Anyone on here bought a new-shape Renault Trafic yet?

Anyone on here bought a new-shape Renault Trafic yet?

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Fast Bug

7,158 posts

105 months

Saturday 9th March
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Djtemeka said:
Probably more down to overall running costs etc. They take every cost over the life of the van into consideration. Also, depends on the initial cost of the vehicle.

I wouldn’t have a Merc due to the cost and also the rampant rust issues although I’m unaware if they’ve sorted the issue with newer models

Look good though
Rust issues were resolved a good few years ago. MB are more expensive up front, but claw that back with while life costs and things like Mobilo that replace mirrors, lights, wipers etc free of charge

Little Lofty

2,069 posts

95 months

Saturday 9th March
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Looks like the ‘new’ Vivaro is just a version of the Dispatch/Proace/Expert, seems a step down in class/size but makes sense now it’s owned by PSA. I guess Renault/Fiat/Niassan will continue with the Trafic etc.

Ade8

1 posts

3 months

Thursday 23rd May
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Hi all, first post. Looking for a new van to replace my current vivaro sportive 120 which I've had from new since Jan 15 on a 64 plate. What's everyone currently rate as the best new medium sized van out there?

I Would consider having another Vivaro or same van variant as it's simply the comfiest van I've ever driven distance in. Period. It has some good stuff going on. However I'm test driving a current transit custom soon, and well to be blunt, I've been quite unlucky and feel somewhat let down by this particular vivaro for a variety of reasons, so I might change brands.

Van has 70k today.
New o/s rear d-pillars, rear doors and o/s side panels at 4,5k after a transit custom rear ended me doing 80mph to my 58mph on the M25. He drove away with a smashed headlight. No joke. I was towed to a garage and saw my van again 4,5 months later after back orders on parts. Replaced panels got keyed 3 weeks after I got van back, by a road raging Chelsea tractor driving road nazi. Since then it's cost me a fortune for a numer of reasons unfortunately.

Van had horrible flat spot in 1st and 2nd from new. Had a private remap done by a mobile mapper at 20k in order to smooth out power delivery and eke out a few more mpg, he evidently spiked the voltage across the ecu, which ended up in a failed DPF....
...Had DPF delete and professional bench map done at 26k. Straight through power, not good for asthma sufferers. Now back legal and sits at 166ps with 408 torques. Smooth power delivery, pulls well under load or not, combined real life mpg currently hovers at 30mpg, but I am now uphill and down dale a lot more living in the country, previously I was around London and averaged combined 37mpg. With 41mpg in constant eco mode over 2500k. I'm a carpenter joiner and van is mainly half loaded, with very occasional towing of max load.
Van handled great, at first.
At 20k or so I started to feel more vibration and it started to dive under braking, and not return to straight when cornering. Body roll was also considerable.
Vauxhall replaced front strut bearings, front shocks and springs at 20k under warranty, front shocks replaced again at 32k with defective oil seals. Again done under warranty.
2nd set of strut bearings and 3rd set of front shocks at 70k,
Two sets of rear shocks and springs from new, first set changed at 30k ish along with addition of helper springs to help with unevenly distributed loads causing n/s tyre wear issues.
On 4th set of conti front tyres and
3rd set of rears from new.
Van is now on it's third set of front discs. I changed to pagid discs with brembo pads last time at around 50k to try to prolong brake life.
I was told by Vauxhall that the 20k I got out of my 1st set of front pads was quite good pad life for a vivaro, I wasn't expecting about the same mileage on disc life. Ive never had less than 30k out of a set of front pads on any van before. I usually get 50k plus on discs. Even my old Sherpa, and that got abused. Pagids seem better so far.
Anyone had any similar issues? Or should the insurance company have done me a favour and written this one off at 4,5k?
Next!

XRMike

90 posts

70 months

Friday 24th May
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Currently running one of these for work.
2018 125 bi turbo with adblue Renault trafic.

Engine very strong, plenty of go and never feels underpowered.
Interior a nice place to be, good Bluetooth stereo and useful storage in the car.
Exterior is plain but the metal bodywork is like tin.
Drives very well, feels like a large car, can handle VERY well, surprising!
Gear change not the best.
Has managed 30k miles on the front tyres.
Van has been in a few times as adblue, egr and minor electrical faults under warranty, ball joints have failed and front shocks are making noises.
Buy one with warranty, they are cheap for a reason!

milu

1,592 posts

210 months

Thursday 4th July
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First MOT on my 120 Trafic today

All good. Im on 57k now with no issues at all.
Cant get more than 40mpg but thats ok

Mines on original discs an pads but front pads are about done.

Much better than the Vito it replaced!!

Coin Slot.

3,045 posts

107 months

Thursday 4th July
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I've just brought 3x Traffics for work, bog standard white swb models @ £14,895k +vat each, cheap vans and if I get more than 5 years out of them then it's a bonus.

They seem pretty well screwed together, I wouldn't swap my T6 for one, but as a work horse they are dirt cheap.

HTP99

14,691 posts

84 months

Thursday 4th July
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Coin Slot. said:
I've just brought 3x Traffics for work, bog standard white swb models @ £14,895k +vat each, cheap vans and if I get more than 5 years out of them then it's a bonus.

They seem pretty well screwed together, I wouldn't swap my T6 for one, but as a work horse they are dirt cheap.
That is expensive for a boggo Business model.

Butter Face

19,072 posts

104 months

Thursday 4th July
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HTP99 said:
Coin Slot. said:
I've just brought 3x Traffics for work, bog standard white swb models @ £14,895k +vat each, cheap vans and if I get more than 5 years out of them then it's a bonus.

They seem pretty well screwed together, I wouldn't swap my T6 for one, but as a work horse they are dirt cheap.
That is expensive for a boggo Business model.
Yeah I thought the same!?

Coin Slot.

3,045 posts

107 months

Thursday 4th July
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You’re right, not cheap, they were inc vat paperbag

rufmeister

937 posts

66 months

Friday 5th July
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We used to get basic ones at £11995+VAT pre-reg, but it seems Renault have knocked the pre-reg deals on the head.

They were great value at that, with the balance of a 4 years warranty too.

Coin Slot.

3,045 posts

107 months

Friday 5th July
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I noticed it's 3 years now, but still 100,000 miles.

They look quite good all wrapped up with our company logo on them.