What used Renault Laguna coupe will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Renault Laguna coupe?
The diesel models not only provide far more miles per gallon than the petrols, they're also cheaper to tax and have better resale values. However, the Laguna won't hang on to its value as well as coupes such as the BMW 3 Series.
The 148bhp 2.0-litre diesel manages an average of 47.3mpg, with the 176bhp version at 43.4mpg and the V6 at 39.2mpg. In contrast, the 2.0 petrol model manages 34.4mpg and the 3.5 V6 28.2mpg.
The 2.0 diesel emits 157g/km of CO2, the higher-powered version 172g/km and the V6 192g/km. The petrols start at 194g/km for the 2.0-litre model and rise to 238g/km for the V6.
As these cars age, and the cost of fuel rises, the diesels will prove the safest buy. Consider a petrol model only if it's cheap to begin with.
Servicing costs are higher than those of the standard Laguna, but shop around for the best deal because prices can vary - especially at franchised dealers.