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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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51 reader reviews for Renault Laguna Sport Tourer.
  • 1.9 dCi 120 Expression 5dr

    Chris Warren , Berkshire . Date: 17/09/2006
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned my '53 plate Laguna 1.9dCi from new. The car is almost three years old and has covered 62,000 miles.

    My version is the Expression model, an entry-level model which is quite well equipped with CD, air-conditioning, alloy wheels, foglamps, and six-speed gearbox. I specified only one extra, which was the Laguna Relax 'pack'. This included rain-sensitive wipers, cruise-control and speed limiter.

    In three years, the car has performed very well and has suffered much less quality and warranty claims than those seen by other readers. On delivery, the rear heated window had a broken element, so the whole rear screen was replaced. Since then, the car has been serviced at the 17,000-mile intervals with any additional problems being taken care of by the three-year warranty.

    The rear axle bushes were replaced, along with the turbo intercooler, which are common problems. At around 60,000 miles, the clutch pedal started to stick to the floor - a Renault modification was made to the pedal and all is now well. I have also had a problem with the tailgate lock sticking, which was down to dirt in the lock.

    Driving the car is a pleasure - it is good in all conditions and averages around 44 mpg (according to the trip computer). One criticism is that the dashboard is a bit too plasticky and this lets down the interior of the car. For my next car, based on the experience so far, I can confirm that the Laguna will be on the list of motors to replace my old '53 model.

  • 2.2 dCi Dynamique 5dr

    Graham Berry , london . Date: 08/09/2006
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this 53 plate car new, so it's just coming up for 3 years old, and now has done 68000 miles. I had twelve warranty claims during the first 60000 miles (including the ubiquitous clutch and rear suspension bushes) and have recently had the clutch master cylinder replaced after a recall. A front wheel bearing has also just failed. Everything rattles and squeaks, and the ride quality is pretty poor on the standard 17" alloys with their expensive tyres.

    BUT - I actually like driving the car when it's going OK. It's very comfortable on long journeys, jittery ride notwithstanding, fuel economy is fair (39-45mpg depending on season), engine noise is minimal and it has good xenon headlamps, which is important as I do a lot of night driving on rural roads. And despite comments from many others, I've had excellent service from my local dealer, including a timing belt replacement under warranty because another fault necessitated the belt's removal.

    This is my fourth Renault, but probably my last, given the numerous troubles I've had. Passat or Accord next time, I think.

  • 1.9 dCi 130 Initiale 5dr

    chris cole Date: 05/09/2006
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I ordered this car as a company car back in october 2005. The car is good looking and the toys/gadgets are greatsatnav bluetooth phone etc.

    However the service recieved from the dealers for basic issues is poor and I have tried several dealers. I have had all sorts of problems from the tyre sensor reciever dropping off and the door trim outside all fell off oneside in france last week on its own!

    would not bother with another renault ever again.

    Have had a Megane old style and wasn't overly impressed and have had a saab 93 and couldn't fault it and it was cheaper than the laguna!

  • 2.0 dCi 150 Initiale 5dr

    Mark Owen , Conwy . Date: 26/07/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    First, let's make the distiction of buying this car privately or as a company purchase. I had a 02-plate Laguna, after 18 months I gave it back swearing I would never have another (see review in Hatch section). Why choose another Laguna?

    The specification is incredible, and has one of the best satellite-navigation and phone systems I have used. The build has improved, but where this new Laguna scores is in the new diesel unit.

    It no longer has dodgy electrics and an underpowered motor - the 150bhp engine gives a lot more low-down power and very spritely performance - it's no rocket, but it's much better. Comfort is excellent, and it still looks good too. The ride is a little soft but motorways are supremely comfortable and the cruise control system is very good.

    It is the ultimate rep-mobile: things like not having to lock the doors, the auto handbrake again is excellent too, the air-conditioning is far better than in my past two German cars, and the oversized sunroof is great, even for rear passengers.

    The Laguna has always had bad press, most of it deserved, but this new model with revised engine and equipment level is an excellent company car choice. At eight weeks in, with 12,000 miles done, the first service went without a hitch (a lot of attention has been paid by Renault in the dealer chain).

    In terms of a private purchase - would I spend my own money on a new one? Don't be silly! I would buy a second-hand BMW 5 Series or a new VW Passat.

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