Renault Laguna Review from Jordan

1995 Renault Laguna RT 2.0 petrol

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres
Previous carSAAB 900

Summary:

Good performer, reliable, but not perfect

Faults:

Coil module (this one's got a single coil), a couple of times.

Starter, 2 times also.

Front shocks.

Some coolant hoses failed.

Clutch around 160K.

A few niggles here and there (A/C moody sometimes, central locking not locking all doors sometimes.. things you can live with generally).

General Comments:

Reasonably fast with pretty nice torque for a 2.0 liter (The old 8v engine).

Handling is superb, takes on all kinds of corners, up and down hills wet and dry - quickly and sharply with minimum body roll, steering is precise, but a bit on the heavy side.

Suspension is notably better than most cars of its era.

On the downside, driving position is just wrong, clutch & gearbox shifter are heavy, and engine is noisy - takes away from your comfort around the city, but totally manageable on the motorway.

A bit thirsty, reasonable if you keep your foot light though, but for fuel economy and engine refinement look elsewhere.

The car looks awesome for its age - Those Renault guys designed a good looker without overdoing it into a half car/half dolphin as you would expect.

Electrics are surprisingly good, no major complaints.

Generally built to last - one of the best cars you can grab on a budget.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2010

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review