1995 Renault Laguna Reviews - Page 8 of 10

1995 Renault Laguna RT 1.8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 miles
Most recent distance170000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Astra

Summary:

A roomy family car

Faults:

Starter motor.

Burnt valve requiring a head skim and setup at 135,000 miles.

Both front track rod ends and offside rear wheel bearing at 165,000 miles.

Internal heater packed up, OK after flushing out with a hose.

Rear screen heater packed up - not fixed yet.

General Comments:

This car is extremely roomy and comfortable.

The model I have is not too quick, a 2 litre would be better.

Considering the mileage I have done I reckon I've got a bargain.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2001

1995 Renault Laguna RXE Estate 2.0 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired96000 miles
Most recent distance102000 miles
Previous carAlfa Romeo 33

Summary:

A nice looker, but cost a lot of money and nearly 2 lives

Faults:

After about 2 months I came to use the car and the plip would not open the car so I used the key, but the car would turn over but not start, the immoboliser was cutting in, to summarise it needed an ECU, an immobiliser, and new plips, £665 worse off.

While driving home from work along the motorway last summer the dashboard started to behave erratically - lights going on and off etc, my attention was taken by a car behind who was blowing his horn, I looked in my rear view mirror and saw what looked like fog but was in fact the underside of the car burning. I pulled over and my passenger and I got out while the flames were coming up over the sill, within 5-6 minutes the car had burned out, the fire service said the cause was electrical.

General Comments:

I obviously will not have a Laguna again, Renault GB were no help at all because I bought the car second hand. Obviously they do not expect their cars to last more than 5 years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th August, 2001

1995 Renault Laguna RN 1.8 from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance190000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Sunny

Summary:

A few years back, the nicest in the M2-segment

Faults:

This Laguna came with a LPG-gas system. Due to that (overheating) I've burnt two valves at 170000 km and needed a new cylinder-head, radiator, water hoses etc. The coolant and motor oil merged together and decided to become something like chocolate pudding.

Needed two new front wheel bearings.

Two bonnet locks broke.

Two leaking brake cylinders at the back.

General Comments:

Rigid structure of the bodywork.

Relatively low centre of gravity.

Sharp steering.

When it comes to comfort it's the best.

Timeless design, in five years time it still looks nice.

Like many modern cars the standard ML-tectal treatment is not that good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 2001

1995 Renault Laguna RT 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired37000 miles
Most recent distance51000 miles
Previous carRenault Clio

Summary:

The best family saloon I've owned

Faults:

Off-side rear door seal leaks in heavy rain when the vehicle is stationary.

General Comments:

A superb family car.

Very comfortable, huge boot, good standard equipment.

Very tall gearing (3500rpm is 100mph) makes for a wonderful motorway cruiser and sports mode on the automatic 'box makes it pleasingly reponsive on the twisty bits! Automatic plus PAS and adequate power also makes it a good car to try round an unfamiliar city.

Excellent PAS and brakes, very good handling and yet good tyre life.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th April, 2001

1995 Renault Laguna RTI 2.0i 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0i 16v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 miles
Most recent distance94000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 309 GTi

Summary:

Nice car when it's not in the garage

Faults:

After six months the battery failed and again after 70,000.

Needed a new clutch at 60,000.

Needed new timing belt at 60,000.

Brakes need replacing every 10,000.

Exhaust replaced at 40,000.

Engine blew up at 89,000.

Catalyst broke up, blocked exhaust and blew exhaust manifold, 90,000.

Radiator leak.

Door leak (still not fixed).

Clock stopped working (£90 to replace!)

Bonnet catches broken.

General Comments:

My local Renault dealer has seen more of this car than I have.

Bought from the dealer as ex-demonstrator for £13,000 in 1995, so far have spent nearly £7000 keeping it on the road.

Never again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th February, 2001

7th Mar 2001, 03:41

Re: DOOR LEAK.

I had this problem on a rear passenger door. After 3 attempts to replace the membrane and the door seal the problem seems to have been solved.

Believe it or not the membranes are sometimes folded in half at the dealers, so they fit in their storage bins, which 'buggers up' the self adhesive tape around the edge.

Hope this helps.

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 40 reviews