2002 Renault Laguna dynamique 19dci from UK and Ireland


Worst car ever


Tyre sensor fail.

Brake light switch stopped working.

Hazard lights would not turn off.

Snapped con rod taking out pistons and valves.

Blown ECU.

A/C leaked gas and then give up altogether.

Turbo blew.

General Comments:

This car has fantastic looks

And that is as far as it goes.

Thought I might have been one of the lucky ones when buying this car, how wrong could I have been.

Had three months of motoring before things started to go wrong, and when they go wrong on a Laguna ll they go very wrong.

This has to be the worst car I have ever owned and has put me off buying French ever again, and it was green which is the most unlucky colour ever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th April, 2007

29th Sep 2009, 11:51

I had this car and I am very happy with him. I drive over 150000 miles and still everything is o.k. Only regular services (oil, filters...) and this car is a plain :).

2002 Renault Laguna LXII Privilege 3.0 V6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand


Safe car with an ECU that is running DOS 1.0


Ignition coils have failed.

Engine misses when cold.

Big flat spot from idle.

Auto gearbox tries to think for itself too much.

General Comments:

Great despite faults.

Faults are being paid close attention to by our dealer.

Dealer listens.

Safety list was what got us into the vehicle in the first place.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th January, 2007

2002 Renault Laguna dynamique 1.9 dci from UK and Ireland


Wiring harness fell off underside at 70000 miles.

Gearbox failed (fell out) at 72000 miles.

Repair included driveshafts, clutch, slave cylinder and many other assembly items.

Rear screen wiper failed at 72000 miles.

Turbo got replaced at 72000 miles.

Heater fan failed at 75000 miles.

General Comments:

The car is comfortable and spacious and versatile for family use.

The engine is good, has been reliable and over the long term returns 47mpg.

The electrics are unreliable and proving very expensive to repair.

There is no fresh are vent as such, and because the heater fan has failed, no means to get air into cabin without opening the windows - this is not practical when it rains.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th September, 2006

2002 Renault Laguna Dynamique 1.6 from St Lucia


This is the worst car I've ever owned, be warned


Damaged rear axle bushes.

Broken bonnet release lever.

Erratic start and idle problem.

Rapid tyre wear faulty pressure sensors.

Poor AC.

Unreliable window electronics.

Rusted engine bolts and clamps.

General Comments:

I now live in St Lucia, and recently visited the UK for a few days on the look out for a Ford Mondeo. I spotted an amazingly handsome 2002 Renault Laguna 1.6 Dynamique at what I felt was a bargain price. I reviewed the car in the Parkers guide, and with no major issues made the purchase the next day, and had the car shipped to St Lucia the day after that.

First alarm bells sounded as I hit the motorway on leaving the showroom, when I observed billowing smoke from one of my rear wheels. I immediately returned, and was reassured that the problem was as a result of the newly fitted brake pads, and to be honest the brakes have since functioned with no further drama.

However once in St Lucia, I realized how underpowered the 1.6 model is, and the A/C is barely adequate for our hot climate. This car is outperformed by all 10 year old 1.3 Toyota Corollas and Nissan Sunny's.

A loud clunking sound emits from the rear suspension (not the shocks) and the tyre pressure sensors are constantly flashing.

More disturbingly, the car has become more and more difficult to start, and when it does start, it goes into "limp home" mode.

The driver door window now only moves in 2 inch increments, requiring me to press the button some 10 times before fully opening or closing it.

The bonnet catch has started to jam and required a real tugging of the flimsy release handle to open it. This has since broken off. With no Renault dealers in St Lucia, this car frightens me... Stay clear.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th September, 2006

12th Sep 2006, 10:30

What is a "bonnet"?

12th Sep 2006, 17:29

"What is a bonnet?". To U.S. readers - Bonnet is the "Hood", and Boot is the "Trunk".

12th Sep 2006, 20:39

A bonnet is what non North Americans call a hood.