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Renault Laguna 8 years 8 months ago #47051

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Does anyone know if the Renault Laguna 2.2 dci Privilege 2003 model would make a good towing car
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Renault Laguna 8 years 8 months ago #47052

It would depend on what you wanted to tow with it.What van do you have?
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Renault Laguna 8 years 8 months ago #47053

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It would depend on what you wanted to tow with it.What van do you have?
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Renault Laguna 8 years 8 months ago #47054

Sorry ,not sure of the kerbweight for your car. Perhaps Lutz can help in the morning
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Renault Laguna 8 years 8 months ago #47055

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Sorry ,not sure of the kerbweight for your car. Perhaps Lutz can help in the morning
Thanks Brian
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Renault Laguna 8 years 8 months ago #47056

I have a 51 PLATE RENAULT lAGUNA 1.9DCI It is a good towcar for your family 4 berth tourer and i average a decent 36/40 mpg when towing my unit which is 1000kg unladen the only thing i have found with the renault is it seems loose with the steering as the car is mostly light @ the front but i have noticed a diffrence as i used to tow with a Ssangyong Musso 2.9tdi but hey the fuel i save now over a year pays for another weeks hols !!! go for the estate the room will be much more practical aswell if you do go for a renault !!!

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Renault Laguna 8 years 8 months ago #47057

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I tow a twenty foot twin axle van at 100% of the tow limit for my 1998 Laguna 2 Ltr estate, and find it a fine tow car. Despite the fact that we tow to the max, it still returns a very respectable 30mpg and tows like a train.



My brother-in-law had two new shape laguna's and he was always complaining about excessive gear changing even on the slightest hill. He did have the 2 ltr 16V though both hatch and estate, which might explain it.



Must admit to liking the pre 2000 laguna estate as it is a true estate rather than a sport type estate car. There's much more room in it. Also if I knacker it towing there's a plentifull supply of cheap replacements.



Steve.

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Renault Laguna 8 years 8 months ago #47058

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If you're towing at 100% limit, Steve, you had better have the car almost unladen. Otherwise you would be almost certain to exceed the max. permissible gross train weight.
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Renault Laguna 8 years 8 months ago #47059

If you're towing at 100% limit, Steve, you had better have the car almost unladen. Otherwise you would be almost certain to exceed the max. permissible gross train weight.
How's the trip going Lutz?
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Renault Laguna 8 years 8 months ago #47060

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Don't worry Lutz'y.



I've towed more trailers than most people have had hot dinners over the last 30years of being on the roads.



I'm fully aware of the gross train of the car and I'm usually just in by 40Kgs or so.



I've towed some pretty wiered things like 60 foot yachts with a 16 ton Uni-Mog and those trucks don't have speedo's as such they count the speed in metres per minuit.



Ever tried towing a Glider trailer? 15 feet of tail swing on those.



I've had 15 Renault's since 1987 in all guises, and find them to be a very under rated car for comfort and also performance.



I've found by experience that the "R" in Renault has meant reliability to me.



Oh by the way, did I mention I'm a proto type engineer in the motor industry and a ROSPA catagory A trained driver. I have great fun testing cars and other vehicles to the max on the test tracks.

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