Which used Renault Laguna coupe should I buy?
Of the five engines available, we'd recommend the 2.0-litre diesel, with either 148bhp or 176bhp. The lower-powered version is the more common, and gives decent pace and reasonable running costs, while the 176bhp version (available only in GT trim) is genuinely fast.
There is also a 232bhp 3.0 V6 diesel, which comes with an automatic gearbox. Petrol options include a turbocharged 201bhp 2.0-litre and an automatic-only 3.5 V6 with 235bhp. The first is acceptable, but won't hold its value that well, while the second is fast yet expensive to run.
Two versions of the Laguna are available: standard and GT. The GT comes with an advanced four-wheel-steering system, revised suspension set-up and higher-performance brakes and tyres. It offers a noticeable improvement on the standard model, with better balance and steering feel.
Standard equipment includes climate control, Bluetooth, 18-inch alloys and sports seats, while the GT model adds leather upholstery, cruise control and keyless entry and ignition.