The Laguna’s £975 satellite navigation system is, like the audio controls previously moaned about, something of an oddball.

As soon as the next junction drops below a mile away, the nav switches to distances in feet, which isn’t particularly helpful as I’ve no idea how far 3300ft is when you’re travelling at 70mph. While every other system I’ve tried counts down in either metres or yards, for some reason the French car’s mode of choice is large numbers of feet. The last thing I need when on a road I don’t know, is to try and translate the distance to a junction.

Otherwise the system works well and is fairly intuitive, though I did have a problem when I had the postcode for a destination but wasn’t sure which town it is in. The Laguna won’t allow full postcode search or to put a road name in and search through the list of towns with that street, so I had to guess at five different towns before my countryside destination popped up.

Renault Laguna coupe 2.0 dCi 150
Mileage 5713
Claimed combined
Our average consumption 39.4mpg
P11D price £21,400
Model price range £21,400-£27,460
CO2 (tax) 157g/km (22%)
BIK 20/40% per month £78/£157
Service interval 12,000mls
Insurance group 14
Warranty 3yrs/10,000mls
Boot space 423 litres
Engine size/power 1998cc/150PS
Top speed/0-62mph 131mph/9.5secs
Why we’re running it Can Renault match style
with substance and bring
glamour to Laguna?
Positive Looks, interior and
mechanical quality
Negative Unsettled ride, unintuitive
stereo and nav