2010 Renault Laguna Dynamique 1.5 dCi (110HP) turbo diesel from Belgium

Summary:

Excellent

Faults:

Right front loudspeaker was changed during the first week due to a defective woofer (It was giving some rattling noise between 90Hz and 100Hz frequencies).

The dealer was effective.

The cup holder has a dull articulation that was sometimes giving a shy rattling with low RPM while closed. Fixed by putting a thin sponge in between the articulation. It simply doesn't bug me.

General Comments:

The car is generally well built with an exquisite interior execution (apart from the cup holder toy).

The driving position is correct, and the handling improvement was tremendous concerning the last model.

However, the increased stiffness of the suspension is giving a much more german ride rather than french. Which isn't bad.

On B roads it can jiggle a bit more than expected; maybe due to the rear suspension type.

Sound isolation from the exterior is excellent.

Smart interior.

Not much wind noise.

It saves fuel if driven properly.

Comfortable and peaceful ride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th March, 2010

17th Aug 2010, 20:32

Thanks for your review. I have just purchased a facelift 2009 1.5 DCI Dynamique on the strength of it. Cheers Peter.

5th Oct 2010, 12:50

And how does the 1.5 DCI cope with such a heavy car? Especially in the city, do you have to rev it high in order to get going, or does it feel adequate?