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2002 Laguna II - The Freebie Family Heirloom - Damn thing is really misbehaving now

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5 minutes ago, Skizzer said:

I’m most disappointed, I hoped you were coming to steal my Audi.

I've already got an Audi. Sold the other one as it was one too many! 

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Oh god...*runs away screaming*

 

I don't think at the garage we ever came across another marque which had as randomly failure prone electronics as Renaults of this vintage.  I seem to recall wheel bearings made of a substance not unlike cheese being a common issue too.

...Which is a shame as they're not a bad steer and a comfy place to be when they're working.  Just not sure I'd ever consider one - and that's coming from someone with an overcomplicated Citroen...

Okay I lie...I would consider one, especially if it was free...would still rather have a 25 though, especially a phase 1 in Monaco spec...

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I know of one of these cutting about with a broken wishbone. Has been since April. Have fun with those french electrics, I know of a Clio who's dash was drilled into to paint over a warning light that just wouldn't go off

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I've had a Laguna II before, so I know what I'm getting myself in for. Well that Lag was very reliable (angle on here is now the custodian) - partly because the V6 in it was the best engine out of them all.

Here are a few pictures of this fine motor. To think others in my family saw this as a banger and only fit for scrap!
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This is why we got my Grandad to stop driving. Parking by touch rather than sight. I'll probably not get these bits painted or fixed up as they're part of the charm and history of the car for me.
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1 hour ago, loserone said:

Definitely doesn't look fit for scrap.

 

Edward and Charlie would have been very upset.  Pleased to hear Trevor is going to have a new life in the orchard and giving children rides at the annual church fête.

That’s a pretty obscure reference.

I doff my Topham Hatt to you.

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2 hours ago, bigstraight6 said:

I’m such a Luddite, I was genuinely enthralled watching the start up vid of this Renault that can talk. Looks like a very nice car.....

Later Lagunas had the talking computer deleted as an option. Probably because it's sole purpose in life is to moan at you either because you've done something wrong (e.g. door not closed) or something has broken. 

Not the best thing to give reassurance to a customer in your products!

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1.8 unfortunately. Coupled to a 4 speed auto. At least it's a petrol. Apparently it's especially slow when the box falls into limp home and only uses 3rd gear. 

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3 hours ago, SiC said:

1.8 unfortunately. Coupled to a 4 speed auto. At least it's a petrol. Apparently it's especially slow when the box falls into limp home and only uses 3rd gear. 

So... most of the time then?

 

Also, that seen as fit for scrap? Sheesh, non-shitters scare me sometimes. Don't let them see my 1995 car! They must think it's from the stone ages...

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1 hour ago, sierraman said:

Looks a tidy old beast that does. What’s required for the MOT? 

Hopefully not a lot! It's only done a hundred miles or so since the last MOT. In that time it's been in the garage. Plan is to bung it straight in and see what happens. 

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