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.
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