i bought my car 9 months old hand had no problems at all, but as son as the warenty ran out , problems appeared like bunnies out of a rabbit hole. the spec is very high i have the 2.2 dci and the tyres wear very quick. the last problem i had was a bolt comimg loose from the rear axle
After reading most of the reviews I find it hard to believe we are talking about the same car as I have had no big problems with the car whatsoever.
I am on my sixth Laguna - I had five saloons before this - and all the cars were returned to the dealers after two years with 22,000 miles on the clock with no problems.
This Tourer I have now was bought in 2003 brand new.
At 20,000 miles all I have replaced is two front tyres plus a track rod end.
At 36,000 miles I had to fit a rear door lock which cost £85 plus the same again to fit, so I think the car is an excellent buy.
At 40,000 miles I have replaced all the tyres at a cost of £404 fitted which I find reasonable as they were Michelin Pilot Sports which were fitted originally.
I think some owners should keep their speed down and the car might last longer and don't treat every lamp-post as a winning post.
I will always keep buying Renaults as they have served me well over the past 40 years.
This is a definate case of mutton dressed as lamb. I drive two different models on an occasional basis. One is my wife's car (and to be fair she loves it), the other is a company car and the comments apply to both.
For me it looks good and that's where it ends. It drives like a bag of nails, the front end feels like you're driving on ice and if you read in a motoring review that steering lacks feel then get into one of these and you'll understand what they mean.
The cabin is cramped and factor in the sunroof and it's even worse. Fuel costs for both seem to be extortionate (one is an auto the other is manual). To get anything like decent fuel consumption out of the auto means you accelerate slower than a milk float.
The wipers seem to have a mind of their own (I know they are rain-sensitive but it would be nice if they worked as well in the rain as they do in the dry). Tyre prices are extortionate for a family car and you run through them at a rapid rate.
The interior feels plasticy and there are strange rumbles and creaks all round. Sunroofs on both cars leak extravagantly and depending on which way the wind is blowing it depends if you can get the electric wing mirrors to operate.
The one with the auto 'box keeps showing a fault but when it's put on the diagnostic it throws out spurious error codes. Personally, given the option of buying another or walking everywhere, then I'm stocking up on shoe polish - steer well clear is my advice.
This is a company car so running costs are not a personal burden. Were it my own I might not be quite so happy. I love driving the car, love the space, comfort and the looks. Touch wood, it has never let me down and has now covered some 66,000 miles since new on a 54 plate.
I have found that all tyres wear uniformly and am now about ready for the fourth set - not impressive. I have also had a flat-spot at 2000-2100 rpm since new, which Renault cannot identify or sort and the tailgate lock has been troublesome.
This has been renewed completely once, checked out a couple of times and needs attention again, since the glass opening button seems to have disappeared.
However, the pros outweigh the cons and I still enjoy the car immensely.
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