I have owned a 2001 Laguna 1.8 Privilage estate since Feb 2007 and have regretted it ever since. Since then it has needed about £1000 spent on it in parts and labour. Renault have tried to make up for the poor quality of the equipment by stuffing in as many computer functions and sensors that they can. The tyre pressure sensor, which is one example, is a complete joke - it constantly gave a false reading and has finally all together now. The computer comes with a female voice telling you what needs to be changed or fixed. The lenghty nagging she gives you everytime you get in the car as she reels off the list of things that need fixing would be grounds for divorce in some cultures!
Overall there are no plus points to this car. Internal equipment feels cheap. Parts are extortionate and the car is not exactly economical. I have just received a call from the garage who say it will cost me £740 to get the car through the MOT. I could understand it if I had been rally driving in the thing but it simply goes to work and back every day. After picking myself off of the floor I have vowed to get it through the MOT and cut my losses and get rid of it.
I initially bought the car as it was cheap and I needed a bigger car quickly and on a budget, in hindsight it would have worked out cheaper to pay a bit more money and get a better quality car.
My advice is simple - DO NOT BUY A LAGUNA - unless you want to buy mine - then it's the best car in the world!
I have owned a 03 plate estate since 2006. During the first few months I had numerous trips to the garage where I purchased it from due to surges in power as I drove along the road at 30 MPH. Even though I returned to the garage about 10 times, they could not resolve the problem. It has had numerous fuel line cleans and EGR valve cleanings. My rear electric window switch keeps playing up along with the display for the auto climate control. My spare key fob will not lock the doors.
Now I have had it 2 years I have had to replace the rear suspension bushes due to a hard knock every time I went over a bump in the road, this cost £230 from a local garage at the same time I had the car serviced. Renault wanted over £350 just for the busges. I have had to replace the tyres just once in the past 2 years and found the costs very reasonable, I have dunlop sport tyres. It has had 2 track rod ends. I also have problems opening the tailgate, the glass section opens but the full tail stays closed.
Apart from that the car has been fine. It is a great tourer and give great fuel economy.
you read a lot of bad reliability stories about Lagunas, but I have owned a 53 hatchback since new for 105,000 miles to date and no problems, and a sports tourer 52 for a couple of years- and apart from the turbo replaced on the renault harmony warranty- no problems
I bought this car in April 2007 & have regretted it since May 2007.
Faults so far :- Replaced BOTH electric window motors Replaced the key TWICE as they are useless Had several problems with the turbo On cold morning the heaters dont work !!!!!! Had the lights turn themselves off twice now Tyre Pressure Warning Light comes on on cold mornings
There are othere tings aswell but it gets me annoyed thinking about it
This is a SHOCKING car, the electrics are useless, the build quality is minimum DO NOT BUY
The ONLY positive thing I can say is the fuel economy is good, Thats All, The rest is appalling, buy anything but & as soon as I can get rid of this car & buy another japanese car the better !!!!!
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