No bother Geoff.Dont forget your wife is due for another beating so i think she's trying it on.
I had a bipper as my previous van - that thing had 120,000 miles on it when i sold it last september and it is still going strong.
Things to look out for are top suspension mounts and shocks - top suspension mounts are made out of butter.
I managed just shy of 95,000 miles on my rear tyres but would go through a set of front tyres every 15,000 miles - the rears only got replaced due to the rubber degrading and the side walls cracking, otherwise still loads of tread on them.
On fuel, the Bipper pissed all over my Berlingo, I had the 1.4 8V HDi engine and would easy return 65+ Mpg on mixed driving and around 50mpg around town.
By no means is it a motorway cruiser, I put up with being cut up for 2 years with mine before it got the push, the previous 4 years were all A and B roads.
Great in the snow due to the anti stall - you would just take your foot off the clutch and let it do its thing.
It was a bit cramped for me being 6'4" but i could still drive it easily enough.
If i was you, I'd be pointing the wife towards a C3 Picasso though - same engine as the Bipper/Nemo but with better creature comforts.
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14-01-2016, 12:11 PM
(This post was last modified: 14-01-2016, 12:13 PM by geoff.)
Thanks " Tree " I'll have a look for due diligence sake, never thought about C3 before now .....
I can see my wife's point of view - her Suzuki has zero road tax and costs £124 insurance which has to be a temptation !
As a comparison that is a combined £295 p/a less than my 1.9d and £200 p/a less than a 1.6 Hdi or the equivalent of half my monthly fuel bill paid for free................
Are your sure your wife on about the car
(14-01-2016, 04:50 PM)Jed Clampit Wrote: Are your sure your wife on about the car
You may have a point there as I'm definitely high maintenance with hobbies and she could make a huge saving !!!!!!!