2003 Renault Laguna Privilege 1.8 F4P


Just minor things like broken accessories button in the card reader. 15 minutes and I fixed it with a little help of manual found at Renault Laguna Club Poland. Now the engine starts after a little touch of the start button. Before, I had to hold the start button until the engine starts.

Hands free system needs to be repaired. I'm just too lazy to send my Renault Card to the mechanic; costs about $25 to fix it.

General Comments:

I'm impressed with the performance of little 1.8 engine with 122HP. Thanks to 16 valves and variable valve timing, the engine is very responsive above 3400RPM, and quite economic at low RPM. Great reliable engine for this car.

Interior looks great, and is very quiet and comfortable. I love the comfortable seats, advanced air condition system with humidity and air pollution sensors, automatic windshield wipers, radio volume automatically increasing with speed, sun shades built in the rear windows, tire pressure sensors, etc. This car is equipped with such a great things! Crappy Volkswagen is a piece of junk in comparison with that comfort!

Exterior looks sexy, and even after 10 years after it was designed, it looks fresh and stylish. It's incredible that even after 10 years, some equipment features as a card instead of a key, tire pressure sensors, dual A/C, GPS, built in radio antenna, ESP, cruise control and comfortable seats are not common in nowadays cars.

I'm also so happy about the safety level of that car. 6 airbags, 5 star safety rating, great brakes, ESP... all that stuff is priceless.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd January, 2011

1996 Renault Laguna RXE Estate 2.2 diesel


Spacey and comfortable, but no racing car


Typical problem - front brake pads and disks are getting worn pretty quickly.

The transmission needed bearings replacement when I bought it.

Engine oil change intervals are short (frequent change required)

General Comments:

Pretty reliable, however requires regular maintenance to keep it in a good running condition.

Very spacey and comfortable - no problem to carry a family of 5 with lots of luggage.

The only disadvantage for long travelling - it is too noisy - particularly for motorway driving (e.g. while exceeding 100 km/h - ca. 60 mph)

Overall maintenance is not cheap (mainly due to rather expensive spare parts & accessories + frequent service needed) in my opinion.

And of course the 2.2 diesel non-turbo engine does not offer you impressive performance (86 HP), but is sufficient to keep it moving forward :-)

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

Review Date: 10th August, 2006