2002 Renault Laguna Expression 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland


It's not a question of if, it's more a question of when it will go wrong!


I trader my Trooper for this car, and it was a nightmare to begin with. The general visibility is very poor; your blind spot is massive.

The car has so many sensors that just go. The worst thing that happened was the accelerator sensor went and I was having to drive in limp mode... very dangerous at times!

The battery was ran flat and the car refused to even attempt to do anything, the oil was too low (my fault I know), but the car refused to do anything again; how I was meant to get to the shop to get the oil???

There is always a orange! on my dash because all the tyre pressure sensors are screwed... this may be where someone at some point has swapped over tires.

The bonnet catch breaks easy, and if the battery goes flat, you need to know how to get in without using the card.

The fuel consumption is awful!!! I don't expect to only get 30mpg for a 1.6! My Trooper was getting more and it was a 3.1 turbo diesel.

General Comments:

On the plus side, it's a lovely drive, and when it works it's great.

The engine is silent and the bumps are ironed out. For a 1.6 the power isn't too bad. It handles bad weather really well, the snow was no problem! It corners well and holds the road.

The interior is nice and roomy and very tidy.

I want to love it, but I can't trust it, the car must go!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th June, 2010

2002 Renault Laguna Sport Tourer 1.9 dCi turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Good car if made by another company


Tyre pressure sensors are a nightmare, always going wrong.

Turbo unit blew at 73000 miles.

4 new tyres on the front in a year.

Clutch bearing went at 74000.

Everything on the car rattles, including the cheap plastic dashboard.

X2 front suspension boots.

General Comments:

This car, if made by another company eg. Toyota, would have been great, but unfortunately it wasn't, so the great looks and interior of the car are hugely overshadowed by the poor build quality and very poor reliability.

The engine is a nice unit, but with the turbo being so unreliable, it spoils the performance of the 1.9 dCi.

Overall good to look at, but not good to own.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd May, 2009

2002 Renault Laguna Authentique 3.0 from Australia and New Zealand


Luxury, but lets those moths out of the wallet!


Coil packs seem to all of a sudden fail one by one, and then the cycle begins again, so I am told by the dealer who charges $135 a pop. That's mainly the worst thing about the car.

Hard to find proper service centres who know what they are doing to fix this car, and most parts have to be sent over, and it can sometimes be a bit of a wait if they're not in Australia. It's much more expensive for parts, and does not have good resale value.

General Comments:

It is very comfy and drives smooth, and is very good on fuel.

It's little bit small in the back of the wagon, handled good, just a pity about the shonky coil packs that always fail, and are a well known problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd April, 2009

2002 Renault Laguna Expression 1.8 16v petrol from UK and Ireland


Radical styling, very comfy, good on fuel


Ticking noise in engine bay, I think it's the power steering pump.

Also the passenger window didn't open, but I fixed this by installing a new window regulator into the door; it cost £65, but don't buy it from the dealer, they will charge around £150, try eBay or something, and it was a nightmare to fit, but by the looks of it, it's a very common fault on these cars.

General Comments:

I am very happy with the car, it's so comfy and the card start is very novel.

The dash clocks light up blue with red dials, it's nice and modern inside, has plenty of toys, and I like the way the car locks itself when you get above 6mph to stop would be tea leafs jacking you at the lights.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st April, 2009