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    Quote Originally Posted by COL View Post
    I have had two Lagunas, a series 1 MY 1995 and a series 2 MY 2002.

    The series one I had for 10 years, the problems that I had were starter motor, immobiliser, left drive shaft inner joint and gearbox solenoids.

    The series 2 I have had for 3 1/2 years and only had a battery/alternator, an immobiliser/key card issues and courtesy light switches.

    If you want to own these cars you need to be able to do your own diagnostic and mechanical work or they will cost you a fortune.

    You will also want to check the car out thoroughly before purchase and it will also want to be cheap, make sure it has a service history and the services have been done.

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    I purchased my series 2 Laguna for $1700. I replaced the timing belt, rear suspension bushes, inner track joint/rods, hazard and rear window switches and fixed a few oil leaks.

    If you get a good car you will get a lot of car for your money and you don't need to worry about depreciation because the previous owners have already paid for that.
    Quote Originally Posted by dacia4x4 View Post
    my series 2 laguna is a mirrored story of cols,bought cheap ($550)from local wrecker because of said computer fault (voice readout of sensor b and c faulty in reverse only) but water pump,timing belt,ign coils,rear susp bushes,auto and engine service front pads and new w/screen on road for around $3500,having done all work myself and has been reliable last three years as my daily driver work hack.i do realise resale wise it is not worth much at all........jim
    These cars can be very cheap motoring if you get the right car.

    I have been working on the tight ass budget of $1000/year to buy and maintain plus petrol, rego and insurance. I have been doing this for the past 12 years.

    I wanted a tow bar for my Laguna ii, the wreckers wanted $250 plus freight, so I bought a whole car with a tow bar for $500. Drove this home on a permit, swapped over tow bar and now have a lot of spare parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    I don't go to casinos, but I imagine buying one of those cars is like betting on red or black. You either win or lose, like with any old car.
    Yeah, I’m not a betting man, either. Although some of my friends might say that owning any French car automatically puts you into the category of being a betting person.

    What is the wife currently driving?
    Currently driving the Peugeot 306 cabriolet. I certainly love the car, but I wouldn’t say that it’s best suited to the rough country roads around here. I want to keep it, but I’ll probab de-register it soon, and try and preserve it before it gets totally ruined on these roads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    My impression of lagunas is not a good one.
    I'd not recommend one to anyone I liked.
    Very comfortable, but pesky issues.
    Thanks, Jo.

    This is worrying me. My memory of my Renault 16 and my sister’s 18 are that they were both very comfortable and extremely good handling cars. But the 18 that my sister owned was always having these pesky issues. And some of them were expensive. I have a long memory for that.

    Samsung? And Renault? Just mentioning Samsung has turned me off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by driven View Post
    Get something with a DSG so can have manual type fun and be Driven like an automatic
    such as … ?
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    A mondeo with a power shift a old vw golf peugeot 4007 sounds like a mine field to me.


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    Col and dacia4x4,

    Thanks for that advice. Neither of the two cars are cheap. Not compared with what you both paid, anyway.

    One has complete log books, but I havenít examined it yet. And judging by your comments, as well as the combined comments of other people here,, I donít think that I will take this any further.

    I really am grateful for the collective wisdom and experience that aussiefrogs provides on a regular basis, but I think that on this occasion, you all have steered me away from a potential money pit.

    Now,

    Iíd really like a good Peugeot 406 D9 HDI, automatic.
    I feel like I know these things. Anyone know of one for sale?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 505604 View Post
    Col and dacia4x4,

    Thanks for that advice. Neither of the two cars are cheap. Not compared with what you both paid, anyway.

    One has complete log books, but I haven’t examined it yet. And judging by your comments, as well as the combined comments of other people here,, I don’t think that I will take this any further.

    I really am grateful for the collective wisdom and experience that aussiefrogs provides on a regular basis, but I think that on this occasion, you all have steered me away from a potential money pit.

