2002 Renault Laguna Dynamique Techno 2.0 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland


Badly built unreliable money pit


Gearbox went are 19000 miles and 19100 miles. Replacement only lasted 100 miles due to incorrect fitting of the first one by the dealer.

Front wheel bearing at 20000 miles.

Petrol flap solenoid at 20000 miles.

Radio/sat nav unit replaced at 20000 miles.

Heater switch at 20000 miles.

Driver's door window mechanism at 30000 miles.

Turbo unit failed at 30000 miles.

Front track rod end at 50000 miles.

Rear axle bushes at 52000 miles

Engine mounting at 52000 miles.

General Comments:

I really liked the car, but the reliability and build quality became such an issue that I sold it.

Renault, you had designed a comfortable roomy car very well, but built it like a load of rubbish, costing the end owner lots of money to put your manufacturing mistakes wrong. You need to do more reliability tests on your vehicles, and until you do I shall not be buying or recommending a Renault to anyone.

You can build a reputation for good looking cars in days, but a reputation for well built reliable cars takes years, and you clearly have a long hill to climb to be as good as other makes in that department.

PS my car was not a company car, but privately owned, and driven very carefully by the person who was buying it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th November, 2007

2002 Renault Laguna Privilege 2.4 V6 from Australia and New Zealand


Great french luxury

General Comments:

Hey guys, I am a fanatic of french cars; I just love them.

I've been looking around for a french car; I went to look for a Citroen Xantia (1999), which was OK; had all the luxuries you think of, but I'd had one before, and the hydraulics are, ummmmmm scary. Anyway, I decided to get this Renault as it looks great, the interior is just OK, nothing extra, but it's good as you have everything quite handy; it's well balanced and accurately to hand reach.

Engine-wise I've been hearing some noise around. I guess they are the engine or transmission mounting. It's usually when you give it a quick throttle; the engine makes a kicking noise as if its place has been changed from the initial position, but don't know... I haven't had that checked yet.

Overall I would say this car got lots of electrics around the seats and throttle sensors, and everywhere, which is good and bad. I like them, but they seem costly to maintain. Hopefully it will last me quite long, as I love this car and it's running good, even on petrol.

I've seen most of the reviews of this Laguna; I was scared, but I decided to give it a go and see what happens; so far am really happy... go Laguna!!!

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

Review Date: 10th August, 2007

3rd Jan 2009, 03:22

How is the car running currently? Am thinking of purchasing one that has done 52, 000kms...but am hesitant due to its questioned reliability.

Thanks a lot, Peter.

2002 Renault Laguna 2.0 from Singapore


Expect better quality from a continental car


I have had the Renault Laguna for about 4.5 years, but faced with numerous problems; e.g. just one year after buying the car - the battery went flat and needed to be replaced. Other than the battery; also its installation.

One week later the front windscreen wiper nozzle would not function.

One month later one of the passenger doors was not able to be locked.

Air-con not adapted to the local climate and thus was unable to provide acceptable cooling, and the evaporator gave up just before 3.5 years.

Am now faced with an UN-repairable gearbox - I have been recommended to change the whole box.

General Comments:

It is a very stable and safe car for driving; however with the numerous problems - practically almost every month it has been in the workshop.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th June, 2007

2002 Renault Laguna dci 1.9 from UK and Ireland


Quite simply the worst car I've had in 25 years


It might be easier to say what's not gone wrong with it.




Bearings 4 times.

Electric windows.


Suspension again.

Bearings 2 more.

General Comments:

The car as poor build quality and is sluggish.

It is comfortable.

Too many days off the road through breakages.

Fairly economical fuel wise.

Parts expensive.

All 'new technology' is poor and unreliable.

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

Review Date: 2nd May, 2007