am i the only satisfied laguna owner, since original review in 08/05,ihave only covered low mileage 24000,but apart from a temperamental tyre pressure monitor in extreme heat, e g 12 hours on french autoroute there have been no problems worth mentioning, the seats are not as comfortable as expected,and i agree, the card in the slot ignition is a pain, and my car has a whiny autobox. however this has been a decent and useful car,due for change shortly should i stick with renault or branch out into the unknown?
My car is like the little girl with the curl in the middle of her forehead. When it's good, it's brilliant. It's easy to drive, very comfortable, great on long journeys and economical on mpg.
The best things I bought were the AA membership and an independent warranty to go with the car! Renault have failed to find the cause of the flat-spot that it's had for two years now. It's also eating the tyres... In total, the warranty company has paid about £5000 in repairs in the three years since I bought it in Aug 04 (it was first registered in July 01).
The list includes a new instrument panel; new sunroof motor; new ABS sensors; EGR valve; window regulator; and currently the turbo and wiper motor! The wipers don't turn off now and I have to remove the fuse! They THINK the turbo is the cause of the flat-spot.
I bought my 52 plate 14 months ago and can honestly say it is the most unreliable car I have ever owned!
To date the car has covered 90,000 miles and has had the following problems:
Clutch master cylinder @ 49,000 miles (under warranty) Clutch 57,000 miles (warranty) No 2 injector 80,000miles £645 No3 injector 89,000 miles £715 Injection managment sensor £200.
A lovely car to drive but a bag of nails as far as reliability goes.
My advice is steer well clear!
I bought my sports tourer at 2 years old with 22,000 miles on the clock and has now covered 48,000 miles.Equipment levels are fantastic with an awsome Cabasse audio system.Fuel consumption has been good - worst at 38mpg when worked very hard and best at 54mpg when cruising on motorway on a long journey fully loaded. Faults so far: Front tyre wear heavy - 12000 miles is normal.Engine management warning light was coming on intermitently for no reason (hasn't been on for the last 6000 miles).Light bulb has blown in the air conditioning display.Grinding noise up to 2500 revs in 1st,2nd,3rd gears for the last 8000 miles.This is now sounding like the turbo or intercooler is about to pack in - excess smoke and intermitent loss of power when driving along.Turbo problems are rumoured to be common on the dci engine between 40,000 and 50,000 miles.Airbag warning light is now on.Car cut out when driving home after the last service - dealer blamed a computer glitch. This was my 1st renault and will be my last! All thing considered this is a great looking, high specification car with lots of room but reliability and depreciation are awful. Do not buy under any circumstances.
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