    Now,

    I’d really like a good Peugeot 406 D9 HDI, automatic.
    I feel like I know these things. Anyone know of one for sale?
    The Lagunas need to be either in good condition or if they need work they must be cheap.

    I think your choice of Peugeot is a good one, now the hunt to find the right car.
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    I bought a Renault Latitude diesel . It has traveled 100K km. It will cost me $9000 in depreciation until it is worthless at 200Kkm.
    It is not as an appealing drive as my previous 2007 Citroen C5 2.2 litre HDI but that cost $14000 for the same equation.

    The Latitude has a much higher spec interior than the Citroen. There’s a lot to like about the Renault especially in terms of value for money. It’s probably worth a look and the luxe version has the Bose equipped sound system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmccurtayne View Post
    A Mondeo with a power shift an old VW golf Peugeot 4007 sounds like a minefield to me.
    I'm not sure what you're saying, Dave. Any or all of them would be a minefield?

    There's no chance that you'd get me owning a VW Golf. Ugh! And a Mondeo wouldn't be very far behind that Ugh! factor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David M View Post
    I bought a Renault Latitude diesel. It has travelled 100K km. It will cost me $9000 in depreciation until it is worthless at 200Kkm.
    It is not as an appealing drive as my previous 2007 Citroen C5 2.2 litre HDI but that cost $14000 for the same equation.

    The Latitude has a much higher spec interior than the Citroen. There’s a lot to like about the Renault especially in terms of value for money. It’s probably worth a look and the luxe version has the Bose equipped sound system.
    Did you buy the Latitude new, David? What year model is that car?
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    505604, you asked for comment on Laguna.

    I have a 2008 Laguna 3 DCi - bought with 15,000km on clock, now 134,000. Excellent car. Have only had to do regualar servicing - no mechanical problems at all.

    Delightful car on highway/country roads. If you could get a good one ... I'd reckon a good choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IWS View Post
    505604, you asked for comment on Laguna.

    I have a 2008 Laguna 3 DCi - bought with 15,000km on clock, now 134,000. Excellent car. Have only had to do regualar servicing - no mechanical problems at all.

    Delightful car on highway/country roads. If you could get a good one ... I'd reckon a good choice.

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    Thanks, Ian.

    "If you can get a good one."

    Isn't that the sixty four dollar question?

    As I said above, I have fond memories of my 16TS and my sister's 18GTS.

    The 18GTS was such an easy drive. I remember taking it on my first exploratory trip to Wagga Wagga (from Sydney) in the mid 1980s, when I first considered moving out of Sydney. My sister was a registered nurse, working night shift and I borrowed her car whilst she slept during the day. I honestly don't think that I would have done that drive - Sydney to Wagga Wagga and return - in those days in many, or any other car. Effortless. But when that car played up, it was expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 505604 View Post
    I'm not sure what you're saying, Dave. Any or all of them would be a minefield?

    There's no chance that you'd get me owning a VW Golf. Ugh! And a Mondeo wouldn't be very far behind that Ugh! factor.
    I wouldnít touch any of them mind you a mondeo uses a psa diesel motor


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    Quote Originally Posted by driven View Post
    All these cars mentioned are just best forgotten orphans

    Get something with a DSG so can have manual type fun and be Driven like an automatic
    The DSG in the Golf is an automatic. Sure, you can change gears but when you are in a low gear and rev out the g'box changes to a higher gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 505604 View Post
    Samsung? And Renault? Just mentioning Samsung has turned me off.
    Why?
    samsung motors, owned by Renault.
    Its their Korean manufacturing arm.
    Is a Korean car any better or worse than any other.

    I put my money where my mouth is and bought the Koleos and have not regretted it.


    When you do the Price/age/Km/spec comparison of cars of the second hand market, A Samsung/renault is almost unbeatable.

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    It’s a 2012 model. I’ve had it two months. No issues or complaints.
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