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What berlingo
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Hi, i hvnt yet baught a berlingo. Hopefully going to view one soon. Is there any thing to look out for as im completely clueless with the berlingo. Id be looking at getting a 1.9 non turbo. The van will be used for mobile valeting. Cheers Smile
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#2
It's a good simple engine albeit a tad slow.Look for all the normal things + check rear axle beam wear(rear wheels vertical & not leaning in or out).Valves tend to tighten up above 100,000m or so & causes reluctant starting.
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#3
Uneven wear on rear tyres is the only major common problem I'm aware of, everything else seems to be the normal random faults like any other vehicle.

They accelerate like a slug on valium, turn like a legless tortoise but even still I find them one of the most relaxing vehicles I have ever drive, its an exceedingly pleasant experience that gives you an escape from the chaos outside.
Mar 2002 Berlingo Multispace Forte 1.9D 166,000 miles
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Hello Kyle welcome to the forum good to have you with us you mite think about the 2.0 l more humph if your carrying a lot of water around
                                     Smile  It's too orangey for crow's It's just for me and my dog  Smile

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(13-04-2015, 10:36 PM)Jed Clampit Wrote:  Hello Kyle welcome to the forum good to have you with us you mite think about the 2.0 l  more humph if your carrying a lot of water around

Hello there.. Well One thing to consider is that the Berlingo is much better to drive when it has a half load in the back.. If you drive it empty then it rides soft. But when its loaded up it glides along very nicely. So when you do a test drive with an empty van you never get the real driving experience.

In terms of load carrying its great, lots of space and if you have a rack system (Bought or home made) the vertical space is great for light-weight stuff.

My only draw-back with my Beringo is the front pillars between the door frame and the front windscreen can obscure side-ways views at road junctions, so have a double look for cyclists etc.

I have had several Berlingos over the past two decades and think they are just the perfect van for a small business.

Regards. Bill
Opps..! Did I say that..! Tongue
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