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DoneDeal of the Week: This Renault Trafic is practical, spacious and economical

Want something more compact? We’ve got a Citroen Berlingo for you too.

Image: Linders Renault Finglas

LOOKING FOR A practical and flexible light commercial vehicle to transport your goods? Then this brand-new 171 Renault Trafic for €15,850 may be the van for you.

The Renault Trafic is a mid-sized panel van which is economical and quite comfortable too. It drives well and the steering is light making it easy to manoeuvre.

The boxy design makes conversions easy, and loading is also straightforward thanks to the low load threshold.

Source: Linders Renault Finglas

This particular model is powered by a 95hp 1.6-litre dCi diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox which is dash-mounted. It has CO2 emissions of 170g/km and a combined fuel consumption of 6.5 litres/100km. The engine’s efficiency can be further enhanced by selecting Eco mode from a button on the dash.

Features of this van include an onboard trip computer, DAB radio with Bluetooth, electric front windows, passenger bench seat, full steel bulkhead, heated electric door mirrors and 16-inch Delos wheel trims.

Source: Linders Renault Finglas

Driver aids include Electronic Stability Control with Hill Start Assist and Grip Xtend, ABS with Electronic Brake force Distribution and an electronic immobiliser.

This Renault Trafic comes with a five-year / 200,000km warranty and five years of roadside assistance.

Citroen Berlingo

If you need something smaller and cheaper than the Renault Trafic then take a look at this 171 Citroen Berlingo for €11,788.

Source: Bolands Citroen

The Citroen Berlingo is a very useful van that is well priced and decent to drive. It is great for city driving and copes well on rural roads too, although it needs a sixth gear for long motorway slogs.

This particular model is powered by a 1.6-litre diesel engine mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.

Source: Bolands Citroen

The cabin features a cool modular folding passenger bench seat that can be configured in three positions offering a lot of flexibility, with the folding central seat providing a desktop for an office on wheels. There are also a decent number of practical storage compartments.

Source: Bolands Citroen

This particular model features ABS, Electronic Stability Control with traction control and Hill Start Assist function, RDS stereo radio/MP3 compatible CD player with steering mounted controls and Bluetooth, an onboard trip computer and 15-inch steel wheels with Feroe wheel trims.

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