2016 Renault Trafic Business 1.6 d bi turbo from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Good work van; terrible main dealer, prices and staff...

Faults:

From new the stop start never worked; the van would cut out and not start. 9 trips back to the garage and they found a faulty clutch pedal; they swapped it and all now works fine, and we have had at last 30000 trouble free miles after a terrible start.

The van is a nice size and replaces the old square Transits that you can't buy any more.

The local dealer was the main problem; rude, unwilling and untruthful. A shame as it detracts from the van. Renault Masters are close to useless; stick to local, no main dealer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st May, 2019

2008 Renault Trafic 115 dci 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Excellent van

Faults:

New alternator, power steering pump, and lots of service parts such as brakes and suspension. All acceptable at the age and mileage now.

General Comments:

An excellent van I've owned since new, a popular sight on the road as works vans, but also make a good project van to convert to a motor home. Interior is spacious, and to drive the van feels car-like and not cumbersome at all. Engine could be faster, but economy is OK, managing nearly 40MPG when unloaded.

Needed a lot of work at last the service and MOT, but with over 200,000 miles I think this OK; it has never given me any major trouble in the years up till now. Highly recommended.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2016

2009 Renault Trafic SL27 2.0 turbo diesel 115hp from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Just what I needed with a large family

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Just about run in.

Very comfortable and surprisingly quick.

Bought from a main dealer who I would highly recommend as the service I received was second to none.

I bought the 8 seat version as the 9 seat is very expensive to insure.

Much more roomy than the Fabia, and cheaper to run than the Shogun I also used to own.

Love it so far!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th October, 2009

2003 Renault Trafic SL27 1.9 dci from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Well built, great cab and economical

Faults:

High pressure fuel pump failed at 34500, which was a month after I bought the van - replaced by the Renault main dealer as it came with a three month warranty.

General Comments:

Fantastic value for money, 18000 mile service interval certainly helps keeps the running cost low. The last service cost £235 at the Renault main dealer. Still getting 35mpg and most of the driving is around town. Just replaced the cam belt kit; Renault quoted £440, but I had a local independent do the same job for £221!

Cab comfort is exceptional; highly recommend the air con pack - I regularly have to turn it down as it's like driving a fridge!

In the two years of ownership I have replaced one tyre, the battery, wiper blades and the driver's sun visor.

Even my wife drives this van as it's 'like driving a car'. Very easy to park and is great to load / unload due to the very low sill at the side and rear of the van.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st February, 2008

2001 Renault Trafic 1.9 diesel from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Just a load of unreliable crap

Faults:

Various creeks and groans from the cheap interior.

Cam and crank sensors failed.

Diesel pump seized.

Constant brake squeal with no apparent solution.

Useless Renault dealerships.

General Comments:

This was bought for me by my Dad as a present when my Leyland Daf van finally went to the motorway in the sky. Thought that a nice modern van would be a relief, and a nice change from my antique DAF! But I was soon begging for my Daf to be resurrected as it was a much better van.

This Trafic is poorly built cheap tat and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Totally unreliable and in the garage more often than on the road. My Daf may have been simple, but at least it worked and I knew I would get in it every morning and know it would start!

Do NOT get a Trafic, and be careful because for some bizarre reason, Vauxhall and Nissan vans are Renault Trafics in disguise! Avoid all these models!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th November, 2007