1995 Renault Laguna RT 2.0 petrol from Jordan

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

1995 Renault Laguna RT 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Style and comfort in one package

Faults:

Exhaust has been replaced a couple of times, and is very expensive due to the two box design.

Few electrical gremlins.

General Comments:

Very nice looking car inside and out.

Quite well built for a french car.

Silky smooth ride quality.

Good strong performance and fuel economy.

Really annoying immobiliser, not very user friendly.

Stereo flap is a good security feature.

Seats and doorcards look bit cheapy.

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

Review Date: 13th November, 2007

1995 Renault Laguna RN 1.8 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Nice shape, but too many problems

Faults:

The radiator fan switch threads disappeared when I unscrewed it. Presume the threads must have fallen into the radiator!!

Overheats when travelling anything above 70mph.

Overheats in traffic.

Power steering oil leak. Top up every week.

Immobiliser stopped working and I couldn't start may engine. Cost £90 to by pass and a week off the road.

Does not like stop starts, engine revs like crazy (2000rpm) for 5 minutes. This is embarrassing at traffic lights.

General Comments:

Doesn't handle too well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th November, 2006

1995 Renault Laguna RN 1.8 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Good value, comfortable saloon

Faults:

The Bonnet does no open, it only opens when you get underneath it and mess with the lock. A part from that nothing else, I have not had the car for that long. Everything in the car works.

General Comments:

Comfortable inside.

Its very good on the motorway cruises along very nice.

Acceleration is average.

Good value, they can be bought cheap. MPG is not great it does quote 31mpg, but I get over 50 miles for £10 worth or 25mpg, mostly due to driving in built up areas.

The car has loads of body roll I don't know if that is a bad thing because it is a load of fun and it still sticks to the road and remains comfortable.

Gearbox is not that slick a bit clunky at times.

Insurance group not bad only in group 7 for a 1.8.

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

Review Date: 29th March, 2006

1995 Renault Laguna RTI 2.0 s 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Comfortable, but unreliable

Faults:

The Gear box seized after 109000 for the second time in the cars life.

Head gasket went at 112000

Complete overhaul of brakes at 140000.

General Comments:

Very Comfortable car that is easy to drive

Big and sturdy and a good work horse

Very roomy

Very unreliable and expensive to put right.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th March, 2006

1995 Renault Laguna RT 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Summary:

A decent family car which came to an untimely end

Faults:

Gearbox got stuck in third gear after 77,000 miles and had to be replaced.

Both front window motors failed after 80,000 miles, also needing to be replaced.

General Comments:

In the 15 months that I owned the Laguna, it gave me fairly reliable and economical motoring at a good price. It was six years old when I bought it for £3,250. Joyriders then stole and burnt it and I received a disappointing £2,250 in insurance money. The Laguna had a good few years left in it, but those thieves finished it off well before its time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th February, 2006