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Old 25-06-2007   #1
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Renault Laguna

Tom and I have been offered a renault laguna 2 litre, which apparently runs but needs an mot and an exhaust.

Anybody had a laguna and know of anything specific we should look for if we decide to go have a look at it?

Also, any ideas about insurance group etc?

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Family owned one for 3 years and I took it over for 6 months, loved it, absolutely loved it. Far better drive and comfort than my Brava with a much better interior. The 2.0 8v isn't much good though in terms of performance or economy. The specs are more than reasonable, my 1.8 8v RT had:

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Nothing specific that Tom wouldn't notice I doubt.
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Can wear front tyres due to engine position, suspension fragile and prone to frequent shock and spring replacements.

Comfy car to drive, quite decent standard stereos.

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Re: Renault Laguna

So worth a looksee for a freebie then I guess.

Friend, who's a mechanic, got it for his son who didnt bother to get his license, so been standing for a year.

Will have to go and view I think.

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Re: Renault Laguna

The earlier generation of Lagunas were great cars. Renault have gone back to normal for the current crop. This one is owned by relatives and has lasted forever with no probs, and is very comfortable and plenty big enough.
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Re: Renault Laguna

strange, it said uploading, anyroad up here 'tis(1.6 RT)
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Re: Renault Laguna

This is such a co-incidence as I'm going to look at, and probably buy a Renault Laguna RT 2.0 litre this week

The 2.0 8v is insurance group 10.

115 bhp.

0-60 in 10.1 secs (or 10.4 )

Cant wait to be honest
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Re: Renault Laguna

oooo spooky coicidence lol

got a couple of quotes for insurance for Tom and it will be about 400, so not bad at all.

How are they on fuel consumption?

Been told should be around 100 to get it through MOT, so could be a winner!

Bit of difference to a cinq, be able to put it in the boot
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Huge boot, as I said before, poor economy and performance from the 1.8 and 2.0 8vs.

Even so, I absolutley loved mine, the driving position, the gear change, the ride and the interior are very good in my opinion.
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Depends how you see poor performance as.

Reading the reviews for these cars, some say the 2.0 8v is quick, some say its not that quick.

Mind you, im going from a 1.2 litre Mk1 punto, anythings gotta be quicker
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Re: Renault Laguna

Don't go expecting it to be quick, it's not! They are both very calm engines, both nice to drive but you don't get a lot more out of them when pushed compared with normal driving.

There's lots of little things that you will appreciate of the cars I'd have had one if I could have found a dti more easily.
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Re: Renault Laguna

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Don't go expecting it to be quick, it's not! They are both very calm engines, both nice to drive but you don't get a lot more out of them when pushed compared with normal driving.

There's lots of little things that you will appreciate of the cars I'd have had one if I could have found a dti more easily.
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.
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Re: Renault Laguna

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leisurely is ok...its a family wagon
lol, pipe and slippers next



oooo, talking of slippers, do you still have that pair I got you for hospital?
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Re: Renault Laguna

That 1.6 is fine on fuel, mid 30s for mixed use. It is not a sports car, you just relax and let it take you there but it's done Edinburgh/London lots of times without stress, so yeah, if its that generation get it.
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Re: Renault Laguna

Its a 1995 (N reg) 1998cc, unknown mileage as yet.

Friend just wants it off the driveway!
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