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    Default Laguna 3 - has anyone actually bought one...?

    Surely someone somewhere bought one? They're already getting towards $25K for "new" ones, I think I've only seen one in the wild so far.

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    They look ok to be me, and a Nissan drivetrain is not necessarily a bad thing...
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    Nope, I haven't bought one.

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    Me either. Although I would love too. I have seen some on he odd occasion driving up and down pennant hills rd though.

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    I just bought myself a Laguna 2, so a Laguna 3 is a few years off yet for me!

    I usually see at least 2 on my way to work every morning and no, they aren't always the same ones!!

    I've yet to see a Laguna 3 wagon though, they could be even more rare.

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    I'm watching super v8 utes.
    Did i just spot the driver of the written off car get into an official laguna???


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    Ps no , it was a 4 door porsche..

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    I have a Lag 2 diesel and it is great.Looked at the 3 and loved the drivetrain but not the seats,There are a few including wagons in Geelong.

    FredV from Torquay who was on this forum before the crash took mine for a couple of hours to see if his wife was comfortable withn the size(they had a Clio and Scenic).

    Sent me an email to say they had bought one (3)and after a 1000klms or so was rapt.

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    I've seen a few in my travels, the front styling is o.k., but the rear is just too bland for my tastes.
    None were of the wagon varity.
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    Had just wondered where they had all gone, or if Renault was still sitting on them all! Who knows how many have been imported?

    I agree on the seats - no side support and a very unusual shape... But in due course, I could see myself parting with cash for a fresh Expression petrol (no stinky nasty rattly bloody diesels thanks...) - in black with a panaramic roof and some RSM alloys
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    I've had my new Laguna III now for about 4 weeks and am very impressed

    It is very quiet and very comfortable - those seats are still very comfortable despite their appearance and have a range of locations

    I bought a diesel which has heaps of torque (2lt with 340Nm) and with the 6 spd Jatco auto is also very economical

    The possible diesel "stink" was a concern for me also but I have had to change my thinking as there is no obvious smell - and as PClio suggested to me you do not fill up all that often (even from new - done about 2k - I am getting 800k/tank - 1,000k on a trip to NSW)

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    Freddie,
    Sounds pretty good to me in that case. I hope you keep your Laguna and look after it?

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    Saw one a few days ago in the carpark of Bunnings at Hoppers Crossing. Looked great, not many cars turn my head , but this surely did.
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    I am thinking about the Lag III as an option. Value for money is second to none with current pricing. Resale will be next to nothing.
    Havent drive a Lag III yet but I think it might be a good car for the long family treks as well.

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    Still got our Scenic & Clio - both almost 8 years old - purchased new but after 8 years resale is not that much of an issue anyway

    Intend to also hang onto the Lag III

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    Holy shit that's cheap - I wonder if they are still making money on it?

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    Thats a lot of car for the money. They are worth it.

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    The coupe looks fantastic too....Are they planning on selling this in Australia?
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    I don't think the aspirational model was ever an option for here.
    If we are counting the sightings of the bread & butter variety on one hand, how many of the 2 door would have been sold?
    Maybe if they imported only the 2 door without the confusion of 3 body styles.
    Anyway, isn't Latitude due here soon?
    That should bring another "fire sale" on the Lag3. Pity because I don't think I've read a bad review or bad word about them. They really need to limit these. The Meg sedans were going out cheap, and the Clio 197s as well. It must be haemorrhaging dough for the Regie - hopefully the next business plan gets it right.
    Not before I get an L3...
    ?Did the Expressions come with the panoramic roof - I thought it would be just the Privy?
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    Panaramic was listed as an option for the Expression on the reno website, but no idea if any were actually imported... Probably not I suspect. I would take a Privilege, but they all seem to be bloody oil burners... And I'm not having another car with leather.

    Once they hit 20K for "new old stock" I might be tempted assuming finances allow. I really like the styling, nicely understated and should date reasonably well.

    I'm sure the Nissan boys will have plenty of tricks for making the M4R go harder
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    Certainly optional chip available for diesel - refer http://www.chiptuningdirect.com/rena...l?currency=USD - USD400 + postage ex UK

    Think I will wait for warranty to finish and then reconsider

    Privy has the roof and leather as standard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu17 View Post
    I don't think the aspirational model was ever an option for here.
    If we are counting the sightings of the bread & butter variety on one hand, how many of the 2 door would have been sold?
    Maybe if they imported only the 2 door without the confusion of 3 body styles.
    Anyway, isn't Latitude due here soon?
    An evaluation Laguna Coupe is due in Australia in the next few months, with Renault Australia keen to officially release it here soon after. I guess they want to keep the 'Laguna' badge alive, even though the Latitude will take over from the Laguna hatch and wagon in the first quarter of 2011.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iLaguna View Post
    An evaluation Laguna Coupe is due in Australia in the next few months, with Renault Australia keen to officially release it here soon after. I guess they want to keep the 'Laguna' badge alive, even though the Latitude will take over from the Laguna hatch and wagon in the first quarter of 2011.
    Please please let it be the turbo petrol GT spec... Bet it will be the v6 diesel though
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    Quote Originally Posted by iLaguna View Post
    An evaluation Laguna Coupe is due in Australia in the next few months, with Renault Australia keen to officially release it here soon after. I guess they want to keep the 'Laguna' badge alive, even though the Latitude will take over from the Laguna hatch and wagon in the first quarter of 2011.
    I stand corrected. Glad they have changed their mind. Lets hope they can get the right option as Haakon said, at a good pricepoint.
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    Odds on that they will chase the 407 Coupe' and Volvo coupe's and price themselves out of contention - they have to undercut seriously if they want people to take a punt on it.

    But they will repeat their mistakes no doubt (I hope!!) and leave a small number of insanely depreciated cars floating about in orphan status.

    Hopefully they release them early next year, which give me a couple of years to save up the funds for a second hand one.
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    Default Picked my lag 3 up a few weeks ago

    After 10 years without a French car (sold my 84 pug 505 in a fit of sensibility at living in the inner city once more and thus relegating myself to a series of sub-standard jap and korean company cars) I picked up a Lag III expression estate a few weeks ago.
    Damn its good to have handling, fuel economy (I burn oil now) and style again. I feel like I've returned home.....
    Seriously though, very impressive car. Theres only 2 things that annoy me so far... the seeming inability of Renault to design a cup holder (astounding considering the effort put into this car in all other regards) and the strange height of the brake pedal (already getting used to that though..)
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    pmmc, Congratulations on your new Laguna.

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