Used Renault Laguna Hatchback 2000 - 2008 review

Category: Family car

Section: Our recommendations

2000 - 2008 review
Renault Laguna Hatchback (00 - 08)
  • Renault Laguna Hatchback (00 - 08)
  • Renault Laguna Hatchback (00 - 08)
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Our recommendations

Which used Renault Laguna hatchback should I buy?

Not the 1.6 and 1.8 petrols, that's for sure. Of the other petrol engines, the 2.0-litre is decent, the 2.0 turbos swift and the 3.0 V6 with an automatic gearbox smooth

However, the dCi diesels give the best balance of smoothness, speed and economy. The 120bhp and 130bhp 1.9s are the best option, while the 150bhp 2.0 dCi is great if you have the cash.

Since the Laguna's introduction in December 2000, all models have had air-con, anti-lock brakes, remote central locking, a CD player and good safety kit as standard.

Expression and Dynamique trims up the ante still further; Privilege gives leather seats; and Initiale comes with gold-plated bells and whistles. Privilege is a good choice if funds allow.

A GT badge means the more powerful version of the 2.0 turbo (just over 200bhp), alloy wheels, part-leather trim, satellite-navigation and uprated suspension that sharpens the handling.

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Whatever your choice, though, you'll find plenty at supersites and Renault approved used dealers. Beware of private sellers off-loading trouble-prone examples.