she's failed miserably, so bye bye Laguna.
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Come on define miserably?

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Re: Renault Laguna

ok, here we go....

1. Rear registration plate lamp not working
2. N/s front brake disc excessively pitted
3. O/s as above
4. N/s front brake pad has restricted free movement
5. O/s as above
6. Rear brake load sensing valve linkage seized
7. O/s rear brake grabbing severely
8. N/s front coil spring fractured
9. Exhaust emissions carbon monoxide content after 2nd fast idle excessive
10. Exhaust emissions lambda reading after 2nd fast idle outside specific limits
11. Front power steering pipe(s) or hose(s) leaking
12. Front registration plate letter/figure likely to be misread
13. Rear (box) exhaust has a major leak of exhaust gases

then the advisory items....

14. N/s front headlamp not in good working order but not adversely affecting beam image
15. O/s front as above
16. N/s front track rod end ball joint has slight play
17. O/s front as above
18. Underside of vehicle very rusty.

So, all in all, didnt fail on much really no wonder they gave it to us!

Oh well, will be up by 35 when its scrapped lol
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Re: Renault Laguna

not a huge amount TBH.emissions will be due to not being used
exhaust you knew
brake valve again could be freed off
leaky pipes depends on reasons.discs and pads are no dear and a sticky caliper tom can sort out.
cost you nothing so depends what your prepared to spend
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Re: Renault Laguna

Around 400'ish is what i've been quoted, which is quite a lot of money when its not your 'ideal' car.

He'd quoted:

120 for the brake discs
60 for the brake pads
80 for the coil spring
55 for the exhaust
and couldnt quote on the power steering leak, so dunno how much that would be till he found the problem!

Was just going to be useful for the timebeing as in Tom moving his stuff in and going on holiday.. would have been more room in the boot and Beth wouldnt have been so cramped for a long journey.

As its not taxed or insured and we have no-where to store it, its not a viable thing to do at the mo, I dont think
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Re: Renault Laguna

Can get pads off ebay for 20 quid and probably a standard exhaust system for not much more

When do you want a car for? My astra will be up for sale in a few weeks providing i dont kill it on the rally and that has MOT till next May
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Car was given at right sort of time, as everything happens at the end of July, Tom moves in and we go on holiday.

We cant do the car up ourselves (rather Tom cant do the car ) as he's still up there and car's down here
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Re: Renault Laguna

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Around 400'ish is what i've been quoted, which is quite a lot of money when its not your 'ideal' car.

He'd quoted:

120 for the brake discs
60 for the brake pads
80 for the coil spring
55 for the exhaust
and couldnt quote on the power steering leak, so dunno how much that would be till he found the problem!

Was just going to be useful for the timebeing as in Tom moving his stuff in and going on holiday.. would have been more room in the boot and Beth wouldnt have been so cramped for a long journey.

As its not taxed or insured and we have no-where to store it, its not a viable thing to do at the mo, I dont think
fair enough,get a T&T car off gumtree for that sort o money
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