I have had this car for a year now, and I am impressed with its looks, quality feel and drivability.
The only problems I have with the car are the cost of tyres (the cheapest tyres are £78 each) and the tyre pressure sensors are always warning me of pressure faults when everything is OK.
Only recently I lost the function of all four tyre sensors, which I think is the fault of the main sensor and not those in the tyres. I am not looking forward to see how much that will cost to replace. I was told to pull out the fuse to reset them, which worked for a few moments, then the problem re-occured.
Overall, I am quite happy with the car which is a 2001 Y-registered vehicle. Initiale models are quite hard to get a hold of second-hand, but I would want a diesel next time.
My car is three years old and has done 34,000 miles. It has had a full Renault service, which included new discs and a new ABS sensor. On the first journey home, I had a fuel injection warning and a loss of power. I have also had a dip/full beam control fault, followed by a passenger window fault.
The Renault dealer fixed the fuel injection fault by resetting the computer. The window motor was OK, but the regulator was broken. Thankfully all was fixed by Renault under the warranty I bought with car.
A recent fault is a sunroof leak with water running down the headlining. There's no obvious cause, but now the sunroof control doesn't function properly, the only way to close it being with the alarm's automatic closing.
To drive, the car has been very comfortable, if soft, when taken off the main roads. There is little feedback through the steering and more body roll than wanted. The cabin is very quiet, especially when using 6th gear. The gearbox is notchy, noticably so when changing from second to third gear. There are too many rattles and squeaks due to poor quality trim and assembly.
Tyres are very expensive - £130 for a puncture, and ATS advise that the Laguna has special tyres with limited manufacturers to chose from. Economy has been good, with an average of 45-48mpg. I get an average of 620 miles per tank. I'd suggest that anyone buying a Laguna 2 should check with the dealer and get a history printed off with all its faults. It can make interesting reading.
I have had this car nine months. It is a 2002 02 plate, has done 16000 miles, and has a full service history. It's a great car to drive, although the tyre warning monitor gave false information until last week when I did have a puncture. What a lot of money for a tyre...
It has to go in for its service soon, and hopefully it will be fine. Overall, it's a nice car with good equipment levels and good value when nearly new, as mine was. However I would not buy one new, because it will lose to much money in the first three years.
I loved this car from the moment I sat in it - superb seats and loads of room and adjustment.
For the size of car it is very responsive, eats hills and is excellent on the motorway. I'm just coming to the end of my three years with it - so why the low score?
Sadly, the car wouldn't start within the first week - a sensor problem. I had poor back-up from Renault, a courtesy car for one day, and it took two weeks to even look at the problem.
Since then, I have had ERG valve problems, and had to have the AA out 8-10 times. This was replaced twice. At last, three months ago, the problem seems to have been solved.
Three tyre pressure sensors were replaced - don't pick them as an option.
The catalytic converter split in half after the first year.
Renault has been about as much use as a chocolate teapot, which is such a shame because the car is such a joy when it works.
If it hadn't been for the bad service and poor reliability, I would have snapped up another. Sadly I am looking elsewhere for a new car.
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