What's the used Renault Laguna like?
If you want an estate with an upmarket feel, but you're working on a tight budget, then the third-generation Renault Laguna Estate should be on your short list.
Distinctive styling sets the Renault apart from its rivals, and there's space inside for five. The boot isn't the largest in the class, and the sloping roofline limits load space, but it will still handle most people's needs.
Previous models had a stodgy ride, but this Laguna, introduced in 2007, has sharp steering and plenty of grip. The only downside is the overly firm ride, which will be uncomfortable on some roads.
The quality of cabin materials, and the contemporary design of the dashboard, give the Renault a classy feel. Wind noise is kept in check - even at motorway speeds - but road noise can be a problem.