I have the rare second-hand Laguna V6 3.0 24v. Yes, it's real monster, if you are speaking about the engine, 210 HP. But it's absolutely unpossible to control this power! car is realy comfortable on the highway, but too soft on corners. Where in town, 3 litre motor in combination with automatic gear box is real disaster. I had Peugeot 406 Coupe with similar engine (3.0 Ltr V6 24 v auto), Pug's automatic gear box is full head higher!
Reliability: You will repair this car at regular basis. During last 5 monthes I changeg 2 ignition coils (they were changed 7 (!) times before now, tank -door locking device, repared one door lock. Happily, there are no problems with engine by itself. I am changing motor oil every 30 000 km, and it's OK! No burn of oil at all. Car gone more than 60 000 miles till now. Regularly serviced by Renault dealers, it she looks quite fresh till now.
Resume: only the reason to by Laguna II is a low price - you can find a perfect example with full options and 60 000 on clock for 3-4 000 pounds in Europe right now.
I bought this car as an ex-demonstrator and it's been excellent.
Reliability is fine, and economy is OK but it depends how hard you drive it. With the 2.0T engine it goes really well and handles extremely well.
It's been serviced each year and service costs can be a bit high (at a Renault dealer, though), but there have been no problems and the dealership have been good.
The car looks great with 17-inch alloys, rear spoiler and grey/red leather seats. It has all the gadgets you could need and they haven't broken. There are a few rattles from the dash, but nothing significant.
Overall, I'm very pleased with the car.
I bought this car (03 model) at 47000 miles with FSH by Renault agents. It has now done 72000 miles. In this time I have had a serious leak from the fuel tank, the 3rd gear sychro has failed, a pin fell out of the gearbox leaving me stuck in 3rd and 4th gears, the turbo and the intercooler have failed, the track rods ends and rear suspension bushes have had to be replaced, all 4 discs need relacing (£660), both remotes have failed (£180 each), the drivers window mechanism needed attention (a friends window shattered). Are Renault interested? Don't make me laugh! Pity that the designers of this beautiful car don't build them! Its a lovely motorway cruiser (50 mpg) but I have lost all confidence that I will get to my destination without something else failing or falling off. I will never buy Renault again!
This car is a total piece of junk. Mine has 24000 miles on the clock and has had 2 new cardkeys,rear suspension bushes,4 window regulators,4 central locking motors,4 ignition coils,2 tyres(faulty) new heated rear window and new hazard warning light switch fitted since new.Now the warranty is up so I have to pay for all repairs myself; and they cost an arm and a leg.I cant trade the car in for another make as the dealers have these lemons sussed and wont touch them. My only hope is to torch it for the insurance. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY RENAULT SHOULD BE CHARGED WITH FRAUD FOR SELLING THIS JUNK
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