I drive an 04 2.2 dci privilege auto as a company car and have done 31k in it over the last 17 months. It now sits at 60k
I love the car, its about the 40th I've had in my career so to speak and as yet it has been pretty perfect (for a laguna apparently!)
Faults? I had to replace the cat (with an aftermarket one at 36k) for £300, has had a complete set of new tyres plus 2 more on front recently, and................, well apart from an
going wrong and costing £250 to diagnose and replace, that's been it.
One word of advice - don't go near a renault dealer!! Find a trusted independent in your area.
Supremely comfy, a mile eater, 35+mpg, goes like stink, all the whistles and bells work etc etc.
I can understand your concerns but it aint all bad. !!