1994 Renault Laguna RN 1.8 from Greece
A fun to drive, stylish family car
Battery off at 10.000 km (to be fair, the car was left for almost 2 weeks with its engine off) and being replaced by a more powerful one.
Dust intruding somehow in the boot. Really irritating, as I haven't found the solution yet.
Unfortunately, the car's horsepower (95hp) is inadequate. I love the engine's torque, though!
Grip and handling beyond logic. Brakes also very powerful.
Suspension and seats extremely relaxing, interior space really big and of high quality.
I love its design, in and out. Especially the front part with the "nose", can't be confused with anything else!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th July, 2001
24th Jul 2001, 04:57
I am truly sorry that this beautiful, expressive and aggressive Renault "nose" doesn't exist any more... I really wonder why the new Laguna doesn't have this characteristic mask any more. If you see an old Laguna next to a new en face, you'll understand what I'm talking about. The new looks too conservative for me, at least as concerns the front part; it looks like any other car, a Vectra or a 406 for example! I can't figure out why Patrick Le Quement (the man who created Twingo, Laguna 1, Megane phase 1, Clio etc.) lacks good ideas any more. As a matter of fact, I can by no means understand why that silly-looking Vel Satis is regarded as a successfully designed car. Concluding, although Laguna II is an astonishing car overall, allow me to keep my "old" Laguna as much as I can. And leave the "new" one trying to steal few eyes from the original!
A sincere Laguna lover.
13th Jan 2004, 09:27
I own a Laguna 1 SW since 1997, bought new. It now has 124000Km. History: cambelt replaced at 70000Km exhaust front discs and shock absorbers replaced at 90000Km, now water pump, windshield cleaner pump and rear brake pumps just replaced. Don't mention consumables such as tires, disc brake pads and so on.
Never left me on the road, has been the most reliable car I had. I now have to change, and I don't like the aesthetics of its successor. Probably moving either to an Alfa 155 (less space) or to a PT Cruiser. My other car is a Fiat Barchetta, also bought new on 2003...
The only things I don't like on my Laguna: engine lacks power, outside plastics fade with time and the steering wheel peels off with time.