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Does It Work? video: the waterproof key

Published: 04 April 2008 Updated: 26 January 2015

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The words ‘Renault’ and ‘premium quality’ are unlikely bed fellows. Who’d rate a Laguna on a par with a C-class? We remain sceptical, but Renault boss Carlos Ghosn reckons the French company’s latest family car is so well built, it challenges the premium players for quality. In his speech at the Frankfurt Motor Show, he claimed it was so well built, ‘you can even put the key card through a washing machine and it will still work.’

A small claim, but CAR thought we should put it to the test. Cue associate editor Tim Pollard, a Hoover washing machine and one Renault Laguna key card. Will it survive half an hour of spinning and wringing? Watch our tongue-in-cheek film below to find out…

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By Ben Pulman

Ex-CAR editor-at-large