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Renault Laguna

What: Renault Laguna 5dr family hatchback, 2.0dCi diesel (1,995cc, 150bhp, 0-100kmh in 9.5 secs), 6spd manual gearbox, front-wheel-drive, CO2 of 136g/km; VRT is 16pc. €156 annual road tax.

Cost: From €24,490. Delivery, related charges extra

Target Market: Families, fleet drivers.

Plus: Looks, drive, cabin, engine, equipment, boot.

Minus: Old ghost of doubts over trade-in values; key rivals have stormed ahead.

Standard Equipment: Several airbags, safety elements, air-con, cruise control, electric windows, heated wing mirrors, ESC.

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