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Our Fleet Test Drive Review: Renault Laguna coupe - 8th Report

Date: 26 October 2009   |   Author:

Laguna at Porsche
Category: Sports
P11D price: £21,400
Key rival: Peugeot 407 Coupe

The Laguna coupe is heading towards finishing its six-month tour with our fleet, and it's a pleasant surprise to say it's been completely bulletproof.

I know it shouldn't be a shock to find a brand new car doesn't break during 5500 miles and half a year of driving, but the previous-generation Laguna struggled to get through a week without something, normally electric, causing trouble.

It's not unusual to find some little niggle or low-key problem affecting one of our test cars in their time with us, but the Renault has, contrary to expectations, been completely mechanically faultless.

The interior has also held up flawlessly, with the quality feel not coming at the expense of longevity.

The car's still continuing to grow on me as I spend more time with it, too - the looks are as appealing as when I first took delivery of the coupe, and are still the car's biggest selling point. It comes down to the individual, however, as to whether they counter the bumpy ride and an irritating stereo/satnav combination that defies logic on occasions.

Renault Laguna coupe 2.0 dCi 150
Mileage5568
Claimed combined
consumption
47.1mpg
Our average consumption39.4mpg
P11D price£21,400
Model price range£21,400-£27,460
CO2 (tax) 157g/km (22%)
BIK 20/40% per month£78/£157
Service interval12,000mls
Insurancegroup 14
Warranty3yrs/10,000mls
Boot space423 litres
Engine size/power1998cc/150PS
Top speed/0-62mph131mph/9.5secs
Why we’re running itCan Renault match style
with substance and
bring glamour to Laguna?
PositiveLooks, interior and
mechanical quality
NegativeUnsettled ride, unintuitive
stereo and nav



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