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RENAULT LAGUNA Hatchback 2007‑2012

4.4
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Renault Laguna Hatch

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wellingtonboots

Great for Long Distance Travel - Bad for everything else.

RENAULT LAGUNA 1.5 dCi Dynamique 5dr (Review date: 2nd July '13)

3.3

I have owned a Renault Laguna 2008 reg Diesel for the last 3 years.

Pros:

- Lots of space - very good leg room in the back

- Drives very smoothly, very good for long motorway journeys, doesn't tire out the driver like other cars

- Fairly fuel efficient. I have never managed to get the quoted figures but I do tend to average 49MPG with a combination of city and motorway driving. For the period I only did motorway driving it went up to 56MPG.

Cons:

- Do not use only for short city trips: the engine doesn't get the right temperature and it has a habit of flashing the "check engine light" when its been driving around the city for too long. You then have to take the car for a long spin on the motor before the light goes off again.

- engine problems. The pipes going into my engine kept falling out and consequently my car engine was leaking diesel everywhere. It was an ongoing problem - apparently the rubber ring that holds the pipes in place degenerates fast, it's a known problem and yet not covered by warranty.

- Suspension could be better - not great on normal roads, bearable on motorways.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

2 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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ceekay

Really,really nice Car!

RENAULT LAGUNA 1.5 dCi Dynamique 5dr (Review date: 3rd January '13)

4.5

Forget about the cliche about French cars and reliability issues as this generally isn't true anymore.

This is my second Laguna and my 3rd French car (yes,i had a Citroen and no it never missed a beat!)

This incarnation of the Laguna is an improvement on the previous model.

The design is eye-catching and isn't a common sight on the road which is an added plus.

The equipment level is generous with little niceties like one-touch electric windows all round,dual zone climate control,gear shift advisor,key less entry,start and locking (basically you can get in the car,drive off,stop and lock the car without touching the remote key card!).

Seats are extremely comfortable in half leather with proper lumber support and spacious.

The rapid demisting system works brilliantly in cold weather.

There is a large boot good and good leg space.

Controls are intelligently laid out and easy to use.

It really comes into its own on the motorway in 6th gear especially with the cruise control on, which suits me perfectly.

Its however not ideal for very short journeys as the engine takes a while to reach ideal operating temperature and the car will tend to use more fuel if constantly driven for only such short journeys and also doesn't ride well on anything other than a smooth even surface.

Where most car makers pull out the official MPG figures for their cars remains a mystery and Renault is no different.

The best i have had out of the car has been 42mpg (and this is with very careful and extremely light footed driving) which isn't terrible but far from what the Manufacturers claim.

It will eagerly drop to around 35mpg with less conservative driving but it does go up to around 55mpg on very long motorway journeys so am not complaining.

Road tax is currently around £120 per year which again i can live with.

This is a well made but underrated car, I haven't had any cause to visit a garage in my 11months of ownership so that should be saying something :)

Would I buy another one yes!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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greg2004

Good replacement of more expensive German cars

RENAULT LAGUNA 2.0 T 16V Initiale 5dr Auto (Review date: 24th December '12)

4.5

I have my Laguna (2.0T petrol initialle automatic) for nearly a year now. I had previously 5 year old an Audi A8 and year later Audi A4 with V6 2.7tdi engine. Both cars were good, solid and it was a pleasure to drive. Unfortunately I needed to sell to collect money for house deposit. So comparison will be against good cars.

Overall the Laguna's exterior and interior is very positive. I have beige leather and it looks really nice. When I saw the car for the first time I was really positively surprised. Everything looks well built. The car is well equiped. I have beige leather, electric seats, sat nav, xenon, sun roof, PDC front and rear and some other extras like pressure monitoring.

How it drives? I would say OK. The automatic gearbox is not as smooth as Audi's. Especially when the engine is cold. However, it is not the same price range. I paid for 2.5 years old car 8k which is in my opinion a good price. The same Audi would be twice as much. Acceleration is reasonably good, fuel consumption OK, overall comfort OK. There is some sound system however its quality is far from concert hall. That could be much better.

Would I buy next time? I was always against the French cars, only German especially Audi which I love. But yes, I would and highly recommend for all who do not need to drive Audis, BMWs or Mercedes.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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ssingh

Renault Laguna 2.0dci 150 Dynamique

RENAULT LAGUNA 2.0 dCi 150 Dynamique 5dr (Review date: 15th February '12)

5

The Renault Laguna 2.0dci dynamique must be one of the best cars in the world!

its comfortable, relible, very ecomincal ( over 50mpg ) and very smooth!

i have had several Renault Laguna's, and i have to say i liked them all!

the latest model i have is the new 2007 57reg which includes Sat Nav, bluetooth etc! i bought it used, and i have covered just over 30,000 miles within the last 14 months! its now done 52k miles without any faults!

this must be one of the most under rated cars on the market!

its simply Brillient in every way!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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peterM

JMSTAT

RENAULT LAGUNA 1.5 dCi Dynamique 5dr (Review date: 9th May '11)

5

Very comfortable drive, excellent fuel economy, up to 60 mpg, stylish exterior and interior, large rear boot, extremely reliable

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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misterr

My Perfect Companion

RENAULT LAGUNA 2.0 dCi 150 Dynamique S 5dr Auto (Review date: 10th April '11)

4.8

I have a job that sees me driving all over uk, I come home to my family including three young children. This alone makes me a very demanding of any car as it really must fulfill a number of criteria.

