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Old 08-24-2007, 02:36 AM
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Laguna 3 testing in Romania, near the Dacia factory.

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Old 08-24-2007, 04:04 AM
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Only one opinion, and it's already the absolute truth?

I've undoubtedly driven another car last week (Lag3 DCi 150 Estate)...


PS: interesting video -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bxU77ExZhk

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Old 08-24-2007, 04:17 AM
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U drove the new Laguna?
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:07 AM
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The design is a let-down, for me at least. Funny that this car's design seems to be just as polarizing as the recent Renaults despite Ghnoshn's (?) intention to the opposite, only instead of being slightly odd and quirky compared to the opposition this new direction seem to odd and boring. I predict it will be recieved as even less pleasing than the Megane II by the public in general.
The other strong point shouted by Renault seem, at least by the quoted test above, also to fall flat. Adequate driving experience is all well and good but once again the opposition is stronger and therefore the Laguna just isn't enough of a car in this area either to attract new customers.

So it's going to sell mainly on reliability then?

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If Renault succeeds in meeting its ambitions for product and service quality for this car, then it deserves the interest of those after generously dimensioned, well-equipped and safe family wheels.

Renaults problem here is that it will take a few years of problem-free ownership for that prediction to become true and evaluated and a few more years added to that before the publics perceptions have changed.

So the question is: What will attract buyers to the Laguna in the first place?

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Old 08-24-2007, 09:44 AM
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Carmagazine has tested the new Laguna and the verdict is:

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The new Laguna is good. Quality has taken a big step forward, the dash is intuitive, and unless you’re very tall the interior is very comfortable. There are lots of nice, practical touches and the 1.5 dCi makes a very good car indeed. Dynamically it falls a little short of the Mondeo but the gap is closer than ever, and the Laguna is generally cheaper than the Ford. Only the looks hold this car back.

Also pay notice too this:

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The car is remarkably quiet. In fact Renault claims it is the quietist five-door in its class, and they’re probably right too

The hole test can be read at : http://www.carmagazine.co.uk

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Old 08-25-2007, 03:39 AM
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So this is how the front end was supossed to look like.

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Old 08-25-2007, 04:14 AM
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whatcar test:

http://www.whatcar.co.uk/car-r.../2776/

FOR The Laguna offers an excellent blend of comfort and driving enjoyment. It's spacious, generously equipped and enjoys a comprehensive safety provision.
AGAINST The diesel engines may be frugal and tax efficient, but they are not the most flexible. Rear headroom is on the tight side and the boot is shallow.

ON THE ROAD
Performance Performance rating - 4 out of 5
A 108bhp 1.5-litre turbodiesel returns 55.4mpg on average and a lowly carbon dioxide figure of just 136g/km that puts it in the lowest company car tax band for diesels. Those wishing for more can choose a 128bhp or a 148bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel, or one of two petrol engines. Both petrol engines are 2.0-litre units, with the non-turbo version producing 138bhp and the turbocharged motor, which comes with a standard six-speed automatic gearbox, developing 168bhp.
Ride & handling Ride & handling rating - 4 out of 5
The Laguna's steering is lightly weighted to aid low-speed manoeuvrability, but it's smooth and accurate at speed, so you can make the most of the substantial grip on offer when cornering. Equally, body sway is well controlled, with just enough forgiveness for comfort, yet little side-to-side roll when encountering a series of bends.
Refinement Refinement rating - 4 out of 5
The Laguna is no noisier than its class rivals, with minimal wind and road noise at speed and a range of engines that are relaxed and hushed on the motorway. It's just a shame that Renault didn't pay more attention to making the gearshift, clutch and brakes feel just a little more taut.

Buying & owning Buying & owning rating - 3 out of 5
Traditionally, the Laguna's leasing rates are among the lowest in the family car class, while low emissions strengthen its appeal for company car drivers, particularly the 1.5-litre turbodiesel. The standard three-year warranty extends to 100,000 miles, while service intervals are now variable, depending on how hard each car is driven. Expect around 18,000 miles between pit stops.
Quality & reliability Quality & reliability rating - 3 out of 5
There can be few complaints about the quality of the interior. An attractive dash design is complimented by good-quality materials, and along with a chunky steering wheel and switchgear with a satisfying feel, there's a decidedly upmarket feel to the cabin.
Safety & security Safety & security rating - 5 out of 5
The Laguna is a safe as any car in its class. Regardless of engine or trim, you'll gain six airbags (rear chest airbags are optional) and electronic stability control as standard. We expect the Laguna will earn a maximum five-star rating in Euro NCAP crash-tests, as it uses the previous car's chassis, and the last car also gained five stars.

Behind the wheel Behind the wheel rating - 3 out of 5
The Laguna is not far short of the huge dimensions of the Ford Mondeo, but the French car feels far more compact. Much of this is to do with the relatively low-cut window line and large glass area, which enables you to judge the car's length and width. The positive driving responses quickly inspire confidence, too.
Space & practicality Space & practicality rating - 3 out of 5
Space is not an issue, especially if you're sitting in the front. There's plenty of head-, leg- and shoulder room and a good range of steering wheel and seat adjustments for the driver. In the rear, leg and shoulder room are similarly generous, but that sweeping roofline does impinge on headroom. The boot is rather shallow, too.
Equipment Equipment rating - 4 out of 5
Entry-level Expression cars list alloy wheels, air-conditioning, four electric windows, remote-central-locking and keyless entry among their standard equipment. Moving up the range, Dynamique adds part-leather sports seats, aluminium trim highlights and cruise control. Top-of-the-range Initiale provides electrically adjustable leather seats, satellite-navigation, front and rear parking sensors, Xenon headlights and metallic paint.

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Old 08-26-2007, 04:04 AM
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from forum-auto.

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U drove the new Laguna?

Yes, just one hour.

Besides that, next week the 4WS version will be at the disposal of journalists.
About interior quality and finish, british mags opinion is good but strangely get average marks.

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Old 08-26-2007, 04:22 AM
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Wow. Looks a lot better in that colour and those are definately the best looking alloys available for the new Laguna. Do you have more pics of that car? So, what were your impressions? Tell us, how is the new Laguna? How does it drive? You are a car journalist?
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Old 08-26-2007, 05:50 PM
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The nose looks much better in the last pic. As do many cars from 6" above the ground. Many cars get photographed from bumper height which is only flattering for a very few.
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