2000 Renault Laguna Reviews - Page 2 of 3

2000 Renault Laguna Alize 1.8i petrol from UK and Ireland

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.8i petrol Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired37500 miles
Most recent distance52425 miles

Summary:

Terribly fragile car for it's size and not very reliable

Faults:

Catalytic Converter needed replacing at 42000.

Near-side Track Rod needed replacing at 42000.

Mid-section of exhaust needed replacing at 42000.

4 new Brake Pads and 2 Front Discs needed replacing at 42000.

Remote central locking stopped working at 43000.

Gearbox needed replacing at 52425.

General Comments:

Bought this car in 2003 and after 2 years and only 17000 miles of driving, the above faults have had to be rectified.

General build quality is sub-standard for a car in this class.

Engine is noisy even at low speeds.

Gearbox is sticky and sloppy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th October, 2005

2000 Renault Laguna Dynamique 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance40000 miles
Previous carRenault Scenic

Faults:

Major problems with the Valeo Card Key fobs. The car was supplied with two card keys. Both keys developed the same fault 10 months apart, the miniature switches mounted on the printed circuit board directly under the lock/unlock symbols come adrift from the circuit board after a period of use. Replacement cost for new key as quoted by Renault dealer is c. £140 each.

Check yours now! Does one of the lock/unlock buttons feel more solid? Chances are you are suffering from switch demount syndrome. Take the spare Cardkey with you so you don't get caught out like I have... twice.

General Comments:

Cardkey build quality poor.

Acceleration is noticeably sluggish when moving from standing. My Doblo van pulls off way faster.

Steering does not inspire confidence, well balanced for motorway use, but seems to lose sensitivity at normal road speeds.

Very low laid back driving position, car seating is too low to the ground causing frequent driver head bashing on roof lining when entering the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th November, 2004

27th Nov 2005, 11:18

Hi, its me again. Track rod ends had to be replaced at 48K both well worn and car was drifting nicely and the handling was frightening to say the least. Could only get direct from a Renault dealer (£90 pair) The car has now done 49,000 miles. Discovered the pressure switch on the power steering circuit is leaking PS fluid so I am having to replace this asap. Drive quality seems to be getting poorer, the Dynamique feels every minor glitch on the road surface and this is ttransmitted straight to the driving position.

Card keys are still just as crap, but thankfully my key mod. is still working OK.

2000 Renault Laguna Alize 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles

Summary:

A luxury car to have

Faults:

The only thing that went wrong with this car is that it was borrowed to go to France, while it was there it started to smoke. We now have the car back, it has been serviced, but still does it. It does this when you reach around 80 miles per hour.

General Comments:

Great car to drive.

Comfortable to be in.

Got everything you need.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th August, 2004

30th Aug 2012, 10:21

Any issues with drive and cam belts? Would like to know.

2000 Renault Laguna Alize 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance47000 miles
Previous carFord Mondeo

Summary:

Average Car

Faults:

Engine first started to take a lot of oil. After 3 months of filling the car with a lot of oil because it started to burn a lot I took it to Garage and had the valves replaced. 2 of them had burned out.

I am disappointed because the car had a full service history and had only done 35,000 miles when I bought it and I had only done 10,000 in it.

General Comments:

Overall the car is reliable and starts first time except for this engine problem.

The ride is not as good as my previous car which was a Mondeo.

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

Review Date: 5th November, 2003

2000 Renault Laguna Sport 1.9dCi turbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9dCi turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired18700 miles
Most recent distance34152 miles
Previous carRenault 25

Summary:

A classy cruiser at an affordable price

Faults:

The ventilation system went wrong. It was only blowing on the highest speed.

The CD player got jammed and had to be repaired.

General Comments:

The engine is brilliant, so quiet for a diesel and the performance is very good too.

The cabin is very well built with lots standard equipment.

The shape of the car makes it look sporty and aerodynamic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2003

2000 Renault Laguna 1.9 dCi 1.9 dCi from Slovakia

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 dCi Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 kilometres
Most recent distance58000 kilometres
Previous carKia Pride

Summary:

Comfortable, powerful and safe car

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

The car is very comfortable and roomy in the cabin. There is plenty of space for legs on the front seats. There is a lot of space for legs also on the back seats, but the roof is really low, so a person over 180 cm tall cannot sit straight on the back seat as the roof would be touching his head. The seats are very comfortable and soft, so even after longer travel (4+ hours) I feel fresh after getting off the car.

The car has a very good grip in the turns, it does not lean too much and does not tend to slide in higher speeds.

The brakes are gradually increasing in power, so it is necessary to push more to brake faster. The car is quite heavy and has a significant body-roll.

The motor is very quiet for a turbo-diesel. The power is excellent especially at higher speeds (over 130 km/h.) The car really likes to go uphill and there are few that can compete in this class of the car. For speeds up to 100 km/h the acceleration is not so good.

The interior is very nice. There is rattle and squeaking sounds coming from the panel in front of the front passenger seat. This is in relation to the ventilation system and it is very noisy at certain speeds. Also the rear brake light cover was making rattling noises upon acceleration, but this can be fixed easily.

In foggy or wet weather the windows get foggy from inside very quickly. In this case the air-conditioning has to be used often the dry the air. In winter the fog on the window inside tends to freeze which is very annoying and dangerous as the view outside of the car is bad. In winter it takes a lot of time to heat the inside of the cabin due to its size. In summer in high heat it requires to run the air-conditioning at maximum due to the huge glass surface of the windows letting in the heat.

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

Review Date: 23rd June, 2003

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 13 reviews