2003 Renault Laguna Dynamique Sport Tourer 2.2 dCi from UK and Ireland
A good car to drive, but not as good as it should be
Heater control was not connected on delivery.
Water leak in driver's door flooded footwell. This required a new door trim to fix the problem.
I have just buckled one of the 17" alloys on a pothole.
The whole car rattles.
The engine is smooth and powerful for the most part, although it's not going as well as it did when new.
It's a quiet car, except for the rattles.
Driving position and seat comfort are superb.
The xenon headlamps are great.
I hate the 17" Silverstone alloys. They give an abysmal ride quality, the tyres are expensive and the wheels are made of soft metal which buckles readily, as I've just discovered.
Everything rattles - the dashboard, the door trims, the tailgate, and the exhaust heatshield, which requires me to get underneath every month or so to bend it out.
The fuel economy is awful. I get about 38mpg in winter, rising to 43 in summer. I rarely do any urban driving, and generally don't exceed 75mph on motorways. My previous Laguna (old model 2.2dT) used to get 42mpg and it used an old-technology engine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 14th March, 2005