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What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

For It's a refined cruiser, and was awarded the maximum five stars in the Euro NCAP crash test

Against The smaller engines need working hard, accommodation is average, and the cars are unreliable

Verdict Choose the right engine, and you'll be able to enjoy quiet, effortless motoring

Go for… 1.9 dCi

Avoid… Early 1.6 and 1.8 petrols

Renault Laguna Hatchback
  • 1. Turbos have been known to break on the dCi diesels and sometimes the intercooler can be a problem
  • 2. Temperamental engine electronics can cause misfires or, in rare instances, total loss of power
  • 3. Electronic glitches can affect windows, the tyre pressure monitor, and the keyless entry/engine start system
  • 4. Check the tyre tread - some Lagunas are a bit heavy on their fronts, and you don’t want to land a bill for a new pair
  • 5. The cabin isn’t the roomiest. Tall people will get a gentle head massage from the roof lining
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