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Renault Laguna Sport Tourer (00 - 08) review

(2000 - 2008)
Renault Laguna Sport Tourer (00 - 08)
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What used Renault Laguna estate will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Renault Laguna estate?

Heavy depreciation from new makes a used Laguna a bargain, while its top-flight safety helps keep insurance groups low. However, the car's reliability isn't anything to write home about, so buying an older one brings the risk of frequent garage bills.

And those bills can be quite high. Some ordinary jobs are long and complex, although routine spares are fairly priced.

On the other hand, servicing costs are average for a family car, and on-board sensors determine how far apart the services are. It's possible to stretch the gap between routine visits to 15,000 miles and beyond if you drive carefully.

Fuel economy is strong, too, with the 1.9 130 diesel achieving up to 47mpg overall and 57mpg on a long, gentle run. The 2.0 manages a reasonable 34mpg maximum overall and 44mpg on a run, but only 25mpg in town. Worst of all is the 3.0 that drinks petrol, struggling to manage 19mpg in town and only 28mpg overall.