Renault Laguna Reviews from Finland

2004 Renault Laguna 3.0 V6 Hatchback Privilege 3.0 V6

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired60 kilometres
Most recent distance30400 kilometres
Previous carRenault Ford Mondeo 2.5 V6 STW

Faults:

The cruise control has not worked from the beginning, and is still not working after 3 visits to the dealer service.

The car became 30% lazier after the last service, where they tried instead of changing the cruise control, to compensate it with manipulating and programming the moment changer in the automatic gearbox.

Now I have to push the kickdown every time I want to accelerate the car.

General Comments:

The car is good to drive and is comfortable, except that it is a bit ascetic in the interior.

But the big problem is that the people in the dealer services in the Helsinki area is almost COMPLETELY UNSKILLED. THE SAME GOES FOR THE TECHNICAL ADVISOR'S BY THE IMPORTER.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th May, 2005

20th May 2005, 15:30

At least Renault are consistant. Dealers in UK about as good as Finland. Is it the dealers or is it the information they are issued with from Renault. I have had no problem with the cruise control on my V6 other than a faulty switch that caused acceleration rather than decelleration when pressed. This could be a cause for a recall in the USA. In Europe things are different.

11th Oct 2005, 06:16

I had many problems with my Renault V6 2003. The car will not start, the airbag lights came on many times, replaced sensors three times, oil leak, the rear door will not lock, etc. This car has a serious reliability issues. My advice never buy a Renault again.

28th Oct 2005, 01:34

I have had Laguna 3.0 V6 for 3 years. Basically without problems, but cruise control is really something to improve-- had a tendency to stay on low gear and high revolutions forever. To ease it I had to press pedal and accelerate, but wonder if police would understand why I had to drive much above the limit. A month ago I had electrical problems, now again the same. First time it was fixed in Tallin within 1 day, now I have to wait in Kotka (Finland) for 3 weeks driving faulty car. I can confirm that service in Kotka is very unskilled and you have to wait eternity to get there-- 3 to 4 weeks.

2004 Renault Laguna Privilege 3.0

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired60 kilometres
Most recent distance14000 kilometres

Summary:

Taken all together, I'm happy with the car.

Faults:

The car has been so far very reliable. Nothing has gone wrong.

However there is some things that made me disappointed after driving the car for some time.

For example:

The car has a learning program in it's computer that has an effect on the transmission and the fuel feeding system.

If I for instance have to drive for some time slow in a traffic jam, and after that want to accelerate and start driving faster, nothing happens for some time. The car is very lazy until I perform many heavy accelerations, and the computer learns a faster driving manner.

The dashboard is very ascetic and the material of it is looking cheap for a car in this price range.

The radio and the loud-speakers are not up to the standard of a car in this price range.

Of course there is a possibility for a better radio for an additional charge.

The promised acceleration 8,1 sec. 0-100 km/h is only theory. Because of a "thinking" in the start, there is a loss of one sec.

The good things with the car:

Excellent chassis and driving conditions.

Excellent ESP system.

Excellent brakes.

Good looking design.

Nice colors.

Good comfort.

Good performance when the speed is already up.

General Comments:

Good bargain for the price.

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

Review Date: 29th September, 2004

9th Oct 2004, 01:24

In Finland it's not possible to buy a Renault Privilege. You can choose between Authentic, Decor or Optima.

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews