12th Oct 2001, 14:25
Fast and powerful car. Good V6 engine, but some problems in other places. Water from nowhere invades my car from time to time. Anyone having this problem?
2nd Dec 2002, 00:47
In the past 12 months alone, my 1995 Renault Laguna (73,592 kilometers, bought new) has cost me A$6185 for mechanical repairs, excluding regular servicing.
First the ABS system failed (which it also did under warranty, owing to a wiring fault). A new ABS computer and wheel sensor were installed this time at a cost of A$2312 for parts, plus labour (at A$95 an hour!). A fault still remained, which turned out to be a wiring fault (which I had told the dealer to check before ordering replacement parts, in view of the car's history). They claim this was a separate fault, of course, and how can you prove otherwise?
Then the air-con fan burnt out, and a new one was quoted at A$2000 plus labour. On the day I picked the car up (without replacement fan - I am trying to get a used one), the dealer told me another '95 Laguna had just come in with the same fault.
Then there are the trivial items this year, like a leaking coolant header tank (a mere A$135), disc brake rotor replacement (A$218)...not to mention a leaking main seal two years ago which required removing the engine and transmission -- a mere A$1915.
I agree it's a superb car to drive, but its underlying quality and reliability are appalling.
25th Oct 2005, 20:28
I have a Renault Laguna 2.0 RXE, and have had nothing but problems.
It has a lack of power. It's always banging. Don't know where it's coming from.
Sometimes it just cuts out.
I have had Renault 5, 19, 25, with no problems, so why are Renault Lagunas so rubbish? I don't know, but I would not touch a Renault Laguna again.