I wasn't instantly won over by the Laguna, its high rear and unique front weren't the most appealing, but in this trim level (Dyn S) with chrome and larger alloys it looked very sharp. This continues inside with suede/leather seats, built in sat nav and more chrome trim. The interior is spacious and gives enough room to fit my three child car seats across the back row of seats.

The high rear boot line does mean that you have a huge boot. It is deep enough and wide so carries my pushachairs, luggage and so on with ease. The neat touches for storage mean I am not left with small items sliding around as I drive.

The auto box is very smooth, in fact so is the drive allround with plenty of power for motorway driving. The only reason I have scrubbed a mark is that when in town pulling out of side roads or onto roundabouts the Laguna is not the most nimble and feels its size.

Economy is a real feature of the Laguna, since owning I have run at over 50.0mpg (even with the thirstier auto) with reasonable servicing costs. The only costs which are slightly higher when comparing to other similar models are around insurance.

To sum up I would recommend the Laguna for all of the reasons above. I certainly rate this more highly than cars I've owned in previous years for the genourous spec, performance and the price I paid for a great second hand example.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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jamesB

A smooth cruiser for the masses

RENAULT LAGUNA 2.0 dCi Expression 5dr (Review date: 22nd March '11)

4.8

This version of the Laguna is much better than the previous version that I also owned.

The level of kit on my entry level is rather good (Sat Nav, Air Con, Alloys, CD/ Radio) but the only thing it really lacks is Cruise Control (I got it second hand so had no choice in the matter).

The ride is superb and the engine is so responsive so that you can get upto speed quickly and effortlessly.

It is the most reliable car I have owned... only thing I have had to change is the fuel door which had a dodgy hinge but the dealer did it no problems under warranty.

For the size of it the economy is awesome (MPG Town is between 35-38 mpg depending on how lead footed I am).

It easily copes with 4 lads for football and all our gear and the boot is cavernous to say the least.

If I had to put it in a class of car I would have no hesitation putting it on the 3 Series/ A4 Class of car and it would cope really well with that tag.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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tonyW

Renault Laguna Expression 1.5 DCI - better than expected

RENAULT LAGUNA 1.5 dCi Expression 5dr (Review date: 17th March '11)

4.3

It's hard to imagine a 1461cc engine being adequate to haul a car in the Mondeo/407Insignia class around. But it can and quite well at that.

The combination of good torque and a 6 speed gearbox means it can easily hold its own at 3rd lane motorway speeds while returning 52 MPG commuting over a mixture of A roads and motorways.

As others have said the main downside is the ride quality which is poor over our patched up roads. Otherwise it's a decent, quiet drive.

Renault seem to have improved quality over previous Laguna's, mine has had a diesel leak and a loose piece of trim in 26,000 miles - so not too bad.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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justinH

PERFECT FAMILY CAR

RENAULT LAGUNA 2.0 dCi 150 Expression 5dr (Review date: 7th March '11)

4.8

I have had my 58 plate laguna for 18 months now and I have to say it is a great car, I do a mixture of motorway and non motrway driving and a full tank £75 will generally take me 600 miles before the petrol light comes on. It is comfortable to drive and has plenty of room to comfortably seat 5 people and the boot will happily accomodate a large monthly shop, with a bit left over. It drives smoothly and is easy to handle. I wish it came with parking sensors as standard, but these can be added. The only problem I've had was when the front wiper motor stopped whilst driving in the rain on the motorway. Fortunately it stopped raining almost instantly and I was able to finnish my journey and Renault were happy to fix it under the warranty and supply a car whilst it was done. I have key less entry on my car which is just the best thing, it saves that 'trying to find your keys in the rain' problem, my key stays in my wallet and I never have to get it out, even to start the car, FAB!.

All round I am very pleased with this car, and do not plan on selling it any time soon.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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gemmaO

Renault Laguna Expression (Automatic)

RENAULT LAGUNA 2.0 16V Expression 5dr (Review date: 5th March '11)

4.5

When i was offered this as my first car i was so impressed. its so easy to drive and it looks really good!

My only problem is that as a first time driver it costs so much to insure (i'm 25 and i have my dad as a 2nd driver as he has an advanced driving qualification, and I have to pay £111 a month fully comprehensive).

obviously with it being an automatic the petrol consumption is higher too, but nothing i wouldnt expect from an automatic doing a couple of short trips on a daily basis.

These are my only faults with it though! Its a lovely car to drive, and I feel good driving it!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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