Renault Laguna Review from Portugal

1999 Renault Laguna RXT Break 1.6

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired19 kilometres
Most recent distance52000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen Xantia

Summary:

A good middle market bargain, clearly better than its reputation

Faults:

Nothing serious.

Seat belt fabric tends to wear in the sides in normal (day to day) use, by people and child seats.

The car can be averagely economic in fuel (8,3 to 8,7 liters. per 100 KM) but we need to be very sensible with the accelerator. Otherwise, it will go to 9,5 to 10 liters per 100 km, easy.

General Comments:

A good, reliable, break/estate model, with a very good luggage capacity (much better than in the new Laguna Estate).

Minor inconveniences are:

The driving position for people above 1,80 metres high (steering wheel not adjustable enough and the sun shade on the driver's side is too low to allow a windscreen view).

For the rest, quite an impressive bargain.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st May, 2001

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