2002 Renault Laguna Sports Tourer 2.0 cdi (petrol) from UK and Ireland
As dangerous, expensive to run and eye catching as the typical
Accelerator failure: On four separate occasions the accelerator has failed, this is extremely dangerous as the pedal "feels right" but the engine will only rev to 2000. The result is that the car lurches forward about 15 feet and then continues along at 8mph. If you have just pulled out of a side turning on to a busy road into the path of a lorry you are probably going to die.
Computer trip failure: most of the time the information is gobbledygook.
Buckled wheels: This car has low profile "extra load" tyres. The tyres are extremely hard and the smallest pothole causes the most alarming noise. I have just had three? buckled wheels replaced. All were buckled on the inside with no visible signs of impact. Now how do you buckle three? wheels without causing visible impact damage. It took the Dealer 8 days to obtain the wheels which either means Renault stock control is poor or they cannot keep up with demand.
Key card: sometimes does not work, has been replaced and gets very hot.
Electrical fault: On four occasions the car would not start. The dealer had the car for ten consecutive days and he could not start it either. Eventually I was told it was a "faulty earth".
A good looking, head turning car.
A comfortable quiet ride, with plenty of room for the passengers.
A spectacular array of driver friendly accessories.
Unreliable to the point of being lethal.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th January, 2003