Renault Laguna Reviews from Australia and New Zealand - Page 2 of 3

2002 Renault Laguna Authentique 3.0

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 kilometres
Most recent distance60000 kilometres

Summary:

Luxury, but lets those moths out of the wallet!

Faults:

Coil packs seem to all of a sudden fail one by one, and then the cycle begins again, so I am told by the dealer who charges $135 a pop. That's mainly the worst thing about the car.

Hard to find proper service centres who know what they are doing to fix this car, and most parts have to be sent over, and it can sometimes be a bit of a wait if they're not in Australia. It's much more expensive for parts, and does not have good resale value.

General Comments:

It is very comfy and drives smooth, and is very good on fuel.

It's little bit small in the back of the wagon, handled good, just a pity about the shonky coil packs that always fail, and are a well known problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd April, 2009

2002 Renault Laguna Privilege 3.0 V6 petrol

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 petrol Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 kilometres
Most recent distance79000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo V70

Summary:

This car is an unreliable lemon!

Faults:

Faulty:

Smart keys (3 replaced), smart card ignition sounds like a ticking bomb.

Electric seats becoming very noisy.

Battery (replaced 3 times).

Parking sensors (don't work).

Engine mounts.

Oil leaks.

Brake pads.

Cracked seals.

Windows.

Engine belts.

Coils (5 replacements).

The engine makes a grinding noise when going over bumps.

Thick black smoke has come out of the exhaust pipe on some occasions, and basically everything else mechanically has been replaced.

General Comments:

The car looks great and CAN sound great with a lot of grunt.

However, after almost $12,000 of repairs the car still has problems which are not acceptable. If this is what is happening to the car at 79,000 kms, I am going to hate to see what it will be like after 100,000 kms. The car is unreliable and is basically a lemon!

We are getting rid of it and thinking of buying a Volvo Cross Country (which we should have done in the first place). The car holds its value like a cheeseburger

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th January, 2009

2002 Renault Laguna Privilege 2.4 V6

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.4 V6 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired63000 kilometres

Summary:

Great french luxury

General Comments:

Hey guys, I am a fanatic of french cars; I just love them.

I've been looking around for a french car; I went to look for a Citroen Xantia (1999), which was OK; had all the luxuries you think of, but I'd had one before, and the hydraulics are, ummmmmm scary. Anyway, I decided to get this Renault as it looks great, the interior is just OK, nothing extra, but it's good as you have everything quite handy; it's well balanced and accurately to hand reach.

Engine-wise I've been hearing some noise around. I guess they are the engine or transmission mounting. It's usually when you give it a quick throttle; the engine makes a kicking noise as if its place has been changed from the initial position, but don't know... I haven't had that checked yet.

Overall I would say this car got lots of electrics around the seats and throttle sensors, and everywhere, which is good and bad. I like them, but they seem costly to maintain. Hopefully it will last me quite long, as I love this car and it's running good, even on petrol.

I've seen most of the reviews of this Laguna; I was scared, but I decided to give it a go and see what happens; so far am really happy... go Laguna!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th August, 2007

3rd Jan 2009, 03:22

How is the car running currently? Am thinking of purchasing one that has done 52, 000kms...but am hesitant due to its questioned reliability.

Thanks a lot, Peter.

2002 Renault Laguna LXII Privilege 3.0 V6 petrol

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 kilometres
Most recent distance40000 kilometres
Previous carFord Fairmont

Summary:

Safe car with an ECU that is running DOS 1.0

Faults:

Ignition coils have failed.

Engine misses when cold.

Big flat spot from idle.

Auto gearbox tries to think for itself too much.

General Comments:

Great despite faults.

Faults are being paid close attention to by our dealer.

Dealer listens.

Safety list was what got us into the vehicle in the first place.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th January, 2007

2002 Renault Laguna Priveledge LX 3.0 Ltr V6 petrol

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 Ltr V6 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance55000 kilometres
Previous carFord Fairlane

Summary:

Generally the experience has been great!

Faults:

Engine mount plate cracked.

Engine Mounts have perished according to my dealer.

Main engine mount has bowed.

General Comments:

The car has been a joy to own.

The problem of the engine mounts should not be mine, but Renaults.

They are slow to respond to my complaint.

I doubt I will go down this route again.

Will purchase an Australian Manufactured Car next time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th May, 2006

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 12 reviews