Ignition coils needed replacing at 63300 when car was brought, replaced free of charge by garage who brought from. (same happened on previous Laguna at similar mileage)
Hydraulic ram for supporting boot failed, expensive part to replace (£50 from Renault dealer)
Rear offside door seal leaks water into car during heavy rain.
New offside suspension coil spring, replaced under RAC warrenty.
The 1.8 16v engine is noticeably quicker and quieter (120bhp to 90bhp) than the old 1.8 8v engine, with a noticeable increase in fuel economy.
Sport seats are firm, but comfortable enough for both short and long distance driving, with thick padded seats something that Renault are good at. Although some of the interior gives the impression of being tacky.
Apart from the seats, rear spoiler and 16inch alloy wheels, there is little else sporty about this car, in hindsight I would have sought after a much better equipped RXE model (climate control, 6 CD changer and computer), although the car itself is relatively well equipped with air conditioning, CD player and heated wing mirrors.
This model is the face lift model and still looks relatively fresh compared to the pre-face lift model, I suggest looking post 1999 if considering a Laguna to buy.
The car has done a large amount of its mileage with me on motorways and dual carriageways and it soaks up the mileage effortlessly, with all dashboard controls kept relatively simple and within easy reach.
I would consider buying another one of these in the future, good comfortable and strong car, the 1.8 16v is more than adequate for all round use and the car still looks fresh and new.