2002 Renault Laguna Reviews - Page 7 of 18

2002 Renault Laguna Priveledge LX 3.0 Ltr V6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 Ltr V6 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance55000 kilometres
Previous carFord Fairlane

Summary:

Generally the experience has been great!

Faults:

Engine mount plate cracked.

Engine Mounts have perished according to my dealer.

Main engine mount has bowed.

General Comments:

The car has been a joy to own.

The problem of the engine mounts should not be mine, but Renaults.

They are slow to respond to my complaint.

I doubt I will go down this route again.

Will purchase an Australian Manufactured Car next time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th May, 2006

2002 Renault Laguna DCi Dynamique 1.9 direct injection diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.9 direct injection diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance55000 miles
Previous carAlfa Romeo 156

Summary:

A reasonable choice

Faults:

Centralised door locking malfunctioned at 6,000 miles and needed to be completely replaced.

Cylinder head needed replacing at 13,000 miles.

Climate control malfunctioned at 17,000 miles.

Power steering failed at 22,000 miles.

Air conditioning system completely failed and had to be replaced at 31,000 miles.

Brake pads needed replacing at 28,000 miles.

Sunroof jammed at 39,000 miles.

Rear bumper became loose and had to be welded back into place at 45,000 miles.

Rear brake light failed at 53,000 miles.

General Comments:

Reliability wasn't brilliant, but was better than what some Laguna owners have experienced.

Interior was stylish, comfortable, spacious and reasonably well built.

Very comfortable to drive, but not much fun.

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

Review Date: 16th April, 2006

2002 Renault Laguna dynamique 1.9dci from UK and Ireland

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9dci Manual
Most recent distance50000 miles
Previous carRenault Laguna

Summary:

Save yourself! buy a Honda or a Volkswagen!

Faults:

My laguna is around 50000 miles on the clock and the turbo charger blew, I then later realised in the garage that the acceleration had a mind of it's own and could have propelled me into a crash...!

After forking out for this one I WILL get rid of it, this is the second laguna to break down under no viable circumstance and I am positive that I will never buy a Laguna again!

General Comments:

Piece of dung, okay interior, uncomfortable ride.

Terrible reliability, you might think it's a good car when new, but believe me things get a LOT worse past the 50K mark.

AVOID LIKE MAD!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th January, 2006

2002 Renault Laguna Prestige 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance107000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Vectra

Summary:

Reliable, comfortable and economical

Faults:

Seized rear brake caliper at 96000 miles.

General Comments:

Renault Laguna 1.8 Prestige.

I purchased this car new in July 2002 as a company car, I drove over 45,000 miles in the first year with no problems at all apart from vandals dropping a brick onto the roof from a motorway bridge. The finish and equipment on the vehicle were excellent and the vehicle far exceeded the finish and reliability of my previous company Vauxhall Vectra’s and Cavaliers. She has averaged over 38 mpg constantly by regular use of the cruise control and speed limiter and driving within the legal speed limits. I retired from my full time job and have continued to use the vehicle daily on business and pleasure. She has proved most reliable apart from servicing the only other repair needed was to replace one seized rear brake calliper, which was done by my local Dealer who has been most knowledgeable, reliable and efficient, the car always completed at the stated time. The vehicle has never missed a service and has now completed 107,000 miles with no further problems. (This really is the answer to constant reliability of a vehicle and missing them is false economy in my experience)

I have now traded her in for a new Dynamique Diesel 1.9 and hope to achieve the same motoring standards I have come to find with Renault cars (My wife has a Renault Megane Coupe and my two daughters each have a Renault Scenic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th December, 2005

2002 Renault Laguna sports plus 1.6 from Republic of Moldova

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired13000 miles
Most recent distance41000 miles
Previous carOpel Kadett

Summary:

Unreliable

Faults:

Ignition coils went twice leaving me stranded both times- car had to be towed.

Tensioner broke on timing belt at 41,00 miles, not due for timing belt until 45K or 5 yrs. I stopped immediately avoiding major damage - cost 500 euro to replace.

General Comments:

Nice to drive, but feel let down by reliability, now have no confidence in car reliabilty.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th December, 2005

2002 Renault Laguna 1.9 dci dynamique 1.9 dci from UK and Ireland

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.9 dci Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.3 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carSeat Leon

Summary:

Underwhelmed

Faults:

Inter cooler failed (replaced under warranty) lighting on instrument panel failed (replaced under warranty)

Driver's seat squeaking-repaired 3 times!

Bottom ball joints both needed replacing along with rear suspension bushes.

Various dashboard squeaks and rattles.

General Comments:

A well designed car let down by poor materials, shoddy workmanship, and dodgy electrics.

The suspension problems show a lack of development on badly surfaced roads (Renault, it's about time you came and tested your cars on northern Irish roads!)

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

Review Date: 27th October, 2005

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 61 reviews