Renault Laguna Review from Italy

1997 Renault Laguna RT 1.8

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance218000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Polo


Comfortable cruiser if you can live with handful of minor malfunctions


Water pump produced strange noise, and was replaced at 27 Eur total cost, when it was 160000km on the clock.

Back door leaks still present. However, when back door window is slightly open, water goes somewhere else, but inside the car! Might consider drilling the hole in the door...

Central lock broke after few months, door lock rotates few times prior to catch. For some reason the engine is not coded, hence lock issue does not bother turning on.

General Comments:

Comfortable family car was a must, and this turned to be great purchase.

After 70.000km in last 2 years (218.000 on the clock) there was no major problem. Wonder for how many more kilometers though :-)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st December, 2005

Average review marks: 9.2 / 10, based on 1 review