Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Renault Laguna hatchback?
Whether you look at our reliability survey or the JD Power customer satisfaction report, the performance of Renault generally and the Laguna specifically are below par. So a mechanical inspection is a shrewd pre-purchase investment to hopefully alert you to any of the following problems.
Turbos have been known to break on the dCi diesels and sometimes the intercooler can be problematic. Temperamental engine electronics can cause misfires or, in rare instances, total power loss.
Electronic glitches can affect electric windows, the tyre pressure monitors, and the keyless entry and engine start system, among others. Talking of tyres, check the tread - some Lagunas are a bit heavy on their fronts, and you don't want to buy a car that has the prospect of a bill for a new pair not far away.