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View Poll Results: Is the Laguna II a good car?
Yes, It's without question the best car I've ever owned! 3 4.76%
Its not without its niggles but all in all its a very good car. 38 60.32%
Its pretty good. I've driven better but itis a pretty decent package. 6 9.52%
It's all right I suppose, not brilliant but not too bad either. 3 4.76%
It's not great. It does the job well enough but there are much better options out there. 5 7.94%
Hate the thing! Would rather have a labotomy with a blunt instrument than own one of these again. 8 12.70%
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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 19th June 2007
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the job im in i have found the Laguna II and scenic are the two most popular cars on the back of the truck and 80% of the time its all cause off the keyless entry system. The only other fault i found is more the scenic and that is with heavy rainfall water leaks in and shorts out the ecu leaving the car immobilized and unable to be secured as you cant lock no keys involved.
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In Two Years ***8211;

New turbo & intercooler - £1650
New EGR valve £250
New front pads - £62 (used a ***8216;quick***8217; garage & saved a kings ransom on Renault prices)
8 tyres - £560
New rear axle bushes and shocks -£350
New cam belt - £450
New sump seal - £90, G*d knows why that leaked!
New wheel sensor, charged £80 for new sensor + programming, failed after 1 day, reset 3 times free since but not permanently cured the problem. ( I cured it the French way ***8211; stuck a piece of insulating tape over the warning light, given up hope Renault can fix the bl**dy thing).
Pair of hoses that perished £120
Replace snapped aircon pipe + recharge system £275
Small plastic shoe broken on the sunroof rendering it useless, quoted £450 for new sunroof assembly - told Renault to stick it when they said they couldn't obtain the part......
Plus all the servicing costs, parts etc, the list seems endless***8230;***8230;.
In two years it's cost me more than the car did!

Can***8217;t compare the Lag2 to the Lag1 we used to own, that one went on forever which prompted me to buy a better one ***8211; should***8217;ve gone to Specsavers.

Or bought a petrol one!

So I don't think it's a particularly good car, certainly not as good as the Series1

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Second hand prices are really low as it has a bad reliability reputation but you can learn what to expect reading this forum and fix the simpler probs or know the workaround.

I think if you're lucky you'll have a clean run without undue major failure, but realistically speaking its too complicated/loaded a car for the money and they obviously scrimped too far on a few parts or were too experimental in other places. If you bought German for equivalent spec you'd pay £10 grand more. With the lag you just pay it in little surpises along the way instead
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Perhaps you should really asked does the advantages of a big, comfy, easy to drive, well equipped car outweigh the disadvantages of hefty repair bills for the inevitable failures at your none-to-cheap Renault dealer?
Mine include
both front window mechanisms
new key + programming
new intercooler
new TDS
rear bushes (under warranty, thank heavens!)
multitudes of EGR failures.
Uneven tyre wear on front axle and sooo easily de-tracked

Haven't got to the cambelt change costs yet. Dreading that operation!
I also hear that trade-in/second hand prices have hit an all time low; the word on the street is obviously not good. Don't see many laguna II facelifts where I live either.

Good luck to all!
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Originally Posted by pr_giles View Post
Perhaps you should really asked does the advantages of a big, comfy, easy to drive, well equipped car outweigh the disadvantages of hefty repair bills for the inevitable failures at your none-to-cheap Renault dealer?
That's the way I look at it, though as mine is on contract hire with full maintenance, it's a win-win situation as I see it. The car can throw as many faults at me as it likes - they're inconvenient, but they won't hurt me financially even once the warranty expires.

I should also add that the car's coming in fully maintaned at around 3/4 of the price of a Peugeot 407 SW that only costs 10% more on list. Lease companies aren't mugs, and if they think a car's likely to be a dog, they'll load the maintenance side of the contract accordingly. It seems that my lease company favours the maintenance costs of the Lag over the 407 - Either that or they're getting ludicrous discounts on list price on the Renaults.

So maybe Renault aren't lying when they claim they've got their quality issues sorted. And with the fully-loaded Initiale coming in at roughly the same price as a poverty spec 3 series, I know which I'd rather have.
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