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Our Fleet Test Drive Review: Renault Laguna coupe - 9th Report

Date: 20 November 2009   |   Author:

[3] Audio and satnav screen
Category: Sports
P11D price: £21,400
Key rival: Peugeot 407 Coupe

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
Mileage5713
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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