1998 Renault Laguna RT1 V6 24V 3.0 petrol from UK and Ireland





General Comments:

What a cracking car-performance, looks & comfort. This car is wonderful it has every gadget as standard and the performance is mind blowing.


Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th August, 2006

1998 Renault Laguna 1.9 Dti RT Sport 1.9 Dti turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


I'll buy another


Nothing at all. Bought 10k miles ago. No problems of any kind so far.

General Comments:

Fast for a diesel. Comfortable, reliable, convienent (back seats drop down, huge hatchback really). Astoundingly economical for a big car (generally I gat about 51mpg with mixed driving around Dublin, but significantly higher on the country runs).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th September, 2005

1998 Renault Laguna RT Sport 1.9 turbo diesel Injection from UK and Ireland


Well specified and economical bargain


Front brake disks are warped.

Air conditioning not working.

Slight juddering when engaging clutch in first gear.

General Comments:

I bought the car from a second hand car dealer (not allied to Renault) when it had done 47024 miles.

It soon became apparent that there was a fault with the brakes; a juddering felt through the steering wheel when braking fairly hard from around 60mph.

At the same time, it was noticed that there was a problem with the air conditioning system as there didn't seem to be any difference in the temperature when it was switched on.

A visit to the Renault garage confirmed that both front brake disks were warped and hence needed changing, along with the pads. This situation is due to the way it had been previously driven.

Examination of the air conditioning system displayed a lack of pressure and a damaged condenser unit (situated in front of the radiator). Susceptible to stone damage from underneath.

Aside from the above, no other faults have yet been noted.

Since acquiring the car, I have averaged 51mpg and experienced a very pleasant and comfortable ride. The ride quality of the car is excellent and the variable powered steering (meaning more power at very low speeds, such as reversing and turning etc) is fantastic.

The addition of the left foot rest is very useful and helps avoid ankle fatigue on long journeys.

The seats in the sport version are firm and comfortable with good body contouring both in the front and rear. Storage within the cabin is also very good; two cup holders in the glove box lid, CD storage and coin holder in within the centre arm rest, door pockets and a very useful sunglasses holder case above the driver's door.

The boot space is very generous allowing two good sized suitcases to lie side by side with plenty of height left for further storage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th June, 2004

1998 Renault Laguna RN 1.6 16v petrol from UK and Ireland


Despite its niggles, a competent car


Nearside passenger window glass jammed half-way.

Tail exhaust box fell off (common Laguna problem).

Bonnet catches stuck (another Laguna quirk)

Airbag light permanently on due to faulty under-seat wiring (this has been happening to Renaults for years, shouldn't they have fixed this by now?)

Seems to eat brake pads compared to previous cars I've owned.

General Comments:

The engine is fairly lively for a 1.6, indeed it has more power than the older 1.8 8v models. Not much torque though so you have to work the gears to get the best out of it. Economy is excellent considering the size of the car.

Handling is good and the car feels safe to drive, however the front tends to pitch up and down slightly at high speed on anything, but the smoothest motorways.

The brakes could be a little more effective.

Comfort is reasonable. I am 6'4" tall and my head just avoids touching the roof interior. Visibility is seriously impaired by a thick and poorly placed A-pillar. The interior trim is solid with no buzzes or rattles. Equipment is good for a base model.

Not much of a car for the home mechanic. This is the first car I've had to send a car to a dealer for a cam belt change (expensive), however routine maintenance such as oil changes is easy enough.

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

Review Date: 5th June, 2004