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.
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