Renault Trafic Review from Finland

1984 Renault Trafic T1300 2.1D

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.1D Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.5 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 kilometres
Most recent distance300000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Rekord

Summary:

A cheap van..

Faults:

Two glow plugs melted into the head. Attempting to take them off was an odyssey that has not yet finished.

In order to properly access the glowplugs you have to remove almost everything (maybe it would have been easier to take the engine off, I assure you).

Alternator, heating system funnel, injectors, injector linings, radiator, diesel pump, radiator grill, etc. had to come off in order to access the glowplugs perpendicularly.

It is outrageous that something taken as regular maintenance converts into a monstruous amount of work.

General Comments:

Drove from Portugal to Finland in it for six days - nerve racking and very uncomfortable.

Very prone to bounce in side winds, mediocre gearbox.

A cheap van.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th June, 2005

Average review marks: 1.5 / 10, based on 1 review